I posted Wednesday asking what this gun was while I was linking to internet movie firearms database where I found this gun under Tremors 2.
I didn’t have any plan to talk much about this gun so I pulled the specs and here they are.
- .50 caliber BMG
- Match grade or field grade chamber
- Single shot
- Bolt action
- Breech loading
- Bull pup design
- All steel construction
- 30.4 pounds total weight
- 45.5 inches overall length
- 36 inch x 1.5 inch barrel
- Rifling – 1 turn in 15 inches, right hand twist
- Thumb safety & bolt stop safety
Over the past 20 years the .50 BMG has been becoming more and more used in semi auto and bolt action rifles along side its brother the machine gun because of its ballistic capabilities.
As the years go on I believe we are going to see more and more .50 BMG and larger long range ammunition (.416 Barrett, .408 Cheytac, .338 Lupua and .300 WIN Mag) being made along side the .308 Win because the ballistic capabilities of these rounds are increasing and giving the shooter a cleaner more reliable and accurate long range shot time and again.