Anyone have or have experiance with a Zel/Tactilite .50 BMG

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  1. IronMonster

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    www.tactilite.com

    As far as a pin on .50 platform I am impressed with what I have seen and read on these guys. Specifically the T2




    Just wondering if anyone has layed hands on one and what your thoughts where.
     
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    Have you ever shot a large bore high power rifle like that with a muzzle brake that has openings facing downwards?

    In the dust?
     
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    Nope, I haven't that I can think of. Why do you ask?
     
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    This barrel option was a special deal and not available

    bb_upper_t2_2.jpg
     
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    This is what you would get currently
    zel-custom-t2.jpg
     
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    The one in the video with the downward slots was a prototype that was never put into production
     
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    Yeah you would get sand blasted.

    But the mouth full of dirt would be from the huge grin you had
     
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    More importantly, you expose your position, and you blind yourself for repeat shots.

    This is especially true from a prone position, which is often where you would be if you were taking a long distance shot, which is generally what a .50 BMG is mostly good for.
     
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    People won't see you a mile away!
     
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    Yeah right. :rolleyes:
     
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    So how many round of .50 bmg abuse,or even the lighter recoil,lol,.338 ,is the lower going the take? I can't see that forged al lue minium taking too much of that kind of shock.
    Did I miss the price somewhere?

    Single shot starts at around $1600
    Not that bad
     
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    I don't think it's much of an issue. There is not a lot of shock. I have owned two .50 BMG rifles. An Iver Johnson and a Maudie. There is not much of a crack, more of a thud. The recoil is a push. I suppose part of it would depend on what these weigh. My rifles where both big and heavy. A 10 lb .50 I am sure would behave much different. There are not a lot of options when it comes to mag fed .50's for under 3K.

    The other thing I like about these is there should be no record of you buying a .50 BMG rifle, since what they sell does not constitute a rifle.
     
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    It would be a nice thing to have at one's disposal. Even the single shot
     
  14. Truenorth

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    Cool looking platform. Never heard of them so no idea how reliable or safe they are.
    We've all seen the notorious Vulcan V50 video.

    I have to think unless you have a few hundred acres of unobstructed private land in Eastern WA it would get frustrating just trying to find a legitimate place to shoot it.
     

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