USE WARNINGS - MUST READ BEFORE USING WEAPON
Don't blow our rights - use this weapon carefully.
The penetration and range of the 50bmg cartridge is quite large and therefore
you must be extremely careful of what you are shooting at. What is behind the
target you are shooting at? If the bullet goes through the tree, berm, elk,
elephant, etc. what will it hit? If the bullet ricochets where might it go? You
must factor in the answers to these questions whenever you shoot this rifle.
The backstop for shooting the 50bmg rifle must be extremely thick, debris
free and high. Be extra careful of old ranges with a high buildup of old lead -
the bullets can hit an old pile of lead and ricochet right over your backstop.
When shooting in areas with lots of rock, water or other potentially deflecting
items make sure that no people are within at least 6000 yards of your target.
Use extreme caution in choosing and shooting surplus military ammunition. We
have experienced very wide tolerance variations from country to country and even
round to round from the same lot. We had some surplus Greek ammo that wouldn't
even fit in the chamber because it was too long. Also much of this surplus ammo
is very old and has been subjected to improper storage which can lead to
pressure variations that will effect accuracy and safety.
We do not recommend reloading ammunition. If you are a very experienced
reloader with a thorough knowledge of bullets, powder, primers, brass and safety
precautions and are tempted to do this -- make sure that you use only high
quality new components and practice all current safety measures.
case of a hang-fire (pull the trigger and nothing happens) you must count slowly
to 25 seconds before you open the action. Especially with old surplus ammo the
cartridge could go off after
even 17 seconds from when the firing pin hit the primer.
The triggers on our rifles can be adjusted to extremely light-weight levels.
EXTENSIVE FIRING of the takedown rifle may loosen trigger set screws and create
an extremely dangerous light trigger. It is strongly recommended that you
loctite in the trigger adjustment screws after you have adjusted them to your
weight preference. All future takedown rifles shipped will have loctited screws
in the trigger with the trigger preset to the customers weight request.
Whenever you or anyone handles the rifle - use extra caution around the
trigger area that nothing brushes up against it and always engage the safety
until you are ready to fire. A light trigger is important in gaining high
shooting accuracy but also makes the rifle more dangerous when being handled.
Don't take the safety off until the rifle is in position and ready to fire.
Dropping the weapon, or brushing against an object with the trigger set lightly,
can potentially fire the weapon.
Be very careful in choosing your scope. We recommend a minimum of 4 inches of
eye relief. On some of the higher power scopes the eye relief can be reduced to
under 2 inches which is potentially hazardous. I personally have had a scope
impact my forehead with very painful results and lots of blood loss. When
shooting lying down on your stomach the choice of scopes with the correct eye
relief becomes even more important because your shoulder & body aren't
moving with the rifle's recoil as much as if you were shooting from a bench. If
the scope you have is too close to your eye then just don't use it.
On 50bmg rifle's especially, be extra careful of the huge amount of gas
expelled by the muzzle brake. Use even more caution on our 17" carbine
rifle. If shooting with others make sure no one is on either side of you when
shooting because large amounts of gas will be sent in their direction. Be
careful of any objects that may be on the shooting bench because the gas will
send the items flying. We had a sand bag underneath our carbine - a bit too
close to the muzzle brake and the escaping gases ripped open the sand bag
sending sand all over the area. Make sure when shooting our rifles you always
use eye protection.
Any structural modifications to our rifles void the warranty and are not
recommended. Only trained gunsmiths/engineers should modify any weapon. Our
rifles have been designed & tested to shoot bullets up to and including 750
grains in weight. Do not use bullets weighing over 750 grains in our rifles.
Some boreriders and bronze solid bullets can greatly increase the pressure in
the barrel to unsafe levels leading to dangerous fatigue conditions. Our rifles
were designed to use our muzzle brakes with their performance & low weight.
Don't experiment with your gun on an unproven muzzle brake. Any changing of
muzzle brakes should be done by a gunsmith and should not exceed the weight of
the original muzzle brake. Bolt handle must be all the way forward and down
before pulling trigger. Never pull the trigger if bolt & bolt handle are not
The 50bmg rifle is very loud and may cause permanent hearing damage if you
fire it without hearing protection. Make sure that everyone in the shooting area
checks each other to insure everyone is wearing hearing protection before you
fire the weapon. The muzzle brake on our take down rifle is not permanently
attached. DO NOT EVER shoot our rifles without the muzzle brake. Shooting this
rifle without the muzzle brake will cause serious damage to your shoulder area
and any other body parts that it may come in contact with.
If you have a weak heart, are taking medication, have
osteoporosis (weak or fragile bones), a recent shoulder injury, muscle or joint
disease, are susceptible to eye retinal separation, high blood pressure, etc.
then don't shoot our rifles. If in doubt check with your doctor if in doubt...
Before shooting any large caliber weapon always check with your doctor first -
With every shot you are impacting your body as with any other magnum type
rifles don't overuse them. If you start to hurt or feel pain
after shooting a few rounds then take a break or stop shooting. Every person is
different. Some people can shoot large caliber rifles all day long where others
hurt after just a round or two. Over using our rifles or any other large caliber
weapons may cause joint and bone damage. Again if in doubt check with your
Always consider the weapon loaded and keep the safety engaged until you are
ready to shoot the rifle. Never point the rifle at anyone or anything and assume
the weapon isn't loaded. As a gun owner it is your obligation to fully
familiarize yourself with the weapon prior to using it. You must always
use/posses/transport this or any weapon in a legal manner. If you aren't sure
what the local, state and federal laws are -- then find out.
Never shoot this rifle or any other weapon if using medication, drugs or
alcohol. You have all heard the commercials "friends don't let friends
drink and drive" well the same goes here "friends don't let friends
shoot if drinking".
It is vital that the weapon and all ammunition are safely stored away from
fire, theft or potential misuse of any kind. Keep all ammunition and weapons
locked up and especially away from children. A 50bmg cartridge is a very
appealing toy for a child. Leaving even a single bullet out can result in a
Rifles are a tool and if correctly used will bring you years of shooting
pleasure. All it takes is one lapse of judgment, one hurried shot or forgetting
to heed any of the above warnings and you or someone else could get killed or
severely injured. Always think when you put a bullet into the rifle and before
you shoot. Treat any firearm with lots of respect to what it can do.