From: email@example.com (Arno Hahma)
Subject: Re: .50 BMG handgun???
Organization: University of Turku, Finland
In article <01HCGOT09MUQ8Y57LN@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu>,
Dennis R. Conley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
#After roughly 0.5 milliseconds the rifle experiences 540 g's of
#rearward acceleration, followed less than 2 milliseconds later by
#500 g's of forward acceleration. The Mark 4 scopes are among the very
#few that survive such punishment intact.
There is another scope that can survive it as well. I have a Hakko on a
.50 rifle. The scope has experienced about 250 rounds and it is still
in one piece ;). The rifle will not accelerate as hard as a McMillan,
though. It weighs somewhat more than a M87.
From: Rock McMillan <email@example.com>
Subject: air rifle scopes on .50s won't work
Date: 14 Dec 1995 22:07:58 -0500
Organization: McBros Rifles
After gettin all excited about using air rifle scopes on .50 cals I
decided to check with Dick Thomas at Premier Reticles. Dick knows more
about scopes and .50s than anyone else I know. Premier Reticles installs
custom reticles and target turrets in Leupold scopes without voiding
your warranty and has been boosting our Mark IVs up to 24 and 32 power
In Dick's words, "don't waist your money it will not work". Dick
explained that the EFR (air rifle) scopes have modified objective
assemblies but the real problem comes in the power change assembly. The
erector lenses have a nylon bushing that is moved up and down a helical
cam track, under the recoil of the .50 this bushing gets all messed up
and the lenses don't track like they are supposed to. The EFR scopes
have the same power change assembly as the reqular scopes.
DICK SAID THAT THE ONLY SCOPE HE HAS NEVER HAD ANY COMPLAINTS WITH WHEN
USED ON THE .50 IS THE MARK IV.
Good idea but it looks like I'll stay with my Mark IV.