I want one because I want one. 😎
A friend had a British Boyes .55 anti-tank ''rifle'' that was converted to .50 BMG. He said the awful design made felt recoil 10x more painful than it needed to be.Well, even though .50 BMG wasn't always four bucks a round, I doubt anyone ever used one as their primary plinker. Mostly 50s are owned by guys who want everyone to know they have a 50.
The fact that states like CA and IL have banned them, despite there being absolutely NO cases in recent memory where anybody was murdered with one shows just how the anti-gunners think. It doesn't even have to be an actual problem for them to ban it.I can't imagine ever wanting to own one. In fact Illinois' latest stroke of legal genius prohibits ownership of fifty cal rifles. So, that's a factor...
I did get to shoot one of those one time. A hundred round belt actually. It was quite a hoot, but it kind of walked off the matt somewhat while I was doing so despite it's weight. I could not believe it when the owner actually reached over and grabbed it by the barrel to reposition it after I shot the hundred round belt. Bet he never does that again.M2HB or it ain't worth it.