Fast Five: Top 50 BMG Rifles

50 BMG is one of the most unique cartridges on the market and offers tremendous long-range marksmanship. Though it was originally developed for 1000+ yard shooting, the long-range rifle caliber can now be found among fans of shooting sports, big game hunting, cowboy action shooting, 3-gun competitions, and target practice. Nevertheless, there is still a surprisingly limited number of quality firearms available out there. That being the case, we wanted to provide you with our picks for the top 50 BMG rifles on the market.

50 BMG

50 BMG traces its roots back to the legendary gunmaker and inventor John Moses Browning. In addition to crafting many of the original ACP cartridges, Browning was responsible for over 100 patents and few have even come close to his level of influence in the industry. Keep in mind that these firearms are notoriously expensive and hard to find.

50 BMG Ammo

When it comes to 50 BMG ammo and ammo in general, it’s hard to be Hornady Manufacturing. The American company produces some of the finest cartridges on the market and their Match .50 BMG Ammunition 10 Rounds A-Max BT (750 Grains) is no exception. These premium rounds offer some of the finest accuracy money can buy thanks to their innovative boattail hollow point and A-MAX design and specs.

Serbu BFG 50A

The gas-operated semi-auto Serbu BFG-50A is one of the most remarkable yet simplistic high caliber rifles available. The family-owned operation created the single-shot rifle just a few years ago making it only the 2nd production American semi-auto .50 BMG. While the BFG-50A looks simple, it’s actually loaded with several surprising features like dual plunger ejectors, hydraulic recoil buffer, and an 8-port “Shark Brake” muzzle device.
Model: BFG-50A
Caliber: .50 BMG
Capacity: 10+1
Barrel Length: 26”
Overall Length: 51.5”
Weight: 23 lbs. (Unloaded)
Finish: Black QPQ Nitride and manganese phosphate
Scope Mount: Screwed-on 25MOA, 11.25″ Picatinny rail
MSRP: $7,350

Serbu BFG

Serbu BFG 50A

Barrett M82A2

Barrett Firearms is the main company behind the best .50 BMG rifles on the market. These snipers have changed the world in the hands of military marksmen around the world and continue to do so every year. In fact, their flagship rifle, the M82 has been behind some of the fiercest conflicts in recent history, including the Gulf and Bosnian Wars. Since then, nearly 50 militaries around the world have adopted the Barrett M82 as anti-material and anti-personnel weapon.
Model: 82A1
Caliber: .50 BMG
Capacity: 10+1
Barrel Length: 29”
Overall Length: 57”
Weight: 32.7 lbs. (Unloaded)
Finish: Manganese Phosphate
Scope Mount: 27MOA, 23” Accessory Rail
MSRP: $12,050

Barrett 95

The Model 95 is yet another masterpiece long-range rifle from Barrett. These high caliber snipers utilize the innovative design, much like the Kel-Tec KSG and FN P90. While the Barrett 95 is a military favorite around the globe, the .50 BMG is also a great choice for long-range shooting, hunting, and competition marksmanship.

Model: 95
Caliber: .50 BMG
Capacity: 5+1
Barrel Length: 29”
Overall Length: 45”
Weight: 23.5 lbs. (Unloaded)
Finish: Parkerized
Scope Mount: 27MOA, 11.75” Accessory Rail
MSRP: $7,300

LAR Grizzly

The LAR Grizzly Big-Boar .50 BMG rifle is one of the most recognizable high caliber firearms out there, thanks primarily to its unique appearance. Like the Barrett 95, the breach loading LAR Big-Boar was built on the bullpup design. Likewise, the LAR Grizzly offers a surprisingly minimal recoil comparable to shooting a 12 gauge.

Model: Grizzly Big-Boar
Caliber: .50 BMG
Capacity: Single shot
Barrel Length: 36”
Overall Length: 45.5”
Weight: 30 lbs. (Unloaded)
Finish: Full Nickel
MSRP: $2,700

LAR Grizzly Big Boar

LAR Grizzly Big Boar

Accuracy International

Accuracy International has been crafting some of the most premium rifles on the international market. The teamwork of Dave Walls and David Caig has led to some seriously impressive innovations in rifle manufacturing since their debut in 1978. Although their rifles were initially constructed to withstand the tough conditions of military action, there’s no reason a civilian can’t enjoy the unmatched accuracy and performance of the AX50 Anti-Material Rifle.

Model: AI AX50
Caliber: .50 BMG
Capacity: 5+1
Barrel Length: 27”
Overall Length: 55.7”
Weight: 26.5 lbs. (Unloaded)
Finish: Proofed Steel Action Bolted To Aluminium Chassis
Scope Mount: STANAG 4694/Mil-STD 1913 Accessory Rails & KeySlot™ Mounting System

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Conclusion

.50 BMG rifles continue to rise in popularity so you can expect to see more high-quality rifles like these in the future. While none of these rifles are perfect, they each offer something special, be it price, accuracy, or durability. Stay tuned for more lists like these at Gunivore!

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