12 Best 50 BMG Rifles – July 2023

What is the best 50 BMG on sale in 2023? Come and see the best rifles from Barrett, Bushmaster, Accuracy International and more here.

You have to be a special kind of person to really need these 50 BMG rifles for sale…

But then want and need are entirely different things. You might just want to tick that 50 Cal rifles box. You might want to know what it feels like to own the ultimate weapon.

Or you might have a compound in Arizona that you really want to keep trespassers off. Whatever your personal gig, this will be the jewel in the crown of a pretty epic collection.

They’re technically snipers, but really these are anti-materials weapons. It’s designed to take out installations, it will penetrate most commercial brick walls, vehicles and even small buildings with the right kind of incendiary bullets.

So what are the leading 50 Cal rifles in 2023? Here are our personal nominations. Some of them are cheaper than you might think. And some of them really aren’t.

And Where to Buy 50BMG Ammunition

Again, this special ammo is getting easier to find, but you can still save money compared to your local hgun store with these awesome links on numerous bullet type options. Hornady Match and Federal American Eagle are two names to look out for.

The Best 50 BMG Rifle in 2023

Barrett M107 50 BMG.. Get the best deals at America's favorite gunbroker.

1. Barrett Firearms M107A1 50 BMG

  • Price: $13,125.00
  • Barrel Length: 29 inch
  • Total Length: 48 inch
  • Weight: 28.7lb
  • Capacity: 10+1 Rounds

Barrett M107A1 rifles have become the face of the movement and the star of civilian gun safes everywhere. This is the latest incarnation, the new Barrett Firearms M107A1. It’s 4lb lighter, and these are arguably the best 50 BMG rifle civilians can buy.

The best-selling Barrett 50 BMG is the new flagship and you can buy it with your credit card in the online store. It’s high price, high spec, though. So make sure it’s a good credit card, or you look at the payment options for your Barrett rifles in the online store.

Now the Longest Range…

With 29 inches of fluted steel up front, complete with a mil std Picatinny rail, this semi-automatic 50 Cal is a great rifle.

But it’s why the Army, the Air Force, Navy & select law enforcement teams often carry one of these suppressor ready semi-auto rifles loaded with 50 BMG M33 or incendiary rounds. That pretty much makes the Barrett M107 the best gun here.

Buy an Accuracy International AX50 50BMG.

2. Accuracy International AX50

  • Price: $13,776.00
  • Caliber: 50 BMG
  • Action: Bolt
  • Barrel Length: 27 inch
  • Total Length: 44.8-55.7 inch
  • Weight: 26.5lb
  • Capacity: 5+1 Rounds

The Special Forces quite often take one of these bolt action rifles along for the ride. The Accuracy International AX50 is built for the best. And they will sell one to you and me too.

The Accuracy International AX50 gets a  free floating 27 inches of fluted barrel up front, optics rail up top and it’s absolutely set up like a 50 Cal sniper, with that level of finesse rather than pure force. Inevitably, the long-range precision rifle is pretty much unbeatable and felt recoil with every pull of the trigger really isn’t an issue.

It’s a two-stage adjustable trigger pull with a clean break between 3.3-4.4lb, depending on your long-range shooting preference.

Inevitably the gun reviews are incredible and this long range rifle is an extremely accurate rifle too.

Barrett Firearms 82A1 discount sale today.

3. Barrett 82A1 Rifle

  • Price: $10,148.99
  • Caliber: 50 BMG barrel
  • Barr: 20 inch
  • Action: Semi Auto
  • Total Length: 48 inch
  • Weight: 30.9lb
  • Capacity: 5+1 Rounds

The Barrett Model M82A1 50 BMG semi-automatic rifle was the original Gulf War hero and it has carved out a reputation as one of the most famous guns of the 20th Century.

The Barrett 82A1 50BMG was the first shoulder-fired member of the family. So this swiftly became a legend in warzones around the world.

Loaded with M33 Ball, the Barrett Model 82A1 50 BMG with its Manganese Phosphate coated barrel tipped the balance of power in ugly hillside and urban skirmishes back into the special force’s hands.

It is a semi-automatic rifle that changed history and the shorter barrel Barrett 82A1 CQ rifle, close quarters believe it or not, is deliciously ironic.

Aside from that, we love this Barret 50 BMG semi auto rifle. So get a Barret M82A1, while you still can…

Cadex Defense Tremor .50. Buy your big bore rifle today at the best gun store in the United States.

4. Cadex Defense Tremor 50BMG Rifle

  • Price: $9,656.99
  • Caliber: 50 BMG Ammo
  • Barrel: 29 inch
  • Total: 42.4-51.5 inch
  • Weight: 23.8lb

It feels a bit sarcastic to name this the lightweight champion at 23.8lb. But it is.

The Cadex Tremor 50BMG comes from a competition shooter’s mindset, not a military, police point of view. So it’s just heavy enough to take the pounding of shooting sports, rather than overengineered not to fail in the heat of battle.

So this match-grade bolt rifle might actually suit you.

Armalite AR-50 for sale. A low budget 50 BMG rifle with a tripod. It's a single shot starter rifle in this big caliber.

5. Armalite AR-50A1

  • Price: $3,799.99
  • Barrel: 30 inch
  • Total: 58.5 inch
  • Weight: 34.1lb
  • Capacity: 1

Armalite might be known for inventing the AR-15, with the help of Eugene Stoner, but it does a mean line in big calibers too.

The original best-selling Armalite AR-50A1 was designed as a cost effective, economical answer for those that wanted in on the big bore game. Hobby shooting with this bullet wasn’t as big a thing back then, but the match-grade market today has grown along with the best 50 BMG rifles for sale.

Barrett Model M99 Rifle on sale now. We have the best prices and the best gun in stock.

6. Barrett Model 99

  • Price: $5,768.99
  • Action: Single shot Bolt
  • Barrel: 29 inch
  • Total: 47 inch
  • Weight: 25lb
  • Capacity: 1 Shot

If you just want to have fun, then you want the durability of the Barrett Model 99.

It’s a simpler version of the Barrett Firearms Model M107A1 50 BMG with a slightly longer, heavy barrel from the top brands here.

You get a top trigger you can adjust between 5-7lb and a detachable bi-pod. That’s about it, but what else do you need?

Barrett rifles have pretty much made this space their own, apart from a few solid pretenders and fellow military/police suppliers.

Inevitably, then, Barrett Firearms has a few options to suit differing budgets and requirements.

Zastava Arms M93 Black Arrow. Buy one of the great 50 cal rifles today.

7. Zastava Arms M93 Black Arrow

  • Price: $8,583.99
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Barrel: 32.8 inch
  • Total: 60 inch
  • Weight: 35.5lb
  • Capacity: 5

Serbian manufacturer Zastava Arms is a local defense contractor and supplier of some pretty fun firearms to the general public.

As well as the classic AK-47 rifle., Zastava Arms has its own line of handguns and bolt guns, limited edition rifles on these shores for sure. They include this one, which fires 50 BMG ammo, and is basically a blown up magazine fed Mauser M98 action.

And it ends up cheaper on these shores too. The firm rates the gun as pinpoint accurate up to 1,800 meters, which is more of a long range sniper than most of us are likely to need.

Stey Arms HS .50 Cal. One of the most copied, simplest 50 BMG bolt action rifles in the world. Buy yours here.

8. Steyr HS .50 M1

  • Price: $8,551.99
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Barrel: 33 inch
  • Total Length: 58 inch
  • Weight: 28.5lb
  • Capacity: 5+1

The Steyr Arms Steyr HS .50 was a single shot rifle that has now gained a 5 round magazine thanks to the continued efforts of Steyr Arms.

Produced by Steyr Arms Mannilcher in Austria. Various Middle Eastern militia use these anti materials rifles and lax copyright laws mean there are a number of clones in Iran.

This Stayr Arms is the original, though, and you can see it’s a pretty neat chassis rifle that isolates the heavy barrel. That seems like a good idea with this much muzzle energy to contend with. Speaking of which, we do like that big ol triple port muzzle brake on these bolt action rifles.

A Mag fed, bolt action 50 BMG upper that goes straight on your AR-15. What could go wrong?

9. Safety Harbor Firearms SHTF Upper

  • Retail Price: $1,850-$2,250
  • Action: Bolt Action Rifle
  • Caliber: 50 BMG barrel
  • Barr: 18-29 inch barrel
  • Capacity: 5+1 Rounds

If you’re brave enough, or just hate your AR-15 and want to kill it with fire, well this was an option, until the ATF got involved.

You can strap this Safety Harbor SHTF 50 mag fed bolt action upper receiver to any Mil-Spec AR-15 and turn your 5.56 NATO into a 50 Cal rifle with basic gunsmithing tools.

Because of course. Why wouldn’t you do that?

There is a fairly healthy tradition of big bore uppers on decent AR-15 lowers in the United States, but this one is taking it to the extreme. I mean you can order a 29 inch barrel and I can’t help thinking that’s going to upset the natural balance.

Serbu BFG-50. A new rifle that looks to compete on price and simplicity. Buy your big bore rifles at a big discount

10. Serbu Firearms BFG-50A

  • RRP: $2,499
  • Caliber: 50 BMG ammo
  • Action: Bolt
  • Total Length: 51.5 inch
  • Weight: 22lb

The Serbu Firearms BFG is a domestic addition to the scene, despite the name. Serbu Firearms sounds Eastern European, but they’re based in Florida in the United States.

It first broke cover in 2002 and delivery has been patchy. Still, technically you can buy the Serbu BFG and just revel in that shark brake muzzle device, screw on breech cap, 1:15 twist rate barrel and matte black finish synthetic furniture and metalwork. These Serbu Firearms components look like rifle parts you can make at home.

You just might have to make do when it comes to spares for the Serbu BFG-50 parts & accessories, and get friendly with your local specialist gunsmith.

Noreen Firearms ULR 153-SB For Sale - A heavy barrel and spring loaded brace. Not much else...

11. Noreen Firearms ULR 153-SB

  • Price: $2,172.00 (Discontinued)
  • Action: Bolt
  • Caliber: 50 BMG
  • Barrel: 34 inch
  • Total Length: 40 Inch
  • Weight: 32lb
  • Capacity: 1 Round

Noreen Firearms rifles have made a simple, single shot bolt action rifle look spectacular with this Ultra Long Range.

That’s 34 inches of black finish tubular steel and a firing mechanism that can propel the heavyweight bullets a ridiculous distance. That’s it.

This really is a tube, a striker system, a trigger, a matte finish synthetic stock and a support system. That’s it. It still looks like the rifle parts were built from scaffolding, but it’s beautifully simple engineering. In standard black or flat Dark Earth, this single shot bolt action rifle is a winner.

And one left-field alternative…

Where to buy a Browning M2 Machine gun? Step right up and buy the best 50BMG firearms in the world right here.

12. M2 Browning 50 Caliber

  • RRP: $20,000
  • Barrel: 45 inch barrel
  • Action: Semi auto
  • Total Length:
  • Weight: 83.78lb and 127.87lb with tripod
  • Capacity: Belt-fed.
  • Rate of fire: 450-600 Rounds Per Minute

It’s not that often we can talk about M2 Brownings and not sound like complete lunatics. But the Browning .50 caliber rifle has been used to break sniper records, and you know it would be hella fun to shoot. The round was made for the Browning, after all, hence the name Browning Machine Gun…

The heavy duty Browning machine gun turned the helicopters of the Vietnam war into helicopter gunships and also featured in World War II. This was the weapon strafing the countryside and is an anti-aircraft legend.

It was mounted on tanks, trucks, boats and choppers in pretty much every world war movie you have ever seen, and actual World War. These Browning has made the world a better place, and sometimes probably a little worse.

The M2 we have on offer is a belt fed semi auto rifle version, a tribute really. But it’s still cool. And expensive.

Try and get free shipping, too, or these shipping costs will be seriously high…

Browning Heavy Machine Gun loaded with 50BMG cartridges. That's a weapon right there.

This heavy gun & ammo changed the face of warfare and if you have the right paperwork then you can actually buy one. You might also get payment options, because it’s expensive.

Honorable Mentions

We like the Desert Tech HTI bullpup rifle and you can apparently order one from the site, but we just don’t see them on the open market. So yeah the Desert Tech HTI, which stands for Hard Target Interdiction, could be an option, theoretically.

The EDM Arms Windrunner was a great rifle and a legend in the precision shooting community. But the EDM Arms Model Windrunner is another long forgotten rifle that we just can’t sell you anymore. So yeah….

Also it will be a pain to find gun parts for an EDM Arms rifle these days.

The likes of the Barrett M95 are legends, too, but that has been succeeded by the Barrett M99 and the likes of the Barrett M82A1 FDE 50 BMG for sale. Life goes on…

What is the best scope?

This round comes with some pretty exotic options for scopes, sights and targeting for field use and shooting sports. With a range of up to two miles, it’s safe to say we are well beyond iron sights…

If you’re that way inclined you can check out the full laser targeted smart systems. But that’s beyond the budget and ambition of most enthusiasts. Our gun accessories tend to be simpler, like these comedy budget scopes. .

There are a few systems that come up time and again, so check these scopes out, get a feel for the price range and buy yours online right now.

Vortex Optics Razor HD 6-24x50mm A great scope for your 50 BMG rifle. Buy your scopes, rifles and ammunition online at the USA Gun Shop.
1. Vortex Razor HD AMG 6-24x50mm
  • Price: $1,399.99

Vortex Optics are always somewhere near the top of the charts and durability, simplicity and value for money mean its the best cheap scope. Nothing is really cheap when it comes to these .50 cals, so start looking for value. Flip up iron sights just won’t cut it with these.

The Automated Laser Optical Alignment system means Vortex can offer a slimmer scope without sacrificing performance. Index-matched lenses provide built-in color correction and this unit was designed to work as a whole from the outset. It is more than the sum of its parts.

The Vortex Razor HD is the new scope from Vortex Optics and we think it’s one of the best scopes for sale in 2023 for precision shooting. If you are looking for a classic scope, you will love the Vortex Optic Razor HD.

Trijicon ACOG 6x48mm Dual Illum Chevron for sale. A great high-tech 50 BMG Scope for sale right now.
2. Trijicon ACOG 6x48mm Dual Illum Chevron
  • Price: $2,800

The Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight has become a legend in its own right in the find accessories sector. It’s official gear for the US Marine Corps and all the US Special Operations teams.

The Trijicon ACOG isn’t quite as flexible, or possibly as fun with your guns, rifles etc, as the Vortex Razr HD Gen II, but then it is a ruthlessly efficient killing machine in the right hands.

So if your goal is to simply never miss with your weapon system, and you’re not really into the challenge of long-distance shooting as an art form in itself, then this is the best scope for sale. But there are other optics & scopes, scope mount options etc.

50 BMG ammunition for sale here.
Where to Buy Cheap .50 BMG Ammo

There is nothing cheap here. Not guns, rifles, ammo, gun parts, nothing. Even a new bolt carrier group is normal rifle weight and is priced more than accordingly.

But everything is relative and you can still save money if you know where to shop online for parts & accessories and the all-important ammunition you can get the best deals when you buy a gun online. Guns and ammo to be honest.

Now there are military grade BMG m33 ball 660gr FMJ mortars and they cost money, but check these sites for the cheaper and more standard 290 grain rounds for your weapon system. That’s a much more manageable bullet weight, but still a big lump of metal all the same.general 50 BMG ammunition just isn’t cheap. Know that going in…

The 50 BMG rounds are essentially scaled up 30-06 Springfield ammunition. But long-range shooting sports have become an art and a science and the 750gr A Max Match ammo is, well, heavy.

The Hornady 50 BMG ammo has a bullet weight that is kind of hard to comprehend if you’re used to 9mm Luger. A 660 Grain FMJ might be your sweet spot, though.

Armor isn’t an Issue

The Hornady 50 BMG FMJ 725 grain A-Max Match round is peak engineering, beneath armor piercing incendiary rounds anyway, and gives 2820fps of muzzle velocity. But it’s also an eye popping $9 a round. So really think about how much Hornady 50 BMG cartridge cases you want to take to the range.

And maybe stock up on the lower grain if you spot a bargain. Lower grain FMJ can save you serious money, so look for ammo deals, not just gun deals.

You’ll generally find gun accessories, scope rings, reloading supplies and more at the same outlets. Like we said, it’s still fairly specialist stuff at the moment.

And Don’t Forget 50 Cal Air Guns and Black Powder

If you’re not into the work that goes with powder, have you seen the new breed of break action air gun? They are absolutely insane…

You can get BBs that shoot 50 Cal shot, arrows, just about anything to be honest. These big BB guns are nowhere near as efficient, but they are fun. Also, they make a legit case as survival gear as they’ll fire almost anything.

They’re legal everywhere, cheaper than dirt and fun to shoot. No FFL transfer required and a lot look like an old-school side-by-side shotgun. Organise the price low to high, find a bargain, then organise the ratings high to low and don’t buy a lemon…

Check out our post on Big BBs here and buy one today.

Also, black powder rifles are technically 50 cal, but not 50 BMG. So if you want to say you shoot 50 Cal but have a few hundred dollars, not thousands, then you can get a black powder rifle that is basically an evolution of the old school musket.

Weatherby Magnum Mark V. A classic hunting rifle with one of the world's most powerful cartridges in a lightweight rifle.
1. Weatherby Magnum Mark V
  • Price: $2,889.99
  • Caliber: 460 Wetherby Magnum
  • Action: Bolt
  • Barrel: 28 inch
  • Total Length: 43.9 inch
  • Weight: 9lb
  • Capacity: 2

Weatherby Magnum has produced some of the world’s most powerful hunting rifles for 75 years, since Roy Weatherby founded his California gunstore and began to tinker with the ammunition.

Now they make the hardware, too, and the Weatherby Magnum Mark V has massive power in a seriously portable package for a traditional bolt action.

9lb is way lighter than most rifles chambered in 50 Cal higher up and that does count for something, as does the reduced price of the gun parts. So consider the Wetherby Magnum in the online store.

Smaller Calibers You Can Buy

338 Lapua Magnum might be the round you really wanted after all. M33 ball 50 Cal is some heavy shit. But you might have old 500 Weatherby Magnum rifle ammunition lying round, too, which will save you money with your big bore rifle hunting.

The other old favorite, 300 win mag, is worth a look too. You’ll definitely get one without a lead time too. 308 Win Mag as well, is a popular and much cheaper option for shooting supplies.

While we’re here we’ve got posts on guns, handguns, pistols, revolvers, rimfire ammo, reloading supplies, and just about everything else. And gun accessories, scope rings, cleaning kits and hearing protection. Not fly fishing, we don’t have fly fishing stuff. Just big bore rifle accessories in the gun store…

Some air guns are technically 50 cal and the gun deals are better, but the guns are nothing like 50 BMG…

And How’s About a Concealed Carry Pistol?

Now a 50 Cal is fun, and devastating at range, but it’s not quite a personal defense weapon is it? So you need a carry gun like a Sig Sauer P365? Then we are an online gun store. We have those too, together with lever action rifles and precision rifles in current stock.

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