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what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« on: October 05, 2008, 10:30:08 AM »
I was wondering what the best caliber is and please state why?

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 10:34:42 AM »
A BB Gun is better. The ammo is cheap. Full auto BB guns are legal.

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 11:04:09 AM »
Guns are evil. You should stick to paintball markers or video games.

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 11:18:56 AM »
I was wondering what the best caliber is and please state why?

20mm

because i said so


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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 03:57:11 PM »
finger guns are the best.

1. you can conceal carry anywhere, anytime
2. they don't print when you CC
3. when you pull it out, the liberals would freak out and fall dead
4. it's free, you already have 2 of them
5. they can't ban it

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 05:44:13 PM »
potato cannons FTW!!!!

fear the potato that comes at you in speeds of 1400 FPS !!!!

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 07:21:25 PM »
finger guns are the best.

1. you can conceal carry anywhere, anytime
2. they don't print when you CC
3. when you pull it out, the liberals would freak out and fall dead
4. it's free, you already have 2 of them
5. they can't ban it

The govt tracks them tho, withe their finger printing technology.

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 07:25:23 PM »
To answer the OP, .50 cal obviously, since it's banned. The libs ban guns in order of coolness. While they banned some .223 first, they banned ALL .50s!

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 10:44:32 AM »
To answer the OP, .50 cal obviously, since it's banned. The libs ban guns in order of coolness. While they banned some .223 first, they banned ALL .50s!

No, only 50BMGs, not all "50 cals."

To the FNG OP, you should get a pulse rifle that fires explosive-tipped standard caseless light armour piercing round

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 12:16:26 PM »
To answer the OP, .50 cal obviously, since it's banned. The libs ban guns in order of coolness. While they banned some .223 first, they banned ALL .50s!

No, only 50BMGs, not all "50 cals."

To the FNG OP, you should get a pulse rifle that fires explosive-tipped standard caseless light armour piercing round

You got a lead on these tough guy?  :P

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2015, 07:33:30 PM »
finger guns are the best.

1. you can conceal carry anywhere, anytime
2. they don't print when you CC
3. when you pull it out, the liberals would freak out and fall dead
4. it's free, you already have 2 of them
5. they can't ban it

Reason 5 is false. Most schools have already banned them. By the time Hillary leaves the White House after her 8 years, they'll be banned in all 50 states.

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 08:05:58 PM »
BB gun for the win!


You bumped a seven year old post to say that?



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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2015, 02:08:46 PM »
BB gun for the win!


You bumped a seven year old post to say that?


Gotta do something while .net is down.


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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2015, 07:54:12 AM »

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2015, 09:40:45 AM »

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2015, 10:12:42 AM »
BB gun for the win!

You bumped a seven year old post to say that?

Gotta do something while .net is down.

CSACannoneer wins the internet for today. 

Chief,  I know that there is no such thing as a stupid question, but the answer really depends on what you want do with the rifle.

If you're looking at just plinking at tin cans in the back yard with your 14 year old son, the .50 cal might not be the best thing.  The recoil is kinda substantial.  Your son will develop an incurable trigger flinch, the cost per round will bankrupt you, and your neighbors will probably call out the local constabulary.  For that use, I'd stick with the .223, or even just a .22LR

On the other hand, if you need to resolve a "Serious Personnel Problem" in excess of 2000 yards, then the .50 would be a much better choice.

Asking such a question with no allowance for context really leaves it wide open for bored Calgunners to make mischievous responses.

Anyone know when the forum will be back up?????

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2015, 10:59:59 AM »

Asking such a question with no allowance for context really leaves it wide open for bored Calgunners to make mischievous responses

Anyone know when the forum will be back up?????

Two Weeks!!!

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2015, 11:13:03 AM »
My .50 cal rifles are great for new owners, no FFL to deal with, adjustable loads/ recoil. Very accurate and build up the basics of  shooting.

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2015, 11:20:05 AM »

Asking such a question with no allowance for context really leaves it wide open for bored Calgunners to make mischievous responses

Anyone know when the forum will be back up?????


Two Weeks!!!


Looks like CSACannoneer may have to share his prize..........................

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2015, 11:32:57 AM »

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Re: what is better, a .223 or a .50 caliber riffle?
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 09:14:30 PM »
Depends on what type of aircraft you're wanting to bring down.   :P

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