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    I'm not building a .50. I'm building a 12 Gauge From Hell.

    I snagged a rifled 12 gauge barrel blank from gunbroker. 27-1/2" long. 36" or even longer would have been better, but for $129, I'm not going to complain.

    As soon as the barrel gets here I'll pick up the metal for the receiver and bolt and get started.

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    Maadi-Griffin plans:

    http://www.bacomatic.org/~dw/guns/Ma..._Cal_Plans.pdf

    ~6.5 Mb. Gunco said it was too large to host here.

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    Good find, I guess I need to re read from the start the other post. This sounds like I can make one. The only thing I need is a barrel, have some H-13 to make a reciver and boldt with.

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    Any caliber will work, as long as you adjust the extractor and bolt face to suit. I was wavering between a smoothbore 12ga and .458 Win Mag before I found a rifled barrel for cheap. Numrich has chambered .458 barrels for under $100.

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    TRX,
    a .485 should split a large gord at 300yd I think.

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    For you guys who have been thinking about a build in one of the lesser calibers, there's a guy on Gunbroker selling .50 blank barrels for $165 now:

    .50 Cal. BMG Barrel Blanks : Other at GunBroker.com

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    that is a good price but right now I need a .45 barrel for a back burner build. I think Ill just keep a eye on this one. muttman

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    I have started so many projects they're all technically back-burner builds... well, there's no time clock on fun.

    BTW, Numrich often has good deals on .458 Win Mag take-off barrels, like in the $50-$75 range. Mostly Remington threads. And smoothbore 12 gauge barrels are $25-$50...

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    now that is in my price range. muttman

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    Barrel came in yesterday. The "barrel blank" turned out to be a fully profiled barrel in the white, just not chambered.

    I was pretty disgusted for a while, but I guess I can use it with the low pressure loads Ed described for people with rifled Mossbergs and the like.

    The barrel threads in and is held with a jam nut like a Savage, so it'll be easy enough to change when I can afford the correct PacNor barrel. [sigh]

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