Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    pine brook, New Jersey
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Default 50 cal rental anywhere?

    I'm in Jersey and want to come to pa and find a range that rents any rifle in .50 cal?

    Anyone know of a place?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Effort, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
    Posts
    2,205
    Rep Power
    3209497

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    Not that I know about.

    Keep in mind the liability of a range letting someone shoot the big 50 cal, with improper handling, they can hurt themselves or send a round off over the berm into the great unknown.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Brookville, Pennsylvania
    (Jefferson County)
    Age
    47
    Posts
    18,872
    Rep Power
    21474868

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    None that I know of.. Nearly all ranges I've been to that rented guns were indoors. And there isn't many indoor places that can handle the 50BMG. The blast alone would be enough to drive away their other customers when indoors.
    RIP: SFN, 1861, twoeggsup, Lambo, jamesjo, JayBell, 32 Magnum, Pro2A, mrwildroot, dregan, Frenchy, Fragger, ungawa, Mtn Jack, Grapeshot, R.W.J.

    Don't end up in my signature!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    (Franklin County)
    Age
    51
    Posts
    89
    Rep Power
    306

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    My local indoor range had a guy bring one in to shoot, they didn't ask what he would be shooting. Needless to say, he got through 6 shoots, everyone was moving away from him and the guy running the place came back to the lanes. The bullet was going through the back wall. He was asked to leave and never to bring it back.

    I feel this is part of the ranges fault, they should ask what you will be shooting. The guy honestly didn't know it would go through the wall, and for the others there, I guess he felt he had every right to shoot as he paid also.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    S.E. PA, Pennsylvania
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,198
    Rep Power
    402

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by problazer1987 View Post
    My local indoor range had a guy bring one in to shoot, they didn't ask what he would be shooting. Needless to say, he got through 6 shoots, everyone was moving away from him and the guy running the place came back to the lanes. The bullet was going through the back wall. He was asked to leave and never to bring it back.

    I feel this is part of the ranges fault, they should ask what you will be shooting. The guy honestly didn't know it would go through the wall, and for the others there, I guess he felt he had every right to shoot as he paid also.
    Someone brought and shot a 50cal rifle at an indoor range? How would someone even think that was okay? What range was this? Did his shots his anyone outside the range? Wouldn't the percussion and sound, deafen someone? Sometimes it just amazes me how some people can be so stupid.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oaks, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    656
    Rep Power
    49521

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    LMAO.. I double up on ear protection when there are 3-4 other shooters at the indoor range.. I couldn't imagine the sound coming from a 50, in an indoor range.

    OP:, might be better off trying to find someone that owns one and seeing if they will let you shoot it.. Or do what I do, hang out at the range, someone will feel sorry for you and let you try out their rifle.. You'll need to find a good 5-600+ yard range where the big 50's hang out.
    Last edited by Pkspawn; July 1st, 2011 at 10:32 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Apollo, Pennsylvania
    (Armstrong County)
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,714
    Rep Power
    15895660

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    if you feel like driving to Pittsburgh, you can shoot my 50 all you want. $3 a round

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Windsor Twsp., Pennsylvania
    (York County)
    Age
    62
    Posts
    6,643
    Rep Power
    14028640

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    Freedom Armory in York County, just off I-83... http://www.freedomarmory.com/

    You can rent a .50 and purchase ammo there. They have an indoor range downstairs that is 50 yards. They told me there are only a couple indoor ranges in the country that are designed to handle the muzzle blast of the .50, and theirs is one of them.

    Personally I think shooting the .50 at 50 yds is ridiculous, but if all you want is the experience of uncorking that monster, they will be happy to accomodate you.

    Call ahead for specifics.
    .
    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    pine brook, New Jersey
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?

    glen rock is almost 4 hours away.. any other places closer to allentown or pocono's which are only an hour away?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    1,272
    Rep Power
    4019114

    Default Re: 50 cal rental anywhere?



    I can sell you one of these for $500 just need your FFL info and I will get it shipped right away


    Thompson/Center Impact .50-caliber Rifle – Blued Barrel/Black Stock

    Adjustable length-of-pull stock
    Sleek, compact design
    New muzzle system for faster loading
    Easy to clean
    Patented hammer and trigger mechanism for safe operation
    Fiber-optic sight inserts in adjustable metal sights

    The features of a high-dollar muzzleloader with a price that won't break the bank. With features like an adjustable length-of-pull and a sleek, compact design, this gun ushers in a new era of muzzleloading. The QLAŽ muzzle system lets you load more quickly than ever before. A removable, fast-action sliding breech and break-open action make cleaning and maintenance easier. Patented hammer and trigger mechanism for quick, safe operation. Precision-rifled 26", 1-in-28"-twist barrel. Solid-aluminum ramrod. TrugloŽ fiber-optic inserts in adjustable metal sights. 209 ignition. .50 caliber only.
    Overall length: 41-1/2".
    Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.
    Hoplophobia is funny

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. ranges w/rental near Berks?
    By berksboy in forum Ranges
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 21st, 2010, 07:50 PM
  2. Rental Ranges
    By 15Truckman in forum York
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: February 25th, 2010, 09:27 PM
  3. looking for a rental for my mother
    By ddefazio in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops