Armalite AR-50 .50 BMG 32” Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle W/ Vortex Scope

SOLD FOR: $3,125

WOA#: WY240321BH001

Make: Armalite

Model: AR-50

Serial Number: US70289

Year of Manufacture: Modern 

Caliber: .50 BMG

Action Type: Single Shot, Bolt action.

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “ARMALITE GENESEO ILLINOIS AR-50 CAL. 50BMG  /  SER. US70289”. The buttpad is marked “DECELERATOR”. The scope is marked “VORTEX VIPER 50  /  VORTEX VIPER 6-24X50”. The bolt and cocking handle are stamped “289”.

Barrel Length: 28″, 32” with the Tank Brake.

Sights / Optics: Mounted atop the raised picatinny riser is a Vortex Viper 6-24 x 50mm rifle scope. The scope has exposed turrets, first focal plane reticle, side parallax adjustment and an illuminated reticle(at the time of testing the battery was dead). The sight picture is clear. The scope is in Very Good Condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The receiver is bedded to the V shaped, three piece aluminum stock, with an adjustable cheek riser and buttplate. There is also a Harris style bi pod mount/sling swivel mounted to the forend. The buttplate has a Decelerator butt pad mounted to it. The Length of pull is 15” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the butt pad. The pistol grip is an A2 style AR15 grip. The stock has been colored green. The stock has surface scratches and handling marks throughout. The rubber on the cheek riser has begun to peel back from the rear edge. The rubber on the butt pad is very soft. Overall the stock is in Good Condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This is a single shot bolt action.

Type of Finish: Black Nitride

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. There is some stubborn fouling present. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The muzzle brake has some fouling build up, with green oxidation on the baffles. The bolt face also has some green oxidation on it. Overall this rifle is in Good to Very Good Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle includes its mounted scope, bikini scope caps, scope owners manual and paperwork, owners manual, microfiber cloth, rifle case which doubles as a shooting mat, and ballistic chart.

Our Assessment: The Armalite AR-50 stands as a pinnacle of precision engineering and power in the realm of long-range rifles. Crafted by Armalite, a leading firearms manufacturer renowned for innovation and quality, the AR-50 boasts a design tailored to excel in extreme long-range shooting scenarios. At its core, the AR-50 features a heavy-duty bolt-action system, ensuring reliable operation and consistent accuracy shot after shot. Chambered in the formidable .50 BMG cartridge, the AR-50 is capable of delivering devastating power and precision over great distances. Its heavy-profile, chrome-moly steel barrel, measuring 32 inches in length, maximizes the velocity and ballistic performance of the .50 BMG round, ensuring precise shot placement even at extreme ranges. To mitigate recoil and muzzle rise, the rifle is equipped with a highly effective muzzle brake, allowing for enhanced shooter comfort. Ergonomics play a crucial role in the AR-50’s design, with an adjustable stock providing a comfortable and stable shooting platform. Shooters can customize the length of pull and cheek height to achieve optimal eye relief and alignment with the scope. The rifle’s wide, contoured forend offers ample support for bipods or shooting rests, enhancing stability and accuracy. In terms of optics, the AR-50 is designed to accommodate high-powered scopes, with a Picatinny rail installed on top of the receiver for easy and secure mounting. This enables shooters to take full advantage of the rifle’s long-range capabilities, ensuring precise targeting even at distances exceeding 1,000 yards. The AR-50 finds applications in various fields, including long-range target shooting, competitive marksmanship, and specialized military and law enforcement operations. Its accuracy, reliability, and power make it a top choice for shooters seeking to push the boundaries of long-range shooting performance. In summary, the Armalite AR-50 combines precision engineering, formidable firepower, and ergonomic design to deliver performance in extreme shooting conditions. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Armalite AR-50 .50 BMG 32” Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle W/ Vortex Scope
Armalite AR-50 .50 BMG 32” Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle W/ Vortex Scope