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Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver


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#1 Knight

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:39 AM

An interesting new upper from a company called Bohica Arms is getting a lot of buzz from other gun sites. Mostly because it's a .50BMG rifle for under $1000. Of course, that's just for the upper, but still, not bad.

Here's what a finished rifles looks like:



They offer these in .510DTC also, so that means us Californians and others suffering under the .50BMG ban can get one no problem.

I'm seriously considering one of these in the long term, however I have heard some issues with the first one that shipped. Issues include surface rust on one customer's upper, and minor fitting needed on the lower used with the upper to ensure that the hammer has free travel to strike the firing pin without hitting the walls/front end of the upper. My guess is though that these issues are the result of a small company just starting up, and these issues will hopefully be corrected, if not minimized, in time.

The owner seems like a good, honest guy that really is trying his best to offer a good product. You'll see him posting on a few gun forums talking about his product when someone else starts a topic. Google "Bohica Arms" and a few topics that he has posted in will come up.

Also, the uppers might not be under $1000 any more; it might have been just an introductory price. I'm not sure about it 100%.



#2 macshooter Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:50 PM

Pretty cool. I have a lower looking for a mate. I've been looking at 50 beowulf. The only thing that stops me with the 50bmg is that I would have to buy a whole new press for it...

#3 hickbob Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:17 PM

You can get a Lee Classic press with 50BMG dies for little to nothing at Midway.
I am just worried about an aluminum lower reciever taking the recoil of the BMG.

#4 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE(hickbob @ Sep 30 2007, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am just worried about an aluminum lower reciever taking the recoil of the BMG.


A lot of people seem to be worried about that, however the recoil impulse directs most of the energy straight back, rather than down into the lower. If you are really worried you could always buy a stainless steel lower, but I think that it's a little overkill.

Besides, how much is a stripped lower? $120, maybe? Also, think about how often you will shoot a single-shot .50. The owner of Bohica arms has claimed that he put 500 rounds through one rifle. I personally probably wouldn't shoot that much in several years, mostly because of cost.

#5 JSheaHawk Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

I'm curious about the mass of that thing. The AR isn't a heavy weapon, and the BMG is a stiff round.

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#6 macho999 Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 06:25 PM

I think that skinny little ar-15 stock will make the recoil feel like you've got an axe head against your shoulder.

I went to the site and didn't see anything about the barrel length, but it was just a quick scan. I couldn't imgaine buying something like a 50 and only having a 20" on it. It's a long range rifle let's see a long barrel.

Edited by macho999, 30 September 2007 - 06:27 PM.


#7 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:08 PM

I'd agree on the standard A2 stock. You'd probably have to pick up a thicker stock with a good recoil pad and possibly a rear hand hold to put on the lower.

Barrel lengths come in 24" and 30". I'm not sure, but I think the one pictured above is the 24" version.

#8 macho999 Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:09 PM

Good deal. It looked like a 20" to me for some weird reason.

#9 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE(macho999 @ Sep 30 2007, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good deal. It looked like a 20" to me for some weird reason.


I actually know what you're talking about. With that oversized handguard, it makes the barrel seem shorter than it really is. You can actually remove the handguard and still use the bipod without any problems.

#10 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:43 PM

Here's a picture of the two different-length uppers:



#11 JSheaHawk Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:02 AM

30" FTW!

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#12 WVdeerHNTR Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 03:05 PM

hmmmm tempting........ might have to get one at income tax..... ill hold off a while and see the reviews first

Edited by WVdeerHNTR, 01 October 2007 - 03:09 PM.


#13 Riot Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:12 AM

Anyone else laugh at the name of the company?

BOHICA?

Bend Over Here It Comes Again....lmao



Nice price for a .50BMG, I still see no point in a .50BMG though, even though I consider myself a bit of a survivalist. Gonna be taking out other vehicles are we?


#14 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:22 AM

I can't get this damn thing out of my head. It's the ultimate in impracticality. But there are these two wrecked cars that someone dumped at my river shooting site, and they're just begging to be destroyed . . . .

First things first, though. I still need an AR lower to put it on. I'm planning on getting that first, and then if Bohica Arms still has a good reputation then I'll start saving for the upper.

#15 wilsoncomb@tLacky Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:54 AM

My dam pocket book cant handle this sh** anymore. Wtf no layaway

#16 hickbob Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:45 AM

I have nowhere to shoot over 300 yards...I think it would be pointless for me to get one. That doesn't stop me from wanting one, though.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:10 AM

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I have nowhere to shoot over 300 yards...

what, is there something odd with shooting a .50BGM at 25 yards?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:26 AM

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what, is there something odd with shooting a .50BGM at 25 yards?


I prefer the 7yrd line myself

#19 SBHShooter Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:56 PM

7 yards? Hell, you could touch that with the barrel.

#20 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:17 PM

Their website has been updated, along with a handy table listing the available options:

http://www.bohicaarms.com/far_50.html

Looks like he's now offering a 36" fluted barrel, though it's a whopping $300 extra from the 26" version.

My range only goes out to 400 yards, but I do know there are a few members that shoot their .50's there.

#21 macshooter Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:29 PM

Man, sounds like you've got the .50 cal bug Knight. Only one way to cure it - spend lots of money...

#22 wilsoncomb@tLacky Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:06 AM

QUOTE(SBHShooter @ Oct 12 2007, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
7 yards? Hell, you could touch that with the barrel.


ya, but you should see the amazing groups.

For some reason paper target's hole arnt that impressive though. Gotta go with steel.


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(wilsoncomb@tLacky @ Oct 17 2007, 07:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ya, but you should see the amazing groups.

For some reason paper target's hole arnt that impressive though. Gotta go with steel.


but the blast would shred the paper?


#24 Riot Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:14 PM

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but the blast would shred the paper?


It would probably tear the paper and knock over targets in nearby lanes all the way to the 25m line.

#25 Tube Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:32 PM

I've shot one at 15 yards (the berm was about 25 yards). It really didn't do anything special, aside from rocking people down the firing line with the muzzle blast.



This was the "pistol" range, notice the guy in the background with the revolver.

Edited by Tube, 18 October 2007 - 04:34 PM.


#26 JSheaHawk Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:10 AM

QUOTE(Tube @ Oct 18 2007, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This was the "pistol" range, notice the guy in the background with the revolver.

Dick! laughing1.gif

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#27 bullseyeboy Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:55 PM

Hey Tube, is that an Armalite in that picture?

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#28 Knight Re: Bohica Arms .50 BMG Upper Receiver

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:03 PM

They just recently unveiled the FAR-50 MkII uppers:





More pics here:
http://www.ar15.com/...&...175&page=38

Looks like there are a total of five different barrel lengths now. Still on the waiting list for a 30" version . . .







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