What’s Wrong With This Picture: Full-Auto .50 Beowolf Edition by Robert Farago | Jun 25, 2012 | 17 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [HTML1] comments Paul McCain says: June 25, 2012 at 10:19 Looks to me like he almost took out his camera man, due to uncontrolled recoil. Is that the problem? Reply GS650G says: June 25, 2012 at 10:38 I’m sure the camera man needed to change his underroos after that one. This is an example of a full auto configuration which is too big for a shoulder mounted gun. It would be better mounted on a turret or even on the ground with a tripod. Reply matt says: June 25, 2012 at 10:45 or bother to put a compensator on Reply Johnny says: June 25, 2012 at 10:48 I don’t understand the point of a full auto .50 Beowulf. The mag capacity just can’t handle full auto. Reply spymyeyes says: June 25, 2012 at 10:54 LOL. A very nice range toy but deadly to anyone else around you to be sure on full auto! The second time around seemed more controlled but still, come on, after the first two round you will not be punching holes in anything but the sky…..or an errant camera man! too bad about the comment site. Can we upload avatars to the old site? Reply Skyler says: June 25, 2012 at 11:22 Ok, mistakes and misjudgments can happen, but that’s why you try something new a bit less casually than that. I would never shoot with those guys again, if I saw that kind of bone headed stunt. Reply MSP says: June 25, 2012 at 12:21 The full auto .50 Beowulf is not something that is being marketed as a military weapon or anything like that. It is used to demonstrate the ridgity of the Fast Rail quick change barrel system from Templar Custom. That is me shooting in the video. I did let my cameraman get out too far in front of me but he wasn’t in any danger. The camera is zoomed in so it wasn’t as close of a call as it looks. Reply Robert Farago says: June 25, 2012 at 12:35 Were you wearing ear pro? If so, what type? Reply MSP says: June 25, 2012 at 12:45 Yes, Surefire Sonic Defenders. I wear ear pro even when shooting .22s and suppressed firearms. I just don’t like over ear style pro. Reply Dakota says: June 25, 2012 at 13:24 Oh I know who that is Mr. Surgical. Precision! I just saw this yesterday.. also thought the camera man was a bit ahead of the muzzle. Reply Mahalo says: June 25, 2012 at 13:52 This was only a small portion of what all was fired the two days of this shoot. Thousands of rounds were put down range with more camera men than you can count and we never even came close to having a safety issue. If you were not in attendance then it’s hard to tell the proper perspective due to angles and zoom. But the shooter had more than enough back stop and was nowhere close to taking out any cameras or camera men. Reply Ralph says: June 25, 2012 at 14:42 Okay, that looked scary, but maybe more scary that it actually was. Camera angles can do that. Reply irock350 says: June 25, 2012 at 15:18 Meh, he took his finger off the go switch before the recoil made swiss cheese of the camera man, if you watch the replay his had his finger off well before he would have done any harm, the recoil pushed him the rest of the way. Little dangerous, but they fixed it for the second go. Any time you try an untested platform things tend to get a little hairy. That goes for cars, tools, guns, rockets anything really. Hell Mythbusters didn’t find out that the bullet proof glass safety barriers they were using in the first season weren’t thick enough till the second or third, and despite their cannon mishap they have one of the safest teams goings. Reply Scott D. says: June 25, 2012 at 16:52 It looks dry. I hope there were no forest fires started. Reply Ross says: June 25, 2012 at 20:06 any low flying aircraft get hit? Reply Accur81 says: June 26, 2012 at 14:11 Looks like some legit pucker factor, there I’m going to stick with my semi-auto .50 Beouwlf, thanks. Reply Joe says: June 27, 2012 at 02:23 someone somehow believes that barreling an AR is gunsmithing??? is that whats wrong?? Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.