We are continuing our “catching up with Serbu” coverage this week with a quick look at the RN-50: an affordable .50 BMG rifle. It was released about six months ago and somehow never hit the TFB radar, so I am making up for lost time by taking a quick look at its unique attributes. For one, the RN-50 is a modified break action rifle with a screw cap breech. The single shot system is a simple yet elegant design that will help you save money on ammo by (involuntarily) limiting your rate of fire.
Alternative aesthetics aside (I actually like the way it looks), my only real issue with this long-range banger is that getting a propper check weld looks to be challenging without a stock upgrade of some sort. Otherwise, if I had the land for it, the RN-50 would be a fun long range setup for around $1K, which is unmatched in the BMG world.
- Caliber: .50 BMG, .50 DTC for restricted markets. Other cartridges possible with barrel change
- Action: Modified break action with threaded breech
- Weight: 17 pounds
- Barrel: 29.5 inches, alloy steel with 1-in-15 button rifling
- Chassis: Heat-treated steel and aluminum construction
- Finish: Manganese phosphate and hard anodized
- Status: In production. Shipments started 5/17/16.
- MSRP: $1199.00