Handling firearms can be dangerous. It is important to always follow safety guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries.   If you have never used a 50 BMG Caliber rifle before, the force and recoil is massive and must be respected. 

When using a high caliber rifle, it is crucial to follow the below safety rules:

  • Always treat the rifle as if it is loaded, even if you are certain it is not.

  • Keep the rifle pointed in a safe direction at all times, whether loaded or unloaded. This means avoiding pointing the rifle at people, animals, or objects that you do not intend to shoot.

  • Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.

  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. Make sure you have a clear and safe backstop.  A 50 BMG target needs to have additional backstop protection than standard rifle calibers. 

  • Wear proper eye and ear protection when shooting.

  • Store the rifle in a secure location, out of the reach of children and unauthorized users.

  • Do not modify the rifle or use it for purposes other than what it was intended for.

By following these safety guidelines, you can help prevent accidents and injuries while using your high caliber rifle. Remember, safety is the responsibility of every gun owner.