mcassill, I did go to biggerhammer.net. I read all the Hesse comments. But no one there has one or has shot one.(The .50 BMG). I have one and shot it. I contacted Hesse and Joeken that sells Hesse. He said he had some problems with the AK47 receivers but that he did not make them, they were imported from Russia. And the Ar15 Receivers I don't know about. If I listened to the guys on biggerhammer.net I would not drive a dodge either. But I do. The .50 BMG works under the same pressures as the big magnum rounds. I trust this gun. I can't wait to go put 150 rounds trough it. After I get to 1000 rounds and the gun is still working well as I expect it will, I will post on biggerhammer.net. I am sure if there were people getting injured from Hesse guns, he would be out of business. I took the Hesse to my local gunsmith and had him check it out and he said the receiver , bolt and barrel were very well made and he could find no reason not to shoot the Hess. Good enough for me.