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coolkeith 05-24-2007 07:57 PM

.50 Anyone?
There is a local guy selling a Barrett Model 99 for $3k.

I've always been interesting in owning a .50 caliber rifle.

Anyone know much about the different manufactures. Does Barrett make a decent line of rifles?

45_Storm 05-24-2007 09:46 PM

um...let's put it this way...US Special Forces Snipers use Barretts. Good 'nuff for them, good 'nuff for me.

Brent L 05-28-2007 09:54 PM

.50's are highly specialized firearms, not for the casual shooter. Ammo is devilishly expensive and finding a range that will accommodate it could be problematic. Shooting it at ranges less than 500 yards would be analogous to shooting a tin can at 25 yards with a scoped 25-06!:p Hardly worthy of it's accuracy potential!:D

Some in the shooting community might think that ownership of them is a status symbol.They are for long range shooting ONLY!

Think long and hard about that kind of purchase!;)

BrassMonkey 05-29-2007 05:16 AM

I want one, but Brent touched on all the issues that have kept me from making the plunge. Ammo prices touching $3 - $4 a round are a turn off. Also I do not have access to a range where I could shoot a .50 to its full potential.

BLS33 05-29-2007 11:19 AM

I've shot some Barrett model .50 not sure exactly what model at a range that only went up to 200 yds. You need a lot more room then that to really get unique use out of such a unique round, so that fact plus cost has kept me from buying one.

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