Originally Posted by seancslaughter
Longest confirmed kills with a sniper rifle was against an afghan Taliban machine gun team at 2707 meters with a 338 lm two kills and disabled the machine gun as for match grade ammo when I was in in our Barrett we had to use delinked m2 ammo we never were issued match grade ammo for it albeit we only used it to shoot ieds from a distance also another factor is weight the Barrett is a heavy bitch and ammo is even more heavy
How many 338lm's are in the government system.
If all that makes that sniper rifle, is the match grade ammo, and the fifty had some, what would the effect overall difference be?
The government probably won't buy any match grade .50 BMG because they probably don't have the money to up grade a WW1 designed round, which has been working for them. If there is match ammo for the fifty, it is probably not seen by everyday grunt snipers, more likely that type is used by Seal teams, and special groups like them Seancslaughter, can you remember the dates of manufacture on the head stamps of any of the cases of rounds you fired? I am not doubting anything you have said, I am wondering if new ammo is being made, or if it is from old stock yet.