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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?
 

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.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!;)
 

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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.
 

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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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