.50 Anyone?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by coolkeith, May 24, 2007.

  1. coolkeith

    coolkeith New Member

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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?
     
  2. 45_Storm

    45_Storm New Member

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

  3. Brent L

    Brent L New Member

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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!;)
     
  4. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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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.
     
  5. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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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.