What kind of info do you want?
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Hello, I just bought a Barrett 82A1, Does anyone have any information on it?
What kind of info do you want?
You bought it not knowing anything about it?
Well, i did my homework on the rifle for a bout two months, but never fired one, how is the kickback? is it very loud when fired? I also have the single bolt action rifle, Just wanted an up grade.
Its not a hard kick, its more of a shove backwards. The gun will move you back about 6 inches.
It is very loud. The way the muzzle break is designed kicks the sound right back at you. Its not as bad to the shooter as it is to someone standing right behind your right or left shoulder. It will knock the hat of of their head.
I had one and was not impressed with the accuracy of it. There is alot of stuff moving there, and the best accuracy I could get with various loads was around 2 inches at 100 yards. Any bolt action will usually put it to shame in the accuracy dept.
It does have a certain cool factor to it. There is nothing like busting off 10 shots from the hip as fast as possible to prove it can be done or taking some long shots from a free standing postition. They are quite fun.
sounds kind of hokey......but i guess ill give you the benefit of a doubt. I fired the barret a few times whilst in the army. Like others said it does have a unique cool factor, i had alot of fun shooting the weapon at old tanks, but i would prefer the m24 any day of the week over the 82.
Its a devastating weapon and seeing someone that has been hit by a .50 round will make your stomach turn.
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[I]I did fire the weapon in the army as well, But that was about ten years ago, I live in Michigan and can't fine any ammo for the thing, I'm also a collector and only bought the weapon before the feds takes our rights away.
Then you know that the ammo isnt cheap right?
What I used to get for 125$ per hundred rounds is running about 450$ due to Obamanism.
Any of the custom loaded stuff is running from 6-10 bucks a round.
You should also be aware that some of the surplus .50 caliber ammo out there is corrosive. If you don't clean it thoroughly immediately after firing, you could end up with something like this.
Gosh almighty. Who in their right mind would let that happen to a high dollar .50?
They are fun and expensive to shoot. Figure at least $4 per shot. You will want some quality glass so you can use it out to 1000 yds or so.