The BIG Guns - 338 Lapua and 50bmg
I just got in from a very hot day dialing in the big guns. A friend has 2,000 acres about an hour from Corpus with a few 600 to 1,000 yard lanes and a few pits. We've been needing to get out and dial in the guns and the long scope (Schmidt and Bender 5-25 x 56) so we can blow up some hogs and coyotes that are causing some issues out there.
I'm keeping this short since I got burnt up and I'm exhausted. First was the 338 Lapua (Barrett 98 Bravo) with the Nikon scope. It was zeroed at 200 yards and we were consistently blowing the center out of the shoot n see targets at 500 yards. My buddy brought his 300 Weatherby Mag and the recoil was a good bit more than the 338.. I've never shot the 300 before this, so figured I'd mention it.
Now, the 50 (Barrett 82A1) and the S&B got zeroed at 200 as well... This gun is sick! Now, in town there's no where to shoot it, so it's only been shot once into a 50 yard hillside. Not too precise, just fired two magazines through it. Well today we were nailing 600 yard groups around 6 inches. I'm sure that could be much better, but that gun is somewhat intimidating, so I imagine i flinched a bit and the truck was running (we were shooting from the truck bed).
Now, I swear I tasted blood after each shot from that thing shooting from the bed, even though the muzzle was far out of it. The concussion was insane and I have a slight headache.
I also ran 6 mags through the SCAR, still not a hiccup. I ran a 4x Acog on it even though I prefer a T1. Nothing precise, just 100 yards and in, mostly rapid fire. Took the HK MP5 along as well to have some full auto fun, but after the 50 and a few hours in the midday sun, I couldn't do anymore.
I now have a great new place to shoot with ranges to 1,000 yards with a couple pits to set up some courses. it'll only get better from here!!
Barrett 98b (338 Lapua)
Barrett 82a1 (50 bmg)
Just for kicks, here's a few rounds I put side by side.
9mm, 45acp, .223, 6.8spc, 338 Lapua, 50bmg