50 bmg Barrett

50 bmg Barrett

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    50 bmg Barrett

    I'm at the range with a buddy sighting in some hunting rifles , when a couple guys walk in pulling a pelican rifle case . After they get set up they got our attention .

    They are shooting a 50 Barrett , Wooow !! The concussion from the muzzle brake sent dirt , dust , and insulation flying ..

    The best part , " hey guys we are about to pack up , would you like to take a shot "

    Absolutely!!



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    Oh yeah!
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    50's are a real hoot to shoot. The muzzle brake makes recoil much less than I expected, much less than 460 Weatherby hunting rifles. Too bad you need so much room to really stretch one out.
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    Always wanted to shoot one.
    Glad you got the opportunity
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    @flh I hope you left that guy a $5 bill for that bullet you shot.

    Was it a bolt action or the semi auto? Those things are so easy to shoot, we had soldiers bolo with their M16 hitting a silhouette target at 800m with the M82.
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    Our local range has one you can rent (at the range of course). LOL

    I have not done so yet.

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    Yeah, it is surprising how little actual recoil a 50BMG has when using one of those big muzzle brakes. If you can handle a regular load of 2.75” buckshot or a regular slug, you could shoot the Barrett all day...

    ...Minus the concussion feeling like you’re getting your entire body punched at once.
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    How far out did you reach. Really not worth the effort at <500m.
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    Darn few places allow you to shot them.
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    I've owned 4 Barrett 50's. Sold them all off, not that difficult to shoot recoil wise.

    Still have 20 rds of armor piercing/incendiary in storage, probably should sell that off this year
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    I've had two friends that had .50 BMG rifles. Both offered me the opportunity to shoot them, but neither one worked out, due to schedule conflicts & travel.

    One of the guys no longer has his rifle, and the other has moved away, so my opportunity is lost. Still hope for the chance to run a few rounds through one someday!
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    I almost bought a Barrett Light 50 back in the 80's. Back then they were around $2500. Was at one of the big gun shows and ended up with an AUG that day. It's a lot cheaper to shoot, for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    @flh I hope you left that guy a $5 bill for that bullet you shot.

    Was it a bolt action or the semi auto? Those things are so easy to shoot, we had soldiers bolo with their M16 hitting a silhouette target at 800m with the M82.
    Oh yes we offered him money for letting us shoot, he declined our offer.
    The rifle was a bolt gun .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    How far out did you reach. Really not worth the effort at <500m.
    He made reference to sighting in a new scope , he had the target setup at 100 yards.



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    I had one. I eventually sold it because it couldn't hold a candle to the 2 .50's that I built as far as accuracy.

    I could barely keep it on a 16" gong at 1000 yards. I could slap them every time with the others.

    About shot number 4 or 5 my nose would start running from the blast.
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