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Posted: 4/1/2001 6:09:05 PM EDT
I'm looking for a .50 CAL snipper riffle (if you wanna call it that). So far, I'm thinking on buying a bolt action, single shot Armilite 50 cal. I really don't care too much about size or weight of the riffle, I'm just looking for something really acurate in .50 cal. Suggestions and comments please... [sniper]
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:23:12 PM EDT
You mean a "counter sniper defensive rifle"? Try asking on www.biggerhammer.net on the Barrett board. Armalite will set you back $2500 (and you need a bipod and optics) State Arms will set you back $1800 (and you need optics) Optics are expensive--MINIMUM for the .50 is a Tasco SS at about $300. AFARR
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:25:34 PM EDT
I am considering one from http://www.watsonsweapons.com/
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 6:58:58 PM EDT
If you got the cash, you may want to check out the following link as I am sure they have what you are looking for: http://www.barrettrifles.com/
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 7:15:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2001 7:16:46 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Smartass mode on. What is a snipper riffle? Is that a sniper rifle with a pair of scissors on it, to snip things with? I don't know what riffle is. Smartass mode off. Don't get upset, just teasing. [:D]
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 7:17:35 PM EDT
In that price range, I'd go with the LAR Grizzly (www.largrizzly.com) over the AR-50. Smaller, lighter, but has a longer barrel.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 7:24:23 PM EDT
I recently bought a LAR grizzly. This rifle is awesome! I looked into all of the 50's. I went with the grizzly because LAR had them on sale for $2099. I got the parkerized gun for an extra hundred bucks. I have a tasco ss in 20X on her. Finally got a 50!
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 7:58:40 PM EDT
BTW, The fine folks at Armalite have donated an AR-50 to the Fifty Caliber Shooters Policy Institute (http://www.50cal-policy.org/) to raffle off in their next fund raiser. $25 to enter. The entry form isn't on the website yet, but keep checking. In the past two raffles they given away a Barrett M82 semiauto and a TNW/Browning M2HB belt fed semiauto. [:D] But, not to me. [:(]
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:38:01 PM EDT
BWaahahahah Never saw it LarryG!! Snipper riffle! LOL Doh! I need a new snapper rapper too!
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:41:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 8:59:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2001 9:00:51 PM EDT by DizzyRooster]
Anybody wanna buy a preban doochie floggle for a snipper riffle? *edited cause I'm sooooooo dumb I can't even mispell correctly[BD]
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:01:13 PM EDT
This week I will have my new .50 McMillian Navy. Pictures will be posted accordingly.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:05:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2001 9:07:02 PM EDT by MadMatt]
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: This week I will have my new .50 McMillian Navy. Pictures will be posted accordingly.
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Most excellent. Does it basically look like the pics in their ads?
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:24:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2001 9:25:56 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Haven't got a clue. It is the Navy model with the removable buttstock. My dealer called and advised he had three and I bought one. I was kicking around the idea of a Barrett 82A1 but didn't want to wait 6-8 months will all the rumors of class 3 redesignation. Also I didn't want a rifle that weighs as much as my girlfriends luggage. Not that the McMillian will be light. In addition, I felt the bolt action would be more accurate than the semi and didn't like the look of the Barrett 99.
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 9:52:22 PM EDT
Gotta have a 50- Sure would like to see a Barrett under the tree come Christmas.....
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 10:01:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2001 10:02:08 PM EDT by 1GUNRUNNER]
One of the most impressive things I saw at the Shot Show this year was Christensen Arms carbon fiber 50 BMG. Around 19 lbs. [img] http://www.christensenarms.com/images/carbon_one_ranger1.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.christensenarms.com/carbon_ranger.html [/url]
Link Posted: 4/1/2001 10:57:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: One of the most impressive things I saw at the Shot Show this year was Christensen Arms carbon fiber 50 BMG. Around 19 lbs. [img] http://www.christensenarms.com/images/carbon_one_ranger1.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.christensenarms.com/carbon_ranger.html [/url]
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That is impressive! Who has shot one?
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 9:54:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2001 9:56:01 AM EDT by ET3_NotReally]
I knew I would get a response if I put "Snipper Riffle" in the thread. I got a laugh outa some of the jokes, but I won't name any names for those that weren't funny at all (or I'm too dumb to understand; other or the one [:\] ). Lots of suggestions, now I have to rethink what I thought (bastards!). Keep `em comming if you got any more, and I really appreciate(sp) the URLs, they help alot (I like to look at the pretty pictures [:D] ).
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