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Posted: 2/28/2001 12:20:28 PM EDT
During my lunch hour today I went down to the local gun shop to look at any new toys that my have come in. Sitting on the counter was a Barret Semi-auto .50 cal for (drum roll please)     $7995.  Ouch!!!  It's a nice piece of weaponry but not that nice.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 12:30:05 PM EDT
Like my little brother says, "Ya wanna play? Y gotta pay!"
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 12:37:37 PM EDT
or as my old man says: Speed costs...How fast can you afford to go?
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 12:38:45 PM EDT
that sounds about right for a barret semi auto 50, i've seen a few for sale and i believe they were all in that neighborhood
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 3:50:02 PM EDT
That's about what I paid for mine.

Take a look at EDM'S Windrunner.


Grin & Barrett
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 4:11:07 PM EDT

.50's are expensive.

Bottom line:
$1300 Watson Upper for an AR.

Next tier:
$2000-2500 for an LAR Griz, AR-50, State Arms, Barrett 99, etc.

$4000-5000 for a Barrett 95, McBros, Ramo, etc.

Most expensive:
$7000+ for the Barrett 82 and EDM.  

The EDM is probably the most accurate repeater.  Of the single shots, it's anyone's guess--I have heard of excellent accuracy from the AR-50's, Ramo's, McBros, State Arms--a lot of it depends on how willing the shooter is to tailor loads (by reloading) to their rifle.

I just bought a State Arms Knob Creek 2000 (haven't shot it yet) and put a deposit on a used Barrett 82 (I figure that way, I have accuracy and firepower covered).  

If you think the Guns are expensive--try the rest of the stuff ($1.50 a round+ for ammo, Scopes START at $300 and go up, Bipods for $150, etc).

For an excellent forum, try www.biggerhammer.net and look at their barrett discussion (it covers all the .50's, not just barrett) boards.  It has some excellent sources of information--Triggerfifty literally wrote the book on "Hard Target Interdiction", and there are several manufacturer's representatives who freqent the board.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 4:32:23 PM EDT
I have been eyeing the Barrett 99. This is a bit more affordable (just under 3K) and the same Barrett quality.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 5:30:17 PM EDT
Don't forget this big boy for $11000.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 6:05:17 PM EDT
L&G Weaponry in Huntington Beach CA

Millenium Recon-The best of the Best $2200
Millenium Recon-Upper only           $1635
Millenium Econ-Complete Rifle        $1500
Millenium Econ- Upper Only           $1200

All of the above come with Holo-Site by Bushnell. Deduct $325 for flat-top with no sights.

714 840-3772

These are single shot.  He also sells a single shot AR-15 lower, which is legal in CA. The uppers are .50BMG conversion for AR-15 rifles.
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 5:06:13 AM EDT
My local dealer had 2 NEW Semi. Barrets for $6000 each. That was a DEAL!
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 5:25:08 AM EDT
I saw on the AW board that Dateline will be at Barrett's today to interview the owner. They are doing a special on gun violence for Sunday night showing. I don't have a very good feeling about how they will report.
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 6:04:07 AM EDT
Ya know what REALLY sucks. Back in the 80's when I had my FFL, Barrett offered a one time dealer discount for thier new semi auto 50 cal.
At the time I said no thinking "what the heck do I need a 50 for".
You know what the price was?

1800.00................bending over now so you can all kick me in the a$$.
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:54:44 AM EDT
How about $175 for extra mags???
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 9:36:14 AM EDT
We just got in a new 82A1...the UPS guy left it sitting in front of our house...no signiture, no yellow slip...just sitting there waiting to be discovered[:o]

They are sweet...and Steve...if your dealer still has 2 NIB 82A1's...for $6000 each...have him give us a call...seriously...

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 10:40:36 AM EDT
$2000, $3000, $4000, $5000, $6000+ ???? My lord that's a lot of money... Shop around! [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1273444&a=9428507&p=42385413[/img]
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 12:40:57 PM EDT

Hey, is that a pre ban or post ban for that much??
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 5:03:14 AM EDT
Bratty check your email.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:07:01 AM EDT
Any .50 will fit the bill in the right hands!
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:16:42 AM EDT
I'm sure 6K is w/o optics. 8000-8500 is typical w/ the Swarovski scope. The scope is made for the rifle and is the "correct" one for the rifle. The reticle is too 'busy' for some, but it is an excellent optic.
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:26:25 AM EDT
the one I saw for $7995 was just the gun and bipod, no optics.  

Does anyone on here own one of the Watson Uppers, if so how was the accuracy, I'm not expecting the same MOA as a dedicated .50 rifle, but it shouldn't be to bad.

Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:53:45 AM EDT
Did they go up that much? Just last year, my friend bought one for only $4500. The scope was another grand. And I think he bought another ten round clip. $8000? It's not worth that much. I didn't even think it was worth $4500.
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