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Posted: 10/7/2004 12:05:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 12:07:55 AM EST by glockguy40]
EDM M96 Windrunner .50 BMG takedown rifle:









OR

Barrett M82A1 .50BMG:





Obviously one is semi-auto and one is not, but, each has its own unique features and advantages. I guess what I am really asking is, which one would you rather have? Comments please.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:08:24 AM EST
Apples & Oranges.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:09:15 AM EST
Having seen both and shot the M82, Id take the M82.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:22:15 AM EST
I have never seen a takedown that lived up to the accuracy claims, unless it was put together and never broke down again.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:35:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gunslinger808:
I have never seen a takedown that lived up to the accuracy claims, unless it was put together and never broke down again.



+1.

The real question is, which one will show up in a Bruce Willis movie, and which one is getting the job done in real combat.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:00:46 AM EST
Based on looks alone the WindRunner is tHe WiN.

S.O.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:27:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By osprey21:
Apples & Oranges.



Agreed. For accuracy and transportability the Windrunner would be the choice. For firepower and coolness the Barret wins. I believe the standard answer is "Get both".
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 8:51:35 AM EST
The one that comes with a shitload of free ammo and a 1,000 meter range to shoot it on.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 11:27:08 AM EST
The WR will be more accurate.

For the price, you could also get a McMillan or a GA Precision rifle and a lot of match ammo.

-z
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:43:34 PM EST
btt
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:49:11 PM EST
M82 is the superior rifle.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:54:44 PM EST
In the grand tradition of ARFCOM, get both!
Is compact and easily carried rifle an important attribute?
For me personally I would go with the Ron Barret's M82A1
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:04:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 9:05:21 PM EST by 444slayer]
I had a Windrunner. It is way up there on the cool factor because of being a takedown. They are accurate (MOA). The only bad thing about them is the brake. It's not real effective, so the recoil is heavier. I have owned 2 other 50's, and it kicked the hardest. I have never shot an M82A1, but from what I gather, they are hit or miss on accuracy, some guns more accurate than others. It is not going to be as accurate as a a bolt gun simply because the whole barrel moves during recoil. But I do not mean to say they are not accurate guns. They are way up there in the cool scale because of being semi-auto. The Barrett has a great brake. If I had a choice, I'd get a Barrett. The Windrunner is way over priced, and after having spoken with Bill Ritchie, the owner of EDM, on the phone, I think he's a prick. But hey, lot's of folks think I'm a prick.

My next 50 will be a Mcmillan, or Christiensen Arms Carbon Ranger.

BTW, if you get a Windrunner, Armalite sells a brake with threads that will fit the Windrunner. It is cheaper than the regular AR-50 brake, and is one of the best functioning brakes out there.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:22:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 9:27:46 PM EST by Cans4you]
I shot a 4" 4 shot group with a .50 Windrunner at 1000 yards at the 2002 Raton match.

The guy who won the match "Stewert wilson"with a 30" barrel, broke it down to clean the barrel both nights after each round. His smallest group was 8.75"

The rifle set a world record 5", 5-shot group at 1004 yards, shot in the prone position on September 17, 1997 By a Marine S/S instructor.

I shot these groups with the .408 at 100 yards and have had .5 MOA at 1200 yards with it on paper. Breaking it down doesn't effect the accuracy.
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The best thing about them is their accuracy and being able to throw different caliber barrels on the same reciever, swap the bolt and shoot a different caliber in 1 min.

They each perform better then the other in specific senerios.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 11:27:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 12:36:46 AM EST
ArmsTech TTR-50!

But between the two, I'd take the Windrunner, and that has nothing to do with the fact that it's a takedown. I've just heard better things about them as far as accuracy goes.

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