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Posted: 9/12/2010 3:58:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 4:49:54 AM EDT by DuraToTheMax]
These rifles are built for different purposes, but if you had to pick one... which would you choose?




The Barrett 98B, .338 Lapua-




OR...



A Noveske N6, 7.62x51-


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:59:17 AM EDT
Barrett
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:01:11 AM EDT

Barrett. I don't have a long range rifle. I think I could seriously reach out and touch something.

I have plenty of AR's.

The tacticool AR pattern guns are a dime a dozen and they don't do much for me, no matter whose name is dropped.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:01:37 AM EDT
Noveske

I can open my ammo cabinet and feed it right now.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:04:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
Noveske




I can open my ammo cabinet and feed it right now.



Because it runs on unleaded, the Barrett runs on premium.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:04:53 AM EDT
Barrett hands down.

7.62 ARs in a non-DMR role don't make any sense to me. They're heavier, have decreased magazine capacity and higher recoil.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:05:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:08:40 AM EDT
Noveske. I have a hard enough time paying for 308. 338 Lapua is several times more expensive and far less available.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:11:39 AM EDT
The 98B; have only had Springfield bolt rifles and I would love to have something modern in a good caliber - this would certainly fit the bill.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:19:53 AM EDT
I've wanted that Barrett from the first time I saw it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:20:26 AM EDT
I say the Barrett. IF you can feed it, have a good place to shoot it, and promise not to leave it in the safe for a couple of years w/o sighting it in. That's a lot of gun to have as a bench warmer.

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Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:22:37 AM EDT
I voted for the Barrett. I don't have a good long range rifle right now. I love my AR, and it's purpose built for a similar task as the Noveske. I'd have to add the Barrett to my collection.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:23:10 AM EDT
Barrett

Shade over 4K for the rifle
1.5-2k for scope and accessories (rings, dies, etc.)

Whole shebang for $6K.

I'd take this over the 50bmg.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:24:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:24:50 AM EDT
Whichever I could sell the fastest.

And then buy something made of wood and steel, the way God intended
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:28:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 4:29:10 AM EDT by LORD-eX-Bu]
N6, altho I'd ditch the surefire, as well as the KX3 for something that could host a 7.62 supressor, I'd also switch the M4s for a S&B short dot or an ACOG.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:31:09 AM EDT
I said 98b jut because I already have an AR type 308
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:34:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LORD-eX-Bu:
N6, altho I'd ditch the surefire, as well as the KX3 for something that could host a 7.62 supressor, I'd also switch the M4s for a S&B short dot or an ACOG.

Nevermind the setup in the pic, the question is between the two basic rifles.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:41:38 AM EDT
Barrett - I don't need a .308 carbine. (Wait a minute...I don't need a .338 LM either.)
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:45:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Quintin:
I could get more practical use out of the N6.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:45:44 AM EDT
I picked the barrett only because a 12.5" .308 seems like a weird idea. Now if it was a 20" N6 then that would be different.
Also the barrett is sexy as hell looking.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:45:53 AM EDT
I really like the Noveske. Maybe someday I can afford one.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:46:08 AM EDT
To be able to pluck out someone's eyeball from half a mile away makes the Barret pure win!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:48:34 AM EDT
N6 no question. But really I would buy an Armalite.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:50:29 AM EDT
I would do anything for a 98B.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:53:19 AM EDT
98B no question.

Have a Tikka in .30-06, an M1A and AR-15. The Barrett would fit in my lineup quite well.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:53:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By andr3w:
I picked the barrett only because a 12.5" .308 seems like a weird idea. Now if it was a 20" N6 then that would be different.
Also the barrett is sexy as hell looking.

Sorry if the OP was misleading, I intended to ask which standard platform you guys would pick.

I swapped the pic of the N6 out for a more basic one- 18" barrel.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:59:23 AM EDT
the fuck.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:00:38 AM EDT
I'd get the Barret.

At least ( IIRC ) you have BLM in CA to use it to it's potential.

Had the 98 been out when I got my M82A1, I might have considered getting one instead of the .50BMG. Thankfully, .50 ammo has been steadily declining.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:01:53 AM EDT
Barret but would prefer the Desert Tactical in 338
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:29:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
Noveske
I can open my ammo cabinet and feed it right now.
Because it runs on unleaded, the Barrett runs on premium.

+2

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:38:52 AM EDT
Noveske. Some day I will own a noveske just because.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:42:56 AM EDT
Noveske. Like said before, I can feed it right now with premium ammo. 338 LM is uber expensive, even to reload, and I have components for it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:53:24 AM EDT
Both would be awesome but I'd probably say Noveske.

From a practicality standpoint (I've been "trying" this practicality thing) I would probably get more use out of the Noveske. Better defensive platform with the ability to be used at distance.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:55:22 AM EDT
The Noveske...I do not currently have a .30 caliber semi auto.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:02:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Noveske. Like said before, I can feed it right now with premium ammo. 338 LM is uber expensive, even to reload, and I have components for it.


Didn't compare costs, but you can probably just go to .50 BMG at that point... How much more (or less) to shoot .50 BMG?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:03:09 AM EDT
Tough call, but for me, right now I'd personally go for the Noveske in 7.62.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:11:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I could get more practical use out of the N6.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:14:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gator:
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Noveske. Like said before, I can feed it right now with premium ammo. 338 LM is uber expensive, even to reload, and I have components for it.


Didn't compare costs, but you can probably just go to .50 BMG at that point... How much more (or less) to shoot .50 BMG?


The 338 is a much more accurate round. The Lapua is flatter shooting, has a much better ballistic co-effiecient.
I have 3 .50's and it is cheaper to reload the .50 than it is the 338 Lapua for now. The payloads for the .50 are the kicker. Much better selections of projectiles for the .50's
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:14:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Tough call, but for me, right now I'd personally go for the Noveske in 7.62.

+1

The 7.62 would be more practical for me. Plus I like semi-autos.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:23:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Barrett


without hesitation!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:26:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 6:27:28 AM EDT by Market_Garden]
Noveske.

That Barrett is a novelty, especially if you aren't into long range shooting already. It's funny to see people think "hmm, I want to get into long range shooting," and then go out and buy a .338LM rifle. Go to a long range match, either Benchrest, F class, or tactical-style and count how many Barretts you see there.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:27:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By Quintin:
I could get more practical use out of the N6.

Ditto


What is going on with arfcom?

Since when was practical the cool thing

Barret for me
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:31:12 AM EDT
Noveske for sure. the fuck am I gonna do with a .338 that I can't already do with a 5.56 on a 100yd range?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:31:39 AM EDT
I'd use the N6 a heck of a lot more.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:32:45 AM EDT
Barrett.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:37:47 AM EDT
The .308.

It seems that everyone wants a .338 nowdays even though it is the tool of the expert. The .308 will reach out a long way and is a far more practical firearm.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:40:09 AM EDT
Barret. I couldn't afford to shoot it very much, but I would sure as hell enjoy it when I could.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:40:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 6:40:25 AM EDT
Barrett
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