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Posted: 12/23/2005 5:26:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 5:28:37 PM EDT by edpmedic]

Picked it up from Hunter Sports. The trigger is so smooth and light, can't wait to try it out..
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:42:08 PM EDT
What are you going to use for ammo?
Great pictures, now give us the details.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:58:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:59:18 PM EDT
Welcome to the .50 cal club!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:05:01 PM EDT
1/2 inch holes, are like, so cool! congrats!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:32:46 PM EDT
I am waiting fo 60 rounds of Barrett ammo to come. It was part of the package, but I did buy a pack of match ammo 10 rounds for about $40.00.

It's a Barrett 99 with Pelican Case, Leupoid VX-III scope, Badger 50 rings, Bipod and otis cleaning kit. It is suppose to come with 60 rounds of ammo like stated above.

Looks like a nice rifle and I am sure it is going to kick like a mule.

I like what it says about Maxium range 7,435 yds. I would need the Hubble to see that far...
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:09:36 PM EDT
holidays came a just in time eh Marc?
Happy holidays dude.
and congrat's on your new baby!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:28:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:31:17 AM EDT
I figured a VXIII will not hold up. I am going to be putting a NightForce or a USO onto it. I am going to use the VXIII on a AR10
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:59:37 AM EDT
Nice rifle you got there! Good luck with it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 11:16:51 AM EDT
Very nice, I had a 99 for awhile......great rifle.

Then I got an 82 and sold that a few months ago.

Been toying with the idea of getting a CQ, we'll see.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:53:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 3:57:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 1:28:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:31:48 AM EDT
Just so glad that he only guards the prisoners that you put behind bars...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:42:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:05:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplite:
Then when I called the guy out on his stupidity he insisted he had seen it done there before and that he knew what he was talking about because he was NYS Corrections "ESU".

Maybe he was the CERT member who shot himself in the ass during the WC Jail/Prison riot years ago.

Camp Smith and West Point ranges are possibilities but they need to be organized events.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:27:24 AM EDT
Man, I kinda wish I met some of these guys. Sounds like a hoot. The only funnies that I run into are 18 year olds shooting an 18in bbl 12 guage from the hip with birdshot at 100 yards...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:29:44 PM EDT
I didn't know you can people can go to camp smith for a regular shoot or even west point.
I know they hold high power matches up there though...
please fill me in.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 2:57:02 PM EDT
Very nice Edpmedic! Good Christmas present. I have never been around a 50 cal when anyone was shooting it. I can only imagine how loud that thing is.

I remember seeing somewhere that there is a long-range rifle range in PA. Where I don't remember. Maybe the guys on the PA board could help you out.

So are you going to reload the 50 cal ammo? Even surplus that stuff goes for over a buck a round. Then again if you can spring for that rifle may not be an issue. Sweet rifle!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:38:49 AM EDT
MY Barret M82A1 used to sport a Super Sniper optic. Very durable, with a glass laser etched reticle qauranteed not to break under .50BMG recoil. Price is great too. I sold it a couple years back to my friend. Here it is in the lower left, with a few more .50's on the line

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:15:15 AM EDT

I remember seeing somewhere that there is a long-range rifle range in PA. Where I don't remember. Maybe the guys on the PA board could help you out.

I go to PA benchrest 1000 range near Williamsport. Guess will be shooting it there and maybe Camp Smith UpState NY? I think they have a 600yd range there.

I also think Calverton opens their Parking Lot so you get upt to 400-500yds. If you look there are Benches at the top when you pull into the parking lot. I think it was Sat or Sun after 4PM he opens it up when every one is done down range.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:28:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 3:12:42 PM EDT
Thanks Hoppie...I will have to check into Camp Smith.

I guess your right about Calverton, but the owner said shooting at the top makes it a 400 or 525 yd range. I don't remember. I thought it would only be 325-375 yds looking at it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 3:56:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplite:
...Camp smith would be tricky as I am not aware if they have open range days and I believe you need to shut a road down to shoot on the furthest point.

No open range, but the HP guys shoot there pretty regular. For 600 yds they have to close a road.

I shot there Labor Day weekend with them in a "fun" match. Shot my scoped M1A in the F-class. It was the 1st time I got to shoot beyond 200 yds.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:47:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:30:04 AM EDT
No 50's in F-Class and no Brake allowed.
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