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The 50 cal. Barrett M82/M107(66 Photos)

50cal barrett rifle 920 53 Surviving Tuesday, possible…surviving the 50 cal. Barrett M82/M107, zero (66 Photos)

One More Sample 

50cal barrett rifle 920 63 Surviving Tuesday, possible…surviving the 50 cal. Barrett M82/M107, zero (66 Photos)

 

 

 

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2012 International Sniper Comp. at Fort Benning (99 Photos)

 

inter sniper comp 500 87 2012 International Sniper Comp. at Fort Benning (99 Photos)

 

 

 

inter sniper comp 500 23 2012 International Sniper Comp. at Fort Benning (99 Photos)

The  .50 BMG

 

The Might 50 BMG

The Beast Itself

 

 

 

” Once again, his most-excellent John Moses Browning comes into our discussion. There is a fine line between a cannon and a gun. This cartridge flirts on that line. Anything bigger usually comes out of a cannon. In the Cartridges of the World, 12th edition, this is the end of the story; nothing is beyond JMB’s cartridge. However, Browning did not originally design this cartridge for sniping.

Browning originally designed the .50 BMG for exactly what the abbreviation says, Browning Machine Gun. The year was 1918 and the war to end all wars was drawing to a bloody conclusion. In World War I bigger became better. The .30 caliber Browning machine gun was less potent as things like tanks and airplanes began to make their presence known. Furthermore, an 11mm Hotchkiss made its debut on the battlefield of Europe. General Pershing called for a gun that would balance that new heavy cartridge technology.”

 

 

 

” On October 15, 1918, less than one month before the conclusion of European festivities, the first trial of Browning’s machine gun took place. The cartridge was huge, the gun enormous. It was a beast and hard to control. It would be three more years until the improvements allowed better control over this colossal cartridge. That design would be the Browning Machine Gun, Model of 1921 M1921. Later upgrades would make it the M1921A1 and in the 1930s it became the M2, or Ma Deuce.

With the Ma Deuce, this cartridge would take off from vehicles that traversed jungles, deserts, and mountains. It also served in the air and on the water. If it rolled, flew or floated, this cartridge could take it out. When mounted to the P51 Mustang fighter plane with six Browning Machine Guns, it rained .50 bullets and brass all over the skies of Europe. One word fits that thought-devastating! ”

 

 

 

 

Reach Out And Touch Someone

.416 Barrett 82A1 + .338LM 98B

 

   ” On the SHOT Show 2010 Range Day, our Assistant Editor Jason Baney headed straight to the biggest, baddest rifles he could find — a pair of serious-looking tactical rigs from Barrett Rifles. First off was the mighty semi-auto Barrett 82A1, chambered in .416 Barrett. a “beast of a cartridge” according to Jason. The .416 is a very powerful chambering, and you can see the recoil pushed Jason pretty hard. That’s serious energy — Jason’s a big boy, and the Barrett 82A1 weighs nearly 31 pounds. Want one? You may have to liquidate some investments. MSRP on the Barrett 82A1 is a whopping $9345.00.”

 

 

Barrett 82A1

 

 

  ” Next up was Barrett’s bolt-action model 98B (“Ninety-Eight Bravo”), chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. At less than half the weight of the Barrett 82A1, the 98B was much easier to steer on the bench and the ergonomics were generally better according to Jason.”

 

 

 

Barrett 98b

If you are looking for a camp for your teenagers you might consider this one run by the NRA .

  “Summer camp provides long-lasting friendships, forever memories, and unforgettable fun times. Camp offer opportunities to kids that they may not have a chance to participate in any other time such as horseback riding, canoeing, or ropes courses. A truly unique summer camp experience is at the NRA Whittington Center in northeast New Mexico. Every year, the NRA Whittington Center hosts Adventure Camp for 13- to 17-year-olds in two-week sessions. Adventure camp focuses on training and firearm safety. Campers will spend a half day on each of the Whittington Center’s 17 sophisticated ranges, with extensive classroom training and safety courses.

NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp provides the summer camp experience of a lifetime!

Since the camp’s inception in 1988, over 2,200 campers from all over the United States as well as from all over the world, have successfully learned how to shoot, hunt, and become self-reliant, self-respecting teenagers. Fifty-six campers attend each two-week session and get to fire about 1,300 rounds from pistols, rifles, shotguns, and muzzleloaders. One of the more popular features at Adventure Camp is the opportunity to fire a donated .50 BMG Barrett at the Whittington Center’s 1,000-yard high-powered rifle range.”

A camper favorite the Barrett .50 BMG.