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50 cal's

Postby Duck Collector » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:55 pm

Has anyone ever shot the newer barrett 50 cals (M82)? If so is there any other gun you can compare the kick too?
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby dsm16428 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:39 am

The M82 isn't new by any means and they're RIFLES, not guns. The M-82 was the first true production rifle they put out. It was built and marketed in 1982, hence the model M82 designation. Technically I guess you could say any Barret "50" designed prior to the XM series could be called "M82's" as they really didn't change too much for almost 20 years. The NEWEST rifle is I believe the XM-107 A1 or A2 and the CQ, a version designed specifically when BIG firepower is needed in a smaller, lighter package. I'd LOVE to see what that "little" bugger is like to fire!! I used one (M102-A1) when I was in the Air Force and with the right brake on it, the recoil was comparable to a .308 or maybe a bit less. I like big guns and don't mind recoil though so I guess I was the perfect choice to carry...I mean LUG AROUND SWEARING UNDER MY BREATH ALL DAY! :mad:
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby TomKat » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:42 pm

I fired a .50 BMG in a custom target rifle that weighs 34 lbs.

Kick was nothing at all. In fact, my wife shot it right after me. I do advise wearing ear protection.
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby Duck Collector » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:31 pm

My bad its a friend of mine who has it, he just told md it is the XM-107. Whats the recoil compared to a .300 win mag? I've never shot a .308 so not a clue there.
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby dsm16428 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:44 pm

WAAAAAY LESS than a .300 Win. Mag.! If you get a chance to put a few rounds through it I guarantee you will walk away with at least a half chub! :yes: Those things should recoil somewhere between the .308 and a .243 depending on the brake he got with wis. Definetly wear hearing protection as most of those brakes throw the gasses and report up and over the shooter's head.
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby Sagebrush » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:56 pm

They have 1,000 yard shoots here in Nevada every year.

They have a handle on the recoil with the muzzle brakes and table rest stands but standing behind them you can still feel
the pressure of the muzzle blast on your body !!

TWO sets of ear plugs and head set,please !! :hammer:

In the summer some of the loads warm up and I have seen a few use a plastic or rubber, small hammer, to help open up the bolt handles, when the chamber pressures start to climb a "Little"................

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Re: 50 cal's

Postby Preacher1011 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:48 pm

Never shot one, but I've heard it's comparable to a 12 gauge from people that have.
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby Duck Collector » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:51 am

Good to hear guys, i was scared to shoot one at first but not anymore. I was worried about the recoil...i weight a wopping 130 lbs. and was afraid it was gonna blast me across the ground. :sniper:
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Re: 50 cal's

Postby Sagebrush » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:40 am

They have the recoil down pretty much....................
main thing is learning how to read the "Boil" and the wind from point "A" to point "Z"..........way out there.
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