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Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Chris19xx, Jul 13, 2020.
@Chris19xx and @Apollo99 thanks for the quick reply.
I appreciate them for anything over 700/800yds when your only other precision caliber is 7.62. However I view them as a novelty and wouldn’t want to spend $2/rd to plink at 500yds with one.
Just keep in mind with a .50BMG bolt gun there is no recoil system other than your shoulder to soak it up. Might be why it’s been there so long.
I've shot and worked on a couple of M-82s. I hope your rifle is a major improvement.
Now that had not occurred to me. It has a Limbsaver on it but I bet it is still pretty stiff.
I know that it would just be a big plinker for me but...
I was a gunner on an M2 (Crew served) years ago and used to shoot long distances at the range at Grafenwoehr. FRG.
I haven’t shot a .50 since 1975 and thought this might be an inexpensive way to get back into it.
Shot the M81A1 and the Ma Deuce in the military, never wanted to feed one with my own money. Almost bought a M81A1 local at a pawn shop a few years ago for the right price, just no place to shoot it and no real need in a way.. my 300 WM knocks down what I need.
I call these Antifa repellent. lols
That's bada$$ OP. Congrats.
Never know what hit them, or where it came from.
This is supposed to be improved accuracy. The M-82 is an anti material weapon, not a sniper rifle. I've shot and worked on M-82s. The accuracy isn't what people seem to think it is.
Actually 300 Win Mag has been used for decades. It reaches past 7.62 for accuracy. When I was working class III, cheapest 50 cal we could find was $1.35 a round and that was YUGO for our M2HB.
I just meant from an issued perspective.
300 Win Mags were used in Vietnam. They were also used on occasion in Iraq.
Not normal issue, but then Spec Ops and the USMC Snipers did a bunch of "interesting" stuff.
Normal Issue 7.62X51 Sniper ammo started with XM118, to M118, to M852, to Brown Box to M118LR. I still have XM118 and M118 here.
Yep we only had .308 or .50 ...my unit wasn’t high speed enough for win mag lol
I bought a Model 99 back in 2009. Had been wanting a .50 for a while and got a deal on a floor model.
All in all, it was just okay. The “boom” wasn’t quite what I was expecting for a fun factor. Recoil wasn’t bad and accuracy was decent. But I ended up selling it a few years later.
I just didn’t enjoy lugging it out the range.
And I didn’t have anywhere to shoot it longer than 600 yards. Not even scratching the potential at that distance so it went to a dude that had some land who could properly enjoy it.
If I ever go for another big bore, it will be one of the Cheytac calibers.