Barrett M107A1

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by Chris19xx, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
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  2. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    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.
     

  3. 7.62Kolectr

    7.62Kolectr On guard

    Jun 6, 2018

    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.
     
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  4. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    I've shot and worked on a couple of M-82s. I hope your rifle is a major improvement.
     
  5. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017

    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.
     
  6. Built6spdMCSS

    Built6spdMCSS Forgets this forum exists from time to time

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    Aug 16, 2018
    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.
     
  7. slingerbelt

    slingerbelt Deer Magnet

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    Aug 13, 2018
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  8. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
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    That's bada$$ OP. Congrats.
     
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  9. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Never know what hit them, or where it came from.
     
  10. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    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.
     
  11. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    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.
     
  12. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    I just meant from an issued perspective.
     
  13. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    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.
     
  14. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    Yep we only had .308 or .50 ...my unit wasn’t high speed enough for win mag lol
     
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  15. Nineteen-ElevenObsession

    Nineteen-ElevenObsession Active Member

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    Jun 21, 2020
    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.
     

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