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Old 08-15-2013, 10:51 PM
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"As far as the 50 BMG not being legal to use in war against human targets...... Where did you get that. There are stories all over hell about US, Canadian and UK snipers using the 50 BMG for long range sniping using specialized single shot precision rifles. If this was not legal, I am pretty sure they would not be able to report on these long range kills on the enemy."

I agree with fifty driver on this one. When I was there we were not even allowed to roll out without a minimum of 2, M2 .50 Cals, and then our EOD team had one barrett with them at all times as well. I do not know about the reasoning behind barrett making a .416, but I always thought the Cheytec based cartridges were an attempt at beating the .338 and .50 in the sniping role. I want a .416 based cartridge now....
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As far as the 50 BMG not being legal to use in war against human targets...... Where did you get that. There are stories all over hell about US, Canadian and UK snipers using the 50 BMG for long range sniping using specialized single shot precision rifles. If this was not legal, I am pretty sure they would not be able to report on these long range kills on the enemy.[/QUOTE]

We were officially told the .50 was to be used for vehicles and equipment, not to engage individuals. However, unofficially we were told if an enemy fighter was carrying a weapon, pack, basket of puppies, or anything else then we could "shoot for the gear." If we happened to go through the person while doing so, **** happens. If anyone asks about it, be sure and tell them you were shooting at the equipment. That's Marine logic
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FYI the 416 Barrett case is longer than the 50 Spotter buy approx 0.3"

So not simply a 50 spotter necked down
Yes final production brass is different in length, that is correct. but capacity is very similar and it was the basis for the original development.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:16 PM
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Fiftydriver the gun powder salesmen must love you. Go info. Thanks
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:49 AM
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Fiftydriver the gun powder salesmen must love you. Go info. Thanks

Last powder order I placed was for 18, 8 lb kegs of WC860!!! 144 lbs will get me through this year...... Maybe.
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