Re: 416 barrett questions
I went through the same pain and decided on the 50 BMG because the 416 Barrett was so
expensive to feed and the brass ,dies, and bullets were proprietary and little or no
loading information was available.
The Steyr was also very diffacult and expensive to put together all of the components.
The main reason I chose the 50BMG was the availability of dies,reamers, brass,Load data,
and loaded ammo at less than half the price of the 416 and others.
With the availability of armor piercing,incendiary,full metal jacket and tracer ammo it is also
fun and I can buy some great bullets with a BC above 1 (I.054, 1.070. 1.o95 and bore tech
makes a 792gr that has a BC of 1.124).
I can load the 50BMG for $3.70 each and buy it for $3.34 each (I can buy it for less than I
can load it) the 416 on the other will cost $5.06 per round if you can find it .
Also the 416 produces 9517 ft/lbs energy and the 50BMG produces 13,194 with Hornady
A max ammo and the ball is supposed to be over 14,000ft/lbs, so the 416 does not have the knock down power of the 50 BMG.
Barret built the 416 because of California and there band on 50's.
I like the 416 calibre but It was just to much trouble and expense for me, Besides I guess I
just like the big 50.
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