posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 10:14 PM
OK -- FOR ALL THOSE THAT NIT PICK THE ACCURACY OF A 50 CAL....
The gun has huge effective range - one. And two - you can be about 18 inches off target (and I mean AWAY from a torso, arm, neck, head...whatever)
and it will rip you apart irregardless. No need to hit within a 6 inch spread (like most lower cal. rifles in more innexperineced hands) when you can
hit within a 4 foot spread and still take the target out of the fight almost always indefinitely (due to lost limb or side of neck or face). Good
example - say you shot your dog or a pig with this rifle - you would have trouble finding piecies large enough to eat (useless for hunting regular
size game). So you want a pin point accurate target plinker, get a 22 cal., you want to destroy, get a 50 cal. You want a good in between platform
you gotta shoot .308. Bolt action is always more accurate than semi-auto, and at long range you dont want to put lots of rounds down range fast
anyway because the barrel gets too hot and you lose most accuracy.
Now, as for cost efficiency, seeing as you usually have to have a class 2 or 3 weapons liscense in most states to own a .50 cal, you're looking at a
pain in the ass. And that doesnt even include the price per round - about $10. Ammo is not cheap and you have to zero your weapon and practice
before going into a real world situation.
If you want something that is unquestionably accurate, has decent range, that you can cheaply practice with all the time as a civilian, and still has
lethality when you learn to nail those 1 inch spreads - get a 22 lr cal. They're a blast, they're light, ammo is DIRT cheap for practice and high
quality ammo is still cheap, and you'll have a blast, be able to take small game, carry it and literally hundreds of rounds all day, and still have
an effective kill range of at least 200-400 yards for an amateur. Hope this helps, and if you're thinking of killing a person - DONT BE STUPID.