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.50 Cal Sniper Rifle

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

If you have heard about the effects of the .50 cal sniper rifle, check out the video on this site. It was shot in Afghanistan by UNK branch of service at over 1/2 mile away. You should be able to see the video from the Entertainment tab, third from the left above.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Dallas SWAT has one for shooting out engin blocks in dangerous persuits.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

They are very limited in use as far as civilian LE is concerned. The .50 is used by my peeps for vehicles and other hard targets. its effect on people is to much to speak about here.

But its a fun gun to shoot.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Mmmmmm.....The .50. Sorry, I just caught myself daydreaming for a moment. Snapped back to reality, yes, Methodeous is correct: Very limited application in the LEO world. But, Oh Heck Yeah! Swell long gun to shoot. I did some T/E shooting using a Barrett .50 at a stationary full size van, head on. Made a tidy whole in the V8 engine. However, it will not stop a vehicle dead in its tracks. Simple physics tells that story. It will disable it nicely. And the net effect on a perp ... yup ... makes ID kinda tough.


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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

very large rifle ,fun to shoot but don't recomend using it "unless your in a warzone though

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

Makes a great gopher gun.

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sahelms says ...



Makes a great gopher gun.



600 grains will gopher a long way!

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

Almost zero applications for civilian law enforcement. The use should definately be for those who are certified through advanced police sniper operations, billeted for a SWAT unit that trains minimally 32 hours a month.


Can definately see its use for those who's jurisdiction includes transit and major airports though....for various reasons. Agencies like Houston METRO Police who police the monorail system, buses, and the like....or Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Police for instance.


 

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

no department needs a 50cal. "sniper rifle"  until they need it.  i got into a discussion with   a customer at the firing range i worked at part time as a firearms instructor.  he was making the standard why do the police in his  small town need a sniper and/or swat team.  i simply asked if you walk into the local stop-n-rob like most sheeple do ,on your cell not awear of a thing in the world,  end up looking down the barrel of a gun and becoming a hostage,possible wounded . do you want like in some areas of the country the "sniper" is the deputy who has a scoped deer rifle and is the dept's best shot at qualifing,or do you want the best trained and armed precision shooter possible. we know the answer. in some areas of the country i have seen sound deadening and shatterproof glass installed in interior and exterior applications, bullet deflection is a concern,50cal,338lapue,308 using 190grn bullets would and have worked in the past. that being said 50cal has a very limited roll in police work. on the other hand a friend of my has a ruger M77/44 that he had the barrel replace with an integrally suppressed 50AE, it makes less noise than my gamo shadow pellet gun, shooting a 350grn projectile. he shot a large wild dog and it about ripped it in half. i was thinking it would do wanders at removing the pitbulls and other large bread dog the drug dealers seem to be keeping in the yard now


 

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

Went by the police gun shop a few weeks ago, they had a 50 caliber for only $5K and $5 a round for ammo, is suspect GTS only has one of these.

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no department needs a 50cal. "sniper rifle"  until they need it.  i got into a discussion with   a customer at the firing range i worked at part time as a firearms instructor.  he was making the standard why do the police in his  small town need a sniper and/or swat team.  i simply asked if you walk into the local stop-n-rob like most sheeple do ,on your cell not awear of a thing in the world,  end up looking down the barrel of a gun and becoming a hostage,possible wounded . do you want like in some areas of the country the "sniper" is the deputy who has a scoped deer rifle and is the dept's best shot at qualifing,or do you want the best trained and armed precision shooter possible. we know the answer. in some areas of the country i have seen sound deadening and shatterproof glass installed in interior and exterior applications, bullet deflection is a concern,50cal,338lapue,308 using 190grn bullets would and have worked in the past. that being said 50cal has a very limited roll in police work. on the other hand a friend of my has a ruger M77/44 that he had the barrel replace with an integrally suppressed 50AE, it makes less noise than my gamo shadow pellet gun, shooting a 350grn projectile. he shot a large wild dog and it about ripped it in half. i was thinking it would do wanders at removing the pitbulls and other large bread dog the drug dealers seem to be keeping in the yard now


 



The reason why every LE agency doesnt carry weapons such as the M107 has to do with liability. Unlike the military (traditionally), LE is FAR more concerned and liable for everything in the path of a round...resistance to an SRT unit is a bit different from every agency having a barret