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Barrett Automatic Ranging Sight

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TooTaxed, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. TooTaxed

    TooTaxed Participating Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Columbus, Georgia
    Thought you would find this sight interesting, as few people seem to have heard of this truly state-of-the-art telescopic sight. This sight is what makes the .50 Barrett rifles effective as sniping rifles on the first shot at distances of thousands of yards.

    Go to: http://barrettrifles.com/optics_bors.aspx Click on the "Sighting In" video window in the lower right for a demo.

    Mine...BORS with Leopold 4.5 x 14 x50 LR/T Mark 4 Mildot scope...is mounted on a Springfield .308 M1A, Krieger stainless steel barrel, walnut stock with built-in adjustable cheekpiece, Harrris bipod,,,done by the AMU at Fort Benning. Sure wish I had something like this when I was shooting 1,000 yard matches with iron peep sights on my M1 Garand!:D

    Now...here's the truly astounding part...I bought this at an estate sale, where no one knew what it was...including myself! No one was interested in this very heavy, rather ungainly-looking package...no bids! You couldn't even tell what the base scope was, as all ID was covered by the scope cap mounts. I was interested in the rifle alone, as I had a nice Leopold Mk 4 to put on it...offered $1,500 for the rifle alone, allowed myself to be talked up to a quite satisfactory $1,600, then on a whim offered $2,000 for the entire package...Sold! Had no idea what I had until I looked up the Barrett website afterwards. It appears to have never been fired. Guess I got my $2,000 worth...:D:D:D
  2. Jenrick

    Jenrick Participating Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Okay that is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. Bit above my budget right now, but I can definetly see myself getting one in a couple of years. Very cool that you got it for that kind of deal.

  3. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Oct 23, 2004
    uhh, no.

    they are cool though. one of my local gun stores has one in stock. i think they want $1400 or so for it. I was going to put one on my barrett but it only goes on the leupold scope, and mine came as a package with a barrett-labeled swarovski, so it didn't make much sense to be replacing it.
  4. shevrock

    shevrock Active Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    WOW. i want one [need a good rifle first though]. :D

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