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50 cal sniper rifle vieo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 4thHorseman, Feb 24, 2005.

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  1. 4thHorseman

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  2. kel

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    Thank you

    That was a great video, is that special round they were firing available to mere mortals in the US?
     
  3. mbs357

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    Yea, neat video.
    Me and my uncle have been wondering for a while now...what yardage were they shooting at?
     
  4. 50 Shooter

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    You can buy the rounds if you can afford them, it's a Raufoss. They usually sell anywhere from $35-50 each and there's speculation if they are even legal. At that price I don't think you'll want to shoot it, might want it for the collection.

    Supposedly they were for the military only but some have found there way onto the civilian market. Could be from private contractors that requested samples to test and decided to sell off the extra.
     
  5. Jubei

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    Massive Cool!

    You gotta love the big .50.

    Thanks for the link.

    Jubei
     
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    awesome!
     
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    The Raufoss round has a slow fuse train which causes it to explode a short time after penetrating the skin of whatever the target is. My wife's uncle Einar works at the factory in Raufoss, Norway, and we got to do a plant tour plus a 1 hour presentation on the munitions they produce there. The actually call it the "MP" round--Multi-Purpose.

    Ty
     
  8. Double Maduro

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    Jeez,

    What a combo for jackrabbits.

    I want one more than ever.

    Thanks,

    DM
     
  9. Harry Tuttle

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    that video is also hosted here:
    http://democrats.reform.house.gov/features/fifty_caliber/guns_marine_video.rm

    might as well suck the bandwidth off of the Gov't instead of Albert at BH...


    http://democrats.reform.house.gov/investigations.asp?Issue=Fifty+Caliber+Rifles+and+Ammunition

    June 18, 1999
    Civilian Access to Military Armor Piercing Ammunition
    At the request of Reps. Blagojevich and Waxman, the Special Investigations Division in conjunction with the Office of Special Investigations of GAO worked to reveal how the Department of Defense indirectly armed citizens with some of the most powerful and destructive ammunition available. Armor piercing ammunition for fifty caliber weapons can pierce armored vehicles and bulletproof glass when fired at a distance of over a mile. Until Congress acted in response to the investigation, military surplus fifty caliber armor piercing ammunition was readily available in the U.S. civilian market as a result of a little-known Department of Defense demilitarization program. As part of the investigation into fifty caliber sniper rifles, expert Marine snipers provided a demonstration of the power and accuracy of these weapons. The demonstration was recorded on video tape. Also as part of the investigation, undercover investigators from the Office of Special Investigations of GAO taped conversations with ammunition dealers who sell specialized armor-piercing ammunition for fifty caliber sniper weapons.
    - The Report
    - Download Marine Video
    - Transcript of Taped Conversations with Ammunition Dealers
     
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    The investigation concluded "Coooool! I have GOT to get me some of that!"
     
  11. Outbacker

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    Dear Santa,

    Please bring me a M82A1A this year.

    I'll be good.

    Promise! :evil:

    "You'll put your eye out, kid."
     
  12. 50 Shooter

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    You can't Art, it's illegal in Kali. :neener:
     
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    Excellent vid - thx :)
     
  14. artherd

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    Is NOW illegal in Cali! I got one just in time! (stupid law)

    [​IMG]

    Love this gun.
     
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    Raufoss, API, APIT and any other fun stuff has been banned in Kali for a long time.

    I saw a post somewhere from someone in Kali, he said that you can still get a DD but only for collecting not using the fun stuff.
     
  16. Revival

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    Great Video!
     
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