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  1. Wounded Ronin is offline
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    Operated a .50 BMG rifle today for the first time in my life

    Today, I operated a .50 cal rifle for the first time in my life. I also operated a Remington 700. It was also the first time in my life I ever used optics.

    I was able to fire off 2 50 cal rounds and a box of .308 after I made some donations to a veteran's memorial at the American Heroes Challenge being held today in Las Vegas. The website is here: http://www.americanheroeschallenge.com/

    I don't know what the distance I fired at was but it was also the farthest I've ever shot at a target. I was shooting at little metal torsos way out and small-looking on a berm.

    To warm up, I fired the Remington 700 first. Although I've never used optics before, I played lots of Operation Flashpoint, America's Army, and ARMA in the past, and I recently read an Army sniper manual left over from the early 90s, so I did my best to have a smooth trigger pull, fire with my left hand on my chest, have good eye alignment through the scope, and so on. I knew ahead of time that body positioning and total relaxation would be much more important than when shooting at closer ranges, like in when I do steel shooting competitions.

    I actually thought the Remington was harder to use than the .50 cal. The recoil hurt more.

    With the 50 cal, even though it kicked up a huge gassey explosion and blew blankets away and made an enormous sound, it was designed so well that it didn't hurt at all to fire.

    I'm pleased to say I did hit the target on my second shot using the .50 cal. I considered the first shot to just be for familiarization anyway, because I had no idea what the rifle would do. On the second shot, I forced myself to stay real calm, have perfect posture, re-adjusted the shooting blanket, made sure my trigger pull was as even as I could make it, and I took many deep breaths and relaxed just watching the crosshairs float up and down with my breaths. I probably aimed for about 2 minutes. But I was really gratified when all my care paid off and I was able to hit the target.

    The range officers congratulated me and told me it was a great shot. Well, it definitely was a great shot, at least for me. That is definitely the farthest I ever attempted to shoot in my life, I was using new equipment and skills I'd developed previously only from video games, and yet I succeeded in actually hitting the target in real life.
    “nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you’re a hit man or a video gamer.” - Jack Thompson
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    Goddamnit, I need to move to Vegas.

    Good stuff.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    Goddamnit, I need to move to Vegas.

    Good stuff.
    It's probably the most libertarian place in the US. It makes my life harder as a county employee because I have no power basically, but the trade off is that I can really get into firearms as a hobby with minimal problems.
    “nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you’re a hit man or a video gamer.” - Jack Thompson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    Goddamnit, I need to move to Vegas.

    Good stuff.
    roger that. nevada sounds hella awesome!
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    Posted On:
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     Style: .45 ACP

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    Coolness. Fun, ain't they? I'm looking at a .50 BMG upper for one of my AR's.
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    Good **** ain't it?

    Are you ready to move up to one of these?

    Ma Deuce in a single configuration is full of win;

    But Ma Deuce in a twin configuration is full of AWESOME WIN.
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    Why don't we have those at FOBs
    Fucking navy
    You are not free whose liberty is won by the rigour of other, more righteous souls. Your are merely protected. Your freedom is parasitic, you suck the honourable man dry and offer nothing in return. You who have enjoyed freedom, who have done nothing to earn it
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    That is one sexy pair of machine guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark View Post
    Why don't we have those at FOBs
    Fucking navy
    Don't be a hater.

    Just go kick your supply weanies in the ass and get them to order that configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuiltySpark View Post
    Why don't we have those at FOBs
    Fucking navy
    They had quad .50s in the 'Nam...

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