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The Barrett M107A1 and MRAD Which one for you?
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Since I put up the post on both of these rifles I would like to know which one you would like to own and why? I cant decide. I cant afford either one but its nice to dream.
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#2
The MRAD is lighter, has a folding stock, is chambered for the .338 Lapua Mag, and has a user-changeable barrel system. The M107A1 is chambered for .50 BMG. Since I already have a AR-50 and always wanted a .338 Lapua Mag rifle, I'll go with the MRAD. Smile
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LisaA;18198 Wrote:The MRAD is lighter, has a folding stock, is chambered for the .338 Lapua Mag, and has a user-changeable barrel system. The M107A1 is chambered for .50 BMG. Since I already have a AR-50 and always wanted a .338 Lapua Mag rifle, I'll go with the MRAD. Smile
Lisa is your AR50 a Beowulf?
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das;18212 Wrote:
LisaA;18198 Wrote:The MRAD is lighter, has a folding stock, is chambered for the .338 Lapua Mag, and has a user-changeable barrel system. The M107A1 is chambered for .50 BMG. Since I already have a AR-50 and always wanted a .338 Lapua Mag rifle, I'll go with the MRAD. Smile
Lisa is your AR50 a Beowulf?

No, the AR-50A1 is a .50 BMG! Big Grin
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LisaA;18215 Wrote:
das;18212 Wrote:Lisa is your AR50 a Beowulf?

No, the AR-50A1 is a .50 BMG! Big Grin

Now Im really jealous!Tongue
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#6
The MRAD. The M107/82 is a 2.5" gun at best.

To put it into perspective; 2.5" x 10 = 25" at 1000. I'm not looking to stop vehicles nor spend the ridiculous amount of money on bullets.

However; I'm still finding the limits of my 260AI, so acquiring a Magnum or larger isn't really in the picture.
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#7
I had a Barrett 82A1. A lot of fun but it isn't super accurate. I also had an AR-50 which was more accurate. I would take the MRAD because I get a bug up my butt about accuracy.

Although, I think of all the things that could get banned, the .50 BMG is probably the easiest to get just because there aren't that many out there.

Answering the question not asked, I would take an AR-50 and a Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua and pocket the change over either one of the listed choices.
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unclejumbo;19128 Wrote:I had a Barrett 82A1. A lot of fun but it isn't super accurate. I also had an AR-50 which was more accurate. I would take the MRAD because I get a bug up my butt about accuracy.

Although, I think of all the things that could get banned, the .50 BMG is probably the easiest to get just because there aren't that many out there.

Answering the question not asked, I would take an AR-50 and a Savage 110 BA in .338 Lapua and pocket the change over either one of the listed choices.

Agreed UJ me too. But between the two that were reviewed I think most would go MRAD cheaper ammo and very accurate.
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das;19256 Wrote:Agreed UJ me too. But between the two that were reviewed I think most would go MRAD cheaper ammo and very accurate.

Honestly, I'd take other rifles over any of the ones mentioned, or I think so anyway. There's some pretty awesome and accurate systems out there in the same chamberings, for a lot less. I did want to point something out though. Most people don't realize this, but the .338 Lapua isn't really any cheaper to shoot than the .50 BMG. Sure, you can get some cheaper "junk ammo" for the .338 Lapua, but it's still not always cheaper than the sling down range cheap .50 BMG ammo. Ya'll are talking about accuracy, and we'll just say long range accuracy because that's what the system is designed for, and no reason to even have one of these if you're not talking about ELR kind of ranges. So if you're talking about accuracy, that means we're talking match grade ammo. When that's the case, you're looking at $5.50-6.00 per round for the .338 Lapua, like Hornady's match ammo. For the .50 BMG you're also looking at $5.30-5.75 per round for match grade ammo from Hornady. So either way, every time the bolt runs, just think of the brass ringing as a cash register, and a $5 bill and some change disappearing. There's no such thing as "cheap" anything ammo once you get into anything over .308 caliber projectiles and include the word "accuracy" or "match grade". Either way, given only those two choices, I'd easily choose the MRAD.
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