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new 98b :)

Postby biggest_mac » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 10:53 pm

recently recieved my 98b over here in australia :)

its an absolute beast and i am beyond impressed with barretts pioneering on this design.
the action is incredible. as you can see in this video it is easy to cycle fast and the monopod design keeps you on target. there are five rounds fired in 17 seconds. thats roughly 3.5 seconds a shot. hitting a small ram sillouette at 500m.
cant wait to stretch the range and really see what this thing can do.
i have equipped it with the big nightforce :) 12-42x56. nothing can hid anymore :)

currently there are 3 in the country here and i believe no more will be imported sadley.
does anyone have any idea how many have been produced as yet? (my serial is 244)
and is there a wait for customers over there in the states?


posting pictures shortly :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAnbdrmHJRs

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Re: new 98b :)

Postby Samurai » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 11:18 pm

Fantastic, thanks for the link. :cheer:
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Re: new 98b :)

Postby DEDMNKY » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 11:49 pm

thats awsome congrats on the new toy i want one now :cheer:
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Re: new 98b :)

Postby yamahawr400 » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 4:08 am

congrats on the new toy. unsure of serial numbers but u got a low one. and besides theres only 2 other people on your continent that can brag n say they have one. :cheer:

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Re: new 98b :)

Postby Stitch » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 6:32 am

Congrats on the new toy, great video keep it up!!!! :cheer: :cheer: Planning on visiting your wonderful country for week and a half around Sydney in September!!
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Re: new 98b :)

Postby LeoAtrox » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 7:56 am

Wow. That action is buttery smooth. First time I've seen one fired, and I'm impressed.
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Re: new 98b :)

Postby palerider77 » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 3:54 pm

very nice now i want 1 if only the ammo was'nt so **** much!!!!!! thats what messes a gun up for me is the price of ammo. and btw if i had a chance that would be the first place i would go outside of the usa.tons of gold there in au...funny thats the symbol for gold too. iv'e been a gold prospecter for many years and have always wanted to go over there.it's where minelab is too"1 of the best gold finding machines out there".

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Re: new 98b :)

Postby Hognuts » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 8:06 pm

Cool link. looks like fun. ;) ;) ;)
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Re: new 98b :)

Postby stnmikita » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 8:11 pm

I thought Australians had to turn in all their firearms some time ago. What's the scoop on ownership these days?
Please accomplish crime control before attempting gun control.

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Re: new 98b :)

Postby biggest_mac » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 11:58 pm

ahah no. not quite. the legislation is quite strict with no semiautomatic weapons allowed on a normal licence or weapons with 50 bmg or there abouts calibre. there were a few 460 steyrs/408cheytac/416barretts that were sold in qld although they have been recalled as they have been deemed to powrful -____-

i am extremly impressed with the rifle. i hope to see it in the hands of military someday as it is ideally suited to that role between 308 and 50 bmg. as you can see in the video it is perfect for anti material with its high rate of fire and the 338 round aint no weakling. but its also sub moa accurate and can be used for anti personell. i am extremly happy with the product :)

i would love to see a 308 version produced in the future. this would prove very popular i believe :)

me and my family are travelling to las vagus and LA in september this year :) i am hoping to fire a 50 cal barrett as this is one of my goals :) does anyone know where i could achieve this? any recomendations?

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Re: new 98b :)

Postby thedeserttortoise » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 9:11 am

I'm sure you'll get a lot of invites but if your in the New Mexico area your welcome to stop by our range and use my Barrett. Good luck and enjoy your visit. Tortoise

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Re: new 98b :)

Postby darksoldier300 » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 7:26 pm

wow thats awsome i want one soooo bad now the action looked so smooth...very nice thanks for the video :cheer:
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Re: new 98b :)

Postby PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE » Sat 27 Jun, 2009 7:10 am

Wow, only 3 in the entire country and you have 1 of them :bow: , that was like hitting the lottery, thanks for the vid and much congrats!!!! :cheer:


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