POTD – USMC 50 Caliber Barrett

The last time I was around one of these, I was face down in the dirt. A 50 Barrett was firing about 7 feet over my head, 75 yards to my rear. I was with another shooter at the time. That was quite the experience.

Right side of Barrett Rifle

Right side of Barrett Rifle

The shooter of the Barrett was confirming zero at the request of a visiting Secret Service detail. They were protecting a Presidential candidate. But don’t think the Secret Service was asking for help. Nope. They had their person covered and under control.

Left Side of Barrett Rifle

Left Side of Barrett Rifle

But…when they found out a 50 was available locally, they requested extra coverage for potential vehicle interdiction on the perimeter. Flash forward 3 days, and I’m face down in the dirt trying to avoid a headache.

USMC Unertl Scope. Quite collectable.

USMC Unertl Scope. Quite collectable.

If I’m around 50’s too much, they give me headaches. You’ll learn this little fact from experience.

 

Sincerely,
Marky
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