Im curious to what the kick is comparable to on the Barrett 98B with muzzle break. Anyone have any experience with the rifle or cartidge? I'm curious if its annoying to shoot allday or is it not that bad on the shoulder?
Haven't shot one of those yet but a .338 Lapula which weighs in at 12-13 lbs will kick lighter than a .338 Win Mag out of a sporter rifle (8-9 lbs). Also add in the stock design which is a straight inline and muzzle brake. Sitting at a bench will also have the most recoil. Shoot it prone with the body inline with the stock. Also anytime shooting big bore guns with muzzle breaks don't be immediately to the side as you'll get muzzle blast.
I enjoyed shooting the Barrett 99 in .50BMG while visiting Barrett in 98' and have years of shooting the M82 Barretts (love those). I used to have a Freshour Tejas which was a lightweight 18 lb .50 BMG and recoil was managable by the stock design, muzzle break and mecury recoil reducing in butt. Here's a pic of the Barrett 82A1, notice the gas pattern in the sand.
The only experience that I have of this gun was at the range and the shooter was a both legs amputee Vietnam Vet. He easily handled and enjoyed shooting it. However the side muzzle blast was so great that stuff I had two benches away was blown off! Stay well behind the shooter with this gun and muzzle brake.
Not sure model of Barrett 50 cal a father and daughter bring to range when prepping for a long range shooting competition. First time I saw the daughter she was about 12 years old, thin and nothing boyish about her. Both father and daughter have a Barrett.....it was a hoot watching the kid shoot it. Last time I saw them at our range, dad proudly told us, even though they shoot in a different class, he had barely beat her score in the last competition they'd shot.
I shot a few rounds through one day. I can't remember what model it was but I was surprised by the recoil. It really wasn't bad at all but as others stated you don't want to stand next to someone while they are shooting it. The muzzle blast is intense coming out of the ports on that brake.
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