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Barrett M98B (.338 Lapua)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JumpWing, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I've had the pleasure of "plinking" around with the M99 .50cal but this seems to be a better fit for me. Except for the price tag, of course. I think the bluebook value on my car would cover almost half of it.

    Linky: http://www.98bravo.com/photos.php
     
  2. drand

    drand Stayton Member

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    I would love to have one, I really want a .338 Lapua, both this and the Sako TRG-42 are rifles that I am constantly looking at on the web.
     
  3. ArmedAmish

    ArmedAmish Sherwood, OR Member

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    Even if you could afford to buy it, could you afford to feed it? The 338 ammo is crazy expensive!
     
  4. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    True. The match grade stuff is almost as much as .50 BMG.

    But in this fantasy world where I own an M98B, I also have a team of elves in my basement who load ammo for me.

    And a flying horse.
     
  5. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    At least it isn't as expensive to feed as the new Cheytac.

    I can only imagine buying a gun like this if money were no issue, then I wouldn't mind spending a few thousand a year on ammo...and my own 2,000 yard range (with crops to entice elk).
     
  6. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    Actually, once you put the Schmidt & Bender on it, buy some ammo, all of your bluebook value would be gone.....nice rifle though and I think it's less than a PGW Timberwolf.
     
  7. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking at this one as I have a caliber crisis, but from forum cruising (others, not this one) I've seen a LOT of positives on the Sako over the Barrett. The Barrett wins points for bringing the sexy back, though.
     
  8. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    This was my choice a few months ago in the "Under $2000" weapon thread.