I have the utmost confidence in my CZ550 to hit targets out to probably 600 yards, assuming I do my part. Howver, Im the first to admit the .308 may be a little light for longer than 1000 yards and for busting up things like vehicles and the like. Which is why I feel the need for this:
It’s Steyr’s HS50 single-shot .50 BMG. Its supposed to be wonderfully accurate, moreso than the Barret. Theres a dealer in town who sells these things for about $4300 a piece and I desperately want one. Not badly enough to clean out my gun collection to afford it, but badly enough that I’d be tempted to get into some sort of relentless layaway program.
The days of the .50 cal. rifle are numbered. If Im going to have one I might as well get one of the really nice ones. The Barretts get lotsa press but from what I read they arent as accurate as some other guns. A McMillan might be nice, but I sure like the way the Steyr looks and, more importantly, I like Steyr’s reputation for accurate products.
As I was saying, the days of the .50 cal. are numbered. From an investment standpoint, the HS50 would be a smart move since its a bit more uncommon than the other guns…much the way a Steyr AUG sells for more than, say, an HK93. Of course, were I to posess such a magnificent hunk o’ steel as the HS50 it aint getting sold…its too purposeful a gun.
The purpose? Shooting things at 1000+ yards, naturally. Theres a comfort in knowing that you could sit in the middle of a cirlce one mile wide and pwn anything within it. I think the challenge of 1000 yard shooting would be quite enjoyable and the secondary uses for personal defense would be a bonus.
I have to go check and see if CZ offers something in the .50……….