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Got permission to post this picture but not any of the details other than somewhere outside Kabul, Afghanistan. 

 
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i didnt know that they used single shots, i always figured the sniper rifles had a magazine, thats a barret single shot isnt it??



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 I really don't know anything about the big Fifties, but isn't the one in the photo the one that uses an AR lower receiver as the fire control group? Ferret, perhaps?
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I believe its a Barrett Model 99.  It is the single shot bolt-action model.

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http://www.barrettrifles.com/rifle_99.aspx

Here is the link.
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 See!  I told you I didn't know anything about them!
  Thank you for clueing me in, levimoliver.
 There is such a thing as a Ferret though, isn't there? As I recall, it wasn't too well-received  by .50 cal. enthusiasts.
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Some units have the ability to make small purchases of specific items / weapons - optics accessories, etc to meet their mission needs so there is some flexability and I suspect they wanted a 50 cal  for distance but wanted a lighter one because they are not user friendly to carry through the mountains, and cost is a factor.

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What the hell is wrong with your server...this is slower like a Mo Fo.


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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Some units have the ability to make small purchases of specific items / weapons - optics accessories, etc to meet their mission needs so there is some flexability and I suspect they wanted a 50 cal  for distance but wanted a lighter one because they are not user friendly to carry through the mountains, and cost is a factor.

 
Could this be a contractor? You guys know more about that stuff than me.
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Looks like a contractor to me, he certainly is not wearing normal military dress.
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Originally posted by army_eod army_eod wrote:

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What the hell is wrong with your server...this is slower like a Mo Fo.


Must be your end of the pipeline, I have not had any speed issues all day.
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Judging by his fancy chest rig, plate carrier, windbreaker, gloves and DuraCoated Model 99 I'd guess thats hes with one of the contracting companies.
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Now that is a serious varmint rifle.
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