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An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50?

Postby DukeNukem » Fri 25 Sep, 2009 4:52 pm

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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby Shadow » Fri 25 Sep, 2009 8:48 pm

Hmmmm - withdrawn... Well, it still never occurred to me. :(
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby Samurai » Sat 26 Sep, 2009 12:23 pm

They don't kick that hard. No more than using a shotgun,
and you never see shotgunners wearing mouthpieces.

IMO, I don't believe they are necessary.
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby DukeNukem » Sun 27 Sep, 2009 7:28 am

You're absolutely right in that it's not necessary. That's why I posted it here in "Accessories." By definition, an accessory is something that is not necessary and may not even serve a useful purpose. However, to avoid any futher confusion, I've withdrawn the information that I posted.
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby Shadow » Sun 27 Sep, 2009 7:42 pm

DukeNukem wrote:......, to avoid any futher confusion, I've withdrawn the information that I posted.


Why'd ya do that??

Are you upset at what was posted??



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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby Shadow » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 5:03 pm

I know what you mean. First time I shot my 99, the recoil blew the scope covers completely off. I just thought - WTF just happened? - then realized the covers were obviously not quite the right size. Good thing I had a good grip and proper cheek weld.

Although - the 99 doesn't actually recoil as violently as a couple of other rifles I have - it's just a different type of recoil.
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby christopher » Wed 30 Sep, 2009 7:00 am

in the last two years that ive been in afghanistan ive never seen anyone use a mouthpiece. It does have a practical purpose, but youre also preventing yourself from communicating which is more important. I dont think ive ever come close to damaging my teeth from the recoil of any weapon.
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby DukeNukem » Thu 01 Oct, 2009 12:59 pm

I used to go to photography forums on the internet to seek help and offer opinions on things that might prove helpful to some people. And yes, sometimes it was out of the box thinking. And lot of the time, I got responses that were critical of information that was just meant to be a helpful suggestion that worked for me.

Among other things, I travel the country taking photographs as I go from one nuke site to the next. I have very large cameras & lenses with lots of equipment, so people often take notice and strike up a conversation with me just out of the blue. Many times they quickly descend into telling me that the Canon equipment that I shoot with isn't as good as the Nikon stuff that they own. They tell me how that my camera lens that I'm shooting with isn't as versatile as theirs and that if I have to change lenses, it gets dust in the camera. I don't tell them that I have three more cameras in the car just like this one with three different lenses on them so I don't have to make a lens change. Afterward, they usually end with, "It was nice talking to you" because through it all, I was nice to them and didn't try to argue or contradict their unsolicited opinions.

I didn't think the Barrett forum would end up being a bit like the photography forums. I guess anonymity offers a broad choice of responses to someone just trying to be helpful with an idea.

Christopher - thank you for your service to our country. When you become a civilian, if you have trouble finding work, look me up. If you don't mind travel, I might be able to help. Although I've never found anyone a job from this forum, it hasn't been from a lack of trying.

So anyway, the next time someone comes up to me to bad mouth my choice in cameras, I'll just smile...with a full set of teeth of course.
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50?

Postby christopher » Fri 02 Oct, 2009 12:55 am

Actually im over here as a civilian, but im heading back to modern civilisation in a few weeks. Hopefully ill be able to get my studio set up again and start doing work part time. Debating on shelling out the cash for a 400 2.8. Canon of course :cheer:
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50?

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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50

Postby Ottomain989 » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 11:34 pm

DukeNukem wrote:I used to go to photography forums on the internet to seek help and offer opinions on things that might prove helpful to some people. And yes, sometimes it was out of the box thinking. And lot of the time, I got responses that were critical of information that was just meant to be a helpful suggestion that worked for me.

Among other things, I travel the country taking photographs as I go from one nuke site to the next. I have very large cameras & lenses with lots of equipment, so people often take notice and strike up a conversation with me just out of the blue. Many times they quickly descend into telling me that the Canon equipment that I shoot with isn't as good as the Nikon stuff that they own. They tell me how that my camera lens that I'm shooting with isn't as versatile as theirs and that if I have to change lenses, it gets dust in the camera. I don't tell them that I have three more cameras in the car just like this one with three different lenses on them so I don't have to make a lens change. Afterward, they usually end with, "It was nice talking to you" because through it all, I was nice to them and didn't try to argue or contradict their unsolicited opinions.

I didn't think the Barrett forum would end up being a bit like the photography forums. I guess anonymity offers a broad choice of responses to someone just trying to be helpful with an idea.

Christopher - thank you for your service to our country. When you become a civilian, if you have trouble finding work, look me up. If you don't mind travel, I might be able to help. Although I've never found anyone a job from this forum, it hasn't been from a lack of trying.

So anyway, the next time someone comes up to me to bad mouth my choice in cameras, I'll just smile...with a full set of teeth of course.



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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50?

Postby Ottomain989 » Sun 11 Oct, 2009 8:29 pm

did i kill this thread?
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Re: An overlooked accessory when shooting the 50?

Postby tbuck » Mon 07 Dec, 2009 4:36 am

I know anyone that had to use a mouth piece in any sports event in school hates them, I have used them at work.If you have to get behind a rifle for several hours it can help you from clenching your teeth from stress and help you from getting head aches. Thanks for the reminder.

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