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fusilier
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posted 02 August 2021 21:50      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's this I hear about the Canadian Forces getting the Barrett .50 cal sniping rifle? Fact or fiction?
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posted 03 August 2021 06:47      Profile for para   Author's Homepage   Email para   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fact
quite a while now, living under a rock?
not quite playing an active role in the real army? [MG]

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posted 03 August 2021 15:38      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm a reg force Jimmy now so I don't get much on the the infantry side anymore, as much as I'd like to.
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posted 06 August 2021 11:21      Profile for Bratok     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the RCR have one per batallion, and it's not a Barrett, it is some other .50 caliber rifle
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posted 06 August 2021 21:13      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am pretty sure it is a Mc Millan 50 cal.It's hard to find info on the net about it, if anybody knows of any sites about it let me know [Canadian]
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posted 08 August 2021 18:17      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by para
not quite playing an active role in the real army? [MG]/QB]

And exactly what trade are you?


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posted 10 August 2021 17:56      Profile for Grubby   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Try at this web site under weapons...

might be worth something to look at:

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/4895/

Grubby [Canadian]
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posted 10 August 2021 18:02      Profile for Doug     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He may be a little cocky but he's infantry and he is para. It's about time that he got the guts to post on the form. I like that he's listed as an FNG. Keep your chin up Para, I'll be back soon.
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posted 10 August 2021 18:55      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did not see it there grubby. Thanks any ways [Canadian]
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posted 10 August 2021 19:45      Profile for Grubby   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Colgan...sorry buddy it was worth a shot anyway...

Hey Doug how's the tour going overseas? Take care and have a safe tour man.

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posted 12 August 2021 04:57      Profile for para   Author's Homepage   Email para   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
re. fusilier
my job right now Oservation det / int
Op Pallaidium Bosnia [Fifty]

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posted 12 August 2021 19:36      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
are you an int op or infantry?
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FYI - they had an article in the Maple Leaf talking about the new .50 cal sniper rifle from McBros that the army has purchased. Here is the link...

http://www.dnd.ca/menu/maple/Vol_3/Vol3_18/army10-11.pdf

Cheers.


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Thanks stosh..thats good info [Canadian]
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During my Ph. II this summer, the sniper cell gave us a demo during which they displayed all their weapons, including the Parker-Hale .308 (Sniper Rifle 7.62mm C3), the McMillan M88 in .50 cal, and the Barrett Light Fifty... which is NOT light, as well as a C7 with a special night/thermal optics set used by the spotter.

So they have both weapons.

It was interesting to note that they are limited in the amount of shooting they can do with the .50's because of the overpressure caused by the shot, it can cause retina detachment! The kick of the rifles is something to be reckoned with, if I remember right the Barrett delivers a whopping 12 joules of recoil ... the snipers compared it to being hit with a baseball bat.


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