June 18, 2010 Leave a comment
In case you have ever wondered how large a round the Barrett M82A1 fires, this is an apt comparison.
The media calls the AR-15 an “assault rifle” (‘AR’ stands for ArmaLite, the company who patented the design) as a buzzword to summon the connotation that the average user is a Branch Dividian follower looking to “stick it to the man”. In reality, the 5.56 is scarcely more than a varmint round and is not even considered powerful enough to take down a deer.
In contrast, the Barrett fires the .50 BMG round. It is truly massive, in every sense of the word.
As you can see, everything is relative.