Because it is necessary to kill a fly with a sledge hammer. This is a 1:1 scale version of the Barrett M82, or the more widely known name of Barrett .50 cal. Jon Treasure edited main pic.
About this creation
Well, after countless building hours and Bricklink orders, this beast of a sniper rifle is done. With nearly 3000 pieces, this thing measures 4 feet long and weighs about 6 pounds. I tried to get this model as close to the real Barrett as possible. I included an accurate color scheme (no Pybrick, I'm afraid it's not black ;), attatchments like scope, bipod, and carry handle, and working elements. I think I did a good job.
Info on the real Barrett:
The Barrett M82 is a recoil operated, semi-automatic sniper rifle designed in 1980. It fires a .50 caliber BMG bullet from a 10 round magazine. With a maximum effective range of 5,906 feet, no enemy is safe. Weighing in at around 30 lbs., this sniper is considered a heavy-weight. It's been featured on many video games and movies, and is also used in the millitary.
Wow, excellent gun! The Barrett .50 cal has always been my favorite sniper rifle... That and, more recently, the Intervention. But you seem to have captured the look of this weapon beautifully, and I especially love the stock; that part came out looking epic.
Okay, give me one second to pick my jaw up off the floor... okay! We're good! Wow. Um, WOW! That's quite possibly one of the more impressive builds I've seen here on MOCpages. I cannot pick out a single thing wrong with it, or out of scale on it. Now, granted, a firing function would wrap this build up nicely, but seeing everything else you've included totally makes up for it! Fantastic job! Can I give him a 100/5? No? Oh... 1000/5, then! Great build!
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera
Another cool gun John. I'm sorry to have to ask this again but could you delete all spam. This has taken my place on on the homepage due to the ammount of comments it has had. Thanks Tom
I'm very sorry. I would have liked to EARN a spot on the homepage and all those likes. It's quite unfair. People like you have actually earned that spot. Everyday I delete some of his comments, but the LIKE counter will not go down. Thanks for the feedback though. BTW my name isn't John lol
Holy mother of god, this is stunning!
I am honestly speechless currently. If i could rate it more that 5, I would. The specs look amazing and that scope looks sweet!
And yes, the M82A1 slaughters(cant spell slaughter without laughter!) The Chey-Tac.