One sure indicator of a hot market is when new suppliers attempt get in on the action, and so SIG Sauer’s soon-to-be entry into the .50 BMG rifle category confirms what military operators, 1,000-yard competitors and tactical shooters have all discovered—the big, long-range round’s time has come.
Best known for its .50 BMG Model 82 and M107 rifles, Barrett Mfg. has continued to make inroads into the precision bolt-action rifle market with smaller calibers. The latest is the Model 98B—available in so many options, it is nearly a custom rifle.
With its origins in the Great War, the .50-cal. Browning machine gun—on land, on the sea and in the air—was a decisive arm for America’s victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. And, remarkably, it’s still in service today.
His firearms have figured significantly in history for more than a century, but John Moses Browning had a method of inventing that is only now being fully understood—and may come as quite a surprise.
There’s a ton do to and see at the NRA Annual meetings, and this year more companies than ever are attending and unveiling new products and services.