I'm fortunate enough to have spent most of my military career shooting the M2. It was amazing the first few years, then it became routine, now I dread crew served qualifications. Just like anything in life, if you get too much of it, its no longer fun. My new fascination is with subguns....but living in NY I cant own any. Ive been to a few out of state rentals, that was a blast. One day Ill move to a free state and actually be able to enjoy this hobby.I used to have no problem getting a crew together to help me shoot the M2HB , but over the years they've married , had kids , moved away , etc.
All it's done in the last 10+ years has sat in the safe . Same with the M18 and M20 Recoilless Rifles converted to 50 BMG . Sold them all and half my ammo . Bought a Ferret 50 single shot upper . Did not hurt to shoot it , but it scooted me all over the place , so it was not a lot of fun . Looked at the videos and noted how little the Barrett semis moved people around . Bought a new M82A1 seven months ago and finally got to take it out . Loaded up 10 rounds , pulled the trigger a few times and I'd get a click . I'd look and see I was empty and say " was that 10 shots already ? " . Happened time after time . I kept a few thousand rounds of 50 on hand , mostly all my spotter/ tracer . They did a job on the brake rotors , large rocks , just about anything out there . Very accurate . I must say it's been awhile since a gun has made me giggle like a school child after every shot , but this did . Highly recommend one to anyone looking at a 50 rifle . Going to put my Ferret up on my table at the gunshow this weekend . I can see I need to buy more ammo . Already ordered two spare mags so I don't have to wait while I reload after only 10 .