|Well i watched an episode of Future Weapons on Discovery Channel, hosted by ex-SEAL Richard Machowicz. It was about the M82A1 .50 cal, and in one part he said that great advantage of the Barrett is that it's semi-automatic, so it can deliver 10 shots in about 10 seconds while with bolt action sniper rifles, you spend 15 to 20 seconds between shots, till you open the bolt, put the round in and close the bolt. How come that someone who spent 10 year in the SEALS says such thing. Not that I mock Richard, from what I read about him he seems to be a very smart man. Here's the video of the Barrett episode if you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWJp14tkBlU . Might be a pointless thread but that caught my attention.