Short post today, due to a late night last night and an early morning today; such are the wages of the traveling life.
Anyway. I think I may need one of these.
I’ve been sort of watching the various auction sites for a .338 Win Mag BAR, one of the older Belgian-made guns. While I still maintain my fondness for Thunder Speaker, I am wondering if the gas-operated BAR might deliver the wallop I like in a hunting rifle without quite as much wallop on the shoulder.
The BAR also has the advantage of being plainly a sporting semi-auto, as evidenced by its lack of black polymer furniture, Picatinny rails and shoulder things that go up. Of course it’s functionally identical to the most tacticool AR-pattern rifle ever made and much, much, much more powerful.
But that’s not why I want it. I want one because I think it would be a fine hunting rifle, because I appreciate the craftsmanship Herstal put into Browning’s shootin’ irons, but mostly just because of the fact that the fact that I don’t need another gun doesn’t mean I don’t want another gun.