What possible excuse could you have for not owning at least one .50 caliber rifle? Price of entry? Four grand and change will get you into a brand new Barrett Model 99. That’s less than $11 a day (for one year). Ammo? ableammo.com‘s got some primo Federal XM BMG cartridges for $3.90 a pop. If you fire ten rounds per session, an outing would cost less than taking the Mrs. to watch Helen Mirren deploy her .50-cal at the local cinema. Noise? Barrett’s Rep Don Cook tells TTAG they’ve never checked the six-port muzzle brake’s db levels, but double hearing protection ought to do you. Besides, “the quietest place is behind the trigger.” No place to shoot it? Californians travel two hours just to get gas (or so I’m told). That’s it! You’re out of excuses. Or are you?