Please do not waste our time talking about need in this thread, I will mercilessly flame you if you do.
I am seriously thinking about buying one of these brutes, partially as my own (not so) little political statement. If I want to do it, I should order in the very near term due to our impending ban in PROK.
I surfed the FCSA and the AR 15 50BMG forums this morning. Also pulled out every rifle magazine I have and read through the .50 cal articles over the weekend.
For a low cost entry, the Serbu looks pretty hard to beat. I can also just buy the receiver now which is very appealing. I don't think I'll be shooting this gun much, so it's hard for me to justify spending too much...but Barret did just release a semi-auto CA legal .50.
(I swore an oath recently after paying off my CC's not to charge them up again except in dire situations....maybe this is dire?
Anywhoo, one of the things I can't seem to verify is the claims in the mags about physical harm on the body from shooting these monsters. Talk about detatched retinas and sinus problems from the overpressure due to the brake doesn't sound fun. Does anyone who's shot one of these, or hung out with a .50 cal shooter have any inputs?