Its the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
I LOVE the concussion and noise. Wakes up people around you.
Recoil is nothing....scraping the dust out of your eyes from laying prone while firing is another matter.
Still worth it. Hats off to John Browning!!!!!
Ever see the blast of the muzzle break at night...a moonless pitch black night?
Yup, its memorable.
Disclaimer. Its illegal to shoot at night. I just heard about it, Yeah, thats it. I saw a video. Yeah, the muzzle flash was a video. I just remembered.
=P Come on, guys, I'm not trying to ban all the guns here, jesus.
Machine guns are 99.9% banned, which rounds to 100% enough. I won't be able to buy a full auto AK-47 or an American 180 in .22 until I get a good, stable job, and enough money to buy property in Nevada or Arizona (trying to decide on which state to move to). That's banned enough for me.
I have to say, I'm going to buy a .50 cal eventually, money permitting. Those things are just fun. I can't even imagine what havoc a semi-auto .50 cal can wreak at various targets downrange (like TVs). True fun, right there.
Also, weren't the guys in the north hollywood shootout using some full auto guns? I remember the clips from RealTV, and they were saying "The AK-47 pumps out 10 rounds per second"... that's 600 RPM, which is what the AK does on full auto.
Either way, the real reason the North Hollywood shootout ended so badly (which wasn't too badly, if you think about it, considering what the cops were up against - good job LAPD), is because the guys were using steel cored bullets (7.62x39 steel core, along with some other calibers, is now banned from being imported into CA, and most other states, I believe. 7.62x54R for my Nagant that I bought was steel core, though, so I don't know the specifics on that).
.300 Weatherby is a .30 cal with a HUGE amount of powder behind it. I believe you when you say that it gives the .50 a run for its money in the noise area. The guy next to me when I rented a .223 was shooting a .300 Winchester Magnum, which is about 1/8th of an inch shorter than the .300 weatherby magnum, and that thing was really loud, too, especially considering my earmuffs wouldn't stay on with my glasses.