Slow motion video of scope and barrel flexing

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This is a snippet of the future weapons episode about the .50 BMG Accuracy International AS50. It is amazing footage, you can see the scope, scope rail and barrel flexing during the recoil.

Watching that scope move around really made me wince.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Fixit Fixit on Dec 09, 2009

    if your blinking when your firing a shot, you should be spending a bit more time at the range improving your technique.

  • Zach Zach on May 21, 2010

    Its not as much the scope flex that is bad design but the scope base. It's only attached at the front, which is why it moves around so much