Last time I looked it was $5,000-$8,000 to buy a Barrett .50 BMG sniper rifles,
and another $1,000-$5,000 for Optics.
I feel anyone should be able to own one(law abiding),if they know how to safely use one.
I stay with the AR platform because,300 meters or less is all I need.
But if you need to make shots,or just enjoy making shots out to 1000 yards,then the .50 BMG is for you.