I heard that a .50 BMG match had been won, this past July, with a stock Steyr HS.50. I only recently found the details on A-Tacs website, “Walter Wilkinson crowned world champion in the FCSA Hunter Class Score with his Steyr HS.50.” Congrats to Walther and Steyr.
In 2006 I received a HS.50, before I saw them listed for sale, for the purpose of reviewing it in Solder of Fortune. I took no part in anything other than receiving the weapon and then repackaging it to return to Steyr. As I recall the article was unfortunately never published.