The .50 BMG


L-R: .50BMG, .30-06, .308WIN

BMG stands for Browning Machine Gun. This round was designed by John M. Browning around 1900.  He had the idea for the round during World War I for the need of an anti-aircraft weapon.

The round is a scaled-up .30-06 bullet in design. I am not going to talk much more history on this round because I simply don’t feel like it.

This round has had its hand in everything from being mounted to airplanes and helicopters and Humvee to being used in Sniper Rifles.


The M2 .50BMG a.k.a.   “Ma Deuce’”


Barrett M82

This round held the worlds longest confirmed kill by Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam War and then his record was beat by Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong in 2002 with a McMillan Tac-50 using some US military .50BMG rounds he was given after running out of the rounds he carried out with him.

The McMillan Tac-50’s record was beat in 2009 with a L115A3 Long Range Rifle rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum.

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