The .50 BMG

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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.

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The M2 .50BMG a.k.a.   “Ma Deuce’”

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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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