What is 50 BMG ammo?
50 BMG, also known as 50 Browning Machine Gun, is a cartridge produced for the Browning .50 caliber machine gun during the 1910s. It is also referred to as the M2 machine gun. The Browning .50 caliber machine gun is a large machine gun invented by John Browning during World War I.
John Browning was an American firearm designer, one of the most successful to this day. He designed the firearms of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as pioneered the development of modern semi-auto, auto, and repeating firearms we know.
What does 50 BMG stand for
.50 is the caliber. BMG stands for “Browning Machine Gun”.
What Caliber is 50 BMG?
50 BMG is a .50 caliber machine gun. The cartridge itself has been built in several variants: many generations of armor-piercing and regular ball, to tracer, incendiary, and saboted sub-caliber rounds.
What is 50 BMG used for?
50 BMG Uses
The 50 Browning Machine Gun is a cartridge designed for long-range shooting. It is also designed for anti-materiel sniping. The U.S. military uses .50 Browning Machine Gun weapons to discharge unexploded ordnance from a safe and secure distance. It can damage most unarmored and lightly armored vehicles.
Hunting is usually off the table when it comes to 50 MBG. If you were hunting common game with a 50 MBG cartridge, the animals would be torn apart excessively due to the large caliber compared to the size of the target. Additionally, it can make most game un-mountable and unsalvagable. For instance, if you were hunting for deer, the most popular and most common caliber to shoot is 308 Winchester.
Can a 50 BMG Go Through a Tank?
Developments in tank armor have made tanks generally invulnerable and impenetrable to .50 BMG/12.7 x 99mm NATO rounds. According to the Marine Corps, the 50 caliber still possesses the ability to blast through lightly armored vehicles, such as armored personnel carriers.
How accurate is a 50 BMG?
It is believed that 50 calibers are accurate at ranges of at least 1,000 yards and can range to nearly 2,000 yards. Virtus Ammo’s True Velocity Lightweight Composite .50 BMG/12.7 x 99mm NATO possesses a velocity of 885.4m/s (2905 fps).
Can You Legally Buy a 50 BMG?
Yes, in most areas and states, it is legal to buy .50 BMG/12.7 x 99mm NATO and 50 caliber rifles. The state of California has made 50 BMG rifles illegal in the state.
Why Buy 50 BMG?
In addition to long-range and anti-materiel sniping, .50 BMG/12.7 x 99mm NATO can enter most concrete cinder blocks and commercial brick walls. As stated before, the U.S. military uses .50 Browning Machine Gun weapons to discharge unexploded ordnance from a safe and secure distance. It can damage most unarmored and lightly armored vehicles.
What Sets Apart Polymer Cased Ammunition?
Accuracy is in the Case
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Where To Buy Polymer Cased .50 BMG
Polymer Cased .50 BMG can be purchased through Virtus Ammo. We are a distributor authorized to distribute True Velocity composite products based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Virtus Ammo is currently the only certified ammo distributor of True Velocity ammo. Our mission is to build a business committed to family, teamwork, and community.
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