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Monday, December 31, 2012

Sniper Ex-Girlfriend - .50 Caliber Revenge

Sniper Ex-Girlfriend - .50 Caliber Revenge
She warned you not to cheat on her!

The .50 Browning Machine Gun (.50 BMG) or 12.7×99mm NATO is a cartridge developed for the Browning .50 caliber machine gun in the late 1910s. Entering service officially in 1921, the round is based on a greatly scaled-up .30-06 cartridge.[citation needed] Under STANAG 4383, it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries.[1] The cartridge itself has been made in many variants: multiple generations of regular ball, tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, and saboted sub-caliber rounds. The rounds intended for machine guns are linked using metallic links.

The .50 BMG cartridge is also used in long-range target and sniper rifles, as well as other .50 caliber machine guns. The use in single-shot and semi-automatic rifles has resulted in many specialized match-grade rounds not used in .50 caliber machine guns. A McMillan Tac-50 .50 BMG sniper rifle was used by Canadian Army Corporal Rob Furlong of the PPCLI to achieve what was then the longest-range confirmed sniper kill in history, when he shot a Taliban combatant at 2,430 meters (2,657 yards) during the 2002 campaign in the Afghanistan War.[2] This record was surpassed in 2009 in Afghanistan by a British sniper, though using a .338 Lapua Magnum (8.58×70 mm) rifle.[3][4] That record was surpassed in early 2012, when an unknown Australian sniper recorded a kill at 2815 meters (3079 yards) using a .50 BMG M82A1[5]

A former record for a confirmed long-distance kill was set by US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in 1967, at a distance of 2,090 meters (2,286 yd).[6] Hathcock used the .50 BMG in an M2 Browning Machine Gun equipped with a telescopic sight. This weapon was used by other snipers, and eventually purpose-built sniper rifles were developed specifically for this round. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has developed the EXACTO program, .50 caliber bullets complete with microprocessors and steering vanes that allow the bullet to adjust its trajectory mid-flight to stay on target when the flight path has been altered by uncontrollable variables.

A wide variety of ammunition is available, and the availability of match grade ammunition has increased the usefulness of .50 caliber rifles by allowing more accurate fire than lower quality rounds.


  Barrett M82CQ (a carbine version of the M82A3
    Bushmaster BA50 carbine (22" barrel version of the BA50)


Accuracy International AW50
    Accuracy International AS50
    OM 50 Nemesis[21]
    Anzio Iron Works Anzio-50
    Armalite AR-50
    Pindad SPR-2 and Pindad SPR-3[22]
    Barrett M82/M107
    Barrett M95
    Barrett M99
    Bluegrass Armory Viper[23]
    Bushmaster BA50
    East Ridge / State Arms Gun Co. Inc.[24]
    Bohica MK III AR-15 Upper[25]
    Bushmaster BA50 Rifle[26]
    L.A.R. Manufacturing, Inc. Grizzly Big Boar
    McMillan Tac-50
    POLY-Technologies M99-II[27] and M99B-II[28]
    Ramo M600 and M650[29]
    Robar RC-50
    Safety Harbor Firearms SHF/R50[30]
    Serbu Firearms BFG-50 (single shot bolt action) and BFG-50A (Semi-Automatic)
    Spider Firearms Ferret 50
    Steyr HS .50
    TGR Co. LLC $1599 Noreen 50 BMG[31]
    Gepard anti-materiel rifle
    Zastava M93 Black Arrow
    PGM Hecate II
    Ultralite50/Ligamec Corp.[16]
    Vulcan Armament V50[32]
    EDM Arms Windrunner[33]
    WKW Wilk
    Zel Custom Manufacturing/Tactilite[16]

Machine guns

  CIS 50MG
    M2 Browning machine gun
    M85 machine gun
    MAC-58 - did not enter production
    Rolls-Royce Experimental Machine Gun - only built as prototype