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  • .50 Cal my Tail Light

    02/14/2018 7:01:42 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/14/2018 | J Hines
    Getting a new gun for Christmas is great, but sometimes you gotta know how not to shoot your new .50 cal. You need to take into account of where you take your first shot. This is a funny example of how not to shoot your new .50 Cal. With a .50 cal you have to be aware to stay clear of the area from all four directions, not just in front of the barrel. The shooting itself is actually pretty good, especially when you consider that the shooter is 70 years old. Even if you weren't lucky enough to get...
  • Can you Suppress a .50 caliber enough to shoot indoor?

    10/12/2017 8:03:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/12/2017 | T Smola
    You’re probably thinking “no way”, but Youtuber Eric of IraqVeteran8888 shoots one indoor. It just goes to show, there seems to be no firearm that can’t be fitted with a suppressor these days. It’s hard to tell from a video exactly how much quieter this suppressor (Aklys Hayde) made this rifle. But the fact that Eric was able to fire this 50 caliber twice back-to-back indoor without hearing protection says a lot! We're just wondering what kind of extreme suppressor will be built next to top this one! See the suppressed .50 cal shot indoor video here.
  • 50 Cal vs Propane

    09/05/2017 6:54:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/5/2017 | E Sarkissian
    It’s never wise to shoot at propane tanks. This guy shoots a bunch with a .50 BMG rifle. This is nothing short of insane. Mothers everywhere need to look away from this video. This guy does something no parent would suggest. YouTuber Edwin Sarkissian decided, why not shoot propane tanks with a .50 BMG rifle? He lights road flares on the tanks, gets back a little ways, and then… boom! Two tanks get punctured and twirl in the air. The propane gas then ignites into an infernal that engulfs everything. Safe, right? In the shooting sports, we urge gun safety....
  • Dry Ice + a Shot of .50 BMG

    06/19/2017 5:17:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/19/2017 | C Bolton
    Dry ice + a shot from a .50 BMG = mind blowing experience. I have always heard the term dry ice, but quite frankly have no clue what it is made of, where it comes from, or even what its main purposes are. Nor have I ever seen any dry ice. You may know all these things and think I am a very uninformed and unintelligent human, but I don’t care. So, when I came across this video, I was intrigued of what the result would be if you shot a huge block of dry ice (a foot and half)...
  • Barret M107 50 Cal BMG QDL Suppressed with Subsonic Ammo QUIET

    02/28/2017 11:28:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/28/2017 | C Buckner
    Usually when you are anywhere nearby when a 50 BMG is being shot you would be aware of its presences by the loud sound, but thanks to a suppresser, you may not recognize the sound of this rifle. Many know the 50 BMG shot to be one of the loudest and most painful out there. Whether you are are the shooter or not, if you are anywhere in the vicinity you will hear, and most likely, feel the shot go off. Unless, that particular firearm is both suppressed and shooting subsonic ammo. Then you might just think someone is out...
  • What happens when you have a 50 Cal and a Taxi?

    01/26/2017 12:05:07 PM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/26/2017 | J Hines
    and Binary Xplosives = Kaboom! Any day where you get to blow up a car is a GREAT day for us that likes to see things go KaBoom! Of course what is the best way to make things go kaboom? Sure you can do it the traditional ways that a demolition expert would do it, but the easier and funner way is shown next. Just shoot at it with a gun like Demolition Ranch Youtuber here, recently they got some range time down in Las Vegas. Here’s what they did to setup their molotov cocktail. D Ranch hooked up 50...
  • Ever wonder what happens when you shoot a .50 cal bullet with an arrow?

    11/08/2016 8:33:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/8/2016 | D Prievo
    Cameron Hanes from Youtube places a perfect shot on a .50 cal bullet. Most of us as kids had the thought: what would happen if I hammer the primer on a bullet with a nail? What if I shot a bullet with another bullet? I'm sure many of us have had these questions in mind. Regardless, never before have I questioned what would happen if I shot a bullet with a bow and arrow. Watching Cameron Hanes make that shot is a amazing! With that, we are all able to witness in slow motion exactly what happens when you hit...
  • The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

    07/14/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | July 11, 2014 03:23 PM ET | Lucas Mearian
    The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark. The .50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), are designed for military snipers, who must deal with changes in wind, light and ambient heat as they fire on a target. The EXACTO technology is being developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which researches new military technologies and is known as a key developer of...
  • Hunter shoots shoots foot, loses toe in Shutesbury

    12/30/2013 7:49:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies ^ | 12-30-13 | Chris Curtis
    SHUTESBURY — This weekend was the end of black powder deer hunting season, and an Amherst resident shot more than he was looking for Saturday when he put a .50-caliber bullet through his foot. The 50-year-old man was hunting in the woods east of the Town Hall on Cooleyville Road with a group of other hunters when the accident occurred, said Shutesbury Police Chief Thomas E. Harding. “(He) was unloading his black powder, .50-caliber rifle when it discharged into his left foot,” Harding said. The man ultimately lost his toe. The mechanics of the accident were unclear.
  • Stop That Tank! Disney Training Film on the Boys Anti-Tank Rifle

    11/29/2013 12:59:35 PM PST · by Kolath · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/31/2013 | Forgotten Weapons
    During World War II, the Disney company joined in the Allied war effort by producing animated movie material at cost for the US government (they also created insignia mascots for hundreds of aircraft and warships by request). These films number well over one hundred - although most are only partially created by Disney - and cover topics from antenna tuning to Beechcraft airplane maintenance to anti-German and Japanese propaganda. However, one piece in particular is of interest to us here at Forgotten Weapons: Stop That Tank! Produced in 1942 for the Canadian military, it is a training film on the...
  • Statists as alarmed by Ronnie Barrett's large caliber beliefs as by his rifles

    11/07/2013 1:14:13 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 15 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Back in the spring, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (RINO) proposed banning .50 caliber rifles as part of his plan to "curb gun violence." The fact that he could not point to any "gun violence" committed with .50 caliber rifles apparently did not concern him. His about-face veto in August of a bill that would do precisely that is a far greater indicator of his political ambitions beyond largely anti-gun New Jersey than of any Second Amendment epiphany on his part (he has clearly had none).At the time Christie was pushing such a ban, this column noted a peculiar phenomenon:...
  • New Jersey Gov. Christie vetoes .50-caliber rifle ban.

    08/17/2013 4:44:59 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/2013 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. – Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a ban on .50-caliber rifles that was vigorously opposed by firearms rights advocates and gutted a proposal overhauling the state’s gun permit law. Christie said the permit changes adopted by lawmakers were impractical because they rely on technology that hasn’t been developed. “None of the technology necessary for this system exists. … the smartcard called for by this bill cannot be implemented now or any time in the foreseeable future,” Christie said in his conditional veto message.
  • Videos of Near Death Experiences While Target Practicing

    01/29/2011 10:19:21 AM PST · by OneVike · 59 replies
    Anyone who has ever used a firearm of any kind understands the dangers involved. Unlike most liberals who want to blame guns for all the violence they are used for, most conservatives understand the dangers involved in using guns.  After the recent shooting in Tucson, the media and the left came out attacking guns and right wing rhetoric for what one crazy leftist did. Yes, it was a deranged individual who had gotten himself involved with a movement that is so far left he thought his Democrat Congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford, was a conservative nut that needed to be eliminated....
  • Sniper Teams to Increase Accuracy with Guided Rounds

    10/18/2010 9:29:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 10/18/2010 | Defense Talk
    Sniper teams remain the most lethal force on the battlefield and have been credited with many successful engagements. As effective as sniper teams are however, their accuracy is fundamentally limited by random variables such as changing winds, muzzle velocity dispersions and round-to-round variations. The DARPA EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program aims to maximize the effectiveness of sniper teams while improving their safety. Through EXACTO, DARPA is developing a guided round capability in a .50 caliber platform. It is currently intended to provide snipers the capability to engage targets moving at much greater speeds, in tougher environmental conditions such as...
  • Driver working on broken down vehicle in Colleton Co. shoots armed robber (50 cal Desert Eagle)

    The vehicle pulling the trailer started having mechanical trouble and they pulled off onto the exit ramp at McLeod Road. They called for a tow truck and began to transfer the U-haul trailer from the disabled vehicle to the second vehicle. The two women stood near the other vehicle and trailer while the man was down near the bumper trying to wire the trailer lights into his truck. Malone said that’s when a silver colored sedan with three people inside pulled up. An armed man stepped out and pointed the gun at the older woman, as he covered his face...
  • Army Sniper Recounts Amazing Shot

    04/23/2010 5:19:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 70 replies · 2,558+ views
    FORT POLK, La., April 23, 2010 – It was April 2007 and the early-morning sky was clear as Army sniper Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire and his spotter scanned for insurgents near Forward Operating Base Iskandaryia in Iraq. "We were observing a stretch of road that had recently been cleared of IEDs [improvised explosive devices]," said McGuire, now the first sergeant of Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment that’s based here. "The area had also seen a lot of mortar activity,” McGuire recalled. “We had several soldiers killed and severely wounded along that stretch of road by IEDs...
  • More jobs moving into Hancock County (Mississippi)

    04/22/2009 12:29:11 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 12 replies · 639+ views
    WLOX - TV ^ | April 4, 2009 | By Al Showers
    HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Instead of a traditional ribbon cutting, MAC opened its business with a bang as gunshots rang out. MAC Chairman Robert Gagne' said, "That was our ribbon cutting." MAC produces a light weight 50 caliber bullet for machine guns. The ammunition is made of a high tech plastic polymer casing. "In about 1960, our military tried to really focus on reducing the load for our military men and women. After 50 years of development, the soldiers are still carrying too much stuff," said MAC President Nick Maljkovic. "It didn't change a whole lot. In fact,...
  • Ma Deuce Replacement Stumbles

    08/06/2007 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 1,976+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 7-31-07 | Jim Dunnigan
    July 31, 2007: Two years ago, field testing of the XM-312, the replacement for the eighty year old, .50 caliber (12.7mm) M-2 ("Ma Deuce") machine-gun, began, in the United States and overseas. Then, nothing. That's because the test results were not encouraging, the biggest shortcoming being the low rate of fire (about 260 rounds per minute). This is about half the rate of the M2, and was believed adequate for the 25mm smart shells the XM312 was originally designed for (as the XM307). But for 12.7mm bullets, it didn't impress the troops. There were some reliability problems, which could be...
  • Serbu bfg50 - .50 cal Rifle, OMG I want it!

    05/09/2006 7:25:17 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 6 replies · 3,391+ views
    www.serbu com ^ | 05/09/2006 |
    While the price of this gun is incredibly reasonable, the low quality that one usually expects with a low price is not a fact of life with the BFG-50. How can this be done? Low overhead, and a design that's optimized for manufacturability as well as performance and quality. Plus a labor pool made up mostly of illegal immigrant children toiling in a hellish environment, subsisting on a diet of water, rice and cockroaches. The BFG-50 is a perfect gun for the enthusiast who has always wanted to have a .50 BMG rifle, but doesn't want to spend $3,000+ to...
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?