50 BMG Ammo

50 BMG ammo is one of the most powerful small arms cartridges available and designed by John Moses Browning for the Browning Machine Gun, a rifle that has been used by the U.S. military since 1933. It resembles a very large .30-06 Springfield cartridge and fires a huge (typically over 600 grain) bullet at a muzzle velocity of approximately 3,000 feet per second.

Rifles firing .50 BMG ammo (notable manufacturers include McMillan and Barrett) are invariably extremely heavy and bulky, making them generally unsuitable for hunting use; thus, this powerful round typically serves in a tactical or target shooting role. In the military, this typically means sniper rifles or heavy machine guns.

.50 BMG ammo excels at long range, maintaining strong accuracy at distances that would be beyond the reach of most calibers. Range ammunition can be had from PMC and Federal (the latter sometimes being surplus from government orders). PMC, along with Hornady, also makes a match load suitable for precision target work.

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