Tag: .50

Steyr HS 50 in Iran, Counterfeit?

Take a look at the two photo below. The first is the original Steyr HS .50 AM, and the second is the newer M1 version. This is a frame from the video I posted earlier this week showing Iranians using the Steyr HS 50. At first glance they look the same. Looking closely, [Read More…]

Steyr AM 50 Being Used in Iran

In 2005/06 Steyr sold 800 Steyr AM-50 .50 BMG rifles to Iran. This is the first time I have seen footage of the Iranians actually using them. There was controversy that these rifles had made their way into the hands of Iraqi insurgents, but these rumors were never [Read More…]

.50 BMG Proof iPhone Case?

A Japanese company claims one of their iPhone cases, which is made from steel, can withstand a .50 BMG bullet. I would love to see a video of a .50 BMG round being fired into it. I would be surprised if the iPhone survived the shock of the impact. [Hat Tip: TechCrunch ] [Read More…]

WTF: Less Lethal .50 BMG

Less Lethal Africa, a South African company, had their less lethal .50 BMG rounds on display at SHOT. While these rubber bullet loaded cartridges are not powerful enough cycle a rifle or machine gun action, I do wonder what the effect of a large pointed piece of polymer [Read More…]

Bushmaster BA50

Bushmaster has their Bushmaster BA50 rifle prominently displayed at SHOT Show. Bushmaster claim that the muzzle brake reduces recoil to that of a .243 Win. hunting rifle. The rifle retails for about $5519.

LAR Grizzly T-50 .50BMG

The LAR Manufacturing Grizzly T-50 is a beast. Designed to be capable of being shoulder fired, it was no accident that a muscular guy was manning the booth of this .50 BMG single shot bullpup. At its shortest barrel length, 32″, it weighs in at 30.4 pounds, and [Read More…]

Evolution of the Barrett M82

Michael Bane blogged this photo of the original Barrett M82 Prototype. I think I prefer this design to the later production models. It has a mean badass look to it with the oversized charging handle and chunky stock.

Engraved Ammunition

No, you did not read the title incorrectly. Bob’s Gun Counter has photos of custom engraved cartridges that were to be given to Sarah Palin at the NRA Foundation Banquet in 2009. She declined to attend and so could not accept the beautiful custom ‘Alaskan [Read More…]

Gepard GM6 Lynx .50 Caliber Rifle

The Hungarian manufactured Gepard GM6 is a very nifty .50 caliber rifle. Its combination of a bullpup stock combined with a slow long recoil action (the barrel recoils with the bolt) makes for a very compact weapon with manageable recoil. This video demonstrates … [Read More…]

Turkish Delights and .50 BMG

Last night I was Googling around for Turkish Delight recipes. Not only did I find a good recipe but I also discovered that .50 BMG brass makes for a nifty wax seal. From Marcus Ranum’s Turkish Delight recipe (NSFW) … This little box of turkish delight was [Read More…]

.50 Cal Stupidity

Apparently, and the story appears to be true, a solider tried to fix his machine gun by banging in a pin using a loose .50 BMG round … Read about it here [ WARNING. VERY GRAPHIC PHOTO ] UPDATE: Could be a fake. See this comment posted by Molon. [ Many thanks to [Read More…]

.50 cal KABOOM

Last month a man was seriously injured after a cartridge was fired out-of-battery in his BOHICA Arms AR-15 .510 DTC rifle upper. The .510 DTC is one of those .50 BMG equivalents designed for countries where the BMG is banned. Despite the name, it is .50 cal. One of the [Read More…]

.50 GI AR-15 Uppers

AR-15 owners will soon have another “point five-oh” option for their rifles: the .50 GI. Before now only 1911 and Glock conversion kits were available for the cartridge. The .50 GI was born out of the idea that if .40 was better than 9mm, and .45 was better [Read More…]

THOR XM .408 and .50 BMG Nemesis

THOR Global Defense Group have teamed up with EDM Arms to develop the THOR XM-Series, a take-down rifle chambered in the .408 Chey-Tac cartridge and based on the EDM Windrunner action. The .408 Cheyenne Tactical is a long range sniping cartridge that in terms of [Read More…]