Tag: .50

IMG_2456 (1) photo 1 work of art Jordanian special forces take part in a parade at the opening of the Special Operation Forces Exhibition (SOFEX)
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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…]

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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…]

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.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…]

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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…]

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