I guess all those US politicians claiming that the .50 BMG rifle can bring down and airliner made a dent on the minds of politicians and military Down Under.

Back in the US. .50 Cal rifle owners shot to their heart’s (and budget) content this past weekend without any reports of aircraft being downed by the nuclear aftermath of its use.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on ““Don’t get high on your own supply”: The Nuclear power of a .50 Caliber rifle.”
  1. Were they using the runway as a range? Was there a high-ranking politician present? Because sometimes airspace is shut down as part of their security.

  2. The muzzle blast from one of those things can tear the wings right off a passing airliner, right? I mean, it literally blows away everyone on the firing line, doesn’t it? They all wind up piled in heaps at the sides of the range?
    I’m sure I saw this in a movie somewhere. Or a YouTube vid, or something. Maybe a comic book. Anyway, it’s definitely true. The FX department would never lie to us!

    1. Depending the muzzle brake, even a 5.56 can be pretty obnoxious if you’re in the next bay … especially in an indoor range.
      It’s an excellent experience to convince people suppressors should be widely available, cheap, and in common use, imo.

      1. Anecdote: strange eons ago, I was out at the range trying out a Hakim – big clunker with a muzzle brake that did an excellent job of turning recoil into noise, insofar as such a heavy beast in 8×57 can be said to have recoil in the first place.
        After a few shots, a range official stopped by to point out that every time I fired the thing my GF (at the next bench, with a .22) was bouncing a foot in the air. She never did let me take it to the range again.

  3. At more than six times the lung-blowing power of the 9mm, the .50 cal will actually swap yours with the guy next to you.

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