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This is a pure experiment of how far can a bullet go before it loses the energy and penetration. Check out the video to find out what we are talking about. These guys are shooting a 50 BMG through a dirt, and will estimate how much dirt it will require to stop the bullet.
The cartridge was originally developed in the 1920s by John Moses Browning for the M2-MG . Precursor of this cartridge was that of the German Polte works together with Mauser for the tank and flyer MG developed and tank gun M1918 used 13 × 92 mm Mauser cartridge with half edge.
In 1982, this ammunition type was Barrett Firearms Manufacturing . First used in a sniper rifle , the M82A1. The .50 BMG is used in the military sniper area as a cartridge with a high destructive power at extreme range and is mainly used for a targeted individual shot against material targets such as radio equipment and radar equipment.