50cal BMG and 50cal Desert Eagle


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shotgunsrfun
January 24, 2010, 03:12 PM
Could you explain/picture the difference between the too? I am confussed the 50cal for DE. I have see a 50cal BMG used in sniper/smg mounted on hummers but I have not seen the 50cal for the DE. :confused:

Also seen the 50 in revolvers

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jlg
January 24, 2010, 03:19 PM
50AE (Desert Eagle) is MUCH, MUCH smaller. Trying to shoot a 50BMG through a handgun would probably tear your arm off.

TexasRifleman
January 24, 2010, 03:24 PM
The only thing they have in common is bullet diameter, roughly .50.

Whole other world as far as bullet weight, powder capacity, etc.

The .50 round used in the Desert Eagle is '.50 Action Express'.

The overall length of a loaded .50 AE round is 1.61 inches.

The overall length of a loaded .50 BMG round is 5.45 inches.

The .50 AE bullets are around 325grain, the .50 BMG's are around 650, 700.

shotgunsrfun
January 24, 2010, 03:25 PM
Thank you

Proinsias
January 24, 2010, 03:30 PM
Compare these pictures:

.50 BMG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Rifle_cartridge_comparison_w_scale.png)

.50 AE (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/CartridgeComparison.jpg)

The relevant rounds are on the left in both cases. The .50 AE is about halfway between the 5.56 NATO and .22 LR in length. The .50 BMG is 3.37x longer.

MachIVshooter
January 24, 2010, 03:44 PM
The only thing they have in common is bullet diameter, roughly .50.

.500" for the .50 AE, .510" for the .50 BMG. The AE was originally designed to use .510" bullets, but when the final version of the Desert Eagle emerged with Polygonal rifling, the .500" Destructive Device plug passed through the bore, so they had to reduce it to meet title I .500" bore or smaller requirements. That's why the .50 AE case has so much taper.

Lou McGopher
January 24, 2010, 03:48 PM
And don't forget the .500 S&W and the .50 Beowulf. :)

Nate1778
January 24, 2010, 04:05 PM
.50 BMG

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/2946-4/biggerbetter50bmg8537.jpg



.50 action express

http://www.smsguns.com/images/Pistol%20Ammo/50AE300g.jpg

CypherNinja
January 25, 2010, 10:03 PM
http://guns.solin.net/home/index.html

The .50BMG and .50AE are #1 and #5 respectively.

DeepSouth
January 25, 2010, 10:09 PM
From CypherNinja's link
http://guns.solin.net/images/cartridges.jpg
Cartridges in service exhibited in this photo are, from left to right: .50 BMG, 20 ga. 2.75", 7.62mm NATO, 5.56mm NATO, .50 AE, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, 9mm Luger, .32 ACP and .22 LR.; .25 ACP, .380 Auto (AKA 9mm Kurtz), .458 Winchester Magnum, 12-gauge and 10mm are not shown.

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