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50cal BMG and 50cal Desert Eagle

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shotgunsrfun, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. shotgunsrfun

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    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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    50AE (Desert Eagle) is MUCH, MUCH smaller. Trying to shoot a 50BMG through a handgun would probably tear your arm off.
     
  3. TexasRifleman

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    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.
     
  4. shotgunsrfun

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    Thank you
     
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    Compare these pictures:

    .50 BMG

    .50 AE

    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.
     
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    .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.
     
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    And don't forget the .500 S&W and the .50 Beowulf. :)
     
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    .50 BMG

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    .50 action express

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    From CypherNinja's link
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    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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