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|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||35.00|
|Weight per round (units)||0.1|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||10 / 100|
|Primer type||Machine gun|
|Powder type||Rifle powder|
|Projectile type||.510, 800 grain|
|Cost per case||9.50|
|Standard load (SP)||2850 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||2565 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||N/A pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||N/A pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||29 (Barrett M82)|
|Muzzle velocity||809 m/s (2654 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||16954 Joule (12505 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||United States|
.50 BMG is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (R)ifle caliber.
This cartridge was originally designed for use in the Browning M1921 and Browning M2 heavy machine guns, neither of which are man-portable firearms. Many decades after its introduction as a heavy machine gun round, it was adapted for use in specialized heavy precision rifles, known as anti-materiel rifles (AMR). These rifles can be thought of as the spiritual successors to anti-tank rifles. The first modern AMR was the Barrett M82, a predecessor to the Barrett M82A1M featured in the game.
.50 BMG is pronounced fifty B-M-G.
This caliber may also be known as .50 Browning Machine Gun (full name), .50 Browning, and sometimes 12.7x99mm. It may also be referred to as simply .50, though it is not recommended, as it may be confused with the other .50 caliber cartridges in the game.
There are 4 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Short rifle||Up to 23.9"||0.85x|
|Rifle||24" and up||1.0x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
|Reduced Velocity||Reg/-P||FMJ (0.9x)|
|Sniper Premium||Prem/SP|| FMJ (3.0x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
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