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You got a .50BMG? That's cute...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IronMonster, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    image.jpg My dad has one of the 16" rounds test fired out of the Navel ordinance factory in Pocatello Idaho. The 16" guns where designated 50 caliber/16" meaning 16" bore and the barrel is 50 times the length of the bore. The bullet weighs 2700 lbs. 96 lands each about 3/16 deep, it twists twice in its 66 foot long barrel launching the ton and a half projectile up to 42,000 yards
     
  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good gravy!! Ya got a picture of the mag for that?
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    What ammo tax% would seattle put on that beast?
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Because shooting twice is just silly!
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Riflemen fight their way to that. that's actually a joke because.. explaining a joke is..
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    The interesting thing is, concerning pistol-rifle-artillery, our pistol man Elmer Keith graduated (no pun) to artillery, pioneering duplex loads and tube ignition that are used to this day.
    Sure carried a handgun though.
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Now that right there is a family heirloom if I've ever seen one!
     
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  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Oh the stories they would tell if they could talk... well besides "boom"...
     
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  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    So how do you get one of these? Well it was pretty simple back in the day. You looked for the 20 foot crater in the foot hills outside of town and you dug till you hit metal. They guy my dad got this one from dug up three, the other two are the posts for his front gate.
     
  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    does it shoot sub MOA? :D
     
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  11. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    So... MOA at 42,000 yards is a bit bigger than a half mile circle? Around 3500 feet if I did my math right.
     
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  12. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    give or take
     
  13. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    You know it's a big gun when a exceptional group is around a half mile across.
     
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  14. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    im trying to verify your calculations. how are you getting a half mile?
     
  15. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    1 MOA at 42000 yrd is 420yrd which is 1260 feet which is about 1/4mile. maybe im wrong idk.
     
  16. Who The F R U

    Who The F R U Rainier Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not as cool as a Naval gun but you can actually shoot it with us !!
    76mm pushing a 12lbs AP bullet out of a 18 ' barrel @4200fps
     
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  17. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Now that I can stand behind. No way in hell I want to be standing in FRONT of that.
     
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  18. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I think we are both wrong.

    1"@ 100 yards so 4200" @ 42,000 yards so 350 feet, I had one too many zeros in my head
     
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  19. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The shockwave from the blast is also big.
     
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    pdrake WA Active Member

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    :rolleyes: