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Saturday, February 15, 2014

.50 BMG Cover Requirements


For those of your with .50 BMG experience - how many inches of rock, brick, concrete do you want as cover to feel safe when being fired at by the .50?

K

7 comments:

  1. how many inches of rock, brick, concrete do you want as cover to feel safe when being fired at by the .50?
    Ahhh I would change that to FEET!!!

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  2. 2 and a half feet concrete, with plywood behind to catch the shit

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  3. Sam, some basics:


    Penetration capabilities of a single .50 caliber M2 round fired from a 45-inch barrel. Range -219 yd (200 m)

    Sand
    14 in (355.6 mm)
    Clay
    28 in (711.2 mm)
    Concrete
    2 in (50.8 mm)

    Keep in Mind this is with Ball ammo, penetration with SLAP or AP rounds will be much greater. Also repeated hits to the same area will "chew" through an otherwise solid fronting. There is no safe cover from .50cal full auto weapon (vs. rock, brick, concrete). Hardened face armor over 1' can provide some protection, but even that can be penetrated with repeat hits (or AP rounds). Hope that helps.

    M2 ammo ballistics- http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/mg/50_ammo.html

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  4. 24 inches of steel reinforced concrete, 48 inches of packed earth, 3 inches of steel, 2 feet of solid rock, 36 inches of concrete, 36 inches of bricks. A tree at least 4 feet in diameter. At a minimum. Matt G

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  5. Basically you need God standing in front of you. Other than that, good luck :)

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  6. 2 feet of concrete and be gone before they know it. If they are any good the 2 feet will have a 10 inch hole in it in less then 30 seconds.

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