A close look at the .50 BMG and the M2 machine gun.
Trivia for the day. The 50 caliber BMG is a popular Google search, sometimes spelled Fifty Caliber and other times 50 caliber machine gun. It seems much of this is driven by the newer class of long range target rifles that use the John Browning-designed .50 caliber. Of all the searches on Google related to .50 calibers, one of the most popular is for the 50 caliber BMG bottle opener. It seems that if you can't own a Browning .50 machine gun like those shown above, at least you can open up some cool refreshment while reading this article. -- The Editor
Original article copyright American Rifleman magazine, 2017. Review of the article, by Browning staff writer Scott Engen is copyright March 2017. Photos are in the pubic domain, from Browning archive photos, copyright American Rifleman or as indicated with the photo.