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calebjay 01-02-2013 10:15 AM

Your opinion. Most powerful sniper rifle??
 
I would have to say Barrett 50 cal.

sputnik1988 01-02-2013 10:24 AM

The power of a rifle is derived from the cartridge, not the rifle itself. While the .50 BMG is a very powerful round at over 14,000ft lbs of energy, the Soviet 14.5114mm cartridge has upwards of 33,000 ft lbs of energy, thus making it a much more powerful round, neither cartridge is actually meant to be anti-personnel and was designed for armor and equipment.

calebjay 01-02-2013 10:34 AM

the bullet doesnt tell how powerful it is all the time. it is just like a shotgun is more powerful than a 22 no matter what kind of bullet is in the shotgun!!!!

sputnik1988 01-02-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by calebjay (Post 1075994)
the bullet doesnt tell how powerful it is all the time. it is just like a shotgun is more powerful than a 22 no matter what kind of bullet is in the shotgun!!!!

That's because they are different cartridges... A .22 is a rimfire rifle cartridge, the shotgun fires shotgun shells.

All a firearm does is ignite the primer and guide the round. The projectile does the damage, not the gun...

calebjay 01-02-2013 10:53 AM

How about a 410 to a 12
Guage then

sputnik1988 01-02-2013 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by calebjay (Post 1076004)
How about a 410 to a 12
Guage then

The one on the left is a .410, the right is a 12 gauge. There is a major difference in size.

MachineHead 01-02-2013 11:00 AM

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calebjay 01-02-2013 11:01 AM

and the twelve gauge bullet is more powerful

sputnik1988 01-02-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by calebjay (Post 1076008)
and the twelve gauge bullet is more powerful

Much more powerful, shotgun shells just like all ammo come in different loadings, so one 12 gauge shell may be more powerful than another 12 gauge shell. But yes, a 12 gauge is much more powerful than a .410.

calebjay 01-02-2013 11:07 AM

It could be like that for sniper rifles too one is more powerful


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