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 PMC vs Barrett ammo
dariman3  [Member]
8/22/2011 11:36:07 AM
New to .50's and looking to buy a few boxes of ammo and wondered how the PMC stacked up to the Barrett. Is the brass good quality for reloading? What about American Eagle? Not looking for true tack driving stuff just general shooting. Is there any manufacturer that makes a disintegrating bullet or similar to reduce the chances of ricochet? Shot my friend's 82 with tracer rounds at 350 to 450 yds. and had them go in the ground a few feet them emerge and went over the horizon. Don't want that again. TIA
Max-Paul  [Team Member]
8/22/2011 5:27:18 PM
When you say that the bullets went into the ground a few feet and then off into the horizon. Just what do you mean by this? Was this a backstop like a hill side? Or are you saying like shooting at a target from an elevated angle into a flat place like a meadow? If you are shooting at anything other than a hill side or a berm. Then you are not a safe shooter. You do realize that the effective range of a projectile fired from a 50 BMG rifle is not the little old 1 mile rule of thumb for 22LR round? Someone several miles away could be struck and killed.
MOTO69JOE  [Member]
8/22/2011 8:46:52 PM
The PMC stuff is one of the most accurate factory loads I've shot. My Barrett loves it.
dariman3  [Member]
8/22/2011 9:22:32 PM
Originally Posted By Max-Paul:
When you say that the bullets went into the ground a few feet and then off into the horizon. Just what do you mean by this? Was this a backstop like a hill side? Or are you saying like shooting at a target from an elevated angle into a flat place like a meadow? If you are shooting at anything other than a hill side or a berm. Then you are not a safe shooter. You do realize that the effective range of a projectile fired from a 50 BMG rifle is not the little old 1 mile rule of thumb for 22LR round? Someone several miles away could be struck and killed.


Shooting into a hillside that was loose, plowed ground.
FunBobby  [Team Member]
8/22/2011 9:37:18 PM
Originally Posted By dariman3:
Originally Posted By Max-Paul:
When you say that the bullets went into the ground a few feet and then off into the horizon. Just what do you mean by this? Was this a backstop like a hill side? Or are you saying like shooting at a target from an elevated angle into a flat place like a meadow? If you are shooting at anything other than a hill side or a berm. Then you are not a safe shooter. You do realize that the effective range of a projectile fired from a 50 BMG rifle is not the little old 1 mile rule of thumb for 22LR round? Someone several miles away could be struck and killed.


Shooting into a hillside that was loose, plowed ground.


Are you sure it wasn't just the tracer element flying off?
xmikex  [Member]
8/22/2011 10:08:21 PM
Originally Posted By FunBobby:
Are you sure it wasn't just the tracer element flying off?


This. The burning tracer element will fly off on impact - the bullet itself is in the ground. Weird but true.