Do you want to know how powerful the .50 BMG cartridge is?
With its ability to smash through almost any objects from near to unforeseen distances.
Can a .50 cartridge stop a running car engine like you see in the movies?
Youtuber 740 Tactical tried out this test and it they shot at an old junk car with its engine running. With only 2 shots they put it out of commission.
Here’s the setup and shot consequences:
The running vehicle was placed at 25-50 yards from the .50 cal.
The first shot was a little high on the engine so it didn’t stop the engine operation.
The second shot was aimed a little lower and it totally put it out of action.
Usually when you are anywhere nearby when a 50 BMG is being shot you would be aware of its presences by the loud sound, but thanks to a suppresser, you may not recognize the sound of this rifle.
Many know the 50 BMG shot to be one of the loudest and most painful out there. Whether you are are the shooter or not, if you are anywhere in the vicinity you will hear, and most likely, feel the shot go off.
Unless, that particular firearm is both suppressed and shooting subsonic ammo. Then you might just think someone is out plinking with an airsoft rifle. Don’t think so?, go to 3:13 on the video to hear the differences between suppressed and unsuppressed.
Although, of course, you don’t quite get the full effect of the sound difference by watching the video, you can definitely tell that there is a big, big difference. Just the fact that the shooter was able to take a shot without hearing protection and then still talk in a normal voice afterwards should be enough to convince most people of the suppressor’s effectiveness.
Sources: Ohio Outdoor Journal, C Buckner