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HUGE anti-tank round developed by the Soviets in WWII. It is larger and more powerful than the mighty .50 BMG cartridge, though it is almost non-existent in the Western World and other non Warsaw Pact countries. The PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle in Call of Duty: World at War is chambered for this caliber, although it is inaccurately portrayed as a mobile "sniper rifle." The rifle's inclusion in the game can be justified somewhat due to the supposed necessity of a WWII "equivalent" of the popular Barrett M82 in Call of Duty 4. Some claim that the sniper rifle in Halo is chambered in 14.5mm.
14.5x114mm rounds are pretty freaking huge. Getting a rare opportunity to shoot one would be quite an experience.
by WALTHERMAN March 29, 2010

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Huge rifle cartridge used for hunting very big African game. Launches a 500 gr. bullet at over 2,500 fps with around 7,500 ft. lb. of force. High loadings have punishing recoil - about five times that of a .30-06. Factory loads cost over $7 per round, making it very expensive to shoot. Way too overpowered for any animal on North American soil. Definitely wouldn't hurt to have one if you were ever stuck on Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna from Jurassic Park.
If ever traveling to a dinosaur theme park, bringing along a big bore rifle, let's say, a .460 Weatherby Magnum or .50 BMG for example, would be a very good idea.
by WALTHERMAN March 24, 2010

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Big handgun cartridge a half inch in diameter (12.7mm). Designed by Evan Whildin of Action Arms to be chambered in Magnum Research's massive Desert Eagle pistol. The case has a rebated rim, which makes it function better in semi-automatic pistols than rimmed cases, which are traditionally used in revolvers. A 300 gr. bullet from a 6" barrel of the DE has a velocity of 1,500 fps with 1,600 ft lb of forces, making it extremely overpowered for self defense against a human target.

Dispite its unpractical use for self defense, the .50 AE is frequently depicted from Hollywood films to video games due to the eye appeal of the Desert Eagle pistol. In real life, the .50AE is primarily used in target shooting for those who get a kick out of shooting big bore handguns. It is also a great handgun hunting cartridge for semi-auto enthuiasts. Some might be crazy enough to use the cartridge for self or home defense due to the Desert Eagle's frequent portrayal in the media.
The .50 Action Express Desert Eagle is a big bad mfin' handgun.
by WALTHERMAN March 24, 2010

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The round was developed by Smith & Wesson in 1990 by shortening the casing of the very powerful 10mm Auto. Even though it's only been around for nearly two decades, it has already achieved as much popularity in the US as the 9mm and .45 Auto, which have both been around for over a century.

Basically the round was created to solve a problem that never existed. It was developed to bridge a supposed "gap" between the 9mm and .45 Auto even though both rounds have substantial power as it is. The round appeals to a certain number of semi-auto enthusiasts who are dumb enough to believe that the 9mm is a pee-shooter, yet are too intimidated by the .45 Auto, which only has slightly more recoil. Still, it is a great round for self-defense.
Know-it-all: Don't buy a 9mm for self-defense, I've heard stories of 9mm bouncing off windshields and not being able to take down raging 6' 6" hoodlums on crack. Get a .40.

Me: And can you give me an example of a .40 S&W getting the job done?

Know-it-all: Ummm...no. But 9mm is still wimpy because I said so.
by WALTHERMAN March 24, 2010

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