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Friday, April 14th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Raufuss ammunition is Norwegian state of the art.(Link) (http://www.biggerhammer.net/barrett/)


It's a .50BMG round, made with an explosive filler (C-4 I think, but don't quote me). It was designed to bring the effectiveness of .50 machineguns up to 20mm standards to avoid having to buy a whole new weapon.

I talked to an Army E.O.D. NCO about 1 1/2 years ago at Ft. Dix, NJ.
He said that he had traded for some Raufuss ammo (.50 bmg) from some
NATO troopie while deployed to Bosnia. His findings? The stuff was
EXTREMELY accurate. He loved it. His team was using Barrett M82's with
Leupold Mk4 M3 scopes to detonate mines. He said making a shot on a 6"
mine from a couple hundred yards with the stuff was like shooting fish
in a barrel. He loved everything about it, except that he couldn't
legally bring any back to the US with him.

He also said that he found a 7.62x39 version of the same thing but,
wasn't terribly impressed. I don't recall how accurate he said it was,
but it just couldn't carry enough explosive content in a 123 grain
projectile to do anything devastating. He said hits on a 1/4 plate
penetrated, but that he had tried 7.62x39 armor piercing ammo that had
done the same.

I believe I read or heard somewhere that it is also extremely precise and panzer penetrating at 1500 meters+....Which outdates most civilian panzered vessels...