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What can stop a .50 cal BMG AP round?

March 15, 2020 2 Min read

One of the most feared weapons used in the world today is any gun that is capable of shooting a 50 caliber round. This style of around which can be used with a traditional sniper rifle is often considered one of the most deadly for armored vehicles.

50 caliber bullet specifications

Finding a style of armor that is capable of resisting a 50 caliber round has been very challenging to add to the vehicle while maintaining the original performance of the vehicle until now.

The latest lightweight armoring and bulletproof glass can offer a level of protection that can make sure your vehicle remains unimpeded by bullets even from a 50 caliber round. Composite metal foam and other lightweight armor inserted into a vehicle do not extensively affect performance and it also ensures that 50 caliber rounds can be stopped even in their armor-piercing format.

This style of foam has many layers and it’s been developed in a lighter format that can ensure it can be placed in almost any vehicle. Conventional steel armoring does not offer the same level of protection for ball rounds or armor-piercing rounds and it also causes a series of performance enhancement changes to a vehicle due to the added weight.

Hard armor systems including a ceramic faceplate, CMF core, and aluminum backing plate can be the perfect armor against calibers up to 50 caliber ball and armor-piercing rounds. These products can absorb up to 72 to 75% of the energy from most rounds in the ball format and 68 to 78% of the kinetic energy from armor-piercing rounds.

If you are seeking lightweight armoring and protection on a civilian car, this style of armoring is one of the best new techniques that could be used to stop even up to 50 caliber rounds on your vehicle. With the added vehicle armoring you can feel safe in any situation using these tools.

Contact us at 801-393-1075 to learn more about armouring your vehicle against 50 caliber rounds with our new technology.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Level 3A armor is rated to stop Magnum rounds that are used in handguns. This includes every style of bullet ranging from a .38 Special to a 9mm. It can stop rifle caliber rounds from a 7.62mm and a 5.56mm.

A 50 BMG rifle can fire a .50 BMG cartridge. They have more than twice the average effective range of an AR-15, hitting targets from 1,000 to 2,000 yards. Washington D.C. and three other states place additional regulations on them.