12.7 x 99mm (.50) Ammunition family

  • More than 70 years of experience in small arms ammunition producrtion
  • best possible raw materials and components
  • Modern high energy gunpowders
  • Noncorosive and nonmercuric Berdan or Boxer type primers
  • State of the art technology that provides for low production tolerances
  • Rigorous Military control of both elements and finished rounds conducted in accordance with MILL standards
  • Exelent accuracy, reliability under various conditions and safety
  • Combat proven and in service with Yugoslavian and several other armed and police forces
  • Packed in sealed waterproof military packagings

The .50 Browning Machine Gun (.50 BMG) or 12.7×99mm NATO is a cartridge developed for the Browning .50 caliber machine gun in the late 1910s. Entering service officially in 1921, it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries. The cartridge itself has been made in many variants: multiple generations of regular ball, tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, and saboted sub-caliber rounds. The rounds intended for machine guns are linked using metallic links.

The .50 BMG cartridge is also used in long-range target and sniper rifles, as well as other .50-caliber machine guns. The use in single-shot and semi-automatic rifles has resulted in many specialized match-grade rounds not used in .50-caliber machine guns.

A wide variety of ammunition is available, and the availability of match grade ammunition has increased the usefulness of .50 caliber rifles by allowing more accurate fire than lower quality rounds.