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New for 2021: Traditions NitroFire

Available for the 20/21 hunting seasons, Traditions Firearms has reinvented the inline muzzleloader with a never-before-seen ignition system and firearm design with simplicity at its core.

Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. Machine Gun in World War II

From Pearl Harbor until the Japanese surrender, the AN/M2 .50-cal. Browning machine gun served in the air, on land and at sea, and was a part of every major American battle in every theater of operations around the world. It was the unsung hero of American firepower during World War II.

New for 2020: Remington R2Mi .50 BMG Rifle

Remington has announced it will offer a .50 BMG-chambered bolt-action rifle from its Custom Center.

First Look: Traditions Firearms NitroFire Muzzleloader

The result of a collaborative effort between Federal Premium, Hodgdon Powder Company and Traditions Firearms, is a new .50-cal. muzzleloader with a unique priming system.

NRA Gun of the Week: Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Hunter

In this NRA Gun of the Week video, American Rifleman's Christopher Olsen examines a made-in-USA .50-cal. AR-15 hunting rifle from Alexander Arms.

Thompson/Center Arms Introduces IMPACT!SB Muzzleloader

Thompson/Center Arms announced its new entry-level IMPACT!SB line of .50-caliber break-open muzzleloaders, featuring a hand-removable triple-lead-thread breech plug and a Power Rod aluminum ramrod for easy loading.

The .50-cal. Browning Machine Gun—The Gun That Won The War

With its origins in the Great War, the .50-cal. Browning machine gun—on land, on the sea and in the air—was a decisive arm for America’s victory over Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. And, remarkably, it’s still in service today.

The Guns of Gettysburg

In July 1863, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia fought a bloody three-day battle near the small seminary town of Gettysburg, Pa. During the battle—the high-water mark of the Confederacy—everything from ancient smoothbores to state-of-the-art repeaters was pressed into service.

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