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quite frankly i have never seen specs like that in what is appears to be a crew served sniper/anti material rifle i dont have the specs handy but i think it even out performs the .950 jdj(ironicly not a dd with apparent legit sporting purposes .....wonder how they pulled that off) and in my opinion is one of the more intimidating looking rounds i have seen
The 14.9 SOP is made by taking a purposely-made lathe-turned 1,690-grain .58 caliber bullet with a ballistics coefficient of 1.85 measuring at about 4 inches in length and loading it into a shortened and necked-down 20mm autocannon case. The custom dies have a two-inch diameter. At the muzzle, the 14.9 SOP generates over 42,000 foot-pounds of force. This project has been in development since late 2010 and has gone through several revisions, even in the name. Originally it was called the 14.5 OPS and has minor physical changes as well to maximize the projectile’s performance. Early speculations predicted rifles chambered in the caliber using recoil dampening stocks weighing just 30 pounds, but the current prototype weighs in at a clean 105 pounds. Project 14.9 SOP’s prototype is a single-shot bolt-action rifle with a 48-inch barrel and custom muzzle break that has been designed to withstand some 20,000 pounds of gas pressure once the bullet has left the barrel. It’s expressly overbuilt to stay on the safe side of firing this cartridge.
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well the sop weighs 105(protype) and the standard barret fifty weighs in at just under 30 pounds(the weight of the sop's stock lol) so yeah i would have to agree lugging this thing around would not be fun,but if you got into a good sniper spot overseeing an airfeild you could take a few out on the ground so to speak.but i see it more as a base defense weapon,something that you would only want to move once or twice.
but if carlos hathcock was still around i bet he would love it
www.thefirearmblog.com... pictures of the round next to other roundsedit on 19-12-2013 by RalagaNarHallas because: (no reason given)
At approximately 38,000 foot-pounds (51,521 J) of kinetic energy, the 20mm round, as fired out of the Anzio rifle, has over three times the power of the .50 BMG cartridge fired out of a comparable rifle, which is around 12,200 foot pounds (16,540 J) of kinetic energy. The .600 Nitro Express, the second most powerful African big game rifle cartridge, and one of the most common, has around 8,200 foot pounds (11,118 J) of kinetic energy. This makes a 20mm Anzio rifle about 4.8 times as powerful as a rifle chambered in .600 Nitro Express. The Anzio 20/50 has approximately 22,000 foot-pounds (29,828 J) of kinetic energy with an 800-grain bullet. It does this by effectively taking the .50 BMG projectile, which already is relatively large and travels extremely fast, and effectively increases the already supersonic bullet to over 1.8 times its normal flight velocity, creating more kinetic energy without the need for a larger and heavier projectile. Though its Kinetic energy is significantly lower than the 20mm round, it is almost as effective due to its smaller surface area, meaning that it has less material to punch through, making it easier to penetrate, but the lighter bullet makes transferring energy over longer distances and into targets less efficient.
well there is a new big boy a brewing in the sniping business and with this new rifle business will be good from infantry to well tanks and perhaps even small pill boxes/bunkers with a muzzle velocity of 3,350 and 42,104 of energy(not a typo)pretty much what ever is in front of it will cease to exist or be taken out of action.
its based of the 20mm vulcan shell casing so that should give you hints as to its scale (for comparisons sake 12.7mm is roughly .50 cal) and they claim It has 0.5 MOA accuracy at 3000 yards and remains supersonic out to 5400 yards (5 kilometers)
heres a few links
imgur.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink">imgur.com... this should be a photo of the rifle and round but not really good at this image imbedding......
and one last link on how some one is going to attept a world reccord shot with the rifle
one shot will be at two miles and another at three so if he ends up pulling it off it should be interesting to any long range shooters out there with disposable income
edit on 19-12-2013 by RalagaNarHallas because: (no reason given)
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.5 moa at 3000 yards? I wanna say bs but if that is true that is insanely impressive.