50 BMG Over Water – Will it Wake or Rooster Tail? (Video)


50 BMG Over Water – Will it Wake or Rooster Tail? (Video)

When a large, heavy, fast-moving bullet passes over water, does it cause a rooster tail or even a mild wake?

The Demo Ranch guys decided to find out, so they headed to a secluded spot where they fired a Barrett 50 BMG above water.

They start out 2 feet above the water, then lower to 1.5 feet, 8 inches, 3 inches, and finally “real low.”

I’m not going to give it away. Watch the video below to see what happens. But I will say that the “real low” one produced the most interesting results.


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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