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  • The guns in those foxholes shoot fifty-caliber armor-piercing rounds.

    The Omega Theory

  • There was Sergeant First Class Paul Ray Smith, who after a surprise Iraqi attack leapt aboard a damaged armored vehicle and, completely unprotected, manned a fifty-caliber machine gun alone.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • You wedge the lid of a fifty-caliber ammo can between the grill doors on the exhaust, then you start the tank.

    HIGH BEFORE HOMEROOM

  • Two IDF soldiers manning a reinforced guard station tracked the pickup with a fifty-caliber machine gun.

    The Black Madonna

  • “They could have took Saddam out with a fifty-caliber at five hundred yards.”

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • Two fifty-caliber machine guns were mounted forward and aft, and helmeted, very serious soldiers trained them on the shore.

    Kook

  • The FBI has a team headed down to verify, but the divers say they were fifty-caliber rounds.

    Extreme Measures

  • He was in a space, oh, say, about six by six, and he had a fifty-caliber machine gun.

    REY MYSTERIO BEHIND THE MASK

  • Consequently, U.S. 18-year-olds have easier legal access to fifty-caliber guns than to handguns.

    Michele Swenson: A Vote For Guns Is A Vote For "Family Values"

  • He manned a fifty-caliber machine gun atop a hummer providing perimeter security for one of the now infamous small kill teams.

    Archive 2008-05-01

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