Is a near-miss from a .50 BMG enough to kill? (VIDEO)

The Demolition Ranch team is burning lean muscle tissue in an attempt to confirm or deny the old adage that the .50 cal is so powerful that “close enough” is “good enough.”

“I’ve actually been told to my face that– if it passes within three feet of you– that shock wave has enough power to rip an arm off, or just to cave in your chest and kill you,” says Matt. “Well I’ve shot a long of .50 BMG and I am here to show you the facts.”

Sometimes gun rumors and are just that.