This video was taken at Taos, NM in September, 1999. Things of note: This was the first public appearance of the completed BFG-50 prototype; you'll notice that there's no finish on the gun. Check out the guy with the M-16 taking a step back after he catches the muzzle brake blast. At the very end of the video the ejected shell is visible in the air. Try that with a shell-holder! Thanks to Brian A. for the video.
Taken on 2/27/00 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club in Brooksville, FL. This is an MPEG video of Mark Serbu firing BFG-50 production gun serial number 0001. Like the video above, this one was taken with a Sony Mavica digital camera (FD88 this time). Great for stills, but the video is a bit lacking. Notice two things in the video: First, no scope! 45 minutes of sleep the night before will tend to make one forgetful. Second, no magazine, though there is a hole for it. That's why you can see daylight through the gun as the bolt is pulled back.
BFG-50 in Wyoming... this video was taken on 6/7/00 in the Thunder Basin National Grasslands near Bill, Wyoming. The target was a rock face approximately 300 yards away. Note the delay in the sound of the bullet striking the rock face.
Having trouble viewing the videos? Try opening Windows Media Player and then selecting the file name of the video you'd like to watch, complete with the URL. For example, to view the Wyoming video you'd open: http://www.serbu.com/movies/wyo2.mpg