The most powerful handgun in the world would be a .500 Smith and Wesson X-Frame revolver. The most powerful rifle in the world would be the .950jdj developed by J.D. Jones of SSK Industries with a 3 600gr bullet and flys at 2 200 ft/s, the cartridges are $40 each!!!
Actually the 600 nitro express is the most powerfull pistol in the world and this ain't know guess I've done research the .500 Smith and Wesson is no match. Im a fan of smith and Wesson but when i saw the nitro express I hd to find out which one was more powerfull. But I agree with you on the rifle.
As far as what's in development, who knows? But as far as what's in active service, the South African Denel NTW-20x110 and Croatian RT-20 both fire a 20x110mm cannon round - far surpassing the .50 BMG. The .50 BMG rifles don't even come in second place - the Denel NTW and Gephard G3 can both fire the Soviet 14.5x115mm cartridge.
The .700 Nitro Express is often given as an answer for this question, but the .585 Nyati and .577 Tyrannosaur both eclipse it in terms of energy produced. Likewise, some loadings of the .50 BMG can match or outperform the .700 Nitro Express. It should also be noted that there are rifles manufactured which care capable of chambered the 14.5x115mm, 20x102mm, and 20x110mm cartridges, all of which are significantly more powerful than any dedicated rifle cartridge.
If you are looking for the high end of air Rifles then look into the PCP class of air rifles (PreCharged Pneumatic) these air rifles are used in the Olympic games and in serious hunting. PCP rifles are expensive but you get the very best in air rifles. They not only come in .177 caliber but also come in .20, .22, .25 9MM, 357 Cal, 45 Cal and 50 caliber pellets. They require a special air pump, Or Hand pump or Scuba tank to charge them to 3000 PSI. This is far beyond the common air rifle. They will cost you allot, in the range of $300 to $3,000. Benjamen currently has a starter PCP rifle called the Discovery. If you are looking for raw power then the Shinsung Dragon slayer fires a 50 caliber slug that is capable of bringing down a deer or moose, it cost $550. If you want a top end Match rifle then the Feinwerkbau 700 Aluminum Blue will cost you $3.395. Benjamin currently has an excellent PCP rifle called the Marauder ($500) that comes in .177, .22 and .25 caliber.
The most powerful airsoft guns include: The Cybergun 10in Barrel gas sparklet-operated Desert Eagle, The Tanaka K93 bolt-action and gas-assisted rifle, and the banned Tanaka Single Action Army gas-operated revolver. But a lot of sniper rifles can be upgraded to have their FPS increased significantly up to 500 FPS. (this power is banned on most airsoft fields and countries)
Actually,there is a "strongest rifle", these are the SCAR .It is manufactured in two main versions; Light (SCAR-L, Mk 16 Mod 0)and Heavy (SCAR-H, Mk 17 Mod 0). The L version fires 5.56x45mm NATO using improved STANAG (M16) magazines. The H fires the more powerful 7.62x51mm NATO from a newly designed 20-round magazine. Different length barrels will be available for close quarters battle and for longer-range engagements. The initial solicitation indicated that the SCAR-H would also be chambered for the7.62x39mm M43 Kalashnikov cartridge and 6.8x43mm Remington SPC cartridge. However, FN is not currently offering other calibers.
The Mk 20 Sniper Support Rifle is based on the 7.62mm Mk 17 rifle. It includes a longer receiver, a beefed up barrel extension and barrel profile to reduce whip and improve accuracy and an enhanced modular trigger that can be configured for single-stage or two-stage operation together with a non folding precision stock.
The Mk 16 Mod 0 was intended to replace the M4A1, the Mk 18 CQBR and the Mk 12 SPR currently in SOCOM service, before SOCOM decided to cancel the order for the Mk 16 Mod 0 (see below). The Mk 17 Mod 0 will replace the M14 and Mk 11sniper rifles.
The SCAR features an integral, uninterrupted Picatinny rail on the top of the aluminum receiver, two removable side rails and a bottom one that can mount any MIL-STD-1913 compliant accessories. It has a polymer lower receiver with an M16compatible pistol grip, flared magazine well, and raised area around magazine and bolt release buttons. The front sight flips down for unobstructed use of optics and accessories. The rifle uses a 'tappet' type of closed gas system much like the M1 Carbine while the bolt carrier otherwise resembles the Stoner 63 or Heckler & Koch G36.
The SCAR is built at the FN Manufacturing LLC, plant in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Fabrique Nationale introduced a semi-automatic version of the SCAR modular rifle system, the 16S (Light) and 17S (Heavy), at the end of 2008. This version of the SCAR is designed for the law enforcement and commercial markets, and is manufactured in Herstal, Belgium and imported by FNH USA, Fredricksburg, Virginia, United States. FNH USA slightly modifies the rifle (supplying a U.S. made magazine and machining a pin in the magazine well) to be in compliance with U.S. Code before selling them.
If you mean strongest as in speed or FPS then it would be a "Sniper rifle". Most airsoft guns and rifles usually have an FPS around 300-400 but a few can be modified with stronger springs to reach over 500 FPS like the UTG Type 96 Army Digital Sniper w/Upgraded Spring . there are a few others that have the same capability.
To have the most powerful airsoft gun, it's not about what you can buy, it's about how you can upgrade it. But, out of the box, the Systema Super Max shoots 500 and the Aftermath Hitman shoots 650 I think
well the highest iv seen was a 800fps sniper (Co2) then again my friends heard of 1000fps but im not too sure
My guess is the M1917 Browning machine gun in 30/06
Factory, I'd probably say the 500 Magnum
Other than a toy gun or water gun, the next most powerful one a citizen can have without a permit is a "B.B. gun".
The IS-2 and IS-3 "Josef Stalin". They boasted a 122mm main gun, and remained the most powerful tanks in the world for almost 20 years after the end of the war.
Not even close. There are several more powerful handgun cartridges, not counting the single shot pistols that use rifle cartridges. While Dirty Harry may have proclaimed it to be "The most powerful handgun in the world"- it is not.
50 cal. machine gun. i don't know who decided to use it.
577 T Rex
The magnum .55 is the most powerful, but some Desert Eagle has the highest calibre bullet.
light machine gun is the m249 a medium machine gun is the m240 and the heavy machine gun is the browning m2 50. cal machine gun
10 gauge shotgun
Probably the siege gun.