Why shooting too much rounds using a sniper rifle could cause bleeding and retinal detachment?


I’ve just watched an army documentary and they mentioned that the elite snipers in the army weren’t allowed to shoot more than 60 rounds a day, otherwise it could cause them to have bleeding and retinal detachment.

ELI5 please

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Some very large caliber rifles have an impressive muzzle blast. That is, the gas escaping the muzzle as the bullet leaves the barrel can create a fairly intense pressure wave. Some of that can be mitigated with muzzle brakes, but those add length and weight.

A particularly unpleasant .50 is like getting slapped in the face every time you fire it.

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