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RC-50

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Anti-materiel rifle

  • ORIGIN
    United States

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Early 1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Robar

  • PRODUCTION
    1985 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    United States - Robar

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good accuracy
    Long range
    Expensive
    Large and heavy

Introduction

The RC-50 is an anti-materiel rifle of US origin. It was originally developed by Robar for civilian target shooting at long ranges. Since 12.7mm rifles started to be used by the military the RC-50 is also marketed for law enforcement and military use. The RC-50 is also called a counter-sniper rifle.

Design

The RC-50 is a bolt action rifle of a conventional design. The long and fluted barrel is fitted with a highly efficient muzzle brake, which is notably smaller than most muzzle brakes on 12.7mm rifles. The bolt is machined out of a single block of metal. A McMillan fiberglass stock is used and a bipod is fitted as standard.

Firepower

The RC-50 fires the 12.7x99mm round from a 5 round detachable box magazine. As a bolt action rifle its rate of fire is limited. Due to its long and heavy barrel its accuracy is very good and sub MOA accuracy can be achieved. With match ammunition targets out to 2.000 m can be engaged.

Users

The RC-50 is used by various law enforcement agencies in the USA, including the US Coast Guard.

Variants

RC-50

RC-50

The RC-50 is a bolt-action anti-materiel rifle that fires th 12.7x99mm round. The original RC-50 has a fixed stock and the RC-50F a folding stock, but is otherwise the same.

Statistics

Name: RC-50
Caliber 12.7x99mm NATO
Magazine 5 rounds
Operation Bolt action
Rate of fire Bolt action
Barrel length 737 mm
Rifling ?
Muzzle velocity ?
Weight 11.3 kg without scope
Stock Fixed or foldable
Length 1.118 mm / 915 mm
Width ?
Height ?
Sights Weaver rail for mounting optics
Remarks Fixed foldable bipod

Use

 
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
United States