C15 Big Mac (Canada)
C15 Long Range Sniper Weapon (Canada)
Mk 15 (US Navy)
Late 1990's - present
United States - McMillan
- UNIT COST
$ 7.000 rifle only in 2008
$ 7.600 rifle only in 2010
$ 10.000 with accessories in 2010
Very good accuracy
Cumbersome and heavy
The TAC-50 is an anti-materiel rifle of US origin. It was developed in the late 1990's by McMillan. The design is based on the earlier McMillan M87R design that was produced by Harris Gun Works. For a long time the TAC-50 held the record of the longest range confirmed kill when a Canadian soldier used the TAC-50 at a range of 2.430 meters. Although the TAC-50 doesn't come cheap among the most accurate 12.7mm rifles it is not as expensive as the alternatives, such as the AW50.
The design of the TAC-50 is based on the older M87R, but has been improved in many ways. A fiberglass stock is still used, but this one is detachable. Ergonomics are improved by using a recontoured pistol grip and fully adjustable cheekpiece and buttpad. The barrel is fluted and a multi-slotted muzzle brake is used. There are no backup iron sights.
The TAC-50 is a bolt action rifle that fires the 12.7x99mm NATO round from a 5 round detachable box magazine. Its long and heavy free floating barrel allows for good accuracy. With proper ammunition targets at over 2 km can be engaged. It is possible to mount a sound suppressor instead of the muzzle brake.
The TAC-50 is used by the US Navy SEALs and has been sold to various nations, including Canada
The TAC-50 is a modern bolt action anti-materiel rifle chambered in the 12.7x99mm round.
|Magazine||5 round detachable box|
|Operation||Bolt action, 2 lug bolt|
|Rate of fire||Bolt action|
|Barrel length||737 mm|
|Rifling||6 grooves, 381 mm right hand twist|
|Muzzle velocity||820 m/s with 750 gr AMAX|
|Weight||11.3 kg without optics|
|Sights||Used with optical sight, no backup iron sights available|