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McMillan TAC

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Anti-materiel rifle

  • ORIGIN
    United States

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    ?

  • DESIGNER
    McMillan

  • PRODUCTION
    ? - present

  • PRODUCERS
    United States - McMillan

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    $ 5.000 TAC-308 rifle only in 2010
    $ 5.300 TAC-300 rifle only in 2010
    $ 5.500 TAC-338 rifle only in 2010

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Limited weight
    Good accuracy
    Expensive

Introduction

The TAC is a series of sniper rifles of US origin. The TAC was designed by McMillan in the 1990's and is available in three calibers. Unlike the TAC-50, which is described seperately, the TAC series is not derived from the M87R anti-materiel rifle, but from the M86 sniper rifle.

Design

The TAC series of sniper rifles are based around a fiberglass chassis with a fixed butt and adjustable cheekpiece and buttpad. The TAC series uses a G30 bolt action mechanism and feed from either detachable box magazines or an internal magazine. The barrels are match grade and free floating. A bipod is optional. Various optics can be installed and iron sights are not present.

Firepower

The TAC-308 fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round, the TAC-300 the .300 Winchester Magnum and the TAC-338 the .338 Lapua Magnum. The effective range of the rifle varies per caliber. The maximum effective range of the TAC-308 with 24 inch barrel is about 1.000 meters, the TAC-338 may be used up to 1.500 meters.

Users

The TAC series is probably in use with various law enforcement units in the USA.

Variants

TAC-308

The TAC-308 is the smallest and least powerful rifle in the TAC lineup. It is chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO round and uses detachable box magazines. The TAC-308A has a 20 inch barrel and is meant for urban use. The TAC-308B has a longer 24 inch barrel with threaded muzzle.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5, 10 round detachable box
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length508 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 279 mm polygonal right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.04 m
Width?
Height?
Weight4.3 kg without optics
SightsUsed with optical sight, no backup iron sights available
Remarks-
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5 round internal magazine
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length610 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 279 mm polygonal right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.14 m
Width?
Height?
Weight4.3 kg without optics
SightsUsed with optical sight, no backup iron sights available
Remarks-

TAC-300

The TAC-300 is a member of the TAC family chambered for the .300 Winchester Magnum round. The TAC-300 is available in two versions. The TAC-300A has a detachable magazine and the TAC-300B uses a hinged floorplate.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.300 Winchester Magnum
Magazine5 round detachable box
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length673 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 279 mm polygonal right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.20 m
Width?
Height?
Weight5.0 kg without optics
SightsUsed with optical sight, no backup iron sights available
Remarks-
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.300 Winchester Magnum
Magazine5 round internal magazine
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length673 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 279 mm polygonal right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.20 m
Width?
Height?
Weight5.0 kg without optics
SightsUsed with optical sight, no backup iron sights available
Remarks-

TAC-338

The TAC-338 is the most powerful member of the TAC family as it is chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum round. This provides a mcuh longer range than the two smaller calibers. The TAC-338 is available in two versions. The TAC-338A has a detachable magazine and the TAC-338B uses a hinged floorplate.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.338 Lapua
Magazine5 round detachable box
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length686 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 254 mm polygonal right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.22 m
Width?
Height?
Weight5.0 kg without optics
SightsUsed with optical sight, no backup iron sights available
Remarks-
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber.338 Lapua
Magazine5 round internal magazine
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length686 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 254 mm polygonal right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.22 m
Width?
Height?
Weight5.0 kg without optics
SightsUsed with optical sight, no backup iron sights available
Remarks-

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