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McMillan TAC-50



Overview


TAC-50

McMillan TAC-50 anti-materiel rifle.
Source: McMillan - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
United States
Type
Anti-materiel rifle
Entered service
Late 1990's
Status
In service
Development
1990's
Developer
United States - McMillan
Production
Late 1990's - present
Producer
United States - McMillan
Unit cost
$ 7.000 rifle only in 2008
$ 7.600 rifle only in 2010
$ 10.000 with accessories in 2010
Designations
C15 Big Mac (nickname in Canadian service)
C15 Long Range Sniper Weapon (Canada)
Mk 15 (US Navy)
Notable users
United States
Canada

Description


Introduction

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.

Design

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. Overtime improved variants have been introduced.

Firepower

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.

Users

The TAC-50 is used by the US Navy SEALs and has been sold to various nations, including Canada

Details


Facts TAC-50
General
Origin
United States
Type
Anti-materiel rifle
Caliber
Caliber
12.7x99mm NATO
Feed system
5 round detachable box
Barrel length
737 mm
Rifling
6 grooves, 381 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
820 m/s with 750 gr AMAX
Operation
Action
Bolt action
Locking
2 lug rotating bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt action
Dimensions
Stock type
Adjustable, detachable
Length
1.45 m
Weight
11.3 kg without optics
Sights
Optics
Optical sight on Picatinny rail
Mechanical
No backup iron sights
Accessories
Bipod
Yes