Monday, December 17, 2012

McMillan TAC-50

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McMillan TAC-50
McMillan TAC-50
The McMillan Tac-50 is a military / LE weapon,which is standard Long Range Sniper rifle of Canadian Armed Forces since 2000 produced in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States by the McMillan Brothers Rifle Company. This long-range anti-materiel/anti-personnel weapon is based on previous designs from the same company, which first appeared during the late 1980s. McMillan makes several versions of .50 caliber rifles, based on the same proprietary action, for military, law enforcement and civilian use.

McMillan TAC-50 test
McMillan TAC-50
Two Canadian snipers of the same Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) regiment sniper team made at the time the longest recorded sniper kills in history with this weapon in Afghanistan, during Operation Anaconda, in the Shah-i-Kot Valley. On a March afternoon in 2002, Master Corporal Arron Perry killed an enemy combatant from 2,310 meters (2,526 yd/1.435 miles) and Corporal Rob Furlong killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 meters (2,657 yd/1.509 miles) with 750 grain Hornady A-MAX very-low-drag bullets.
McMillan TAC-50
McMillan TAC-50
McMillan TAC-50 is manually operated, rotary bolt rifle. Huge, full-size bolt has dual front locking lugs, and its body has spiral flutes to reduce weight.Heavy match-grade barrel is also fluted, and fitted with effective muzzle brake.Rifle is fed from detachable box magazines, holding 5 rounds each. Stock is made from fiberglass by McMillan Stocks, and is designed to be used from bipod only. Buttstockis adjustable for length of pull with rubber spacers, and can be folded to the side or removed for compact storage. Rifle has no open sights and can be used with a variety of telescopic or night sights; in Canadian service, standard sight is 16X telescope.
McMillan TAC-50 Cartridge
McMillan TAC-50 Cartridge

Overview:
  • Type: Anti-materiel rifle, Sniper rifle
  • Place of origin: United States
  • Designed: 1980s
  • Manufacturer: McMillan Brothers Rifle Co.
  • Produced: 1980s–present
  • Variants: Tac-50 A1, Tac-50 A1-R2
Specifications
  • Weight: 26.0 lb (11.8 kg)
  • Length: 57.0 in (1,448 mm)
  • Barrel length: 29.0 in (737 mm)
  • Cartridge: .50 BMG (12.7 x 99 mm)
  • Action: manually operated rotary bolt action
  • Muzzle velocity: 805 m/s (2,641 ft/s)
  • Effective range: 1,800 m (1,970 yd)
  • Feed system: 5 round detachable box magazine
  • Sights: Customizable; 5-25x telescopic sight standard in Canadian Forces

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