The Tac-50 is a sniper rifle made by McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, an American firm located in Arizona. Designed in the 1980s, it has been used by Canadian, French, and US Special Forces in a number of armed conflicts around the world, especially in Afghanistan from 2002 onwards.
The Tac-50 is a .50-caliber, bolt-action rifle, fitted with a match-grade, free-floating rifled barrel, which measures 29 inches (73.7-cm) in length. It shoots .50 BMG (12.7x99mm) NATO ammunition to a maximum accurate range of 1,800 m (approx 2,000 yards). It has a muzzle velocity of 805 m/s. This accurate and lethal weapon is equipped with a fixed bipod, adjustable stock, and telescopic sight. The Tac-50 A1-R2 version is fitted with the Recoil Mitigation Sytem, which reduces up to 90% of .50 BMG cartridge’s peak recoil force.
Length: 57 inches (144.8 cm)
Barrel length: 29 inches (73.7 cm)
Weight: 26 lb (11.8 kg)
Variants: Tac-50A1, Tac-50A1-R2
Tac-50 A1 R2 in action (video)