M82A1 Heavy Sniper Rifle

The M82A1 is a high-powered heavy sniper rifle used primarily against targets like radar cabins, trucks, and parked aircraft. It is known as the “Light Fifty” for its .50 caliber BMG (12.7 mm) load. The U.S. Military purchased significant numbers of M82A1’s during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq. It’s known as the SASR — “Special Applications Scoped Rifle”, and is used as an anti-materiel weapon and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tool. This short-recoil, semi-automatic rifle has a long effective range, (record shot of 2,500 meters) and high energy. It also uses highly-effective ammunition, and can easily penetrate Type IV body armor, almost all building materials, hard armors, and level 8 ballistic glass (the strongest available). The Navy SEALs used the M82A1 extensively in Somalia in 1993 against enemy “technical” vehicles filled with armed outlaws.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Length: 48 or 57 inches
  • Barrel Length: 20 or 29 inches
  • Cartridge: 12.7 x 99mm, NATO
  • Caliber: .50 BMG
  • Action: Recoil operation, rotating bolt
  • Sights: 10x telescopic
  • Rate of Fire: Semi-automatic
  • Muzzle Velocity: 853 m/sec
  • Maximum Effective Range: 1,800 m
  • Maximum Range: 6,800 meters
  • Feed System: 10-round box magazine