This large, heavy sniper rifle is made in very limited quantities. It is a
bolt action rifle, so rapid fire is impossible, the bolt must be removed to
load each round. A fluted barrel reduces weight and speeds up cooling
without sacrificing the stiffness required for accuracy. Even so, the weapon
weighs 23 pounds, making the use of a bipod necessary. A muzzle brake
deflects propellant gases rearward, diminishing kick.
Ammo: The .50 caliber sniper round is primarily intended to knock out
vehicles and weapons. It can shatter a tank's thermal gun sight or cripple
an aircraft engine. A huge charge sends the 1.5 ounce bullet out the muzzle
with five times the energy of a standard 7.62-mm round. A hardened
tungsten-carbide penetrator inside the projectile can pierce four inch
armor, while incendiary material in the nose will touch off stored ammunition
or a fuel tank. The incendiary also detonates an explosive charge that
shatters the bullet's steel fragmentation body into shrapnel.
Model: Haskins M500 Military Issue .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle
Type: Bolt action .50 caliber sniper rifle
Skill: Firearms: Sniper Rifle
Cost: 5,000 (ammo: 25)
Availability: 4 X, R
Fire Rate: 1
Damage: 7D (See Ammo)
Game Notes: Comes with 10x telescopic sight for a +2D bonus when used for 1
round of aiming.
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