Steyr HS .50

The Steyr HS .50 is a .50 calibre single-shot sniper rifle manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher.

Steyr HS .50
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher
Origin Austria
Country Name Origin Year
Austria 2004
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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The Steyr HS .50 is a single-shot bolt-action rifle. It has a built-in magazine (on the right side of the gun) so each round has to be loaded directly into the ejection port and is pushed into the chamber by the bolt. The fluted barrel is cold hammer forged and provides excellent accuracy at an effective range up to 1,500 m. It has an adjustable bi-pod, a highly efficient muzzle brake which reduces recoil substantially to increase shooting comfort and a Picatinny rail for installation of various optics.
However, due to customer demand, a recent change to the HS .50 has included a 5-round detachable magazine that can be inserted on the left-hand side of the rifle much similar to the Denel NTW-20

Type Anti Materiel Rifle/Sniper Rifle
Place of origin Austria
Service history
Used by Argentina
Cameroon
Palestine
Iran
Mexico
Russia
Syria
Wars Syrian Civil War
Production history
Manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher
Unit cost $5,299
Produced 2004
Variants HS .460
HS .50 M1
Specifications (HS .50)
Weight 12.4 kg (28.5 lbs)
Length 1,370 mm (54 inches)
Barrel length 833 mm (33 inches)
Cartridge .50 BMG
.460 Steyr
Caliber .50 BMG
Action Bolt action
Effective firing range 1500 m
Feed system Single shot

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