McMillan Introduces TAC®-50 A1
Update to the Renown TAC®-50 Tactical 50 Caliber Rifle
Phoenix, Arizona (February 15, 2012) – McMillan introduces a product update to the TAC®-50 50 BMG tactical rifle. Named the TAC®-50 A1, the new rifle includes several product enhancements over the original TAC-50 rifle that has been deployed by military forces around the world.
The TAC-50 A1 features a new take-down fiberglass stock with a forend that is 5” longer, moving the balance point for the bipod forward. The TAC-50 A1 includes an integral cheekpiece and a monopod on the buttstock with an option for vertical adjustment. The stock incorporates a smaller pistol grip to fit a wider range of hand shapes, with and without gloves.
The TAC-50 A1 has a new bipod that is lighter, yet sturdier. The legs adjust vertically, as well as forward and rearward to fine tune the rifle for elevation.
A new magazine system offers a positive, self-locking magazine latch that is easier to operate with gloved hands. The magazine release lever is repositioned ahead of the trigger bow.
According to Ryan McMillan, vice president of McMillan Group International, “We are constantly listening to operators using our tactical products in the field. The TAC-50 A1 reflects input from customers around the world regarding features they would like to incorporate in this weapon. We take our customers’ suggestions seriously, and the TAC-50 A1 represents our commitment to meeting the needs of operators.”
As with the original TAC-50, the TAC-50 A1 features a 29” premium selected, hand-lapped match grade free-floating barrel, threaded muzzle brake, detachable 5-round box magazine, tuned 3.5 lb. trigger, and extra-long bolt handle to clear large optics. It utilizes the proven McMillan 50 caliber action and all components are built to benchrest precision tolerances.
The McMillan TAC-50 product line continues to be used by military forces around the world as both an ultra-long range anti-personnel tactical rifle, as well as an anti-materiel rifle used for disabling assets at long range. For many military units, it is the benchmark for extreme long range accuracy in a tactical rifle weapons system.