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RH-ALAN MACS M2


Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) (1991)


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The RH-ALAN MACS M2 is a sound anti-material rifle chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge.



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The MACS M2 is a locally-designed and developed Croatian anti-material rifle. The system is chambered for the effective .50 BMG ("Browning Machine Gun") cartridge firing from a single-shot, bolt-action arrangement. As an anti-material sniping weapon, the MACS M2 can engage light enemy armor and fortified targets at range, delivering disastrous results with its powerful cartridge. Such weapons can be used to target particularly vulnerable components of an enemy vehicle - even frontline combat tanks to a certain extent.

The MACS M2 is given a half-stock coupled to a skeletal butt and features a frontal bipod support as standard. It sports a traditional pistol grip under the receiver while the gun's body mimics that of a conventional sporting rifle. Lacking iron sights, the MACS M2 is granted use of a standard 10x42 telescopic sight over the receiver. RH-ALAN of Zagreb produces the rifle.

The M2 features a running length of 58 inches with a smoothbore barrel measuring 31 inches long. Unloaded, it weighs 27lbs. As a single-shot weapon, it lacks a magazine feed and its related complexities and maintenance. The operator is required to load individual cartridges into the breech with each shot. Muzzle velocity is rated at 2,800 feet per second. Recoil is aided through use of a large muzzle brake.
The MACS M3 is a related M2 form though configured for the growing-in-popularity "bullpup" arrangement in which the feed is now seated aft of the pistol grip as part of the stock - making for a slightly more compact form. The M3 is detailed elsewhere on this site.

Specifications



Service Year
1991

Origin
Croatia national flag graphic
Croatia

Classification


Sniper / Anti-Material Rifle (AMR)


RH-ALAN - Croatia
National flag of Croatia Croatia
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.


Overall Length
1,470 mm
57.87 in
Barrel Length
790 mm
31.10 in
Empty Wgt
27.34 lb
12.40 kg
Sights


Standard Optics


Action


Bolt-Action; Single-Shot

Bolt-Action
Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.50 BMG

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 12.7mm / .50BMG machine gun / rifle round
Rounds / Feed


Single-Shot
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Muzzle Velocity
2,800 ft/sec
(853 m/sec)


MACS M2 - Base Series Designation
MACS M3 - Bullpup-configured variant


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