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MK 15 Mod 0 Sniper Rifle

The MK 15 Mod 0 SASR (special applications sniper rifle) is the US Navy designation for the McMillan Tac-50. It is a long range anti-material rifle used by US Navy SEALs.

Like other anti-material rifles such as the M82 / M107, the MK 15 fires a .50 BMG round out to long ranges and can be used to engage a wide range of targets from personnel to armored vehicles.

The MK 15 features a fluted heavy match-grade barrel and an adjustable, removable buttstock made from fibreglass. The rifle is designed to be used with a bipod. Unlike the semi-automatic M82 / M107, the MK 15 is fed via a manually operated rotary bolt action.

Navy SEALs previously used the McMillan M88 SASR is the anti-material role.


MK 15 Sniper Rifle Specifications

weight: 26.9 lbs
length: 57 inches
barrel length: 29 inches
rate of fire : semi-automatic
muzzle velocity : 2,700 feet per second
range : 1,600 meters
caliber : .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO)
magazine : 5 round detachable box magazine

MK 15 Anti-Material Rifle - Images and Further Info

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A member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven (EODMU-11) armed with a MK 15 rifle. EODs sometimes use anti-material rifles to nuetralize IEDs from a safe distance.
U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Timothy J. Villareal

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Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Thompson explains details of a Mk 15 sniper rifle to major league baseball players Albert Pujols and Ryan Franklin during a tour of Naval Special Warfare facilities.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco

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