12.7mm Sniper Rifle

Sniper Rifle, Projectile,Caliber .50 is a magnetically accelerated, long range, high velocity prototype sniper weapon developed by Lima Fleet Research and Development.

The weapon fires a 12.7mm (0.50 inch) projectile at speeds exceeding one mile (1600 meters) per second.

The weapon has, at launch, 40,061.58 foot pounds of Kinetic Energy. At 1600 meters, 17603.39 foot pounds of energy. The weapon can effectively stop a person at a range in excess of 3,000 meters, with a kinetic energy of 11,266.17 foot pounds.

As of this posting, the Weapon has yet to be used in combat. According to Lima Fleet Research and development, accuracy is within 4 inches at 2100 yards, although Marine Officers General Daniel Hardfighter and Colonel Thomas Westover claim that with proper windage and elevation calculations, the weapon can be even more accurate. Westover claims to have scored a 3 inch grouping with 15 rounds at 2800 meters.

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