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HecateII
PGM Hécate II/FR-12,7
Country of origin

France

Manufacturer(s)

PGM Precision

Designer(s)

Gilles Payen

Production began

1993

Weapon type

Anti-materiel rifle

Caliber

.50 BMG

Action

Bolt-action

Overall length

54.3 inches (138 cm)
44.9 inches (114 cm) without the stock

Barrel length

27.6 inches (70 cm)

Weight

30.4 lb (13.8 kg) without any sights

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

7-round detachable box magazine

Used by

France
Latvia
Estonia
Lithuania


The PGM Hécate II, sometimes called the FR-12,7 (short for Fusil à Répétition de calibre 12.7 mm, meaning 12.7 mm repeating rifle) is a French anti-materiel rifle.

HistoryEdit

Manufactured by PGM Precision, this is the largest weapon that they make, chambered for the .50 BMG round. It is the standard heavy sniper rifle in the French army.

Design DetailsEdit

The Hécate II uses the same metallic-skeleton design used by all of the PGM rifles such as the 338 "Mini Hécate" and the Ultima Ratio, but scaled up to chamber the .50 BMG bullet. To ensure maximum accuracy, the Hécate II has an adjustable front bipod and an adjustable rear monopod, as well as an adjustable stock. In order to disperse heat, the barrel is deeply fluted, and a muzzle brake is attached at the end to reduce felt recoil. This muzzle brake has proven to be effective, as it reduces the rifle's felt recoil to that of a 7.62x51mm NATO rifle.

TriviaEdit

  • The Hécate II has appeared in some movie productions, most notably Sword Art Online II.

ReferencesEdit

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