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Desert Tech HTI - BLK/BLK - .50 BMG - 29" - DT-HTI-BB0-CK-D
Desert Tech HTI - BLK/BLK - .50 BMG - 29" - DT-HTI-BB0-CK-D
 
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Tech Specs at a Glance:

Caliber: .50 BMG

Trigger: Adjustable 1-3 lbs

Stock: High impact Polymer and aluminum

Barrel Length: 29 in / 736.6 mm

Total Length: 45.37 in / 1152.4mm

Weight: 20.05 lbs

Refer to the "Technical Info" tab below for additional specifications.

List Price: $11,999.00
Our Price: $8,999.00
Special Instructions: Valid PAL required
Firearm Classification: Non-Restricted

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Desert Tech HTI - BLK/BLK - .50 BMG - 29" - DT-HTI-BB0-CK-D:
The HTI was designed to operate under the harshest conditions and abuse. It utilizes high-impact polymers, aircraft grade aluminum (7075-T6), and ultra-high strength steels. Ergonomic stock panels attach directly to the receiver. The HTI sustains its accuracy and reliability in virtually any environment, including subzero arctic temperatures, extreme desert heat and dust, and wet jungle environments.

The HTI maintains exceptional accuracy because of its match-grade (free-floated) barrels, chambers and crowns, a high-quality match trigger, and solid return-to-zero barrel mounting system. The perfectly balanced bullpup configuration of the HTI makes it 12" shorter and 12 lb lighter than the M107 currently in use by the US Army .

Features & Design

  • The recoil pad is raised to position the shooters shoulder above the bore line in order to minimize muzzle rise.
  • Users can quickly adjust length of pull by adding or removing multiple half inch spacers
  • The bolt utilizes a 60 degree bolt throw for fast manipulation
  • The ambidextrous safety switch easily actuated from firing position
  • The match trigger is adjustable for travel, creep, location, and weight (1-3 lbs)
  • The patented muzzle break is designed to increase accuracy, shooter recovery, and reduce recoil by 30-40%
  • The built in mono-pod is the fastest actuating device of its kind. Spin the wheel right or left for fine adjustment
  • The non-slip cheek piece adjusts up or down and securely locks into place

.50 BMG

The .50 Browning Machine Gun (.50 BMG) or 12.7x99mm NATO is a cartridge developed for the Browning .50 caliber machine gun in the late 1910s. Entering service officially in 1921, the round is based on a greatly scaled-up .30-06 cartridge. Under STANAG 4383, it is a standard cartridge for NATO forces as well as many non-NATO countries. The cartridge itself has been made in many variants: multiple generations of regular ball, tracer, armor-piercing, incendiary, and saboted sub-caliber rounds. The rounds intended for machine guns are linked using metallic links.

The .50 BMG cartridge is also used in long-range target and sniper rifles, as well as other .50-caliber machine guns. The use in single-shot and semi-automatic rifles has resulted in many specialized match-grade rounds not used in .50-caliber machine guns. A McMillan Tac-50 .50 BMG sniper rifle was used by Canadian Army Corporal Rob Furlong of the PPCLI to achieve what was then the longest-range confirmed sniper kill in history, when he shot a Taliban combatant at 2,430 meters (2,657 yards) during the 2002 campaign in the Afghanistan War. (This was surpassed in 2009 by a British sniper in Afghanistan with 2,475 meters (2,707 yards) using a .338 Lapua Magnum (8.58x70 mm) rifle.)

A former record for a confirmed long-distance kill was set by U.S. Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in 1967, at a distance of 2,090 metres (2,286 yd); Hathcock used the .50 BMG in an M2 Browning Machine Gun equipped with a telescopic sight. This weapon was used by other snipers, and eventually purpose-built sniper rifles were developed specifically for this round.

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has contracted with Lockheed Martin to develop the EXACTO program, including .50-caliber bullets complete with microprocessors and steering vanes that allow the bullet to adjust its trajectory mid-flight when the flight path has changed.

A wide variety of ammunition is available, and the availability of match grade ammunition has increased the usefulness of .50 caliber rifles by allowing more accurate fire than lower quality rounds.

Suggested Use

  • Deer (extreme range)
  • Black Bear (extreme range)
  • Sheep / Goat (extreme range)
  • Moose (Long range)
  • Buffalo / Bison (Long range)
  • Anti-Material
  • Dangerous game
  • Dinosaur

Performance

A common method for understanding the actual power of a cartridge is by comparing muzzle energies. The .30-06 Springfield, the standard caliber for American soldiers in both World Wars and a popular caliber amongst hunters, can produce muzzle energies between 2,000 and 3,000 foot-pounds of energy (between 3 and 4 kilojoules). The .50 BMG round can produce between 10,000 and 15,000 foot pounds (between 14 and 18 kilojoules), depending on its powder and bullet type, as well as the weapon it was fired from. Due to the high ballistic coefficient of the bullet, the .50 BMG's trajectory also suffers less "drift" from cross-winds than smaller and lighter calibers, making the .50 BMG a good choice for high-powered sniper rifles.

The .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) cartridge has a capacity of 290 grains H2O (19 ml). The round is a scaled-up version of the .30-06 Springfield but uses a case wall with a long taper to facilitate feeding and extraction in various weapons.

The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 1 in 15 in (380 mm), with 8 lands and grooves. The primer type specified for this ammunition is Boxer primer that has a single centralized ignition point (US and NATO countries). However, some other countries produce the ammunition with Berdan primers that have two flash holes.

The average chamber pressure in this round as listed in TM43-0001-27, the U.S. Army Ammunition Data Sheets - Small Caliber Ammunition, not including plastic practice, short cased spotter, or proof/test loads, is 54,923 psi (378,680 kPa). The proof/test pressure is listed as 65,000 psi (450,000 kPa).