PGM Hécate II
The PGM Hecate II
|Place of origin||France|
|Used by||See Users|
|Wars||War in Afghanistan
Northern Mali Conflict
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)
Saudi-led intervention in Yemen (2015-present)
Conflict in Najran, Jizan and Asir
|Weight||13.8 kg (30.42 lb) with no sight|
|Length||1,380 mm (54.3 in)
1,140 mm (44.9 in) with stock removed
|Barrel length||700 mm (27.6 in)|
|Cartridge||.50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO)|
|Muzzle velocity||825 m/s (2,707 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||1,800 m|
|Maximum firing range||Over 2,000 m|
|Feed system||7-round detachable box magazine|
The Hécate II is the standard heavy sniper rifle of the French Army, sometimes known as the FR-12,7 (French: Fusil à Répétition de calibre 12.7 mm or "12.7 mm calibre repeating rifle"). It is manufactured by PGM Précision of France. This is the largest weapon manufactured by PGM, chambered for the .50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO) cartridge.
Its design is the same metallic-skeleton as used in other similar rifles in the PGM family, only scaled up. It is equipped with both an adjustable front bipod and a rear monopod for maximum accuracy. The barrel is fitted with a high-efficiency muzzle brake which reduces the felt recoil to about the level expected of a 7.62×51mm NATO–chambered rifle. The stock is also adjustable.
The standard-issue sight used with the Hécate II is the SCROME LTE J10 F1 10× telescope.
- Lithuania
- Poland
- Saudi Arabia
- Switzerland
The distinctive muzzle brake on the PGM Hecate II.
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