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PGM Hecate II

The PGM Hecate II is the French Army’s standard heavy sniper rifle, also referred to sometimes as the FR-12,7. The PGM Hecate II was manufactured by PGM Précision of France. This is the largest weapon manufactured by PGM, chambered for the .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) cartridge

PGM Hecate II

PGM Hecate II

The PGM Hecate II is the French Army’s standard heavy sniper rifle, also referred to sometimes as the FR-12,7.

The PGM Hecate II was manufactured by PGM Précision of France. This is the largest weapon manufactured by PGM, chambered for the .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) cartridge.

Its design is the same metallic-skeleton as used in other similar rifles in the PGM family, the difference being that it is one level heavier. It is equipped with both an adjustable front bipod and a rear monopod for maximum accuracy. The barrel is deeply fluted in order to disperse heat and reduce weight, and is fitted with a high-efficiency muzzle brake which reduces the felt recoil to about the level expected of a 7.62x51mm NATO-chambered rifle. The stock is also adjustable.

It is used as an anti-materiel rifle for demolition shooting at long ranges, harassing fire, counter-sniping and the destruction of unexploded ordnance from a safe distance, with High Explosive Incendiary/Armour Piercing Ammunition (HEIAP).
Standard issue sight is a SCROME LTE J10 F1 10x telescope.

The Hecate II is the standard heavy sniper rifle of the French Army

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