Eddie sent us this photo he took of a PGM Hecate II anti-material rifle chambered in .50 BMG. This particular rifle belongs to the Brazilian Special Operations Brigade. The optic is a Schmidt & Bender 3-12X50mm.

The Hecate II is manufactured by French rifle maker PGM Precision. It is best known as the standard heavy-sniper rifle in the French military and is easily identified by its distinctive single-baffle muzzle brake.


  • John

    When will they import Scrome optics and FR-F2 rifles into the US? I would love to see a detailed review of both.

  • ColaBox

    I need this in my life. With the wood furniture though.

  • Phil Hsueh

    It’s also known to anime fans as the rifle of Sinon in Sword Art Online 2.

    • Benigmatica

      I think it’s more half of it than the actual anti-material sniper rifle appeared in Gun Gale Online, where it combined both PGM Hecate and Ultima Ratio sniper rifles together.

  • Jeff

    Nearly 100 years on and the .50BMG is still the standard.

  • Hagge

    I would prefer the SAN 511 from Swiss Arms:

    • snmp

      Why Would you prefert the copie/clone to (battle proven) original concept . In fact, the SAN 511 is former AMSD Nemesis.

  • Anon. E Maus

    Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for nuclear winter.

  • Navy frog

    Fr F2 are kinda hard to find for french military, so Don’t count on it ameribros
    Hecate is a beast, I only seen one firing, and it felt more brutal than my standard .50bmg 1914A4 AA boat monted machenegun (navy frog here)