Custom .50 BMG rifle confiscated from Mexican gang

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This interesting .50 BMG rifle was discovered on a raid by Mexican police and army:

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My take on the rifle is that it is a McMillian TAC-50 action with an AR-50 barrel and muzzlebreak and a homemade unfinished (no recoil pad) stock.

McMillian TAC-50

Armalite AR-50

More photo of the captured weapons at

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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