Steyr HS .50

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Steyr HS .50
Steyr HS .50
Steyr HS .50
Type Anti Materiel Rifle/Sniper Rifle
Place of origin Austria
Service history
Used by See Users
Wars Iraq War
Syrian Civil War[1][2]
Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)[3][4]
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)[5]
Saudi-led intervention in Yemen (2015-present)
Conflict in Najran, Jizan and Asir
Production history
Manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher
Unit cost $5,299
Produced 2004
Variants HS .460
HS .50 M1
Specifications (HS .50)
Weight 12.4 kg (28.5 lbs)
Length 1,370 mm (54 inches)
Barrel length 833 mm (33 inches)

Cartridge .50 BMG
.460 Steyr
Caliber .50 BMG
Action Bolt action
Effective firing range 2500 m – 1500 m
Feed system Single shot

The Steyr HS .50 is a .50 BMG single-shot anti-materiel sniper rifle manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher.

Design and features[edit]

The Steyr HS .50 is a single-shot bolt-action rifle. It has no built-in magazine so each round has to be loaded directly into the ejection port and is pushed into the chamber by the bolt. The fluted barrel is cold hammer forged and provides excellent accuracy at an effective range up to 1,500 m. It has an adjustable bi-pod, a highly efficient muzzle brake which reduces recoil substantially to increase shooting comfort and a Picatinny rail for installation of various optics.

However, due to customer demand, a recent change to the HS .50 has included a 5-round detachable magazine that can be inserted on the left-hand side of the rifle much similar to the Denel NTW-20


HS .460[edit]

The rifle is also available in the proprietary .460 Steyr round, developed for markets where ownership of the .50 BMG by private citizens is banned, but .46 rounds are not, such as California. The .460 caliber version is known as the HS .460.

HS .50 M1[edit]

The HS .50 M1 is an evolution of the HS .50. The biggest differences are: it is magazine fed from a five-round magazine feeding horizontally left from the receiver, has a longer top Picatinny rail and more Picatinny rails on the side, an adjustable cheekpiece, a newly designed fixable bipod, and a monopod at the buttstock.


Steyr HS .50 used by the Takavaran of the Iranian Navy. Velayat 94 military exercise

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