AR-50 Sniper Rifle

The Armalite AR-50 sniper rifle is a highly precise and accurate firearm that is considered one of the best in its class. Its exceptional design, craftsmanship, and performance have earned it a top-tier spot among sniping tools. 

AR-50 Sniper Rifle’s Accuracy 

The AR-50 is a highly accurate sniper rifle. Its bolt-action design makes it capable of delivering sub-MOA accuracy, meaning it can consistently hit targets within a one-inch circle at 100 yards. This level of precision places the AR-50 as one of the best Sniper Rifles.

Caliber Options

Snipers can customize their Armalite AR-50 with different calibers like .50 BMG, .416 Barrett, and .460 Steyr to suit their mission needs. The .50 BMG is a top choice for its great long-range capabilities and stopping power, while the AR-50 is adaptable and has many caliber options, making it a strong choice.

Build Quality

AR-50 Sniper Rifle

If you need a reliable sniper rifle that can handle tough conditions and maintain accuracy even under extreme circumstances, the AR-50 is a great option. It’s built solidly with a stainless steel barrel and aluminum stock, making it durable and lightweight. While it may not be the lightest choice out there, it still ranks highly for its build quality.


The Armalite AR-50 is a rifle meant for long-range engagements, capable of reaching targets beyond the range of most other rifles. It has an effective range of over 2,000 yards, making it an impressive performer in sniper rifles.

Recoil Management

AR-50 Sniper Rifle

To achieve optimal accuracy while using the powerful caliber choices of the AR-50, it’s crucial to control the recoil. Fortunately, the AR-50 has a highly efficient muzzle brake that reduces the recoil, making it easier for shooters to handle. Although the AR-50 supports impressive calibers, recoil cannot be entirely eliminated. 

Ergonomics and Adjustability

The AR-50 allows you to adjust the cheekpiece and buttstock length to improve your shooting position, comfort, and accuracy.

Weight and Portability

The AR-50 is undeniably on the heavier side when compared to some of its counterparts. Weighing in at around 34 pounds (15.4 kg) without optics, it’s not ideal for snipers who must remain highly mobile. 

Price Point

If you have the budget, the AR-50 is a top-notch sniper rifle that performs exceptionally well. It may be a pricier option, but it’s worth the investment for those who can afford it.

Aftermarket Support

The AR-50 enjoys a thriving aftermarket support network. Numerous accessories, such as optics, bipods, and muzzle devices, are readily available to enhance its performance and functionality. 

Reputation and Legacy

The Armalite AR-50 has gained a strong reputation as a reliable and precise sniper rifle. It has been utilized by military and law enforcement organizations and civilian sharpshooters, proving itself as a trustworthy companion in both combat and target shooting scenarios. 

Global Adoption and Battlefield Service

The Armalite AR-50 has found its way into the arsenals of numerous countries and armed forces worldwide. It is favored for its unparalleled long-range accuracy and stopping power. Some of the countries and conflicts where the AR-50 has seen service include:

Countries Using the AR-50

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. Australia
  5. Israel
  6. South Korea
  7. United Arab Emirates

Wars and Conflicts

  1. War in Afghanistan (2001-Present): The AR-50 has been used by various military units operating in Afghanistan to engage targets at long distances in rugged terrain.
  2. Iraq War (2003-2011): Snipers equipped with the AR-50 played a role in the Iraq War, providing precision fire support and engaging targets at extended ranges.
  3. Various Counter-Terrorism Operations: The AR-50 has been utilized in counter-terrorism operations worldwide, where precision and stopping power are paramount.