Add another big bore rifle to the market: Â the Caracal CS50. Â The new CS50 is part of the company’s Tactical Sniper Rifle (TSR) line and is chambered in the famous .50 BMG cartridge.
There is not a lot of information yet on theÂ Caracal CS50, but we do know that it is a bolt-action rifle fed from a detachable magazine. Â The gun uses a 7075 aluminum receiver and stock, with a stainless steel bolt and barrel. Â The stock is designed to be lightweight and is supposed to fold for easy transport.
As with many .50 BMG rifles, the CS50 is a large, heavy rifle. Â The barrel length is approximately 31″ and the overall length of the gun is a little more than 60″. Â Unloaded and without optics or a bipod, the gun weighs in at almost 19 pounds. Â Compare this to the Bushmaster BA50 that has a 30″ barrel, 58″ overall length and 30 pound weight.
The CS50 has Picatinny rails for the attachment of optics and a bipod. Â There is also a Picatinny rail on the bottom of the buttstock for the addition of a stabilizing monopod. Â Caracal states the CS50 has a “recoil absorption system,” but does not describe the system or how it works.
Caracal does not talk about a sound suppressor for this rifle, but the photos show a CS50 rifle with a suppressor-like device in place over the barrel and brake, while another photo shows the same device removed and placed next to the rifle. Â On Caracal’s website, there is a reference to suppressors in the accessory section, but there are no details or photos of anything that looks like what is in the CS50 photos.
Caracal CS50 Specifications
|standard magazine capacity||five rounds|
|weight (unloaded)||18.75 pounds|
|stock||7075 aluminum, detachable and adjustable|
I would expect to see the Caracal CS50 rifle on display at the 2014 SHOT Show, along with all of the other new guns from this company. Â The company appears to be revamping their product line, and the CS50 looks to be a solid part of the new line-up.