JARD J50 Semi-Auto .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle

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By David Crane
defrev at gmail dot com

November 12, 2008

A company out of Sheldon, Iowa called JARD, Inc. has introducted a new semi-auto .50 BMG (12.7x99mm NATO) anti-materiel/sniper rifle called the JARD J50.

The J50 is a gas-operated direct-gas-impingement (DGI) rifle that utilizes a 9-lug rotating-bolt locking locking mechanism. The combination of the weapon’s DGI operation, 30" free-float stainless steel barrel, and JARD adjustable trigger should…

make for a pretty accurate rifle, provided the barrel is of high quality and the weapon is built properly. JARD is known for its adjustable triggers.

A scope can be mounted via the Mil-Std-1913 "Picatinny" rail system (30 min. elevation) on top of the J50’s receiver, although JARD might want to consider extending the rail along the length of the forearm so additional optics like night vision and thermal/IR sights can be mounted in front of the scope for night operations and all-weather ops.

The nice thing about semi-auto .50 BMG rifles is that follow-up shots are fast, just in case you need to put multiple rounds on a target quickly or you miss a shot. J50 magazines hold 5 rounds, which gives you 5-6 rounds to solve your problem before having to reload.

Total weapon length is 58 inches (58").

DefenseReview is a big fan of .50 BMG anti-materiel/sniper rifles, so we hope the JARD J50 turns out to be a winner. With an MSRP of $8,450 USD, it had better be.

Company Contact Info:

JARD, Inc.

2737 Nettle Ave.

Sheldon, IA 51201

712-324-7409 Phone



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