Thor XM408

Thor XM408



Caliber: .408 Chey-Tac 
Action: Bolt
Length: Extended stock 54.5in – Collapsed stock 48in
Weight:  24 lbs. (without optics) 
Barrel: 30 inches
Twist rate: 1:13 twist
Magazine: 5-7(+1)


EDM arms teamed up with Thor to design a rifle chambered in the .408 Chey-Tac round.

Nice to see the .408 Chey-tac is making a name for itself in the worlds of weapons.




I posted Wednesday asking what this gun was while I was linking to internet movie firearms database where I found this gun under  Tremors 2.

I didn’t have any plan to talk much about this gun so I pulled the specs and here they are.


  • .50 caliber BMG
  • Match grade or field grade chamber
  • Single shot
  • Bolt action
  • Breech loading
  • Bull pup design
  • All steel construction
  • 30.4 pounds total weight
  • 45.5 inches overall length
  • 36 inch x 1.5 inch barrel
  • Rifling – 1 turn in 15 inches, right hand twist
  • Thumb safety & bolt stop safety

Over the past 20 years the .50 BMG has been becoming more and more used in semi auto and bolt action rifles along side its brother the machine gun because of its ballistic capabilities.

As the years go on I believe we are going to see more and more .50 BMG and larger long range ammunition (.416 Barrett, .408 Cheytac, .338 Lupua and  .300 WIN Mag) being made along side the .308 Win because the ballistic capabilities of these rounds are increasing and giving the shooter a cleaner more reliable and accurate long range shot time and again.

Sig 716

Sig 716

Sig 716 Precision Marksman

This is the new Sig Sauer 716. this rifle is designed after the AR-10 rifle and they are making 4 sizes of this Rifle all chambered in .308 Win / 7.62NATO.

They are making Semi-auto version of all four rifles for purchase in the civilian market.
The release dated has yet to be announced.


I will be excited when the I can read the reviews of this rifle after it has been fielded. This rifle is against some heavy hitters such as the M110 or the AR-10.

Sig 716 Patrol Rifle

The .50 BMG

The .50 BMG


L-R: .50BMG, .30-06, .308WIN

BMG stands for Browning Machine Gun. This round was designed by John M. Browning around 1900.  He had the idea for the round during World War I for the need of an anti-aircraft weapon.

The round is a scaled-up .30-06 bullet in design. I am not going to talk much more history on this round because I simply don’t feel like it.

This round has had its hand in everything from being mounted to airplanes and helicopters and Humvee to being used in Sniper Rifles.


The M2 .50BMG a.k.a.   “Ma Deuce’”


Barrett M82

This round held the worlds longest confirmed kill by Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam War and then his record was beat by Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong in 2002 with a McMillan Tac-50 using some US military .50BMG rounds he was given after running out of the rounds he carried out with him.

The McMillan Tac-50’s record was beat in 2009 with a L115A3 Long Range Rifle rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum.


When I last wrote about the M24 (Remington 700) I had found out that Remington was in the trial stages of fielding a new rifle the US military is calling the XM2010 (XM = Experimental Model).


The contract was awarded to Remington late 2010. As of January 2011 The Army begin fielding 250 of the 3,600 Rifles ordered.

Specs from PEO soldier

Bolt action rifle chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition to increase the effective range

5-round box magazine to make the system easier to load and reload with the additional option to change out ammunition quickly

Rail endowed chassis and free floating barrel that allow for easier mounting of weapon accessories and greater accuracy

Folding and adjustable stock that includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments

Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range /Tactical riflescope with advanced scalable ranging and targeting reticle; fielded with the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight

Quick attach/detach AAC muzzlebrake and suppressor  to reduce audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces mirage effect on heated suppressors

.50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, 7.62NATO (.308 Win), 7.62×39 5.56NATO, .22lr

The ballistics table on this weapon for Effective range is 1,200 meters which is a 400m increase over the M24A2 chambered in the 7.62NATO round (800m)


.50 BMG

.50 BMG

So at first I planned on talking a bit about the Tactilite T2 – .50 BMG AR Upper but I got sidetracked like normal.  So I will show you a picture of what I had planned on talking about.

Cool looking bolt action upper with 5 round Mag. it was designed to take an AR-15 platform and give you a .50 BMG (or .416 Barrett, .338 Lapua,  .408 CheyTac) caliber rifle. The nice thing is you can have 1 gun and shoot many rounds in case god forbid ammo prices go back up.

They have what I think looks like a pretty awesome barrel on one of the guns they made.

Needless to say I like big cool guns. I think that is why most of us are here, right?
Just because I know you want more pictures I will post 3 more for you.

Well I guess I ended up talking more about it then I thought I was going to.




I have been following the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System since it was in the trial stages.

VELOCITY: 2,571 fps (175 gr. M118LR) 784 meters p/ second
MAGAZINE TYPE / CAP.: Standard 10/20 Rounds
WEIGHT (w/o MAGAZINE): 16 lbs
LENGTH w/ STOCK RET.: 46 3/4″
LENGTH w/ STOCK EXT.: 47 1/4″

The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System is to replace the M24 Sniper rifle used by snipers in the United States Army.

M110 is based off the original AR-10 developed by Eugene Stoner and redesigned by the rifles manufacturer Knight’s Armament Company.

From what i have read and the comparison of M110 SASS vs. the Panther LRT-SASS is that the M110 has a higher accuracy level to the Panther.

Remington 700

Remington 700

I had the opportunity last year to fire a Rem 700 in a .243 Win caliber round.
I like I feel of the gun and properly oiled and maintained it is a very accurate rifle and with wide variety of calibers this gun is made for, you can find the right gun for you.

left to right .22-.223-.243-.308

This Rifle comes in 28 different calibers and is made for public, police and miliary (m24) use.    

Here is a chart on all the rounds this gun can fire.

The US Miliary just awarded a contract with Remington to build a new M24E1 A.K.A. XM2010 more info will come later.
But for now here is a taste of the new system!

XM2010 - M24E1