Machines, Materiel and Munitions from the Human-Covenant Conflict, 2525 - Present/Beam rifle

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Type-50 Sniper Rifle System
Official designation: Type-50 SRS
Length o/a: 160.4 cm (63.2 in.)
Length (barrel): 82.55 cm (32.5 in.)
Weight: 18 kg (39.6 lbs)
Cartridge: unknown1
Max. effective range2: 1500 meters (4900 ft)
Muzzle velocity: 3657 m/s (12,000 f/s)
Battery capacity: 10 shots
Rate of fire: semi-automatic only
Unit Replacement cost: N/A


The Type-50 SRS is a battery-powered directed-energy weapon. The exact mechanism by which it functions is currently under investigation.


This weapon has become much more common in recent months. Whether this is indicative of a widespread change in battlefield doctrine or a local reorganization of unit structure is unknown. The weapon is nearly silent, negligible muzzle signature, weighs considerably less than its UNSC analog and inflicts wounds akin to the 14.5mm SRS 99 AM—by all assessments it is a clear combat multiplier.


“Makes less noise than a bee are; has less felt recoil than an em six; is at least as accurate as ninety-nine eh em—it’s big and heavy and the balance is weird but I can’t wait ‘til I get my hands on another one.”

“It’s deadly accurate. The scope is a little hard to take though—made me nauseous when I first figured out how to engage it—it’s useful enough and easy to understand. Still hurts my eyes though.”

“As soon as the first guy goes down with blood and steam whistling out through the neat new hole in their head you know you’re in for a long miserable game of ‘where the foxtrot did that come from’.”

“Maybe with the Elites on our side we’ll finally find out how to reload or recharge these weapons or whatever… I have a feeling we shouldn’t start holding our breath any time soon though.”

“Not as much recoil as the ninety-nine but then again the mechanism is entirely different—don’t worry about the machine; a steady hand, breath control, and patience are the key to success with either one.”

“[the Type-50 SRS is] not completely silent nor is it invisible. Jackals may be superb marksmen and they’re very sneaky, but that doesn’t make them excellent snipers—they’re a little too bloodthirsty for that.”

1Pending treaty negotiations with the Sangheili.

2These numbers are estimates pending the procurement of a working example for investigative purposes.

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