AMSD OM-50 Nemesis

Notes: One of the largest Swiss "small arms" in existence, the OM-50 was the brainchild of James Owens (a retired USMC officer), and Chris Movigliatti, a retired Swiss Army officer. They formed a new company in Switzerland, AMSD, to manufacture the Nemesis (and perhaps in the future, other weapons the two reportedly have a slew of other ideas). The ideas for the Nemesis had been kicking around with the two for quite a while; as a result, the first prototype of the Nemesis appeared only 3 months after official design work began. The Nemesis features a modular design, allowing it to be customized to user needs or made in military, police, and civilian versions. Supposedly, the Nemesis is already being tested and possibly used by a number of agencies, but it did not enter low-rate production and sales until 2003.

Construction of the Nemesis is a mix of high-grade aircraft-quality aluminum (primarily in the receiver housing and some other exterior metalwork) and high-grade steel. The stock is sort of skeletonized, but highly adjustable, including an adjustable, padded cheekpiece (adjustable for height and angle), and an adjustable buttplate with a recoil pad (adjustable for length, height, and to a small extent, angle). Mk 1 stocks are otherwise fixed, but Mk II and Mk III stocks are side-folding. Barrels are easily changed and may range from 15 to just under 33 inches, and may be swapped out as necessary for the tactical situation or local laws. (A barrel change takes about 2 minutes and requires a flat-head screwdriver or an equivalent). The barrel locks directly onto the barrel extension, and is otherwise free-floating. The standard muzzle attachment is a high-efficiency muzzle brake, but threading at the muzzle allows for many other muzzle attachments. The trigger unit is fully adjustable (length of pull, pull weight, and angle) and is two-stage. The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail. No iron sights are provided as standard.

The Mk I configuration is intended primarily for civilian shooters; it is a bolt-action single-shot rifle with (other than mentioned above) a "basic" configuration. It can easily be converted to the Mk II configuration, which gives it feed from a box magazine, a retractable monopod on the butt for long hides, a folding bipod adjustable for height and cant attached at the front of the handguard, and the side-folding stock. (The bipod can also be added to the Mk I configuration, though it is not normally sold with a Mk I rifle.) The Mk III is basically similar, but adds short MIL-STD-1913 rails to either side of the forward receiver, and special threading allowing the use of a suppressor in addition to other types of muzzle attachments. It can also fire special ammunition designed for use with a suppressor. The Mk II is quite similar to the Mk II for game purposes, except when firing with a suppressor; in addition, a kit allows the top MIL-STD-1913 receiver to be extended nearly to the muzzle.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Nemesis does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (15" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

10 kg

1 Internal

$4134

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (16" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

10.03 kg

1 Internal

$4166

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (18" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

10.12 kg

1 Internal

$4206

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (22" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

10.28 kg

1 Internal

$4630

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (28" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

10.52 kg

1 Internal

$4590

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (33" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

10.65 kg

1 Internal

$4715

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (15" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

11.6 kg

5

$7523

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (16" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

11.64 kg

5

$7555

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (18" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

11.75 kg

5

$7598

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (22" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

11.94 kg

5

$7757

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (28" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

12.12 kg

5

$7996

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (33" Barrel)

.50 Browning Machinegun

12.27 kg

5

$8128

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (15")

SS

8

2-3-4

9

3

Nil

52

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (16")

SS

8

2-3-4

9

3

Nil

57

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (18")

SS

8

2-3-4

9

3

Nil

64

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (22")

SS

8

2-3-4

10

3

Nil

91

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (28")

SS

9

2-3-4

11

3

Nil

135

OM-50 Nemesis Mk I (33")

SS

9

2-3-4

12

3

Nil

160

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (15")

SA

8

2-3-4

7/9

3

Nil

52

With Bipod

SA

8

2-3-4

7/9

1

Nil

63

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (16")

SA

8

2-3-4

8/9

3

Nil

57

With Bipod

SA

8

2-3-4

8/9

1

Nil

70

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (18")

SA

8

2-3-4

8/9

3

Nil

64

With Bipod

SA

8

2-3-4

8/9

1

Nil

79

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (22")

SA

8

2-3-4

9/10

3

Nil

91

With Bipod

SA

8

2-3-4

9/10

1

Nil

114

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (28")

SA

9

2-3-4

10/11

3

Nil

135

With Bipod

SA

9

2-3-4

10/11

1

Nil

171

OM-50 Nemesis Mk II (33")

SA

9

2-3-4

11/12

3

Nil

160

With Bipod

SA

9

2-3-4

11/12

1

Nil

204

OM-50 Nemesis Mk III (15", Suppressed)

SA

6

2-3-Nil

10/12

3

Nil

42

With Bipod

SA

6

2-3-Nil

10/12

1

Nil

51

OM-50 Nemesis Mk III (16", Suppressed)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

11/12

3

Nil

45

With Bipod

SA

6

2-4-Nil

11/12

2

Nil

55

OM-50 Nemesis Mk III (18", Suppressed)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

11/12

3

Nil

47

With Bipod

SA

6

2-4-Nil

11/12

2

Nil

57

OM-50 Nemesis Mk III (22", Suppressed)

SA

6

2-4-Nil

12/13

3

Nil

55

With Bipod

SA

6

2-4-Nil

12/13

2

Nil

68

OM-50 Nemesis Mk III (28", Suppressed)

SA

7

2-4-Nil

13/14

3

Nil

68

With Bipod

SA

7

2-4-Nil

13/14

2

Nil

85

OM-50 Nemesis Mk III (33", Suppressed)

SA

7

2-4-Nil

14/15

3

Nil

70

With Bipod

SA

7

2-4-Nil

14/15

2

Nil

94