In the early 1980s, the British company «BMS Trading Ltd» (London) specifically for the military and for use in situations that do not require the use of automatic weapons, has developed a new magazine rifle caliber 5.56 mm.
new rifle received the name «Milcam» (Military + cam). Particle «cam» the name of this and the other a series of rifles was obliged to new cam lock: turn the handle locks the bolt eccentric protrusions into the receiver.
| Milcam HB || Snicam || Polcam |
| Caliber, mm || 5.56h45 |
| Length, || 1050 || 1150 || 1150 |
| length |
| 508 || 610 || 610 |
| Weight || 3.6 || 4.95 || 4.95 |
| Shop, |
| 10, 20, 30 |
| Effective |
| 500 || 600 || 600 |
Milcam, distinguished only by the length of the barrel, was named Comcam.
As sniper model was proposed version of the rifle with a heavy barrel, designated Milcam HB (Heavy Barrel).
sniper rifle Milcam HB is a modification of the basic model and differs mainly in several thick-walled elongated barrel and a modified trigger mechanism, which was introduced the possibility of adjustment efforts final descent.
trunk could be cut by two standard 5.56 mm, which allowed the use of ammunition as the standard SS 109 NATO, and the U.S. standard M193.
open sights sniper rifle and got mount for mounting a wide variety of optical sights.
As in the standard rifle with magazine allowed to use any store that meets NATO standards, with capacity of 10, 20 or 30 rounds.
trigger guard specially performed for improvement oversize firing gloves.
wooden box was equipped with non-adjustable cheek and butt pad.
rifle Milcam basically have spread only on the civilian market weapons. So soon sniper rifle Milcam HB was modernized and received designation Snicam.
sniper rifle Snicam (Sniper + cam) got a new long Match barrel, a new bed with the butt fitted with adjustable cheek and butt pad, as well as new adjustable bipod. The iron sights were removed, leaving only optical. Also used trunks steps grooves 7, 9 and 12 inches apart allowing SS109 and M193 cartridges, and also to use M196.
Snicam rifle used by the military and the police, the UK and the U.S., and also received a demand for the civilian market weapons.
addition, especially for weapons police and security services, was offered by BMS sniper rifle called Polcam (Police + cam). Polcam different from Snicam cost due to the use of cheaper materials and barrel with rifling pitch 8.5 inches, which allowed the use of all types of ammunition 5.56 mm, but led to a relatively small loss of precision weapons.
Overall rifle series Milcam established themselves as a strong, simple and accurate weapon, and the receiver stores the store allowed to use the American M16 or any other weapons of NATO standard.