The M95 is a bullpup, bolt-action, anti-materiel sniper rifle chambered for .50 BMG (12.7x99 mm), designed by Barrett Firearms Manufacturing in 1995.
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The M95 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2 as a Tier One unlock for the Sniper kit. The M95 is a bolt-action rifle, with a magazine of five rounds (similar to all other the bolt-action rifles such as the M24 SWS).
Its main improvement is a more powerful cartridge, the .50 BMG. The M95 is the only small arms able to deal 95% damage when fired on any part of the enemy (save for the lethal headshots) and to penetrate reinforced glass.
Snipers on fairly close/narrow maps such as 32/64-sized Gulf of Oman and Wake Island 2007 like to use it because of its high penetration capabilities, as it is the only weapon capable of penetrating Helicopter and Jet Cockpit glass. Also, a few snipers use the M95 for long-range shooting, despite of its high bullet-drop and scope with relatively thick crosshairs.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
The M95 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat as the standard sniper rifle issued to the USMC Sniper kit. It has very high firepower and good accuracy, but a slow rate of fire due to being a bolt-action sniper rifle.
Battlefield: Bad Company
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The M95 is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company.
The M95 can be found on Crash and Grab as a collectible, accompanied by an M9. It can be found in the large communications station at the base of the mountains. However, it is possible to acquire the weapon (and the M9) in Crossing Over by picking it up from a dead Legionnaire Sniper.
The M95 is an unlockable for the Recon kit. Despite being the most powerful sniper rifle in-game, it will not kill with one shot unless the enemy has taken some damage, is shot in the head or is at close range. It can also damage light vehicles and helicopters by a considerable amount due to its .50 caliber anti-materiel round.
The M95 is a weapon featured in Battlefield Heroes and is available to be purchased for any Royal Commando. It was first released with the event "Battlefield Heroes Gets Bad Company" event. It was originally only purchasable for players over level 10, but that restriction was removed in December 2010 along with all other restricted weapons.
The M95 is a sniper rifle that is featured in Battlefield Online.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
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The M95 Sniper is a weapon featured in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
The M95 can be found during Crack the Sky, on top of a watch outpost overlooking the communications building, and with a 4X Rifle Scope during No One Gets Left Behind, being used by a sniper in a watchtower during B-Company's assault on a Militia prison camp.
As with the Type 88 Sniper, the player can kill an enemy AI in one hit to any part of the body at all ranges. However, as the Type 88 Sniper has double the magazine capacity and is semi-automatic, the M95 can seem the worse of the two weapons. The M95 does not have to compensate for bulletdrop over long distances however, while the Type 88 Sniper has.
The M95 Sniper is the 7th and last sniper rifle issued to the Recon kit, requiring 34,000 points to unlock. It has the slowest rate of fire for all sniper rifles, but has incredible penetration due to the .50 Caliber anti-materiel round.
Due to the anti-materiel round, it can destroy a UAV-1 with one shot to any part. Despite its damage statistics, the M95 can only kill in one shot with a headshot, at close range, or if the enemy is already damaged.
Otherwise, it takes two shots. The M95 also has the greatest one shot kill range. It is worth noticing that, for every meter after the 19 meter mark, the damage of the weapon drops by 2.5 per meter, making closing with targets a viable tactic.
However, due to its slow aiming speed, keeping a fair distance, as well as a loaded pistol as backup, is recommended. Using magnum ammunition is a common tactic among Recon players, but this only allows the M95 to kill in one shot at slightly longer ranges.
It can damage all vehicles except tanks (both light and heavy); it does 7-18% damage to helicopters and about 10% damage to light vehicles without using Magnum Ammunition. It is devastating against Personal Watercraft and Quad Bikes, providing the fast-moving vehicles can be hit.
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The M95 SA is also available to those who purchased the SPECACT DLC. It can be bought on Xbox live for 160MS points or through the Dr. Pepper/EA promotion, and for $1.99 at the PlayStation Store.
This also comes with a differently textured outfit. The change is purely cosmetic. The SA Variant, unlike all other SA weapons, has one single finish to it due to the standard edition of the weapon being camouflaged. It instead has a matte black finish on all maps/environments, like many other weapons in the game.
The M95 is a purchasable sniper rifle that is featured in Battlefield Play4Free. It has the most damage for a sniper rifle on par with the M82A3. This benefit is offset by its slow bolt cycle, reload time, lower magazine capacity, and high recoil. It also is expensive at 979 for unlimited use after unlock.
The weapon has great potential as a sniper as it works well at medium to very long ranges and can usually kill in two shots, or a single head-shot. The weapon's bullet drop over range is also lower than other snipers, but the vapor trail is larger as the bullet it fires is also considerably larger.
The .50 BMG cartridge can penetrate all vehicles' armor except for main battle tanks. The weapon itself features a tan paint scheme on its upper frame and magazine well, similarly to the other Elite weapons.
Enhanced Scope M95
The Enhanced Scope M95 is a separate version of the original M95 and features a variable zoom scope with two different magnification levels. While having exactly the same stats as the original M95, the Enhanced Scope M95 has a second increased zoom that can be used by the player scrolling the mouse wheel forward when viewing through the scope. Players can also return to the default zoom by scrolling the mouse wheel backward.
The increased zoom magnifies distant targets to make them more visible to the player. However, the player will need to still account for bullet drop, even more so with the increased magnification. The Enhanced Scope M95 costs 150 for a day, 525 for a month, and 1050 for unlimited use.
- In both Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the Battlelog description mislabels anti-materiel as "anti-material".
- In Battlefield: Bad Company, the M95 is known to glitch when scoping very often; the glitch will prevent the scope from following the player's view and makes the M95 very frustrating to use.
- In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the M95 Sniper and Type 88 Sniper are the only sniper rifles in single player, making it the only bolt-action rifle in the campaign.
- In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company, the M95 has a longer barrel than that of the Battlefield 2 model.
- In Battlefield 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2, it is the only handheld bullet-firing weapon that can damage a helicopter.
- The M95 is the only gun with a SPECACT counterpart to lose its camouflage.
- Battlefield 2's M95 projectile (
"Bullet_50caliber") has only the 1.5x headshot multiplier.