The 7.62 TaK 85 is one of the sniper rifles used by the Finnish Army. Others include the Soviet Dragunov for example. ...more on Wikipedia about "7.62 TaK 85"
The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle designed by the British company Accuracy International. It can also refer to the whole family of AW rifles. It was developed by AI from the L96 (AI PM) to compete for a Swedish sniper rifle requirement that would allow operations in extreme cold, ie Arctic conditions. The AI entrant, dubbed the Arctic Warfare, was adopted by Sweden as the PSG-90. The British in turn adopted this as the L96A1, replacing the earlier L96. It has since spawned an entire family using the Arctic Warfare name, and has been adopted by a number of other countries, including Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, and Singapore. Other AI rifles tracing back to the L96 include the AI AE, and the AI AS50. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accuracy International Arctic Warfare"
The AW50F is a .50 BMG anti-materiel rifle produced by Accuracy International. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accuracy International AW50F"
The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum (also seen Accuracy International AW SM) is a variant of the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare upgraded with a longer rifle barrel and a bigger chamber to accommodate the larger caliber ammunition such as the .338 Lapua magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. The AWM system is in service with many police and military units throughout the world, most notably the German variant fielded by the Bundeswehr, an AWM chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum and used under the German descriptor of G-22 (Gewehr 22). Another derivative of Accuracy International's AW system is the L96A1, a rifle currently in use with the British Army, seeing service in recent conflicts such as the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accuracy International AWM"
Accuracy International AWP, with AWP standing for Arctic Warfare Police. This is a version of the Arctic Warfare (AW) sniper rifle, which itself was an improvement of the L96. The AW was developed from the L96 as an entry in the competition for a new Swedish sniper rifle, capable of functioning in extreme cold hence the 'arctic warfare' designation. The L96 had been the winner of a competition for a new British sniper rifle in the 1980s. The AW entered service in the Swedish Army as the PSG-90, after which Britain adopted the design as well as the L96A1. The rifle's success led to many versions being produced, among them a police version, known as the Arctic Warfare Police (AWP). The most notable feature is that the distinctive frame is black colored, not a light green color. It normally uses 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, depending on what source, though there may be other types of ammunition (such as 7 mm Remington Magnum, .308 Winchester, or .338 Lapua) it could be chambered for. The AWP should not be confused with Accuracy International AW AE which also has a black finish, but is a much cheaper non-military version of the AW series. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accuracy International AWP"
Arctic Warfare refers to a group of sniper rifles that use several different bullet calibres. They are extremely accurate and a popular weapon for counter-terrorism. Several variants exist, including the Arctic Warfare Covert (which includes a sound and flash suppressor) and the Arctic Warfare Magnum (which uses a magnum bullet). The weapons are very powerful and are oddly popular in video games (variants being featured in Counter-Strike, Rainbow Six, and Agent Under Fire, among others). ...more on Wikipedia about "Arctic Warfare"
The Barrett M98 is a special long-range heavy caliber sniper rifle, it was introduced at the 1998 Shot Show. The weapon uses the .338 Lapua Magnum round and has a gas-operated semi automatic action. The weapon uses glassfibre reinforced black "Polyamide" plastic in the stock to reduce weight. It has been used in covert operations by U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Marine Corps snipers. The secret to its accuracy is the fact that the barrel is not covered by anything thus allowing the barrel to vibrate any way it wants without being stopped. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barrett M98" The text you are reading is from www.shortopedia.com Sniper_rifles
The XM107 was originally intended to be a bolt-action sniper rifle, and in fact it was selected by the US Army in a competition between such weapons. However, the decision was made that the US Army did not, in fact, require such a weapon. Unfortunately money had already been alloted for "XM107 rifles," and rather than deal with this complication, the decision was made to redesignate the M82 to M107, and use the money to purchase those type of rifles instead. In summer 2005, the M82 finally emerged from its Army trial phase and was approved for "full material release", meaning it was officially adopted as the M107 anti-materiel rifle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barrett XM107/M107"
The Barrett XM109 is a 25 mm sniper rifle still under development by the Barrett Firearms Company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barrett XM109"
The Dragunov Sniper Rifle ( , abbreviated SVD), is a semiautomatic rifle designed by Evgeniy Fedorovich Dragunov in the Soviet Union between 1958 and 1963. The SVD was the world's first purpose-built military precision marksman's rifle, and is common (along with several variants) throughout the former Eastern Bloc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dragunov Sniper Rifle"
The FRF2 is the standard light sniper rifle of the French military. ...more on Wikipedia about "FRF2"
The PSG-1 ("Präzisions-Scharfschützen-Gewehr", German for "precision sharpshooting rifle") is a widely known semi-automatic sniper rifle designed by the German company Heckler & Koch. This rifle is said to be developed in response to the Munich Massacre at the Olympics in 1972. The West German police units could not engage the terrorists fast enough to prevent them from killing the hostages. H&K was then commissioned to create a high accuracy, large shot capacity, semi-automatic rifle for police and military use. It has a long and outstanding reputation as an extremely reliable and high performance rifle, commonly associated with elite sniper units. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heckler & Koch PSG1"
HK MSG90 (Sniper Rifle): 'MSG90' stands for "Militärisches Scharfschützen Gewehr" ("Military Marksman Rifle"), and the "90" is the year of initial production. ...more on Wikipedia about "HK MSG-90"
The L96 is a precision rifle or sniper rifle produced by the British firm Accuracy International. ...more on Wikipedia about "L96"
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The M21 is the semi-automatic sniper rifle adaptation of the popular M14 rifle. It is chambered for the 7.62 mm NATO round. ...more on Wikipedia about "M21 (rifle)"
The M24 SWS is the military version of the Remington 700 rifle. The name SWS stands for Sniper Weapon System. It is the standard-issue sniper rifle in the U.S. Army (since 1988) and the Israeli Defence Forces. ...more on Wikipedia about "M24 SWS"
The M76 is a Serbian semi-automatic designated marksman rifle adaptation of the AK-47 assault rifle. ...more on Wikipedia about "M76 (weapon)"
The M82 rifle is a high powered heavy sniper rifle developed by the U.S. Barrett Firearms Company. It is currently used by many units and armies around the world, including the American Special Forces. It is also called the "Light Fifty" for its .50 caliber (12.7mm) load. The weapon is found in two variants - the original M82A1 (and A3) and the bullpup M82A2. The M82A2 is no longer manufactured. ...more on Wikipedia about "M82 (rifle)"
The M89SR is a gas operated semi-automatic sniper rifle, currently produced by Technical Equipment International (TEI), an Israeli company based in Tel Aviv. It was first introduced as the Sardius M36 Sniper Weapon System (SWS) in the 1980s. The rifle is based on the American M14 rifle in bullpup configuration, and uses the same 7.62 x 51 mm NATO ammunition. It was intended to replace the M14, though Sardius were unable to secure financing. When Sardius went out of business, Technical Consulting International (TCI) obtained the licence to produce the M36. They made some adjustments, such as adding a new carbon fiber stock, and it was renamed the M89SR (Model 89 Sniper Rifle). ...more on Wikipedia about "M89SR"
The M-93 Crna Strela ("Black Arrow") .50 caliber (12.7 mm) sniper rifle had been developed by the Zastava Arms factory in Kragujevac during the 1990s. Since then, it is used by Yugoslavian armed forces. It is also exported in various countries, including the USA. ...more on Wikipedia about "M93 Black Arrow"
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Parker Hale M85. Typical .308 sniper rifle used by the British army and special forces. With an effetive range around 900 meters, the m85 is a devestating weapon. The Hale fires from a 10 round detachable magazine, and weighs 12 pounds, scope included. For more information, go to http://www.snipercentral.com/m85.htm ...more on Wikipedia about "Parker Hale M85"
The PGM .338 Lapua-Magnum, also known as the PGM 338 or PGM .338 LM is a powerful sniper rifle manufactured by PGM Precision of France. It fires the .338 Lapua Magnum, and is supersonic up to a range of 1200 metres. ...more on Wikipedia about "PGM .338 Lapua-Magnum"
The PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II is the standard heavy sniper rifle of the French Army. ...more on Wikipedia about "PGM Hecate II"
The PSL, (or Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta) is a Romanian military sniper rifle. It is built around the stamped steel RPK light machine gun receiver and its operation is that of the Kalashnikov family of weapons, but is similar in appearance to the SVD Dragunov. A sporting version of the PSL, intended for export, is offered as the Romak-3, or SSG-97. This weapon is similar in almost every respect, but typically has had the bayonet lug ground off, as well as several other minor aesthetic modifications to comply with the U.S. import laws regarding assault weapons. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the "FPK." These weapons are typically issued with a version of the PSO-1 telescopic weapon sight, this version lacking the battery compartment and being illuminated by mildly radioactive Tritium. The tritium is usually deactivated before export. The optical sight is of 4X magnification and the lens is 24 mm in diameter. It shares the basic design and rangefinder found in the reticle of the original Russian scope. The weapon is chambered for the venerable M1908/30 7.62x54R (rimmed) cartridge, and feeds from a ten round detachable box magazine. The magazine used on the PSL differs from that of the SVD in that it is stamped with an X shaped pattern on the side, rather than the waffle style stamp found on the Russian magazines. An SVD can typically accept PSL magazines, although feed problems will be encountered. The PSL can not accept the SVD magazine. The weapon is highly reliable, lightweight and easier to operate than original SVD. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta" The article you are reading is from http://www.shortopedia.com
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