Do you know the modern sniper rifles existing today?
M24 Sniper Rifles
This model of sniper rifle was first designed way back in 1988 in the United States of America and is being manufactured by the Remington Arms. This gun has a special features which make it as the weapon assigned for the policemen and as well as to the military forces. In addition, M24 is also considered as the “weapon system” because its telescopic sight can be detached to the main body of the rifle. It also possessed any other special accessories which have certain purposes. Moreover, it has also a long action bolt which is responsible for the permitting of the rifle’s reconfiguration.
Stoner Sniper Rifle-25 Knight’s Armament
The Stoner Rifle-25 was first used way back in 1990 in the United States of America which was designed by Eugene Stoner. It is being manufactured by the company named Knight’s Armament. This armor has a length of 44 inches and its cartridge size measures 7.62×51 mm NATO. Just like the first model, this model also contains special features. In fact, it has a capability to use a rotating bolt and this model is also a gas-operated weapon which is really suitable for the designated marksman or to a sniper itself. However, it is much lighter than the first model with a weight of 4.88 kilograms.
Unlike the first two sniper rifles, this one was originated from the United Kingdom in the year 1970. James Paris Lee is the person behind the design of this rifle, which is originally intended for the British Army. In addition, this weapon weighs 4.4 kilograms with a length of 3 feet and 6.2 inches. Its cartridge’s capacity measures 7.62×51 mm NATO with a caliber of 7.62 mm. Furthermore, this weapon uses bolt-action which became helpful during the war. This rifle became essential during the Dhofar Rebellion, Falksland War, and as well as to the Gulf War. However, this model of the rifle was replaced by L96 in the year 1985.
M21 Sniper Rifle
This model was first introduced way back in 1969 in the United States of America. The manufacturers are Rock Island Arsenal and Springfield Armory. This one is also known for its accuracy with an action of a rotating-bolt and it is gas-operated armor. Its weight measures 5.27 kilograms with a length of 44 inches. Its maximum firing range measures about 470 meters. Moreover, this rifle is being used in the United States, Israel, El Salvador, and in Tunisia.
PSG1 Sniper Rifle
Germans are well-known for having a work full of quality and one great example of that is the PSG1 sniper rifle. During 1972, this model of the rifle was made in the West Germany with the coordination of Heckler and Koch GmbH as the designers. The main reason behind the invention of this rifle is for the preparation for the Munich massacre. According to the reports during that time, police men can’t control the terrorists on time for killing their hostages that is why Heckler and Koch has been task to make this model. Since then, it is now being used by the policemen and military forces up until this moment.
AS50 Sniper Rifle
The AS50 sniper rifle is a heavy machine-gun which was introduced way back in 1921. Its place of origin is in the United States of America and it played an important role in the wars that happened in the U.S. In fact, this was the armor that the U.S military forces had used on most of the war. Frankford Arsenal and Winchester Repeating Arms Co. are the person and corporation behind its design. On the other hand, it is being manufactured by a British company. Furthermore, this weapon is being used primarily by the military forces during wars due to its long-range target.
Designed by Yevgeny Dragunov, this model of the rifle was first introduced year 1963 in the Soviet Union. It took almost five years for Dragunov to come up with this design. Kalashnikov Concern and Norinco are the manufacturers of this rifle model. The mass of this weapon weighs about 4.30 kilograms with a length of 48.2 inches. The range of this weapon when it comes to firing is 800 meters. Moreover, it has a night vision and iron sight capability. Because of its special features, this model became a winner in a certain contest in which three of them are contestants. Up to now, Dragunov SVD is still being used by the military forces in certain countries.
This model is one of the modern rifles with long-range. It was originated in the United States of America in 2001 and its manufacturer is CheyTac LLC. The weight of this armor measures 14.1 kilograms without the presence of scope. 53 inches is its length and its cartridge is.408 Cheyenne. In addition, it has a capability to see things at night due to its night optics. It also has a capability to fire bullet on the range of 2,500 meters.
Barrett .50 Cal Modern Sniper Rifle
Wayback in 1989, Barrett .50 Cal or also known as the Light Fifty was introduced in the United States of America. It was designed by Ronnie Barret, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing of Christiana’s founder. He designed it for the use of the civillians and it took over 39 years for him to completely finish the design. Its mass ranges from 13.5 kilograms to 14.0 kilograms. On the other hand, its length is measures 48 inches to 57 inches. In terms of its action, it uses a rotating-bolt and is a recoil-operated.
Accuracy International AWM
Among all of the sniper rifles mentioned, this model is the most popular one because of its appearance in video games such as in counter strike. This rifle was actually made in the United Kingdom during the year 1996 and is being manufactured by the Accuracy International. This weapon is quite heavy as its mass measures 6.5 kilograms. However, it is highly powerful and durable armor with the use of bolt-action.