A new step in evolution of sniper rifles
The new Steyr Mannlicher STEYR SSG M1 marks a new step in evolution of sniper rifles. Based on traditional virtues like precision and reliability a whole range of new features enables the shooter to improve his shooting performance. The upgrades make the bolt-action rifle quite similar to the SAKO TRG M10, which has had quite a lot of success recently (e.g. in Poland).
The rifle is modular so one can switch between a .308 Win (7,62×51mm) and .338 Lapua Magnum. The current SSG 08 can be found in .243 Win, .308 Win (7,62×51 NATO), .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Magnum calibres. The latest development is now in service with the Austrian Army. According to news sources, 120 bolt-action sniper rifles were acquired and are going to be introduced to special purpose and infantry units, chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum fitted with a Kahles K624i riflescope.
It is a highly accurate bolt-action sniper rifle, with a folding stock and an adjustable cheek piece and butt plate. It measures with barrel, 690mm/27.16in : 1,280mm/50,4in in .338 Lapua Mag. (8,6x70mm). It is equipped with a bipod and a monopod for added stability. It has an interchangeable barrel and calibre: 690mm/27.16in in .338 Lapua Mag., 600mm/23,62in in 7,62×51 NATO and 508mm/20,00in in 7,62×51 NATO. Its weight (with 10 round magazine) changes as well: 6,820g, 6,470g and 6,320g respectively. It features an aluminium alloy stock, with side-folding, fully adjustable butt and additional Picatinny rails on the forend.
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