Top 10 Sniper Rifles


A good sniper can damage enemy’s morale by taking out key personnel. They can stop a unit in its tracks. But for a good sniper a gun with an eagle sight, deadly impact and a monstrous fire power is essential. Today we have rounded up Top 10 Sniper Rifles of all times.

No 10. M24 (American)

Calibre: 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 win)

Operation: Bolt Action

Feed: 5-Round internal magazine

Weight: 12.1 lb (5.49 kg) empty without telescope

Length: 43in (1092mm)

Sights: 10×42 Leupold Ultra M3A telescope sight (Mil-Dots),
plus detachable emergency iron sights. (Redfield Palma International)

Barrel: 416R Stainless Steel, 24″ length, 1:11.2″ twist, 5 radial land grooves

Stock: HS Precision – adjustable length

Max Effective Range: 800 meters (875 yards)

Expected Accuracy: 1 MOA with M118
5 MOA with M118LR

No 9. SR25 (American)

Knights SR-25 carbine, civilian version with 16″ barrel and telescopic buttstock

Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin d675c9a67e0e340e2207d939b20f6888 Top 10 Sniper Rifles United States
Service history
In service 1990
Used by See Users
Wars Afghanistan War, Iraq War, 2006 East Timorese crisis, 2nd Intifada
Production history
Designer Eugene Stoner
Manufacturer Knight’s Armament Company
Variants SR-25 Enhanced Match rifle, with 20 in (510 mm) barrelSR-25 Enhanced Match Carbine, with 16 in (410 mm) barrel and M110 flash suppressor
Specifications
Weight Match Rifle 10.75 lb (4.88 kg),
LwMatch 9.5 lb (4.3 kg),
Carbine 7.5 lb (3.4 kg),
Sporter 8.75 lb (3.97 kg)
Length 1,118 mm (44.0 in)
Barrel length Match Rifle 24 in (610 mm)(also LwMatch & Sporter 20 in/510 mm, Carbine 16 in/410 mm)

Cartridge 7.62x51mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire Semi-automatic
Feed system 10 and 20-round detachable box magazine

No 8. L42 Enfield (British)

Type: Bolt-action rifle

Place of origin: 0ef1ce143a17ee857eaead68dd17f09b Top 10 Sniper Rifles United Kingdom

Service history

In service :  1895-1926 (MLE)
1907–present (SMLE)

Used by: Wars

Second Boer War
First World War
Second World War
Various Colonial conflicts
Irish War of Independence
Malayan Emergency
Korean War
Nepalese Civil War
Afganistan conflict
and numerous other conflicts.

Production history

Designer: James Paris Lee, RSAF Enfield

Produced: 1895-1907 (MLE)
1907– (SMLE)

Number built: over 17,000,000 (All Variants)[1]

Variants: Short, Magazine Lee Enfield Mk. I, Mk. I*, Mk.III, Mk. III*, Rifle No. 4 Mk. 1, Mk. 1* (produced by Savage and Long Branch), Mk. 1(T) Sniper Rifle, Mk. 2, Rifle No 5 Mk. 1 (Jungle Carbine)

Specifications

Weight : ~4 kg (8.8 lb) depending on wood density

Length : 1,130 mm (44.5 in)

Barrel length :  635 mm (25 in)


Cartridge :  .303 Mk VII SAA Ball

Action : Bolt-actio

Muzzle velocity : 744 m/s (2,441 ft/s)

Effective range :  550 yards (503 m)[2]

Maximum range : 2,000 yd (1,829 m)

Feed system: 10-round magazine, loaded with 5-round charger clips

Sights: Sliding ramp rear sights, Fixed-post front sights, “Dial” long-range volley sights; Telescopic sights on Sniper models.

No 7. M21 (American)


Type: Sniper rifle

Place of origin: d675c9a67e0e340e2207d939b20f6888 Top 10 Sniper Rifles United State

Service history

In service : 1969–1988

Used by : United States

Production history

Army Weapons Command,
Designer:  Combat Development Command, Limited Warfare Agency

Designed : 1969

Manufacturer: Rock Island Arsenal, Springfield Armory

Variants: M25

Specifications

Weight : 5.27 kg (11.6 lb)

Length : 1118 mm (44 in)

Barrel length : 560 mm (22 in)


Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Muzzle velocity : 853 m/s (2,800 ft/s)

Effective range : 690 m (750 yd)

Feed system: 5, 10 or 20-round detachable boxmagazine

Sights :  Front: National Match front blade .062
Rear: Match-grade hooded aperture with one-half minute adjustments for both windage and elevation.
26 3/4 in sight radius.

No 6. PSG1 (German)

Type: Sniper rifle

Place of origin: 4af576888981d30832f74a46626dedb3 Top 10 Sniper Rifles West Germany

Service history

In service: 1972-presen

Used by: Germans

Production history

Designer: Heckler & Koch GmbH

Designed: 1970s

Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch GmbH
SEDENA (licensed)

Produced: 1972–present

Variants: PSG1A1, MSG90, MSG90A1

Specifications

Weight: 7.2 kg (15.87 lb)

Length: 1,230 mm (48.4 in)

Barrel length: 650 mm (25.6 in)

Width: 59 mm (2.3 in)

Height: 258 mm (10.2 in) with telescopic sight


Cartridge : 7.62x51mm NATO

Action: Roller-delayed blowback

Muzzle velocity

868 m/s (2,848 ft/s)

Effective range 800 m

Feed system: 5- or 20-round detachable box magazineor 50-round drum

Sights: Hendsoldt ZF6x42PSG1 telescopic sightwith illuminated reticle

No 5. Dragunov SVD (Soviet Union)

Type: Sniper rifle

Place of origin: 08f5f5c01a5c614b0453684a877c6cf3 Top 10 Sniper Rifles Soviet Union

Service history

In service : 1963–present

Used by : Russians

Wars : Vietnam War,[1] Soviet war in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Yugoslav Wars,First and Second Chechen Wars, 2008 South Ossetia War

Production history

Designer : Evgeny Dragunov

Designed : 1958–1963

Manufacturer : Izhmash, Norinco, Zastava Arms

Produced : 1963–present[2]

Variants : See Variants

Specifications

Weight : 4.30 kg (9.48 lb) (with scope and unloaded magazine)[2]
4.68 kg (10.3 lb) (SVDS)
4.40 kg (9.7 lb) (SVU)
5.02 kg (11.1 lb) (SWD-M)

Length : 1,225 mm (48.2 in) (SVD)[2]
1,135 mm (44.7 in) stock extended / 815 mm (32.1 in) stock folded (SVDS)
900 mm (35.4 in) (SVU)
1,125 mm (44.3 in) (SWD-M)

Barrel length : 610 mm (24.0 in) (SVD, SWD-M)[2]
565 mm (22.2 in) (SVDS)
600 mm (23.6 in) (SVU)


Cartridge : 7.62x54mmR[2]

Action : Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Muzzle velocity : 830 m/s (2,723 ft/s) (SVD, SVDS, SWD-M)
800 m/s (2,624.7 ft/s) (SVU)

Effective range : Up to 800 m sight adjustments for point targets

Maximum range : 1,300 m with scope
1,200 m with iron sights

Feed system : 10-round detachable box magazine

Sights : PSO-1 telescopic sight and iron sights with an adjustable rear notch sight

No 4. AS50 (Bristish)

Type : Anti-materiel rifle, Sniper rifle

Place of origin : 0ef1ce143a17ee857eaead68dd17f09b Top 10 Sniper Rifles United Kingdom

Production history

Designed : 2005 or 2006

Produced : 2006

Number built : Unknown

Variants : 1 AS50

Specifications

Weight : 27 lb (12.2 kg) (no scope/sight, empty mag)

Length : 53.9″ (1369 mm)

Barrel length : 692 mm


Cartridge : 12.7 x 99 mm NATO

Caliber : 12.7 mm .50 BMG

Action : Direct impingement[citation needed]

Rate of fire : semi-automatic, estimated at 5 rounds/1.3 seconds

Effective range : 1,500 m

Feed system : 5 or 10 round detachable box magazine

No 3. Barrett .50 Cal (American)

Type : Sniper rifle

Place of origin : d675c9a67e0e340e2207d939b20f6888 Top 10 Sniper Rifles United States

Production history

Manufacturer : Barrett Firearms Company

Unit cost : $3800-$4000

Specifications

Weight : 25 lb (11.36 kg)

Length : 50.4 in (1280 mm)

Barrel length : 32 inches (813 mm)


Cartridge : .50 BMG (12.7 × 99 mm), .416 Barrett

Action : Single Shot, Bolt Action

Maximum range : 2600 Meters

No 2. Cheytac .408 cal (American)

Type : Rifle

Place of origin : d675c9a67e0e340e2207d939b20f6888 Top 10 Sniper Rifles United States

Production history

Designer : John Taylor and William O. Wordman

Designed : 2001

Manufacturer : Chey Tac

Produced : 2001–present

Variants : .375 Chey Tac

Specifications

Parent case : .505 Gibbs

Case type : Rimless, bottleneck

Bullet diameter : .408 in (10.4 mm)

Neck diameter : .438 in (11.1 mm)

Shoulder diameter : .601 in (15.3 mm)

Base diameter : .637 in (16.2 mm)

Rim diameter : .640 in (16.3 mm)

Rim thickness : .065 in (1.7 mm)

Case length : 3.04 in (77 mm)

Overall length : 4.307 in (109.4 mm)

Case capacity : 159 gr H2O (10.335 cm³)

Rifling twist : 1 in 13 in (330.2 mm)

Primer type : Large Rifle

Maximum pressure : 63,800 psi (440 MPa)

No 1. L115A3 AWM (British)

Type : Sniper rifle

Place of origin : 0ef1ce143a17ee857eaead68dd17f09b Top 10 Sniper Rifles United Kingdom

Service history

In service : 1997 – present

Used by : See Users

Wars : Afghanistan War, Iraq War

Production history

Manufacturer

Accuracy International

Specifications

Weight : 6.5 kg (14.3 lb) (.300 Winchester Magnum)
6.9 kg (15.1 lb) (.338 Lapua Magnum)
with stock, bipod and empty magazine

Length : 1200 mm (47.2 in) (.300 Win. Mag.)
1230 mm (48.4 in) (.338 Lapua Magnum)

Barrel length : 660 mm (26 in) (.300 Win. Mag.)
686 mm (27 in) (.338 Lapua Magnum)


Cartridge : .300 Winchester Magnum .338 Lapua Magnum

Action : Bolt-action

Effective range : 1,100 metres (1,203 yd)
.300 Winchester Magnum[1]
1,400 metres (1,531 yd)
.338 Lapua Magnum[1]

Feed system : 5-round detachable box magazine

Sights : detachable aperture type iron sights
day or night optics

Sumber : http://realitypod.com/2010/05/top-10-sniper-rifles/

Comments
One Response to “Top 10 Sniper Rifles”
  1. BRITRISH MAN says:

    i fought in the war of 1989, the one in caifonia between the cubans and the japanese, i shot 3025 people in one day at the eiffle tower in LA! with a AS50 ARRGG

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