Sniper rifles enable snipers to attack targets at long range; some of them use high caliber ammunition and are capable of destroying vehicles or light targets. These rifles are commonly fitted with powerful optical sights.
CZ 550 Scoped
CZ 550 is an improved Mauser 98-type hunting rifle. It features solid head lugs, fixed ejector, claw extractor, single-set trigger, square bridge dovetailed receiver and classic-styled walnut stock. This weapon uses 9.3x62 mm cartridges and features an additional optical scope.
The Designated Marksman Rifle is a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle. It is a modified and accuracy-increased version of the M14 rifle and is used extensively by the US Marine Corps. This weapon uses 7.62x51 NATO cartridges and is highly prized for its power, light weight and rapid, but accurate fire.
The KSVK is a large-caliber anti-materiel sniper rifle developed in Russia. The main use of this weapon is counter-sniping and penetrating brick walls as well as lightly armored vehicles. The KSVK uses 12.7mm ammunition and is equipped with standard Russian side-mounted scope rail.
The M107 is a long-range, shoulder fired, semi-automatic sniper rifle, manufactured by Barrett Firearms Company. It is highly prized for its manageable recoil. The M107 uses 12.7x99 mm cartridges and its effective range is around 1.800 m.
The M-24 sniper weapon system is a 7.62 mm, bolt-action repeating rifle based on the Remington 700 (like the USMC M40). The barrel is designed to be free-floating, further improving its already superior accuracy. It is used with an M3A 10X magnifying scope. The M24 is accurate to about 800 meters but an experienced marksman can hit a target 1200 meters away.
This weapon, used by Special Forces snipers of both the US Army and US Navy, is a heavily modified precision version of the M4 Carbine. SPR initially stood for ‘Special Purpose Receiver' (an M4 SOPMOD accessory), but since the weapon became a complete system, this has been changed to ‘Special Purpose Rifle.' This type was classified by the Navy as the Mk 12 and the Army now also uses this designation. This sharpshooter rifle features a scope capable of up to 10x magnification.
The SVD was designed as a sharpshooter's rifle, rather than a sniper rifle. In fact the main role of the SVD in the Soviet Army was to increase the effective range of an infantry squad's fire to 600 meters by providing precision fire support. The SVD is a lightweight and accurate rifle, capable of semi-auto fire and equipped with a 4x24 PSO-1 scope. The SVD is extremely reliable in all conditions.- ARMA 2 content
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