Top 10 Sniper Rifles

No 6. PSG1 (German)

PSG 1 550x234 Top 10 Sniper Rifles

Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin 4af576888981d30832f74a46626dedb3 Top 10 Sniper Rifles West Germany
Service history
In service 1972-present
Used by Germans
Production history
Designer Heckler & Koch GmbH
Designed 1970s
Manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH
SEDENA (licensed)
Produced 1972–present
Variants PSG1A1, MSG90, MSG90A1
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

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