Top 10 German Sniper Rifles

Germans have always thought one step ahead in military field, the German army was improvised with latest and the heaviest weaponry. They have always been fond of heavy artillery and machinery and with the production of artillery they also concentrated improving their infantry’s equipment provided them with state of the art weapon systems and technology, today we have yet again posted the article on German’s amazing technology check out.

No.10: H&K PSG-1

The PSG-1 (Prazisions Schutzen Gewehr) sniper system also termed as “high-precision marksman’s rifle” in English Vocabulary, had been urbanized by the German company Heckler – Koch in the midst of 20th century and was adopted as an ultimate police and counter-terror weapon. Some German elite law-enforcement groups, like GSG or KSK-9, participate in this development, and since its foreword the PSG-1 had been adopted by a range of police forces in Europe and America.

Caliber: 7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308 Win)
Magazine: 5 or 20 round detachable box
Barrel: 25.59″ (650mm), Heavy, 4 grooves, right hand twist.
System of Operation: Roller locked, delayed blowback.
Overall length: 47.56″ (120.8 cm)
Total Weight: 17.81 lbs (8.10kg)
Scope: Hendsoldt 6×42, with reticle illumination. 6 settings
from 100 to 600 meters
Stock: Matte black high impact plastic,
adjustable for length, pivoting butt cap,
vertically-adjustable cheek piece; target-type
pistol grip with adjustable palm shelf.
Trigger: Adjustable for pull, removable from pistol grip.
Features: Uses HK-91 action with low-noise bolt closing device;
special for end with T-way rail for sling swivel or tripod.


No.9: H&K MSG90

The MSG90 was urbanized as a cost effective substitute to the PSG-1, it used the same in use structure and trigger. It features a regulating reserve, but not as conjure as the PSG-1 and it weighed 3 pounds less than the PSG-1. The MSG90 makes a great chosen marksman rifle (DMR), and in fact, the USMC appraised 6 of them for their DMR agreement. Ultimately the MSG90 was ruled out because it was not retrofit able to .300 WM.

Caliber: 7.62mm x 51
Design Objective Semi-automatic rifle for single fire
Operation Recoil-operated delayed blowback bolt system, firing from closed bolt position
Barrel Cold-forged, quenched and tempered barrel, 600mm long
Trigger Standard trigger with a constant trigger pull, approx 15 N
Vertically adjustable trigger shoe for widening the trigger
Stock Butt stock with lengthwise adjustable butt cap and vertically adjustable cheek-piece
Sights Telescopic sight mount for different types of daylight and night sight featuring STANAG fitting dimensions
Magazine 5-round or 20-round magazines at option
Features Handguard with T-way for fixing a firing sling or mounting the bipod


No. 8: H&K SR9

Basically the SR9 is fundamentally a redesigned HK91, inorder to make it more better rifle. While all HK’s display good precision, the normal SR9 does not meet the routine life accuracy standards of sniping. But the (T) and (TC) versions of the SR9 can make nice sniper/marksman’s rifles.

Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win)
Magazine: 5-rd steel staggered box
Barrel: 19.7″ (500mm) Polygonal
Twist: RH 1 in 11″ (280mm)
Weight (with scope): 10.9 lbs. (4.95 kg)
Overall Length: 43.5″ (1105mm)
Stock: Synthetic
Sights: Rotary aperture rear sight, adjustable for windage and elevation hooded front sight.

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