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Top 10 Sniper Rifles

No 7. M21 (American)

Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1969–1988
Used by United States
Production history
Designer Army Weapons Command,
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.

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