A sniper is a soldier specially trained in the intricacies of warfare, who in perfect form has learned the skills of rifle marks marks. A sniper is hiding on the roofs of houses, in bushes, in marshy areas. Its main goal is the destruction of as many personnel of the enemy army as possible, ammunition, equipment at low cost. Since the sniper works from an ambush, it is important for him to hide and wait a long time, when it will be possible to deliver one well-aimed and timely shot to defeat.
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Good vision, endurance, and the ability to handle weapons are basic skills for a sniper. But all these skills are completely useless if the fighter does not have a good rifle. On the Internet, disputes over which sniper rifle is the best do not subside. We have prepared the top 5, in our opinion, sniper rifles. We will arrange them in the form of a rating according to increasing quality and tactical characteristics.
#5 – US CheyTac M200 Intervention sniper rifle
This is a large-caliber weapons novelty of its time, developed in the 2000s in the United States. It was created to defeat the enemy at a distance of up to 2 km. Magazine rifle, reloading is performed in manual mode. A mechanical sight for weapons is not provided, there are only slats for placing optical sights of different designs and purposes.
On the barrel, you can fix either a muzzle brake compensator or a silencer. The stock was made of fiberglass, it is adjustable in length, a butt pad made of polyurethane was attached to it. Serial production of the rifle has been carried out since 2001.
#4 – Russian Orsis T-5000 sniper rifle
The fourth place in our independent rating of the best sniper rifles of our time is confidently occupied by the latest weapons designed by the private Russian company Promtekhnologii. The rifle’s bolt is distinguished by longitudinal sliding, it is rotary and confidently locks onto two combat stops in front. The barrel is made of stainless steel, the rifling is created using tapestry planing technology.
The force required to lower the hook is adjustable within 600-900 grams or 1-1.5 kg, it all depends on the version of the trigger. The forearm has a special design for mounting bipods, there are also brackets for the lens attachment for aiming before firing. The required stiffness of the rifle is provided by approximately two kilogram force for folding the butt.
#3 – US Barrett M82 sniper rifle
This is a large-caliber sniper rifle manufactured by the company under the sonorous name of Barrett Firearms. It differs from conventional sniper weapons in that it can withstand fine technology and undermine the enemy’s ammunition from a large and safe distance. This can do more damage to enemies than firing from a distance.
The barrel is cold-forged, it has a muzzle brake with innovative two cameras. The longitudinal ribs of the pipe reduce its mass and enhance the cooling of the weapon. There is a mount for mounting on tripod machines, and the rifle can also be used on armored personnel carriers or jeeps that have a special shock-absorbing cradle.
#2 – British Accuracy International AW50 sniper rifle
British large-caliber rifle equipped with a longitudinally-sliding mechanical bolt with a rotary structure. The maximum range with a rifle is 2 km, in the store can be up to five rounds. The massive receiver has thick walls that can easily withstand loads when fired using ammunition with a caliber of 50 BMG.
At the moment, the rifle is in service with special forces in the armies of Australia and the UK. High accuracy of fire and long lethal range made the rifle a commercially successful project. There is a consistently high demand for it even at a significantly high cost.
#1 – British L96A1 sniper rifle
This rifle is a model of precision and lethal power. It was created in the UK in 1982 and to this day is on the balance of arms of the royal army. From this rifle, a world record was set for the range of defeat of the enemy in targeted shooting – 2475 meters. The approximate striking range of firing is 1.5 km. The market value of the flagship rifle is about 10 thousand dollars, but this is not much for weapons of this class.
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