Everything About Indian Army’s New Sniper Rifles

indian army new snipersIndian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat during the annual press briefing in Delhi said: “On January 20, 2019, Indian Army Northern Command to get new Sniper rifles”. Since long Indian army is relying on years old sniper rifle Russian Dragunov. Now Indian army troops guarding the LoC will be getting the advanced sniper rifles named Barrett M95 .50 BMG and Beretta Scorpio TGT ‘Victrix’ .338 Lapua Magnum.

Let’s read more about these two deadly sniper rifles which are going to serve the Indian Army with honour.

Scorpio TGT ‘Victrix’ .338 Lapua Magnum

Beretta Scorpio TGT Indian Army

Destination Use Law Enforcement – Military
Caliber (Twist rate) .338 Lapua Magnum (1/10) – .300 Win Mag (1/10) – 300 Norma Mag. (1/10)
Barrel Length 22″- 26″
Barrel Match grade in Aisi 416R lapped
Action Minerva long 3-lug bolt action in Aisi 630 w/ detach. magaz. PVD coated
Magazine 5 Rounds, 8 Rounds option (Law enforcement – Military use)
Trigger Selectable dual or single stage; adjustable pull weight
Safety Upper; 2 position lever
Muzzle Brake 3 Chambers Detachable; thread M18x1
Action Rail 20 Moa
Buttstock Arrow 03
Buttstock horiz. adj. 45 mm
Buttstock vert. adj. 60 mm
Folding Button left side folding Speed
Forend Round Elliptic
Top Rail 0 Moa
Side Rails Standard Equipment
Bipod Rail Standard Equipment w/ QD sling attach.
Monopod Rail Stand. Equip. w/QD sling attach.
Stock Colour Hard Black Anodized
Colours Option /
Option Suppressor with quick lock system
Hard Case Standard Equipment
Weight Gr. 6400 (22”) – 6700 (26”)
Dimension Min. / Max. mm 940 / 1190 (22”) – 1020 / 1290 (26″)

Scorpio TGT ‘Victrix’ .338 Lapua Magnum

Barrett M95 .50 BMG

Barrett M95

Action: Bolt action
Maximum firing range: 1800 meters
Weight: 23.5 pounds (10.7 kg) empty, without scope
Muzzle velocity: 854 m/s (with M33 ball ammunition)
Barrel length: 29 inch (73.7 cm)
Length: 45 inches (114.3 cm)
Feed system: 5-round detachable box magazine

Dragunov Sniper Rifle -In Use

dragunov sniper rifle indian army

Effective firing range: 800 m (875 yd)
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Place of origin: Soviet Union
Cartridge: 7.62×54mmR
Manufacturer: Kalashnikov Concern; Norinco
Designer: Yevgeny Dragunov
Feed system: 10-round detachable box magazine

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