Friday, November 23, 2007

Mauser 86 SR sniper rifle (Germany)

Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO (.308), .300 Win Magnum
Operation: Bolt Action
Length: 1270 mm
Barrel: 730 mm
Weight: 5.9 kg empty, w/o scope
Feed Mechanism: 9 rounds detachable box magazine

Mauser 86SR sniper rifle was developed by Mauser Werke during mid-1980s as a further evolution of the Mauser 66 SP sniper rifle. The Mauser 86 SR offered more firepower (thanks to a detachable magazine of bigger capacity), and better tactical flexibility. It was used by a number of European police agencies and by Israeli military and security services.

Mauser 86SR sniper rifle employs a manually operated rotary bolt action with dual front locking lugs. barrel is free-floated and fitted with effective muzzle brake. Stock is made either from laminated wood or from fiberglass plastic, with adjustable buttpad and cheek rest. Bottom of the forend was equipped with special rail for attachment of bipod. Feed was from 9-round detachable box magazines. No open sights were provided on rifle by default, and it was usually fitted with Hensoldt telescope sight.

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