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Sniper Rifles

Last Updated: 5/22/2015

Sniper Rifles are the lethal tools of a lethal trade, having evolved considerably from their rather modest beginnings.


The sniper has been a common component to the battlefield since the rifle made its first appearance. The designs and capabilities of these weapon systems are similar and their abilities are further enhanced by the addition of specialized scopes, buttstock and bipod arrangements. However, the amount of training and experience separates the average sniper from the true marksman.


The sniper rifle has been a mainstay of the army for over a hundred years now. The sniper itself has become the ultimate assassin capable of avoiding detection, making his way to within a few hundred yards of his target, dispatching said target and returning to his extraction point - all the while going days without contact, communications or a healthy dose of sleep and eats. Ultimately, it is the designated sniper's responsibility to remove a targeted threat in the form of a high ranking official, military officer or rogue enemy element from being an effective part of the modern battlefield. It gives precedence to the old adage of removing the "head" of the snake to cut off support to the rest of the enemy army.


There are a total of (97) Sniper Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by alphanumeric order descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1999
Accuracy International AW50
The Accuracy International AW50 is a heavy duty battlefield rifle able to fire various types of ammunition against armored and unarmored targets.
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1997
Accuracy International L115
The L115 sniper rifle is the British Army adaptation of the Artic Warfare Super Magnum produced by Accuracy International.
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1982
Accuracy International L96
The Accuracy International L96 is the standard sniper rifle of the British Army.
Thumbnail picture of the Accuracy International L96

1978
Al-Qadissiya Tabuk DMR
The Iraqi Tabuk Designated Marksman Rifle has proven a very lethal performer in an urban battlefield environment.
Thumbnail picture of the Al-Qadissiya Tabuk DMR

1939
Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
The Type 99 rifle was designed from the existing Type 38 infantry rifle, though chambered to fire the more effective 7.7x58mm Arisaka cartridge.
Thumbnail picture of the Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)

2015
Baher-23
The Baher 23mm heavy rifle was unveiled by way of an Iranian military day parade in April of 2015.
Thumbnail picture of the Baher-23

2008
Barrett M107
The lethal Barrett M107 anti-material rifle provides a long range anti-material capability for United States military ground forces.
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1982
Barrett M82
The classic Barrett M82 anti-material rifle has become a widely-accepted heavy caliber sniping system.
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1990
Barrett M90
The Barrett M90 reworked the classic M82 model to become a bullpup weapon of lighter weight.
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1995
Barrett M95
The Barrett M95 was a refinement of the earlier Barrett M90 bullpup-configured model of 1990.
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2005
Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)
The Brugger & Thomet APR is offered in military, police and supressed models.
Thumbnail picture of the Brugger & Thomet APR (Advanced Precision Rifle)

2009
Ceska Zbrojovka CZ805 BREN
The new CZ805 BREN series assault rifle was developed to replace the aged vz. 58 series which appeared in 1959.
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2001
CheyTac Intervention
The CheyTac Intervention sniper rifle makes use of the specialized .408 CheyTac cartridge.
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1984
Colt Canada / Diemaco C7
The Canadian C7 is similar to the American Colt M16A2 though with a few notable alterations to suit the Canadian military.
Thumbnail picture of the Colt Canada / Diemaco C7

1963
Dragunov SVD
The Dragunov SVD was the standard Warsaw Pact sniper rifle and is still in service today.
Thumbnail picture of the Dragunov SVD

1953
Fabrique Nationale FN FAL
The sturdy, if unspectacular, FN FAL automatic rifle became a popular standard for NATO-aligned countries during the Cold War.
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN FAL

1976
Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11
Introduced in 1976, the Mauser-based Belgian FN model 30-11 was produced into 1986 as a sniper rife system.
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN Model 30-11

2004
Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)
The Belgian Fabrique Nationale FN SPR was selected for use by the FBI Hostage Rescue Team.
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN SPR (Special Police Rifle (SPR)

1949
Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)
Design of the Fabrique Nationale SAFN actually began prior to World War 2 but the German invasion of 1940 delayed its introduction considerably.
Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale Model 1949 / SAFN (FN-49)

1935
FEG 35M (Mannlicher M1935)
The FEG 35M bolt-action service rifle saw use in World War 2 and in the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
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1986
Harris / McMillan M86
The impressive Harris M86 sniper rifle has been fielded with the United States Navy SEALs and Delta Force special forces groups.
Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M86

1987
Harris / McMillan M87
Though classified as an anti-material rifle, the M87 can be used as a heavy sniper rifle with devastating effects.
Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M87

1989
Harris / McMillan M89
The Harris M89 is the only bolt-action rifle that makes use of the M14 automatic rifle box magazine.
Thumbnail picture of the Harris / McMillan M89

1993
Harris M93
The Harris M93 makes use of the massive and devastating .50 BMG cartridge from a 5- or 10-round magazine.
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1996
Harris M96
Both the United States military and army of Malaysia have used the Harris M96 Anti-Material Rifle.
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2006
Heckler & Koch HK 417
The HK 417 is chambered for the 7.62mm NATO standard cartridge and is categorized as a Battle Rifle.
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK 417

1959
Heckler & Koch HK G3
The German-originated Heckler and Koch HK G3 assault rifle was, and continues to be, a robust and reliable weapon system.
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK G3

2011
Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)
The Heckler and Koch M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is based upon the in-service HK 416 series gun and may succeed the storied M249 LMG line in USMC service.
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK M27 IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle)

1972
Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1
The German-made PSG-1 Precision Sniping Rifle went on to find a plethora of operators worldwide - from Albania to Vietnam.
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK PSG-1

2003
Heckler & Koch HK XM8
The promising HK XM8 was born out of the failed OICW program of the US Army.
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK XM8

1990
Heckler & Koch SR9
Appearing in 1990, the Heckler and Koch SR9 represents a family of sporting and target shooting rifles by the German firearms company.
Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch SR9

2009
IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)
The Brazilian IMBEL .308 AGLC is a very conventional military sniper rifle system based on the successful German Mauser action.
Thumbnail picture of the IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)

1973
IMI Galil ARM / SAR
The competing Soviet AK-47 was a good start for the Israelis when developing their Galil assault rifle.
Thumbnail picture of the IMI Galil ARM / SAR

1996
IMI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1
The IMI Galil was slightly modified to become an accurized sharpshooter rifle in the Galil Marksman Assault Rifle
Thumbnail picture of the IMI Galil Marksman Assault Rifle Mark 1

1983
IMI Galil Sniper (Galatz)
The Galil Assault Rifle family was broadened to include an accurized sniper rifle model form in the IMI Galil Sniper - or Galatz.
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2006
IMI TAR-21 (Tavor)
The Israeli IMI TAR-21 Tavor Assault Rifle entered service in 2006 and has already seen relatively widespread use.
Thumbnail picture of the IMI TAR-21 (Tavor)

1998
Izhmash SV-98
The bolt-action, security-minded SV-98 first made its appearance in 1998 and had continued service solely with Russian forces since.
Thumbnail picture of the Izhmash SV-98

1860
J.F. Brown Target / Sniper Rifle
The J.F. Brown Target-Sniper Rifle design was a rather advanced design for its time and issued to highly-trained sharpshooters during the American Civil War.
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2014
Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
The Kalashnikov AK-12 - based on the prototype AK-200 - is the most modern incarnation of the famous AK-47 assault rifle to date.
Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)

1994
KBP VSK-94
The VSK-94 utilizes the body of the 9A-91 assault carbine to form a silenced sniper rifle for special Russian military elements.
Thumbnail picture of the KBP VSK-94

2011
L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
The L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle has been adopted by the British MoD to replace the Accuracy International L96 series for Designated Marksmen.
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1895
Lee-Enfield (Series)
The fabulous Lee-Enfield rifle served the British Empire from 1895 through 1957.
Thumbnail picture of the Lee-Enfield (Series)

2012
Lithgow / Thales F90
The Thales F90 assault rifle is based on the long-running Austrian Steyr AUG bullpup series.
Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow / Thales F90

2007
M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)
The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System was fielded in 2007 as an alternative to the bolt-action rifles of this class, achieving excellent results while in the field.
Thumbnail picture of the M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)

2008
M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle (EMR)
The M39 EMR is a dedicated marksman rifle but can also be used as a battle rifle if the need arises.
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1936
MAS 36 (modele 36 / mle 36)
The Fusil MAS 36 service rifle had roots in post-World War 1 France but was slow to enter service before the German invasion of France in World War 2.
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1951
MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)
The MAS 49 was the culmination of steady progression made by the French concerning self-loading rifles of the 1940s.
Thumbnail picture of the MAS 49 (Fusil Semi-Automatique de 7.5mm Modele 1949)

1966
MAS FR F1
The MAS FR F1 served as a principle sniper rifle for the French Army during the Cold War decades.
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1984
MAS FR F2
The FR F2 is an improved upgrade from the Cold War-era FR F1 and is the principle sniper rifle for the French military.
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1898
Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98)
The Gewehr 98 was the standard German infantry rifle from 1898 up until 1935 and saw combat action from World War 1 into World War 2.
Thumbnail picture of the Mauser Gewehr 98 (Gew 98)

1935
Mauser Karabiner Kar 98k
The Kar 98k was the standard German bolt-action rifle of World War 2.
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McMillan TAC-308
The McMillan TAC-308 can be fielded in the military, security or competition roles with equal success.
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McMillan TAC-338
The McMillan TAC-338 system is a highly-specialized version of the TAC-300 rifle line.
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2005
McMillan TAC-416
The McMillan TAC-416 is based on the preceding TAC-50 series though only offered in single-shot form and chambered for the .416 Barrett cartridge.
Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-416

2000
McMillan TAC-50
The McMilland TAC-50 makes use of the powerful .50 BMG round.
Thumbnail picture of the McMillan TAC-50

2004
Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)
The Mark 14 Mod 0 Enhanced Battle Rifle is a specialized version of the M14 Battle Rifle, originally issued to USNSWC and USN SEALs.
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2008
MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)
The MKEK JNG-90 is a rare Turkish-originated bolt-action sniper rifle in 7.62x51mm NATO flavor.
Thumbnail picture of the MKEK JNG-90 (Bora)

2014
MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)
The MKEK MPT Assault Rifle was selected to replace the existing stock of foreign-born HK G3 and HK33 assault weapons in Turkish military service.
Thumbnail picture of the MKEK MPT (Milli Piyade Tufegi)

1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mexican Mondragon Rifle was one of the first self-loading service rifles adopted for frontline military service.
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1891
Mosin-Nagant Model 1891
The Mosin-Nagant M1891 bolt-action rifle was developed by a Russian-Belgium design team and produced in over 37,000,000 examples.
Thumbnail picture of the Mosin-Nagant Model 1891

2015
MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)
Currently in development is the MSBS-5.56 Radon, what promises to become the next standard-issue assault rifle of the Polish Army.
Thumbnail picture of the MSBS-5.56 Radon (Modulowy System Broni Strzekeckiej kalibru 5,56mm - Radon)

1988
NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)
The QBU-88 is a Chinese sniper rifle offered up in limited numbers and features a bullpup configuration.
Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO QBU-88 (Type 88)

2010
NSG-85
The Chinese NSG-85 sniper rifle is based on the Type 85 rifle prior, itself born from the Soviet SVD series of the Cold War decades.
Thumbnail picture of the NSG-85

1994
OTs-03 SVU
The OTs-03 SVU is a rather unique Russian-originated sniper rifle offering in that it is arranged in the bullpup configuration.
Thumbnail picture of the OTs-03 SVU

1972
Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)
The Parker-Hale Model 82 Sniper Rifle was designed with company experience stemming from precision sporting rifles.
Thumbnail picture of the Parker-Hale Model 82 (M82)

1972
PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta
Despite an appearance more akin to the Soviet SVD Dragunov, the Romanian PSL is actually more closely associated with the Soviet RPK Light Machine Gun.
Thumbnail picture of the PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta

2011
Remington M2010 ESR (Enhanced Sniper Weapons Rifle)
The M2010 ESR is a modern revision of the famous Remington Model 700 rifle which became the M24 SWS in U.S. Army service.
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1987
Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)
The M24 SWS was born out of a need to replace the aging M21 sniper systems as used by the United States Army.
Thumbnail picture of the Remington M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System)

1966
Remington M40
The M40A1 is a heavy barrel, bolt-action 7.62x51mm sniper rifle in service with the United States Marine Corps.
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1991
RH-ALAN MACS M2
The RH-ALAN MACS M2 is a sound anti-material rifle chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge.
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1997
RH-ALAN MACS M3
The .50 BMG RH-ALAN MACS M3 rifle follows the function of the preceding MACS M2 model but is configured in a bullpup form.
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1960
Rifle R1
The R1 Battle Rifle was nothing more than the Fabrique National FN-FAL locally-produced under license in South Africa.
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1969
Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)
The M21 rifle was developed from the base M14 rifle which itself was derived from the World War 2 M1 Garand.
Thumbnail picture of the Rock Island Arsenal M21 Sniper Weapon System (SWS)

1905
Ross Rifle
The Canadian Ross Rifle was plagued with issues throughout its service life that included World War 1.
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2000
SAKO TRG (Series)
The Finnish SAKO TRG sniper rifle family sees considerable widespread service with military and police forces throughout the world.
Thumbnail picture of the SAKO TRG (Series)

2012
Shaher-14.5
The Shaher 14.5mm anti-material rifle was unveiled in 2012 with a newer version being made public in 2014.
Thumbnail picture of the Shaher-14.5

1980
SIG SG 542 (Sturmgewehr Model 542)
The SG 542 represented a less-popular 7.62x51mm alternative to the SG 540 5.56mm SG offering.
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1990
SIG SG 550 (Sturmgewehr Model 550) / Stgw 90
The SIG SG 550 series has seen widespread use by special forces, regular army and security elements worldwide in its various forms.
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2011
SIG SG 716
The SIG SG 716 comes in four distinct forms, each tailored to suit a certain tactical requirement.
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1983
SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
Preceding the more popular SSG 3000, the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 only found a few operators since its introduction.
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1992
SIG-Sauer SSG 3000
The SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 makes for an excellent, stable and reliable sniper weapon system for military and law enforcement units.
Thumbnail picture of the SIG-Sauer SSG 3000

1959
Springfield M14
The Springfield M14 automatic rifle grew out of the famous World War 2-era M1 Garand service rifle.
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1903
Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)
The famous Springfield M1903 bolt-action rifle appeared in mass quantities but in few variations - such was the success of the base design.
Thumbnail picture of the Springfield M1903 (Model 1903)

1978
Steyr AUG
The Steyr AUG was one of the first widely-accepted frontline standard issue bullpup configured assault rifles.
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1969
Steyr SSG 69
The Steyr SSG 69 bolt-action sniper rifle has seen service with the forces of over a dozen countries worldwide.
Thumbnail picture of the Steyr SSG 69

1990
Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)
Designed by Eugene Stoner, the SR-25 sniper rifle has seen recent actions in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Thumbnail picture of the Stoner SR-25 (Stoner Rifle-25)

1940
Tokarev SVT-40
At least 1.6 million SVT-40 rifles were produced, some seeing action even as recently as the 2nd Chechen War.
Thumbnail picture of the Tokarev SVT-40

1935
Type 24 (Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle)
The Chinese Type 24 - better known as the Chiang Kai-Shek Rifle - was nothing more than a local copy of the German Mauser rifle.
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1979
Type 79 (SVD)
The Type 79 is a Chinese copy of the Soviet Dragunov SVD semi-automatic sniper rifle.
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2002
United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)
The Mk 12 SPR has been used with deadly efficiency in both Afghanistan and Iraq theaters or war.
Thumbnail picture of the United States Navy Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle (Mk 12 SPR)

2007
Vidhwansak AMR
It is believed that the Indian Vidhwansak AMR is based on the South African Denel NTW-20.
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1987
VSS Vintorez
Soviet and Russian special forces units have grown to appreciate the inherent qualities of the VSS.
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1943
Walther Gewehr 43 (G43 / Gew 43)
With help from the Soviets, the Gew 43 improved upon the Gew 41 but was never the semi-automatic rifle envisioned by the German Army.
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1982
Walther WA2000
The Walther WA2000 was billed as an ultimate sniping tool though only ever taken on by select West German police units.
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1936
Winchester Model 70
The Winchester Model 70 bolt-action rifle has seen considerable usage since its introduction in 1936.
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1976
Zastava M76
The Zastava M76 served as the standard issue sniper rifle for the Yugoslavian Army throughout the 1980s.
Thumbnail picture of the Zastava M76

1992
Zastava M91
The Zastava M91 replaced the M76 as the standard-issue sniper rifle for the Serbian Army.
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