MANUFACTURER(S): IMBEL - Brazil
ACTION: Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action
CALIBER(S): 7.62x51mm NATO
LENGTH (OVERALL): 1,200 millimeters (47.24 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 10.36 pounds (4.70 kilograms)
RANGE (EFFECTIVE): 1,804 feet (550 meters; 601 yards)
Detailing the development and operational history of the IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC) Sniper Rifle.
Entry last updated on 5/2/2016.
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The Brazilian Army makes use of an indigenous bolt-action sniper rifle design by IMBEL as the "Rifle .308 AGLC IMBEL" or "Fz .308 AGLC". The weapon is based on the proven German Mauser action which appeared in the latter half of the 1800s was copied by a plethora of designs since. The action involves a management of the bolt via a handle to clear a spent shell casing from the weapon and introduce a fresh cartridge from the awaiting box magazine. The action is contained in a polymer body for a lightweight, though durable, battlefield approach. The barrel is free-floating in its installation which lends itself well to accuracy at range with no visible muzzle brake. The pistol grip is ergonomically-shaped and integrated into the body while connecting the shoulder stock to the design. The weapon can make use of an adjustable, folding bipod affixed under the forend for support when firing. Customer-specific optics are set across the top of the receiver in the usual way, allowing for magnified/illuminated vision based on operator needs.
As with most Western weapons of this class, the Brazilian AGLC is chambered for the widely-accepted 7.62x51mm NATO standard rifle cartridge. It fires from a 5-round magazine.