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23mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle

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

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/3/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It fires a massive 23mm projectile, a cartridge more closely associated to a small-caliber cannon than rifle, at ranges out to 4 kilometers. The weapon is primarily intended for defeating low-flying aerial targets, light armored vehicles, and enemy personnel hidden behind fortified walls though nothing excludes it from engaging personnel directly - of course with truly devastating results.

The weapon is a complete sniping system, requiring an operating crew of two to three personnel and weighing some 62 kilograms. It has been featured on a special heavy-duty, adjustable tripod assembly designed to absorb some of the inherently violent recoil natural to a weapon of this caliber. The rifle is given more conventional components as well including an optics set fitted over the receiver, a pistol grip, and shoulder stock. The extended length barrel is capped by a large, slotted brake.


State Factories - Iran
National flag of Iran Iran
- Anti-Aircraft / Airspace Denial
- Anti-Tank / Anti-Material / Breaching
- Manual Repeat-Fire
- Long-Range Precision
- Vehicle Mounting
Weight (Unloaded):
52.91 lb (24.00 kg)
Manually-Actuated Bolt Action System
Effective Range:
9,840 ft (2,999 m; 3,280 yd)
Baher-23 - Base Series Name

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