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IMBEL .308 AGLC (Fz .308 AGLC)


Sniper Rifle (2009)


Infantry Small Arms / The Warfighter

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The Brazilian IMBEL .308 AGLC is a very conventional military sniper rifle system based on the successful German Mauser action.



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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.

Specifications



Service Year
2009

Origin
Brazil national flag graphic
Brazil

Classification


Sniper Rifle


IMBEL - Brazil
National flag of Brazil Brazil
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.


Overall Length
1,200 mm
47.24 in
Empty Wgt
10.36 lb
4.70 kg
Sights


Various Optics


Action


Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action

Bolt-Action
Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


7.62x51mm NATO

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 7.62x51mm / .308 Winchester rifle cartridge
Rounds / Feed


5-round integral magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,804 ft
(550 m | 601 yd)


.308 AGLC - Base Series Designation
Fz .308 AGLC - Alternative Designation


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