Aviation & Aerospace - Airpower 2024 - Aircraft by Country - Aircraft Manufacturers Vehicles & Artillery - Armor 2024 - Armor by Country - Armor Manufacturers Infantry Small Arms - Warfighter 2024 - Small Arms by Country - Arms Manufacturers Warships & Submarines - Navies 2024 - Ships by Country - Shipbuilders U.S. Military Pay 2024 Military Ranks Special Forces by Country

SIG-Sauer SSG 2000

Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

Switzerland | 1983

"Preceding the more popular SSG 3000, the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 only found a few operators since its introduction."

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/10/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.
The SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 was introduced in 1983 as a precision long-range sniper rifle for military, law enforcement and sporting use. It was of a bolt-action design, requiring the user to manually operate the bolt handle to clear the firing chamber of spent cartridge casings and pull a new cartridge from the spring-loaded box magazine. A conventional rifle through and through, it still proved of notable quality consistent with SIG weapons and well-regarded by the users who ultimately utilized the type. Additional stocks were purchased in the civilian market for target shooting and chambered for several commercial ammunition types. It appears that the series is no longer actively marketed by SIG-Sauer for the rifle may have been superseded by the more modern SSG 3000 series detailed elsewhere on this site and introduced in 1992.

The SSG 2000 featured a rounded receiver with integrated forend, stock and pistol grip. The stock was fully-adjustable and the trigger was underslung in the usual way (of a "double-stage" design). The bolt lever sat along the right side of the body. Iron sights were optional and optics (typically a Schmidt & Bender 1.5-6x42 or Zeiss 8x56 Diatal ZA8 series) could be fitted along mountings atop the receiver night scopes also supported). The barrel was of a heavy duty, internally rifled design measuring 24 inches long. The entire weapon system measured 47.5 inches long. The barrel was capped by a slotted flash suppressor/compensator. An adjustable bipod was optional and attached at the forend. Overall unloaded weight of the weapon was 6.6 kilograms. The base military model was chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO while other models brought about use of the .300 Winchester Magnum and 7.5x55mm Swiss cartridges.

While the SSG 2000 utilized what was, essentially, the well-accepted manual turn-bolt action design, the system of operation differed somewhat from previous offerings. The turn of the bolt handle was restricted to 65-degrees while the actual bolt body did not rotate despite the motion put upon the handle by the user. The resulting action produced a quicker turn-bolt process with cleaner case extractions adding further value to an already fine instrument. Performance-wise, the SSG 2000 held an effective listed range out to 1,000 meters when utilizing 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition. A further 100 meters could be reached with .300 Winchester Magnum according to stated reports. Feeding was by way of a 4-round detachable box magazine.

The SSG 2000 was eventually adopted by Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
The physical qualities of the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,210 mm
47.64 in
O/A Length
610 mm
24.02 in
Barrel Length
14.55 lb
6.60 kg
Manually-Actuated Bolt-Action
7.62x51mm NATO; .300 Winchester Magnum; 7.5x55mm Swiss
4-Round Detachable Box Magazine
Detachable; Supported Optics
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
3,280 ft
999.7 m | 1,093.3 yds
2,460 ft/sec
750 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
Notable series variants as part of the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle family line.
SSG 2000 - Base Series Designation
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the SIG-Sauer SSG 2000. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): SIG-Sauer - Switzerland
National flag of Taiwan

[ Hong Kong; Taiwan ]
Design Qualities
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to requirements.
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
The SIG-Sauer SSG 2000 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle appears in the following collections:
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks U.S. DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols US 5-Star Generals WW2 Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes Global Firepower, WDMMA.org, WDMMW.org, and World War Next.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)