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The MKEK JNG-90 is a rare Turkish-originated bolt-action sniper rifle in 7.62x51mm NATO flavor.

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Turkish Land Forces have adopted an indigenous NATO-compliant bolt-action sniper rifle as the JNG-90 "Bora" series by MKEK (translated to "Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation"). Design work spanned from 2004 to 2008 and revealed a useful design chambered for the standard 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. The weapon is fed through a 10-round magazine through a manually-actuated bolt-action arrangement with sighting through various supported optics set over the receiver. The rifle functions in the traditional sniper role with the Turkish military, engaging targets at range with a high-kill probability afforded by the large rifle cartridge. Effective range reaches out to 1,000 meters with a muzzle velocity around 860 meters per second. The buttstock is adjustable to an extent for customization by the shooter. As with most other modern precision weapons, the JNG-90 is provided with sections of Picatinny rail for adding accessories (including the sight mount as well as the at the forend of the stock).

Beyond its adoption by the Turkish Land Forces, the JNG-90 has been taken on by the military of Azerbaijan - the only known foreign operator of this Turkish design.


Service Year

Turkey national flag graphic


Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

MKEK (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) - Turkey
National flag of Azerbaijan National flag of Turkey Azerbaijan; Turkey
(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.


Manually-Operated Bolt-Action System

Manually-actuated process of managing the bolt lever to eject spent cartridge case, clearing the breech, to introduce fresh catridge into the chamber.
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7.62x51mm NATO

Sample Visuals**

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

10-Round 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
3,280 ft
(1,000 m | 1,093 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
2,820 ft/sec
(860 m/sec)

JNG-90 "Bora" - Base Series Designation

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