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Baher-23


23mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle (2015)


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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: 10/03/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
2015

Origin
Iran national flag graphic
Iran

Classification


23mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle


State Factories - Iran
National flag of Iran Iran
(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.
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.
Anti-Aircraft
Ability to engage low-flying aerial threats.


Empty Wgt
52.91 lb
24.00 kg
Sights


Optics


Action


Manually-Actuated Bolt Action System

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Caliber(s)*


23x115mm

Rounds / Feed


Not Available.
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
9,840 ft
(2,999 m | 3,280 yd)


Baher-23 - Base Series Name


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