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Anzio Ironworks Heavy Sniper Rifles

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The use of ammunition of 20 mm caliber for precision shooting originates during the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940. The Finns during this war to fight the Soviet tanks used the Lahti M39 anti-tank rifles in combat. But, in addition to the main purpose, these guns were used to fight snipers.


Anzio Ironworks Heavy Sniper Rifles
Lahti M39

Kawamura Type 97


The Imperial Japanese Army also adopted the 20-mm Kawamura Type 97 anti-tank rifle, developed on the basis of the air gun. The weight of this gun without ammunition was 50 kg, and in the equipped version with a removable armor and a magazine for 7 cartridges - 68 kg. To service this heavyweight required the calculation of four people. For the destruction of manpower used high-explosive ordnance.

Due to the peculiarities of combat operations at this time, high-precision shooting from weapons large caliber is not widespread. However, today, when well-trained and equipped armies basically have to conduct anti-terrorism and anti-guerrilla actions, large-caliber weapons have become popular. As an example of successful actions with the use of a large-caliber rifle, the destruction of a Taliban machine gun from the distance of more than 2 thousand meters in Afghanistan by the Canadian sniper Rob Furlong can be given.

Mike Remo over the years 16 worked on weapons caliber .50BMG (12,7x99 mm) reducing returns and improving their accuracy. Various public and private structures quite willingly purchased Remo guns with a .50BMG caliber. The cost of the large-caliber rifle created at Anzio Ironworks was 5000 dollars per unit, and the accuracy of shooting provided 1 MOA and more.



Inspired by success, Mike Remo decided that for Anzio Ironworks it was time to create a weapon for high-precision shooting at 2-3 distances in thousands of meters. The American company Anzio Ironworks is engaged in the release of a series of heavy sniper rifles chambered for the Vulcan air gun М61 20 x 102 mm. The initial velocity of the projectile is up to 1030 m / s. With a mass of 101 grams muzzle energy is equal to 57,53 kJ. Under this cartridge, the company produces several models.

Single Anzio 20 MM Sniper Rifle Take-Down Rifle. Barrel length - 1270 mm. Effective range - 2730 m. Total weight - 17,2 kg.

Anzio 20 MM Take-Down Rifle


Heavy magazine-powered sniper rifle - Anzio Mag-Fed 20 MM Rifle. The magazine capacity of this rifle is 3 cartridge. Barrel length - 1244 mm. Rifle Anzio Mag-Fed except ammunition 20x102 can adapt to the Soviet cartridge 14,5x114 mm. Recharging is carried out manually. With the help of modern optics, the Mag-Fed 20 mm allows you to destroy protected targets and snipers at distances that were not available for weapons with the .50BMG caliber. According to the creators, the Mag-Fed 20 large-caliber rifle has a maximum similarity to AR15 in its shooting control and optical positioning. According to the creators, it will facilitate the development of this large-caliber monster. The cost of a rifle is 11900 dollars.

The total length of the Anzio 20-50 Rifle single-shot sniper rifle is 1853 mm. This rifle can use barrels of length 1143, 1016 and 914 mm. Sniper rifle allows you to destroy the target on the horizon. The claimed range is 5 thousand yards, that is, 4,572 km for 20 mm (and 3,5 thousand for 20 / 50 = 3,2 km), which is farther than the distance to the horizon (with an eye height of 1,7 m, the distance to the horizon is approximately 4,7 km; naturally, lying down this distance will decrease, and the person on the 9-10-th floor sees the horizon on 20 km).

For the new Anzio Ironworks 20 rifles, not only powerful VULCAN 20x102 mm ammunition can be used. These weapon models complement the AMR family with new ammunition designed to perform a wide range of tasks, although guns need striking ignition tubes.




Rheinmetall, Nexter, GDOTS and ATK offer 20xXNNUMX mm ammunition. For example, a FAP (Frangible Armor Piercing) armor-piercing projectile developed by Rheinmetall and GDOTS designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground tasks offers significant mortality in one missile against unarmored and armored targets without the use of explosives. The company GDOTS reports that a breaking tungsten core, when meeting with a target, pierces the outer plating of the target, and when passing through the rest of the structure, high-energy fragments are formed.

Another 20x102 mm ammunition with a competitive PELE (enhanced penetration effect) penetration was jointly developed by Rheinmetall and ATK. PELE projectiles, like FAP ammunition, do not use explosives or detonators. In the PELE projectile, a hollow tungsten core pierces the armor, but its low density polymer core cannot do this and shrinks very quickly. This creates an extremely high pressure, breaking the tungsten core during its movement inside the target. As for the lethality of this projectile, then its penetrating ability, the parameters of the formation of fragments and the sensitivity of the response exceed traditional ammunition.




Do you need such a weapon? The creators are convinced that heavy large-caliber rifles are necessary, since the forces opposing the American army can get large-caliber rifles at their disposal, and then the 20 caliber millimeter weapons will allow you to dominate on the battlefields.

Based on materials:
http://www.anzioironworks.com
http://www.guns.yfa1.ru
http://raigap.livejournal.com
http://alternathistory.org.ua
http://www.army-guide.com


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  1. Rus86
    Rus86 31 October 2013 08: 37
    +7
    for stationary shooting, as an option for the destruction of unexploded mines. (I read about 12,7 rifles). and such monsters for militants and for the Kunstkamera. (not all tanks can aim at 2-3 thousand meters, but here 20 mm.) parallax, gravity, how many parameters should be taken into account when shooting at such distances? (amateur opinion)
    1. ben gun
      ben gun 31 October 2013 09: 13
      +4
      I read somewhere that shooters who can shoot qualitatively at distances of 800-1000 meters in the world of FIGs are small. And then to whom to give such a megapush? And how much to learn to own it. I don’t know how about the designers beaten by the recoil from 20 mm, but I suspect that the collarbone will break by recoil.
      1. roial
        roial 31 October 2013 09: 19
        +1
        but I suspect that I’ll break the collarbone with recoil.


        20mm Mag-Fed recoil even less than some shotguns

        1. Timeout
          Timeout 31 October 2013 11: 38
          +5
          Dear, in order to drown out the sound of such a fool, you need not only subsonic ammunition, but a silencer with the ability to withstand pressures that are significantly greater than in weapons of a smaller caliber. The silencer on the .50 caliber Barrett weighs almost 3 kg. And the pipe wall thickness is 0.1 inches. Calculate the approximate pressure when fired from this weapon ... Shown in the video does not pull on such a weapon. Definitely a fake!
          1. vanaheym
            vanaheym 31 October 2013 16: 07
            +4
            They on their website sell a silencer under .50BMG weighing 1300g.
            It seems to me that on this rifle the muffler works more as a DTK than as a muffler.
            Yes, and a muffler to it is available for purchase, though for a horse $ 3200.
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 31 October 2013 08: 59
    +5
    "As an example of successful actions with the use of a large-caliber rifle, one can cite the destruction in Afghanistan by the Canadian sniper Rob Furlong of a machine-gun crew of the Taliban from a distance of more than 2 thousand meters."

    It seems that only recently a British was being discussed, is a Canadian now more than 2 km away, another case or a damaged phone?
    1. report4
      report4 31 October 2013 10: 38
      11
      Quote: Vladimirets
      It seems that only recently a British was being discussed, is a Canadian now more than 2 km away, another case or a damaged phone?

      There are jokes about these "svehdalnye defeats". The situation with them is as follows - a "militant" (and in reality, anyone) sits at a distance of a kilometer or two from some stationary military facility and smokes. On this very object sits a "man-sniper" with a huge cannon and the same huge scope and shoots a "militant" ten times. At such a distance, it is almost impossible to understand that they are shooting at you if you do not sit near the obstacle through which bullets do not hit you. But the "sniper" where the bullets are flying sees and constantly corrects the aiming place and as a result of repeated firing "somewhere in the area" one of the bullets will still hit this "militant".

      By article:
      The cost of the large-caliber rifle created at Anzio Ironworks was $ 5000 per unit, and firing accuracy provided 1 MOA or more.

      It would be correct:
      and firing accuracy provided 1 MOA and less.
      More accuracy = less angular deviation, not vice versa.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 31 October 2013 11: 10
        +6
        Quote: report4
        and firing accuracy provided 1 MOA or less.

        Oh, they are cunning with this MOA.
        Here, for example, is this super-screw. An excellent shooter shoots, with emphasis, deviations of the initial speed due to wear on the barrel and ammunition are taken into account. There is no wind, shooting conditions on the entire trajectory are tabular.
        It shoots at 2000 meters. Accuracy 1 MOA. This means that 100% of the shells will fall into a circle with a diameter of 5.8 meters (according to my calculations, assuming that 1 division of the angle meter is 3,4377 MOA, I did not take into account the five percent correction)
        1. report4
          report4 31 October 2013 11: 19
          +3
          Quote: Spade

          It shoots at 2000 meters. Accuracy 1 MOA. This means that 100% of the shells will fall into a circle with a diameter of 5.8 meters

          58 cm, actually.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 31 October 2013 11: 25
            +4
            Let's count, maybe it was a mistake.

            1 / 3,4377 * 2000/1000 = 0,58 And it’s just that I lost the zeros somewhere
        2. vanaheym
          vanaheym 31 October 2013 15: 53
          0
          1MOA at a distance of 1000m - roughly speaking a circle of 28cm (11 "). At a distance of 2000m - respectively 56cm, but not 5.8m
          1. report4
            report4 31 October 2013 17: 50
            +1
            Quote: vanaheym
            1MOA at a distance of 1000m - roughly speaking a circle of 28cm (11 "). At a distance of 2000m - respectively 56cm, but not 5.8m

            Likbez: 1 MOA - 2,9089cm per 100m, respectively, for 2000m - 2,9089 * 20 = 58,178
      2. roial
        roial 31 October 2013 11: 54
        +1
        9 best sniper shots in history

        In last place in the ranking is the shot of the American participant in the Iraq war, Sergeant Jim Gilliland (1367 yards / 1250 meters). The shot was fired from a standard M24 rifle using standard 7,62x51mm NATO rounds in 2005.

        In seventh place - a shot of an unknown representative of the Norwegian military contingent in 2007 during the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Rifle - Barrett M82A1. Cartridges - Raufoss NM140 MP. Range - 1509 yards (1380 meters).

        Number six is ​​British Army Corporal Christopher Reynolds and his accurate shot in August 2009 at 2026 yards (1853 meters). Rifle - Accuracy International L115A3. Ammo - .338 Lapua Magnum LockBase B408. The struck target is the Taliban squad leader, Mullah, responsible for a series of attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan. For his shot, the corporal was awarded a medal from the hands of Queen Elizabeth II of England.

        Number five is Sergeant Carlos Hatchhock, shot at 2500 yards (2286 meters). Date - February 1967, the time of the Vietnam conflict. The historic shot that made the sergeant a hero of his time was made with the M2 Browning machine gun. Ammo - .50 BMG. Hatchcock and today the legend of the American army, he ranks fourth in the list of snipers that hit the maximum number of targets. At one time, a reward of $ 30 was awarded for his head by the Vietnamese.

        Fourth place - US sergeant Brian Kremer and a shot at 2515 yards (2300 meters). Date - March 2004. Weapon - Barrett M82A1. Cartridges - Raufoss NM140 MP. For two years in Iraq, Kremer fired two successful shots with a range of over 2350 yards (2150 meters).

        Bronze is with Canadian, Corporal Arron Perry. Firing Range - 2526 yards (2310 meters). Date - March 2002. Weapon - McMillan Tac-50. Cartridges - Hornady A-MAX .50 (.50 BMG).

        Silver - a shot at 2657 yards (2430 meters), again Canadian corporal Rob Furlong, the date coincides with the record of Arron Perry. Weapons and ammunition are the same.

        In the first place is the unsurpassed record of Briton Craig Harrison. During the Afghan conflict in November 2009, he fired his best double shot at a range of 2707 yards (2475 meters). The defeat of the target was documented - two Taliban machine gunners were killed sequentially.

        And out of competition
        In the legends of the Wild West, there is an entertaining story about Billy Dixon, the sniper who fired the "shot of the century."

        We are talking about a shot at 1539 yards (about 1.5 km) from a 13 mm .50-90 Sharps rifle and at that distance it hit an Indian sitting astride a horse.

        The shot is really unbelievable - a relatively slow rifle bullet on smoke powder flies this distance in more than 5 seconds, at the end of the distance flying along such a steep path that to hit a 1.8 meter high target, it is necessary to determine the distance with an accuracy of 2.5 meters.

        If you also take into account that he shot without an optical sight .... In 5 seconds, an Indian, and even a horse, could go to hell. It can be assumed that this was one of the leaders who watched the battle, distributing the TsU and maintaining a monumental stillness a la a monument to Alexander the 3rd.

        Bill Dixon Rifle

        1. Timeout
          Timeout 31 October 2013 13: 57
          +1
          Quote: roial
          Fourth place - US sergeant Brian Kremer and a shot at 2515 yards (2300 meters). Date - March 2004. Weapon - Barrett M82A1. Cartridges - Raufoss NM140 MP. For two years in Iraq, Kremer fired two successful shots with a range of over 2350 yards (2150 meters).

          I can say the only cartridge Mk211 Mod 0 in girlhood MP NM140 is purely armor-piercing, and the dispersion when firing it equals from 1,5 to 2 MOA, although they claim 1 MOA per 100 meters. Having a concept in shooting, draw conclusions ...
          Quote: roial
          Ammo - Hornady A-MAX .50


          There are no such cartridges, there are bullets!
        2. Tyumen
          Tyumen 31 October 2013 15: 04
          +5
          Carlos Hatchcock killed a bike rider! a messenger with 2,5 kilometers from browning with optics.
          Therefore, he is considered the most successful sniper in history. Why didn’t you write about the sailor,
          which in the Battle of Trafalgar from 800 meters from the barrel forward looking at the swaying
          mast shot to death the famous Admiral Nelson? Where did you dig up your rating?
      3. Rex
        Rex 6 November 2013 12: 59
        0
        Reading stories about snipers hitting targets at 2-2,5 km, I am more surprised at the behavior of "targets".
        The rod along the mountain trails is a heavy machine gun with ammunition that would fire at a NATO base from a distance of more than 2 km, apparently not thinking about the consequences of return fire (which will obviously follow) and the ways to leave the position.
        And on the base there are no automatic guns or mortars to cover them - one super-sniper.
        These stories are a cross between marasmus on the part of the Mujahideen and Hollywood abilities on the part of NATO
  3. makarov
    makarov 31 October 2013 09: 26
    11
    "Do we need such a weapon? According to the creators, heavy large-caliber rifles are necessary, since the forces opposing the American army can get large-caliber rifles at their disposal, and then a 20-millimeter weapon will dominate the battlefields."

    When the terms of reference are compiled (indicated), they follow the logical algorithm: for whom? for what, against whom ?, against what? what for? what time? etc.
    In this particular case, they created a hand-held small-caliber gun (in accordance with the classification of calibers) and now they are thinking over the question: - Where can I put it down ??
  4. roial
    roial 31 October 2013 09: 45
    +5
    Where do you push it ??

    Anti sniper. In urban conditions, carry militants along with the wall behind which they sat. Destruction of lightly armored targets (armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles) at distances inaccessible to RPGs.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 31 October 2013 10: 36
      10
      In urban conditions, it is of little use. And in the field much more effective anti-tank systems
      1. Abracadabra
        Abracadabra 1 November 2013 00: 32
        -1
        In fact, these rifles are called "Anti-Material-Rifle", which directly indicates their purpose - knocking down cars, along with the contents of light armored vehicles.

        “The Steyr IWS 2000 large-caliber sniper rifle uses cartridges with armor-piercing bullets and a detachable tungsten core weighing 20 g (308 grains). from any combat mission, this is a very flat trajectory. "

        In fact, these rifles are called "Anti-Material-Rifle", which directly indicates their purpose - knocking down cars, along with the contents of light armored vehicles.

        “The Steyr IWS 2000 large-caliber sniper rifle uses cartridges with armor-piercing bullets and a detachable tungsten core weighing 20 g (308 grains). from any combat mission, this is a very flat trajectory. "

        Pay attention to how you solved the recoil problem.

        [media = http: //www.liveleak.com/view? i = 144_1297955697]
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  6. Romanychby
    Romanychby 31 October 2013 11: 07
    +1
    Good rifle. Shoot ...
  7. kotvov
    kotvov 31 October 2013 13: 17
    +5
    I'm not special, but something tells me this bullshit, not a sniper rifle. A sniper is primarily stealth, but what stealth with this fool. If the range is then for two km, try to find the target.
    1. Birdtalker
      Birdtalker 19 May 2016 15: 30
      0
      You are not special. Snipers are different, with different tasks and so on. Well and yes, if the plush arrives from two kilometers, then you are unlikely to see at least some kind of flash. And you’ll even see that there’s nothing to answer with a return.
  8. Endrew
    Endrew 31 October 2013 14: 12
    0
    It seems that in the comments they simply envy that in Russia there are no analogues to it (both in accuracy and in firing range).
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 1 November 2013 00: 35
      0
      It looks like it .. Only a few countries can share such rifles, although it would seem that this is difficult.
      1. Rus86
        Rus86 1 November 2013 05: 33
        0
        well yes. high matters, small arms))) this of course can be and is so, current there are still economic components of the issue. and the feasibility of having a similar, uh rifle in the assortment.
  9. woland05
    woland05 31 October 2013 14: 12
    +1
    Can someone explain to me why this item is called a "rifle"? Small arms end at 19 mm caliber. Anything above is artillery ...
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 31 October 2013 16: 29
      +1
      Even according to GOST 28653–90, small arms are weapons up to 20mm in caliber. Americans do not live according to Russian GOSTs, so they do not care how to call them.
  10. JonnyT
    JonnyT 31 October 2013 14: 19
    +1
    Hmm ...... God forbid that such a fall
  11. makarov
    makarov 31 October 2013 15: 16
    +3
    Quote: kotvov
    I'm not special, but something tells me bullshit it, not a sniper rifle


    You have an excellent sense of humor !!
    In the pre-war slang lexicon, "bullshit", this is the broken-down anal opening of a camp bugger.
  12. vietnam7
    vietnam7 31 October 2013 16: 02
    +1
    Quote: roial
    Anti sniper. In urban conditions, carry militants along with the wall behind which they sat.
    while such a fool is deployed, the militants will leave with the wall, the bumblebee will somehow be more effective :)
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 1 November 2013 00: 36
      -1
      Bumblebee for 1-2km?
  13. tchoni
    tchoni 31 October 2013 16: 22
    +3
    Guys, do a light rollback - and don’t take out the brain for people.
    And leave this fool for the movie. She will really look there in the hands of a mutant.
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 1 November 2013 00: 37
      -1
      media = http: //www.liveleak.com/view? i = 144_1297955697
    2. Assistant
      Assistant 9 November 2013 19: 28
      0
      And leave this fool for the movie.


      "Mrs. Ceres, may I ask you for fire support?"
      (c) Kota Hirano

      Not really, some even draw such a thing, while others sculpt in metal too!
  14. shasha
    shasha 31 October 2013 16: 31
    0
    do we have such weapons
  15. Dezzed
    Dezzed 31 October 2013 19: 59
    0
    With this little thing you can only go to orders.
  16. Massik
    Massik 31 October 2013 22: 51
    0
    Attempts to replace the grenade launcher with a rifle, XM109 is much more suitable for such purposes
  17. Bogranz
    Bogranz 3 November 2013 20: 21
    +3
    This "shnyaga" 20 mm is good for shooting at shepherds sitting on mountain peaks and watching their flock. And in real conditions this "sniper" will receive a burst from the ZU-23/2 in response, and the duel will end.
  18. Rex
    Rex 6 November 2013 13: 07
    0
    In general, a pair of such pieces could be useful in the rifle compartment.
    As a means of defeating armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles at ranges higher than available RPGs. Or crush a machine gun
    I hooked it on the armor along with other belongings - let it be ...
    1. Birdtalker
      Birdtalker 19 May 2016 15: 33
      0
      But it weighs more than 4 grenade launchers, and less sense. The weight of this fool is from 30 to 50 kg, depending on the barrel and sight.
  19. SAFON 1
    SAFON 1 7 November 2013 19: 54
    0
    In principle, all these pathos megapushki - an advertising trick, cinema Ramba. In life, such rifles are used to shoot at fixed targets, the destruction of ammunition, sometimes - police operations. those. unhurried preparation, transportation to the place and home. Of course, a fanatic and a howitzer can drag to a place, but there is a special discussion about them. In fact, there is a vanishingly small number of targets that can be destroyed from a sniper of enormous caliber and cannot be covered with mortar fire, or from RPO.
  20. CHILD
    CHILD 23 November 2013 16: 58
    0
    for killers just right .....)))) but for everything else .... one thought how to pull such a bather ...))))))
  21. Adelman
    Adelman 4 June 2014 19: 27
    0
    Powerful thing, definitely.