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German “Heckler & Koch” will deliver sniper rifles to the Pentagon

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In early April, the Pentagon announced its intention to conclude a contract with the German company Heckler & Koch for the supply of G28 semi-automatic sniper rifles under the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program, the blog reports. bmpd with a link to the resource opex360.


Semi-automatic sniper rifle Heckler & Koch G28 Designated Marksman Rifle in the proposed US Army "Patrol" configuration (also referred to as the standard E3) with a barrel length of 421 mm)

According to the information, “a rifle with NATO cartridge 7,62 x 51 mm will be used by army snipers in the Designated Marksman Rifle class and in the future should replace the existing MXXUM SASS sniper rifle of the same class produced by the American company Knight's Armament (Florida).”

It is noted that the ordered G28 rifle has a barrel length 421 mm, it is lighter and more accurate than the M110. “The decision to choose the G28 was made after extensive testing of 30 purchased copies of this rifle, including in the military units of the US Army,” the newspaper writes.

It is planned to purchase 3643 rifles totaling $ 44,5 million.

According to the company's press service, “G28 is the military version of the MR308 semi-automatic rifle (also known as the Distinguished Match Rifle - DMR762), its effective firing range reaches 600 meters.”

“An accurate shot is also possible at a distance of 800 meters,” the manufacturers said.

G28 is currently in service with the Bundeswehr, "mainly in the E2 configuration with an elongated barrel length 650 mm."
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  1. Vik66
    Vik66 April 11 2016 13: 55
    -2
    Hmm, sniper with a rammer? Nude ...
    The Bundeswehr no longer knows where the G-36 is to be fused ...
    1. Hon
      Hon April 11 2016 14: 12
      +5
      Quote: Vik66
      Hmm, sniper with a rammer? Nude ...
      The Bundeswehr no longer knows where the G-36 is to be fused ...

      if there is no shutter lever, then how without a rammer?
      1. Vik66
        Vik66 April 11 2016 14: 47
        +2
        Yeah, and the first cartridge from the store itself jumps into the receiver? laughing
        1. Hon
          Hon April 11 2016 14: 54
          -1
          Quote: Vik66
          Yeah, and the first cartridge from the store itself jumps into the receiver?

          M16 has a cocking handle, it is not rigidly connected to the shutter, so it won’t work for use
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      3. Persistent
        Persistent April 11 2016 16: 56
        +3
        Hmm, sniper with a rammer? Nude ...

        All imported garbage compared to this handsome AK !!! "Striped men" with their M-16s nervously smoke in the corner and swear in a whisper !!! good
        1. Safar
          Safar April 11 2016 18: 01
          +2
          All imported garbage compared to this handsome AK !!! "Stripes" with their M-16s nervously smoke in the corner and swear in a whisper !!

          Of course, because AK breaks the rail in a kilometer (and a mosquito from two). And you don’t need to clean it, because it shoots with the highest quality Barnaul cartridges, and if you shoot with KSPZshny cartridges, the weapon cleans itself and allows you to use it as a high-precision rifle.
          1. cth; fyn
            cth; fyn April 12 2016 07: 35
            +1
            Verity truth tovarish! I saw how they shot a tank from AK!
            But seriously, even the SVD is not able to break the neck of the rail with a bullet with a heat-strengthened core, you can see it in the Polygon about Cord program, there they shot the SVD and cord along the rail.
  2. Abbra
    Abbra April 11 2016 13: 57
    +13
    Designated Marksman Rifle is an infantry sniper ("Marxman") weapon that occupies an intermediate position between conventional small arms and heavy, high-precision non-automatic sniper rifles.

    Designed to solve the problems of fire support units in the offensive at small and medium distances. In Russia, in the small arms system of the Republic of Armenia this place is occupied by the SVD rifle. Another name, common, mainly in European NATO countries, is “tactical support weapon”.

    I see no reason to discuss this topic. What the hell does tse take? Shoot ...
    1. Asadullah
      Asadullah April 11 2016 14: 29
      +6
      What the hell does tse take?


      Good rifle.
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 April 11 2016 20: 04
      +2
      Quote: Abbra
      I see no reason to discuss this topic. What the hell does tse take? Shoot ...

      well read ...
      The Heckler sniper rifle - Koch HK G28 is designed and manufactured by the German company Heckler-Koch on the order of the Bundeswehr (German Army). This rifle appeared as a response to the needs of the German troops operating in Afghanistan as a support weapon for small infantry units. The Heckler sniper rifle - Koch HK G28 became a conceptual analogue of the Soviet Russian SVD Dragunov rifle. The Heckler-Koch rifle HK G28 provides infantry the ability to conduct effective fire at ranges inaccessible to standard 5.56mm weapons (about 400 meters and more), in conditions where the use of more powerful support weapons (machine guns, mortars, artillery, etc. ) unavailable or unacceptable for any reason. The Heckler sniper rifle - Koch HK G28 is created on the basis of the HK MR308 sport-hunting self-loading rifle, which, in turn, is a civilian version of the HK 417 automatic rifle.
      For the Heckler - Koch HK G28 rifle, the manufacturer guarantees accuracy not worse than 1.5 MOA (angular minute) in groups of 10 shots. The effective range of targeted shooting at the chest target is declared up to 600 meters, suppression shooting (at the growth target) - up to 800 meters.
      The Heckler sniper rifle - Koch HK G28 uses gas exhaust automation with a short stroke of the gas piston and a rotary shutter. The two-position gas regulator ensures the reliable functioning of the weapon both in the normal mode and with the use of a muffler of the sound of a shot. The trigger mechanism provides only a single fire. The receiver of the rifle consists of two halves - the upper steel and lower aluminum alloy. The trunk is cantilever posted inside the forearm. Cartridges are fed from detachable box magazines with a capacity of 10 or 20 rounds.
      The HK G28 rifle at the moment can be used in two configurations that can be changed in the conditions of the military base - “standard” and “patrol”. The standard configuration of the HK G28 rifle includes an extended forearm, a telescopic adjustable butt with a cheek, a folding bipod, as well as a Schmidt & Bender PMII 3-20x50 optical sight and a laser range finder mounted on top of it. The patrol configuration makes it easier to use the weapon for use in walking raids, for which the rifle is equipped with a shortened and lightweight forearm, a lightweight adjustable butt without a cheek and a Schmidt & Bender PMII 1-8x24 sight. Additionally, various types of night sights and laser target indicators can be placed on the rifle.


      Heckler-Koch Heckler sniper rifle - Koch HK G28 as standard, with laser rangefinder and optional optoelectronic adapter for night shooting
  3. Wolverine
    Wolverine April 11 2016 14: 00
    +1
    Rich pancake, one copy of 12000 dollars, for comparison Kalashnikov 800 bucks.
    1. yushch
      yushch April 11 2016 14: 12
      +8
      Quote: Wolverine
      Rich pancake, one copy of 12000 dollars, for comparison Kalashnikov 800 bucks.


      You somehow didn’t make an absolutely equivalent comparison, the M-4 for example costs $ 1500, but it's still a weapon of a different class, the AK and the M-4 belong to assault rifles, and the G28 to sniper rifles.
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 April 11 2016 20: 09
      0
      Quote: Wolverine
      Rich pancake, one copy of 12000 dollars, for comparison Kalashnikov 800 bucks.

      for example, this one costs from 18 euros and this is without an attachment ...
      Erma SR-100

      According to published data, Erma SR-100 under optimal firing conditions and cartridges of proper quality provides accuracy of the order of 0.3 arc minutes at all practical firing ranges.

      Erma SR-100 - magazine rifle with a longitudinally sliding bolt. The bolt is locked by turning 3 combat stops for the breech of the barrel, which allowed the receiver to be made of aluminum alloy. The rifle has quick-changeable trunks of three different calibers for working at different distances (conventionally .308 - up to 700-800 meters, .300 winchester magnum - up to 1000 meters, .338 Lapua - up to 1200 meters). The barrel change mechanism is patented and is an eccentric retainer located under the barrel in front of the receiver. The lock is controlled using a special socket wrench by turning 180 degrees. After unlocking the barrel is removed from the receiver forward and can be replaced by another. Due to the different dimensions of the cartridges used, when installing a barrel of a different caliber, it is also necessary to replace the bolt and magazine. The box magazine clip is made in the form of two buttons on the sides of the rifle box.

      The stock of the Erma SR-100 rifle is made of laminated wood, adjustable in length, and the location of the shoulder and cheek rests. In addition, the front part of the stock can be attached with a special extension to bring forward the attachment point of the bipedal bipod. An adjustable rear support ("third leg") is located under the butt. USM adjustable by the position and travel of the trigger, actuation force.

      The rifle does not have open sights and is equipped with optical sights at the request of the customer. As a rule, these are high-class sights of Leupold, Zeis, Schmidt & Bender firms of fixed or variable multiplicity (usually about 10X).
  4. PKK
    PKK April 11 2016 14: 03
    +1
    The point is that the Hecklerites raped the bakshish from the Pentagon. The Mossbergs nervously smoke on the sidelines. The gun is lighter, and more comfortable, even from the crooked hands. .
    1. Dam
      Dam April 11 2016 15: 42
      0
      It does not hit the gun, but the shooter. And with crooked hands and a shooting curve.
  5. shinobi
    shinobi April 11 2016 14: 05
    +3
    According to the shooters' reviews, it’s a very good-quality machine in its class. Our modernized SVD is no worse. It’s just not clear how this armored lobby of the Yankees allowed this to happen, so that the army did not buy their own.
    1. Hon
      Hon April 11 2016 14: 14
      +4
      Quote: shinobi
      According to the shooters' reviews, it’s a very good-quality machine in its class. Our modernized SVD is no worse. It’s just not clear how this armored lobby of the Yankees allowed this to happen, so that the army did not buy their own.

      they often import
    2. Anglorussian
      Anglorussian April 11 2016 15: 24
      +3
      It is produced for the needs of USgov at the HK plant in the States.
    3. cap
      cap April 11 2016 17: 26
      0
      Quote: shinobi
      According to the shooters' reviews, it’s a very good-quality machine in its class. Our modernized SVD is no worse. It’s just not clear how this armored lobby of the Yankees allowed this to happen, so that the army did not buy their own.


      It is necessary to figure out who at the moment the shares of this company.
      Maybe the grandmother will tell us that they have been laid in the United States for ten years now.
  6. Holsten
    Holsten April 11 2016 14: 07
    -1
    Apparently, they are going to fight more in the cities. Find out in whose?
    1. Anglorussian
      Anglorussian April 11 2016 17: 24
      0
      It is possible that in their own. NewOrleans, Ferguson-separatist and just riotous sentiment at all.
  7. ARES623
    ARES623 April 11 2016 14: 19
    0
    For a barrel of 421 mm, the 7,62x51 cartridge will be excessively powerful. I see no reason to take a new rifle into service, if it is nothing better than the M-16. A 600 meter sniper rifle, it seems, is rather weak even for tactical use.
    1. Hon
      Hon April 11 2016 14: 25
      +1
      Quote: ARES623
      A 600 meter sniper rifle, it seems, is rather weak even for tactical use.

      and SVD how much?
      1. ARES623
        ARES623 April 11 2016 14: 31
        +3
        Quote: Hon
        and SVD how much?

        I managed to get 750 through 8 through the PSO, 600 through the NSPU, and I do not consider myself a great specialist sniper, so I often shot at the shooting range.
        1. Asadullah
          Asadullah April 11 2016 18: 07
          0
          I managed to get 750 through 8 through the PSO, 600 through the NSPU, and I do not consider myself a great specialist sniper, so I often shot at the shooting range.


          It turned out how? Actually, 500 sure defeats from the SVD, the soldier has no price. Personally, I have a confident defeat distance of 300-400, depending on the weather. And shoot at fuchs, why is this sniper needed then? To cover the assault groups, there is no time for adjustment, you must shoot quickly and accurately. And in no other way.
          1. ARES623
            ARES623 April 12 2016 17: 39
            0
            Quote: Asadullah
            Personally, I have a confident defeat distance of 300-400, depending on the weather

            I'm embarrassed to ask, how did you perform the UKS, you didn’t shoot the growth “movements” at all? Or did they beat not confidently? With what ksiva you were released from training? Or did you part of your CV "brought up" from poverty? At 400 I never missed a grenade launcher from an AK with an open sight.
      2. Havoc
        Havoc April 11 2016 14: 53
        -2
        Quote: Hon
        Quote: ARES623
        A 600 meter sniper rifle, it seems, is rather weak even for tactical use.

        and SVD how much?


        Do you think that a real clash takes place within half a kilometer.
        1. ARES623
          ARES623 April 11 2016 18: 08
          0
          Quote: Havoc
          Do you think that a real clash takes place within half a kilometer.

          In the era of my youth, my sniper landed two magazines in the back of a Basmachu, who was not entirely unimportant, when he rushed from six hundred and fifty meters away from us, as if along a cinder track from a low start. We could, of course, support him with 3-4 barrels, but were distracted by closer goals. When I saw the spirit, something seemed unusual in it, so I set the task to "extinguish" it. Most likely, the Basmach left, or crawled away. There were no visible signs of defeat. It’s not that they’d done it up, but somehow it’s annoying. Real clash, buddy, can be different. And by the rules and not by the rules. After that incident, I began to be more careful about training snipers. How could, of course. Something like that.
    2. Asadullah
      Asadullah April 11 2016 14: 32
      +1
      A 600 meter sniper rifle, it seems, is rather weak even for tactical use.


      laughing Gee, well, you give a pancake!
    3. avt
      avt April 11 2016 14: 52
      0
      Quote: ARES623
      For a barrel of 421 mm, the 7,62x51 cartridge will be excessively powerful. I see no reason to take a new rifle into service, if it is nothing better than the M-16. A 600 meter sniper rifle, it seems, is rather weak even for tactical use.

      laughing And where does it mean, what side of the M-16? If you want to compare, then with the M-14, with the upgraded version of the sniper, well, the analogue of the Russian
      Quote: Hon
      and SVD how much?

      Quote: Hon
      they often import

      There, it seems, the competition was in arms for special forces following the results of the battles in Afghanistan, and the Germans did a 51 mm rifle cartridge.
      1. ARES623
        ARES623 April 11 2016 18: 40
        0
        Quote: avt
        And where does it mean, what side of the M-16? If you want to compare, then with the M-14, with the upgraded version of the sniper, well, the analogue of the Russian

        Well, at least in the infantry compartment, a simple infantryman with m-16 has an aiming range of up to 800 meters (M-16A2), and a sniper - 600. Why the hell is such a sniper? Or, why would a sniper need a sawn-off shotgun? And the competition ... I don’t know what other criteria were taken into account in this competition. Maybe a couple of maybachs included? Armored. Only my shooting experience tells me that a sniper’s weapon should allow aiming to shoot at a growth figure of 800-900 meters with an efficiency of 0,8, so that he would take a chest (of a machine gunner, grenade thrower) at 600 by 1.0. Because, like with a 600 grenade launcher (dragon gunner), the adversary will make very expensive means of BMP with a pile of expensive scrap metal with goulash. Anyway, worthy goals for a sniper on the front end are not located.
        1. avt
          avt April 11 2016 19: 43
          0
          Quote: ARES623
          Well, at least in the infantry compartment, a simple infantryman with m-16 has an aiming range of up to 800 meters (M-16A2),

          laughing You seriously did in practice from the M-16! ?? wassat And advertising projects do not need to be read. Once again - compare with "classmates" and those of the USA have the modernized M-14 (and judging by the way they reanimated the old woman, they obviously do not know that from the M-16 you can aim at 800 meters) and again our analog - SVD.
          Quote: ARES623
          Anyway, worthy goals for a sniper on the front end are not located.

          Anyway, a sniper, a sniper hatred
          Quote: Abbra
          Designated Marksman Rifle is an infantry sniper ("Marxman") weapon that occupies an intermediate position between conventional small arms and heavy, high-precision non-automatic sniper rifles.

          That is, in fact, the infantryman’s weapon as part of the infantry / motorized infantry division, and not the shooter of a hunter working alone, or in a pair.
          1. ARES623
            ARES623 April 11 2016 20: 47
            0
            Quote: avt
            You seriously did in practice from the M-16! ??

            Have you had any real practice on the discussed samples? My practice is limited to Soviet models. And my practice of managing the MSR in "not cold" conditions says that a sawed-off shotgun with optics is only suitable for firing at the vents in a neighboring house. There is nothing to do with it in the greenhouse or in the field. Hence the conclusion: the Yankes pick up weapons for battles in urban conditions, and not in large-scale open spaces far from settlements. Then different situations can be simulated.
  8. pts-m
    pts-m April 11 2016 14: 21
    0
    For the war in the city, the Hacklerites are already inventing a rifle with a curved barrel, for firing from around the corner.
    1. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer April 11 2016 14: 33
      +4
      Hecklerites are already inventing a rifle with a curved barrel for firing from around the corner.
      What do you mean invent? This invention is a hundred years old at lunch. Shpagin submachine gun, back in the 40s of that century, was ready.
  9. Same lech
    Same lech April 11 2016 14: 28
    +1
    This is our SVLK-14S ... a new miracle is striking long distances for 2-3 km .... where is the German (last century) and the reviews are good.
    1. Hon
      Hon April 11 2016 14: 37
      0
      case for small, buy.
    2. Verdun
      Verdun April 11 2016 14: 38
      0
      Our? It is said that Lobaev practically stopped production in Russia. Brought somewhere abroad.
      1. Hon
        Hon April 11 2016 14: 41
        +3
        Quote: Verdun
        Our? It is said that Lobaev practically stopped production in Russia. Brought somewhere abroad.

        turned back. on this site sometimes spreads articles

        http://lobaevarms.ru/products/svlk-longrange-sniper-rifle/
      2. Red_Hamer
        Red_Hamer April 11 2016 14: 54
        +1
        Both brothers in Russia already. In the Emirates, production was curtailed, about 3 years ago. It happens on this site, it conducts a kind of reconnaissance in battle)). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps2QPt7KL7w
        1. Verdun
          Verdun April 11 2016 15: 00
          0
          It is gratifying to hear. It would be a shame to lose such a production.
    3. WYCCTPUJIA
      WYCCTPUJIA April 11 2016 17: 40
      +1
      As far as is known, from verified sources. Complaints and reviews have not been received !!!! hi
  10. APASUS
    APASUS April 11 2016 14: 36
    +6
    The "famous" shutter opener says that most likely the rifle has an upgraded mechanism from the M-16. Most likely the rifle requires very serious care, special lubrication and is afraid of dust.
    If the shutter does not reach the extreme forward position, it is necessary to send it forward (finish) by repeatedly pressing the button
    1. Hon
      Hon April 11 2016 14: 39
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      The "famous" shutter opener says that most likely the rifle has an upgraded mechanism from the M-16. Most likely the rifle requires very serious care, special lubrication and is afraid of dust.
      If the shutter does not reach the extreme forward position, it is necessary to send it forward (finish) by repeatedly pressing the button

      if the weapon is dirty, the bolt does not reach, you have to send it, the AK can hit the lever, the M16 has no lever
      1. APASUS
        APASUS April 12 2016 17: 48
        0
        Quote: Hon
        Quote: APASUS
        The "famous" shutter opener says that most likely the rifle has an upgraded mechanism from the M-16. Most likely the rifle requires very serious care, special lubrication and is afraid of dust.
        If the shutter does not reach the extreme forward position, it is necessary to send it forward (finish) by repeatedly pressing the button

        if the weapon is dirty, the bolt does not reach, you have to send it, the AK can hit the lever, the M16 has no lever

        Yes, stop you, filthy M-16.
        I saw and believe in ideal conditions the M-16 refused. On the deck of the ship at sea. The rifle loves grease, loves care and cleanliness, it’s not just dirtied ......... just put on the ground and enough for failure
    2. Verdun
      Verdun April 11 2016 14: 41
      +2
      If this continues, then in order to save money, many types of small arms will be created, like cars, "on a single platform." The financial benefit is obvious, but will quality benefit?
      1. Hon
        Hon April 11 2016 14: 46
        0
        Quote: Verdun
        If this continues, then in order to save money, many types of small arms will be created, like cars, "on a single platform." The financial benefit is obvious, but will quality benefit?

        based on the AK created many types of small arms, Saiga, PP Bizon, Vityaz, while the weapons are very suitable
        1. Verdun
          Verdun April 11 2016 14: 59
          0
          I do not criticize yet, but simply fear.
  11. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn April 11 2016 14: 58
    +1
    And why 421, and not 650, like a deutsche soldier?
  12. Alexey M
    Alexey M April 11 2016 15: 04
    +1
    The caliber is small. To support the infantry you need something more powerful. Here's how to pick out an arrow from behind the walls, 7,62 will not break, but 12,7 will be just right. And it will break through the wall, and the armored vehicle will spoil.
    Here for example
    Large-caliber sniper rifle Lynx GM-6 is developed and manufactured by the Hungarian company Sero. This rifle has compact enough dimensions for weapons of 12.7mm caliber, and the use of automatic weapons with recoil barrel and an effective muzzle brake significantly reduced the peak recoil of the weapon felt by the shooter. As a result, the rifle allows more or less comfortable and aimed shooting with hands, without the use of bipods or other support. Due to the mobility of the barrel when firing, the accuracy of the Lynx GM-6 rifle may not reach the best Western models with a fixed barrel, but it is still quite sufficient to carry out combat missions typical of weapons of this class at ranges up to 1600 meters. Another advantage of this rifle is the simplicity of changing caliber - after replacing the barrel, bolt and magazine, the Lynx GM-6 rifle can use both “western” cartridges 12,7x99 (.50 BMG) and “ex-Soviet” 12.7x108.
    And in general, where there are cartridgeless cartridges, liquid powder, and other blasters.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn April 11 2016 18: 00
      +1
      you don’t quite understand why a Marxman is needed, it’s not a sniper, but rather a shooter who should help submachine gunners hit targets that are difficult for them to destroy, while a Marxman rifle allows him to fight independently, from any defense to attack on any terrain, the rifle which you brought good, but she will not be able to perform the tasks that confront the Marxman, this is a sniper weapon and not a Marxman.
      1. Alexey M
        Alexey M April 11 2016 18: 13
        0
        This is the rifle that will support the infantry even in the offensive, even in the retreat, it is guaranteed to hit any target in any defense. And all this at a distance, even before the aimed fire of caliber 7,62.
        1. cth; fyn
          cth; fyn April 11 2016 18: 39
          +1
          You still could not understand ... Sadly. Marksman is not quite a sniper, he is cheap just like an assault rifle, he is an ordinary fighter, and a sniper is already a specialist at a different level.
          If you really exaggerate, then in the war there were fighters with a machine gun and rifles, they were also with anti-tank rifles, and now you are offering fighters with rifles to hang around with the ATGM.
          1. sharp-lad
            sharp-lad April 11 2016 20: 30
            0
            Explain it easier! Marxman is simply a good shooter who remotely knows the principles of precision shooting and has a harder hand and more iron nerves than his squad / platoon comrades. hi
            1. cth; fyn
              cth; fyn April 12 2016 07: 39
              0
              Yes, I already explained super popularly, even gave an example, it’s nowhere easier (((
      2. Asadullah
        Asadullah April 11 2016 18: 30
        0
        it's not really a sniper


        I don't quite agree with that. If you were trained, which says the corresponding VUS, then you are a sniper, even with a Berdan gun. For you will perform the appropriate tasks. "Submachine gunners", here are already your assistants, help to designate enemy firing points, create the necessary density of fire, so that you take a comfortable position, and so on and so forth. You are working, and at this moment they pass these couple of hundred meters. As in checkers.
    2. Asadullah
      Asadullah April 11 2016 18: 17
      0
      Something more powerful is needed to support the infantry.


      Unify tasks. For fast movement across the intersection, zelenka, city blocks, 12 gauge is not suitable. Snipers go in a group, their task is to cover the movement in problem areas. Soloists, on the other hand, work from position to position, or stop the movement of the column, etc. Completely different tasks.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 April 11 2016 20: 35
        0
        to summarize.
        So in the US Army there are three classes of shooters.
        1) Sniper - specially trained and trained arrows of a loner and a pair, with skills:
        - precision firing,
        - methods and methods of applying camouflage on the ground,
        - penetration into the rear of the enemy,
        - subversive training
        - battery life without the support of other units.

        They work either independently or in conjunction with other snipers.
        As armaments, rifles and bolts are static on the battlefield, disguised, firing at long distances (more than 1500 meters)

        2) Marksman is the same shooter who has undergone special training, has the skills:
        - high-precision shooting at small and medium distances,
        - work on the battlefield in close contact or even as part of (attached for a while) with ground operations units. Ie by itself does not work. It is an organic part of the unit that performs a fairly large amount of work both in shooting and identification and targeting. Weapons of both Rifles and standard assault rifles with special sights, automatic rifles brought to the state of high-precision battle weapons.
        - Not static, moves with the unit
        - Does not apply camouflage on the ground
        - Distances of effective damage to 800 meters

        3) Sharpshooter (Sharpshooter) - an accurate shooter - as part of his unit, tracks down the enemy and independently destroys his most important targets.

        Speaking very rudely, then:
        A sniper is a self-acting unit armed with precision weapons.
        Marxman - armed with precision weapons, acting in the interests of a particular unit.
        Sharpshuter - armed with precision weapons, operating as part of the unit.
  13. Shuttle
    Shuttle April 11 2016 15: 18
    +1
    It looks like a HK417, only with a sniper scope.

    So this is more likely not an analog of SVD, but an analog of AK with PSO.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn April 11 2016 18: 02
      0
      I disagree, the rifle from the article "eats" full-fledged rifle cartridges, and the AK is intermediate.
  14. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA April 11 2016 15: 54
    +1
    Interestingly, all-American prowlers also write down comments about the death unique and unparalleled American arms design school and arms firms because of the Pentagon haulerspurchasing foreign weapons for their own army? laughing
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn April 11 2016 18: 03
      0
      it’s easier for them the whole world, they’ll exclude them.
  15. demiurg
    demiurg April 11 2016 16: 23
    +1
    Quote: Alexey M
    The caliber is small. To support the infantry you need something more powerful. Here's how to pick out an arrow from behind the walls, 7,62 will not break, but 12,7 will be just right. And it will break through the wall, and the armored vehicle will spoil.
    Here for example
    Large-caliber sniper rifle Lynx GM-6 is developed and manufactured by the Hungarian company Sero. This rifle has compact enough dimensions for weapons of 12.7mm caliber, and the use of automatic weapons with recoil barrel and an effective muzzle brake significantly reduced the peak recoil of the weapon felt by the shooter. As a result, the rifle allows more or less comfortable and aimed shooting with hands, without the use of bipods or other support. Due to the mobility of the barrel when firing, the accuracy of the Lynx GM-6 rifle may not reach the best Western models with a fixed barrel, but it is still quite sufficient to carry out combat missions typical of weapons of this class at ranges up to 1600 meters. Another advantage of this rifle is the simplicity of changing caliber - after replacing the barrel, bolt and magazine, the Lynx GM-6 rifle can use both “western” cartridges 12,7x99 (.50 BMG) and “ex-Soviet” 12.7x108.
    And in general, where there are cartridgeless cartridges, liquid powder, and other blasters.

    How much does this miracle weigh? A kilogram of 10-12? And how many cartridges will a soldier take with him to battle? 20-30? This branch is not for separation.
    No matter how much the SVD was blamed, it was she who gave an example of the effectiveness of a sniper rifle under a rifle cartridge in the compartment.
    About 2.5km shots in Afghanistan, of course it’s strong, only in the battle of equal armies after the second shot it is already possible to pack things, and to take legs in hand. They’ll cover with everything you can. The infantry never liked snipers and flamethrowers, and they were rarely captured if they had no idea in time to twist and throw out the optics (probably by accident).
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 11 2016 17: 20
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      Quote: demiurg
      About 2.5km shots in Afghanistan, of course it’s strong, only in the battle of equal armies after the second shot it is already possible to pack things, and to take legs in hand. They’ll cover with everything you can.

      He-he-he ... I remembered the discussion at VIF2-NE about the possible actions of "Georgian heavy snipers" in the war of the "three eights".
      Then the supporters of the theory of the superiority of heavy sniper rifles and "shooting our snipers from a couple of kilometers" were long and tediously explained that there would be no sniper duels "barrets against SVD" in a combined arms battle. And the life of a heavy sniper will last exactly the time when the motorized riflemen understand who is firing at them and roughly detect the direction (which, by the way, can be helped by a sniper or DMR even with a light rifle - as an observer or a specialist in possible positions). For in the hands of the commander of the MSO there are two wunderwales, covering the "barrett" like a bull to a sheep: a standard 2A42 and a request for fire arty / mortars on the target. And this is even if he does not have an attached "super sniper" of 125 mm caliber on a tank chassis ... smile
      1. Alexey M
        Alexey M April 11 2016 18: 24
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        Well, if the commander of the unit has time to understand or, as the saying goes, "brainwash" where he came from, then yes, the sniper will not envy. And if he does not have time?
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad April 11 2016 20: 42
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          That in the APC may be ATGM and a person who knows how to use it and wants to live. As a rule, not only unit commanders are equipped with brains, but also not less than half of the soldiers of this unit, and after modernization of your army much more than half, so who will take revenge on the sniper for the death of the commander or comrade.
  16. Haway_Nordik
    Haway_Nordik April 11 2016 18: 25
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    It seems the version is HK417. Very accurate, high quality and insanely expensive rifle. Many consider it the pinnacle of the evolution of the AR-10 family. Estimated, including by FSB snipers. A good choice
  17. From Samara
    From Samara April 11 2016 18: 49
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    Great thing!
  18. demiurg
    demiurg April 11 2016 18: 55
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    Quote: Alexey M
    Well, if the commander of the unit has time to understand or, as the saying goes, "brainwash" where he came from, then yes, the sniper will not envy. And if he does not have time?


    Still hoping to take the super-gun, fill the enemies from the inviz and run away with the looted trophy loot? Assassin's creed forever ...
    If these snipers with .50 were so effective, then all the land forces would consist of them. They have their own niche, they comfortably occupy it. But no more than that. Half a day to prepare a position for yourself, one, maximum two shots and stall. By the way, the second shot from the same position is an insane risk, the chance to run away with a 10-15kg rifle, all kinds of optics and ammunition is not very large. And you need to find a dunce who will not even substitute your head for 10-20 seconds (no one will get into it from a mile and a half in a real battle, there may be a firing target from a 10-15 shot) and a chest target. Are there many fools in the trenches? And even when repelling an attack, a sniper with a non-firing, sedentary gun is not needed, any shot with an armored personnel carrier or an infantry fighting vehicle will cope with this several times better.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn April 12 2016 07: 43
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      Shot? WAAAGH?