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."