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High-precision British rifle seen in Syrian special forces

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In service with the Syrian special forces re-spotted sniper rifle with "extremely high performance," reports Messenger of Mordovia.


High-precision British rifle seen in Syrian special forces


Appeared on the network photos commented on the expert on the Syrian issue, Yuri Lyamin.

“In this case, we are talking about the Accuracy International series Arctic Warfare (AW) British sniper rifle. First time is weapon lit up in one of the reports of Russian television from the region of Harasta, back in September 2015 of the year. Then, in various Western sources, they actively wrote that Russia was a famous customer of such an option. And, therefore, it is very likely that a certain amount of such weapons were transferred from us to the Syrian special forces, " - said Lyamin.

As the author notes, this weapon “with a longitudinally sliding rotary bolt chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum”, in fact, has earned a high reputation.

“Whenever they talk about AWM, they recall a unique event that occurred in Afghanistan. In 2009, a sniper of the English army from this rifle at a distance of 2475 meters struck two Taliban machine gunners (this is the most distant effective sniper shot), ”says the publication.
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  1. Tim
    Tim 26 May 2016 10: 02
    +8
    Good rifle, this information has already been on the forum.
    1. cniza
      cniza 26 May 2016 10: 06
      +11
      Well, who besides us has fussed, Britons and the USA deliver to the other side.
      1. wasjasibirjac
        wasjasibirjac 26 May 2016 10: 43
        +14
        Quote: cniza
        Well, who besides us has fussed, Britons and the USA deliver to the other side.

        then it can be trophy. weapons paths are mysterious.
    2. Andrey K
      Andrey K 26 May 2016 10: 20
      +9
      Quote: Tima
      Good rifle, this information has already been on the forum.

      I would like to draw your attention to the phrase in passing: "Then in various Western sources they actively wrote that Russia was a well-known customer of this option" ... wassat
      Indeed, a certain amount of these rifles was ordered for "Alpha" and that's it ... Then their samples appeared, which at least are not inferior in quality, but in price (the price of Accuracy International AW is from 10 thousand dollars to 12 thousand dollars, in depending on the configuration) many times cheaper request
      Even assuming the likelihood of transferring rifle data to allies, there is nothing extraordinary. It should be so yes
      1. Hon
        Hon 27 May 2016 01: 01
        +1
        At least the British have one of the best rifles in the world, you can say the standard of serial sniper weapons. Ortiz is the first Russian rifle, which in terms of performance is not inferior to many Western counterparts. But few people used it, even in the Russian army it’s a curiosity, and the Englishwoman has established herself. Lobaev rifles are magnificent, but expensive and on order, piece goods.
    3. Same lech
      Same lech 26 May 2016 10: 24
      +1
      Good rifle, this information has already been on the forum.


      Right...
      http://topwar.ru/2363-snajperskaya-vintovka-accuracy-international-l96-a1-arctic
      -warfare-velikobritaniya.html
    4. yehat
      yehat 26 May 2016 12: 11
      -1
      the same rifle is used everywhere in the police. No wonder she ended up in Syria.
      1. RPG_
        RPG_ 26 May 2016 13: 47
        0
        I don’t think the police use it. This is a purely army copy and is redundant for the police.
        1. yehat
          yehat 26 May 2016 15: 35
          0
          see a gopher? not? so I don’t see, but he is! laughing
      2. neri73-r
        neri73-r 26 May 2016 14: 53
        0
        The same rifle is used everywhere in the police. No wonder she ended up in Syria.


        No, they don’t use this, they use our production that looks similar, including in color (green) - SV-98 (GRAU Index - 6V10) or another -MTS-116M !!!
        1. quote
          quote 26 May 2016 16: 42
          +1
          In 2009, an English army sniper from this rifle at a distance of 2475 meters hit two Taliban machine gunners (this is the farthest successful sniper shot), ”the publication said.
          Not confirmed! Nothing! Punctured on the spotter. At such a distance, the "fountain", from the hit of a bullet in the ground, is not visible. It was checked, experimentally, by American snipers (they were crushed by a toad). The shooting conditions were approximately equal, according to the "record holder" "ofanareli". The "champion" lied.
          Stupidly, the best sniper! And you won’t ask the Taliban.
  2. avvg
    avvg 26 May 2016 10: 04
    +5
    It is possible that they could be armed with captured small arms.
  3. Good_Taxist
    Good_Taxist 26 May 2016 10: 04
    -2
    Money doesn't smell. Nothing personal just business! Here they are Anglo-Saxons in all its glory .....
    1. Leto
      Leto 26 May 2016 10: 22
      +4
      Quote: Good_Taxist
      Money doesn't smell. Nothing personal just business! Here they are Anglo-Saxons in all its glory .....

      ... what a mess in people's heads. Accuracy International is a PRIVATE company that can sell its products to anyone, at least to private individuals, at least to organizations, at least to the special services of the states.
      Want to buy the Accuracy International AX .338 LM? No question, 14000 euros, here is the address of the online store:
      http://vustrel.com.ua/index.php?productID=880
      Even cheaper:
      http://www.eurooptic.com/accuracy-international-rifles.aspx
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 26 May 2016 10: 07
    0
    In 2009, a sniper of the British army from this rifle at a distance of 2475 meters hit two Taliban machine gunners

    Is there too much of this advertising rifle? In the Second World War there were also cases of a shell getting into the barrel.
    1. Doomph
      Doomph 26 May 2016 12: 40
      +1
      And the Taliban told about this case.
  5. Primipilus
    Primipilus 26 May 2016 10: 17
    +6
    The rifle is good when it is in professional hands, plus a lot depends on the quality of the cartridges.
  6. black
    black 26 May 2016 10: 21
    +2
    The main thing is that bullets fly in the right direction.
  7. alpamys
    alpamys 26 May 2016 10: 39
    +2
    “Whenever they talk about AWM, they recall a unique event that occurred in Afghanistan. In 2009, a sniper of the English army from this rifle at a distance of 2475 meters struck two Taliban machine gunners (this is the most distant effective sniper shot), ”says the publication.

    it’s hard to believe in such a result, especially in the mountains.
    1. black
      black 26 May 2016 11: 46
      +2
      Anglo-Saxons love to tell fairy tales about themselves. On the Internet, there is a story about an American sniper who, with his partner, held back a company of Vietnamese for several days. An opiatory epic. But I found out that his own command, his "feat" did not protect him.
  8. 1536
    1536 26 May 2016 10: 44
    +4
    This is either a trophy or, indeed, our Syrians were handed over. Despite the good TTD rifles, you need to look so that the British do not cut the fights when selling. Famous crooks.
    So, for example, in 1916, about 10 thousand rifles bought in England entered the Russian army. Almost all of them had their strikers knocked down. I am not saying who bought these rifles from us. Everyone knows about the wild embezzlement and bribery before the Great Russian Revolution of 1917. But the British ... Allies! This is how these same "allies" helped Russia in the First World War. And today their colony, the United States, has completely adopted the "advanced" millennial experience of deception and deception.
    1. Leto
      Leto 26 May 2016 10: 47
      +2
      Quote: 1536
      This is either a trophy or, indeed, our Syrians were handed over.

      And you don’t even consider the option of buying through an online store? I’ll tell you one secret, weapons can be bought over the Internet (if this is allowed in your state) ...
  9. Engineer
    Engineer 26 May 2016 11: 04
    +2
    extremely high performance

    As if Mordovia writes about orsis or the Lobaev rifle
  10. Evil 55
    Evil 55 26 May 2016 12: 35
    0
    Yes, the guys are real, you see, they took away from the "Barmaleevs" ... Why not use it ...
  11. Castor oil
    Castor oil 26 May 2016 13: 52
    +2
    Russia does not make sense to supply the Syrian army with British rifles - they themselves need it, the special forces, even if they "shoot" the original barrel, will easily shoot them in their gunsmiths or from well-known Russian weapons companies, but the SV-98 and its variants in 338 were supplied and I am sure they will still be shipped to Syria. So, without options, this AW is from the category of those wrested from the rag-heads, trophy, so to speak, probably from the Saudi "opposition aid" party.
    And then, who said that this is a special forces soldier, and it is Syrian - five-maste camouflage on him is not an indicator. I would now assume that this is a Kurd, because he holds on to the rifle as "skillfully" as a Silesian milkmaid at the helm of an ocean liner - of course, Syrian snipers are not Alpha and not FSO, but they are trained to invest in a rifle correctly, then the rifle is not a trophy but "sponsored "from amers.
    In short - he his ze smile The Messenger of Mordovia could re-post with CNN, and those in turn are still those jugglers wink
  12. sinoptic
    sinoptic 26 May 2016 14: 48
    0
    It would be better if the ORSIS T-5000 was tested in Syria, but we started to buy it for ourselves.