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10 Best Sniper Rifles Used By Indian Army

As we all know, the Indian Army is the 3rd most powerful army in the world. But what makes it powerful and better than others? It is nothing but unbeatable soldiers and the best weaponry in the army. 

And when it comes to Indian weaponry, sniper rifles are the best and most potent weapons in the collection. In today’s article, we will share the 10 best rifles used by the Indian Army.

10 Best Sniper Rifles Used By the Indian Army  

The real power of any weapon can only be tested on the battlefield when you shoot your enemy with that weapon on your own. But to clearly understand rifles, we have mentioned details of the Indian Army’s best sniper rifles. 

Rifles Action and Caliber Service Life 
1.Dragunov7.62×54mmR Cartridge, Rotating Bolt1990 – Present
2.Lee Enfield .303 No 4 Mark 1(T).303 British Cartridge, Bolt Action1947 – 1990
3.IMI Galil5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62×51mm NATO Cartridge, Rotating Bolt2002 – Present
4.Steyr SSG 697.62×51mm NATO, .243 Winchester, .22-250 Remington (SSG 69 PII), Bolt-ActionMid-1980s – Present
5.Heckler & Koch PSG17.62×51mm NATO Cartridge, Semi-AutomaticEarly 1980s – Present
6.Mauser SP66 Sniper7.62×51mm NATO cartridges, Rotating boltNil – Present
7.Sig Sauer SSG 30007.62×51mm NATO cartridges, Bolt Action2009 – Present
8.Barrett M95.50 BMG (12.7×99mm),Bolt Action2019 – Present
9.Beretta Scorpio TGT.338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70 mm or 8.58×70 mm)2019 – Present
10.Sako TRG.338 Lapua Magnum, .308 Winchester (7.62×51mm NATO), Bolt Action2021 – Present

1. Dragunov

A British-origin bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle. 

  1. Mass: 4.11 kg (9.06 lb)
  2. Length: 1,255 mm (48.2 in)
  3. Barrel Length: 620 mm
  4. Cartridge: 7.62×54 mmR
  5. Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
  6. Rate of Fire: Semi-automatic
  7. Muzzle Velocity: 830 m/s 
  8. Effective Firing Range: 800 mm
  9. Feed System: 10-round detachable box magazine 
  10. Sights: PSO-1 telescopic sight 1PN51/1PN58 night vision sights 

2. Lee Enfield .303 No 4 Mark 1(T) 

  1. Mass: 4.11 kg 
  2. Length: 44.45 in
  3. Barrel Length: 25.2 in
  4. Cartridge: .303 Mk VII SAA Ball
  5. Action: Bolt Action 
  6. Rate of Fire: 20-30 shots per minute
  7. Muzzle Velocity: 744 m/s
  8. Effective Firing Range: 1,000 yards
  9. Feed System: 10-round magazine
  10. Sights: Telescopic sights on sniper models, sliding ramp rear sights, fixed-post front sights

3. IMI Galil

  1. Mass: 6.4 Kg
  2. Length: Sniper: 1,112 mm (43.8) stock extended; 845 mm (33.3) stock folded
  3. Barrel Length: 508 mm
  4. Cartridge: 7.62x51mm
  5. Action: Rotating Bolt, Gas-operated
  6. Rate of Fire:650 rounds per minute
  7. Muzzle Velocity: 815 m/s
  8. Effective Firing Range: 300-500m sight adjustments
  9. Feed System: 25-round proprietary box magazine
  10. Sights: Flip-up tritium night sights, Flip-up rear aperture ( protective ears)

4. Steyr SSG 69

  1. Mass: 4 Kg (8.82 lb) SSG 69 PI; 4.2 Kg (9.3 lb) SSG 69 PII; 3.8 Kg (8.4 lb) SSG 69 PIV
  2. Length: 1,140mm (44.9 in) SSG 69 PI; 1,190 mm (46.8 in) SSG 69 PII; 1,003 mm (39.5 in) SSG 69 PIV
  3. Barrel Length: 650 mm (25.6) in (SSG 69 PI, SSG 69 PII); 409 mm (16.1) (SSC 69 PIV)
  4. Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO, .243 Winchester, 0.22-250 Remington (SSG 69 PII)
  5. Action: Bolt- Action
  6. Muzzle Velocity: Depends on type of rounds
  7. Effective Firing Range: 800 m (875 yd)
  8. Maximize firing Range: 3,700 m (4,046 yd)
  9. Feed System: 5-round rotary magazine 10-round staggered box (optional)
  10. Sights: Iron sights on SSG 69 PI telephonic sightKahles ZF 69x 42 telescopic sight

5. Heckler & Koch PSG1

  1. Mass: 7.2 Kg (15.87 lb)
  2. Length: 1,230 mm (48.4in)
  3. Barrel Length:650 mm (25.6)
  4. Cartridge:7.62x51mm NATO
  5. Action: Roller-delayed blowback
  6. Muzzle Velocity: 868m/s (2,848 ft/s)
  7. Effective Firing Range: 1,000 m (1094 yd)
  8. Feed System: 5, 10 or 20-round with detachable box magazine
  9. Sights: Hensoldt ZF 6×42 PSG1 telescopic sight

6. Mauser SP66 Sniper

  1. Mass: 6.12 kg(-13.5lb)
  2. Length: 1120 mm
  3. Barrel Length: 730 mm
  4. Cartridge: 7.62x21mm NATO
  5. Action: Bolt Action
  6. Muzzle Velocity: 685.8 m/s (2250 ft/s)
  7. Effective Firing Range: 800-1000 m sight adjustments
  8. Feed System an internal 3 round magazine
  9. Sights: Zeiss Diavari ZA 1.25-6z scope

7. Sig Sauer SSG 3000

  1. Mass: 5.44 kg (11.99 lb)
  2. Length: 1,180 mm (46.5 in)
  3. Barrel Length: 600 mm (23.36)
  4. Cartridge: 7.62×51 mm NATO
  5. Action: Bolt-Action
  6. Muzzle Velocity: 800 m/s (2,625 ft/s) – 830 m/s (2,723 ft/s)
  7. Effective Firing Range: 900 m (984 yds)
  8. Feed System: 5-round detachable internal magazine
  9. Sights: Zeiss Victory Diavari 3-12×56 telephonic

8. Barrett M95

  1. Mass: 10.7 kg(23.5 pounds)n
  2. Length:45 inches (114.3 cm)
  3. Barrel Length: 29 inches (73.7 cm)
  4. Cartridge: .50 BMG (12.7x99mm)
  5. Action: Bolt Action
  6. Muzzle Velocity: 2,800 feet per second (854 m/s) with M33 ball ammunition)
  7. Effective Firing Rage: 1,800 m
  8. Feed System: 5-round detachable box magazine
  9. Sights: None

9. Beretta Scorpio TGT

  1. Mass:6.94 Kg (15.32 lbs)
  2. Length: 1249.68 mm (42.2 inches)
  3. Barrel Length:660.4 mm (26 inches)
  4. Cartridge:.338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70 mm or 8.58×70 mm)
  5. Effective Firing Range: 1500-1800 meters
  6. Feed System: 5 and 8 rounds option

10. Sako TRG

  1. Mass: 5.4 kg (11.9 lb) empty (TRG-22 fold. Stock 660 mm barrel); 5.58 kg (12.8 lb) empty (TRG-42 fold. Stock 690 mm barrel)
  2. Length: 1,000 mm (39.7 in) (TRG-22 510 mm barrel); 1,020 mm (40.6 in) (TRG 42 folded stock 510 mm barrel); 1,200mm (47.2 in) (TRG-42)
  3. Barrel Length: 1,000 mm (39.37in) (TRG-22 fold. Stock 510 mm barrel); 1,020 mm (40.16in) (TRG-42 fold. Stock 510 mm barrel)
  4. Cartridge: .260 Remington (TRG-22) 6.5mm Creedmor (TRG-22 A1); .338 Lapua Magnum (TRG-42)
  5. Action: Bolt-Action
  6. Muzzle Velocity: -930 m/s (TRG-42)
  7. Effective Firing Range: 800 m (TRG-22 .308 Winchester); 1,100 m (TRG-42.300 Winchester Magnum); 1,500 m (TRG-42 .338 Lapua Magnum)
  8. Feed System: 5-round detachable box magazine (.338 Lapua Magnum) 7-round Detachable box magazine (0.308 Winchester)
  9. Sights: Aperture rear; day or night optics Zeiss or Schmidt & Bender PM II telescopic sight (In General)
Shubhangee Sharmahttp://www,ssbtosuccess.com
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