L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

The L129A1 was selected in 2009 to replace the L96 Rifle in the sharpshooter role.

Manufactured by Lewis Machine and Tools in the United States the rifle has a 7.62mm x 51mm calibre and is effective up to ranges of 800m, providing a degree of reach above that of the standard L85 SA80A2 5.56mm rifle.

Equipped aith an Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, flash suppresser, front mounted bipod and 20 round magazine, the single shot sharpshooter rifle is issued to patrols to provide accurate long range fire.

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