Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Steyr SSG 69

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The Steyr SSG 69 (Scharfschützengewehr 69) is a bolt-action sniper rifle was developed and is being built by Austrian company  Steyr-Daimler-Puch (now Steyr-Mannlicher AG) and serves as the standard sniper rifle for the Austrian Army.

Steyr-Mannlicher SSG 69 sniper rifle is a manually operated bolt action weapon with rotary bolt. To achieve shorter bolt stroke six locking lugs are located at the rear of the bolt, and lock into the receiver wall. The solid steel receiver is of very strong design, with proprietary scope mounting interface machined at the top. The adjustable trigger is of two-stage type; some police versions were also offered with optional dual set triggers. Feed is from Mannlicher-type spool (rotary) magazines that hold five rounds. Optional double-stack box magazines with ten-round capacity were offered in the past as well. Standard stock is made from glass-reinforced polymer of green or black color. Stock can be adjusted for length of pull by adding or removing rubber inserts at the butt. In military SSG 69 version, standard telescope sight was Kahles ZF69, with fixed 6X magnification and internal adjustments for maximum range of 800 meters. Police versions were offered with variety of optical sights, depending on customer's preferences.

There are several variants made with mostly cosmetic differences, the only anomaly being the SSG-PIV using a 409 mm barrel with a 1:250 mm (1:10 inches) twist designed to handle heavy subsonic ammunition.

Their precision and robustness set a trend internationally, for a new generation of modern precision rifles. Despite the fact that their development originated some time ago, the SSG 69 series of precision rifles remain internationally high in demand.

Weight : 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)
Length : 1,119 mm (46.7 in) (SSG 69 PI), 1,119 mm (46.7 in) (SSG 69 PII), 1,003 mm (39.5 in) (SSG 69 PIV)
Barrel length : 650 mm (25.6 in) (SSG 69 PI, SSG 69 PII), 409 mm (16.1 in) (SSG 69 PIV)
Cartridge : 7.62x51mm NATO, .243 Winchester, .22-250 Remington (SSG 69 PII) [2]
Action : Bolt-action
Effective range : 800 m (875 yd)
Maximum range : 3,700 m (4,046 yd)
Feed system : 5-round rotary magazine.
Sights : 6-power Kahles SF69 telescopic sight (SSG-69), iron sights. Single or double set triggers available


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