List of sniper rifles

This page is a listing of major precision rifle variants used by snipers from around the world.

A hunting or precision rifle equipped with a telescopic optic has been long described as a sniper rifle. A person trained in the skills and art of sniping uses many weapons to complete the task and mission given. The weapon doesn't necessarily have to be equipped with a telescopic optic. All snipers have a primary weapon. The secondary weapon is a precision rifle of some kind equipped with a telescopic optic and it is this weapon that is mistakenly referred to as a sniper rifle. Below is the list of precision rifles used by both military and law enforcement trained snipers and marksmen.

Name Manufacturer Image Cartridge Country Year
7.62 Tkiv 85 Valmet 7.62×53mmR  Finland 1984
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Accuracy International 7.62×51mm NATO
.308 Winchester
 United Kingdom 1982
Accuracy International AS50 Accuracy International .50 BMG  United Kingdom 2007
Accuracy International AW50 Accuracy International .50 BMG  United Kingdom 2000
Accuracy International AWM Accuracy International .300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 United Kingdom 1996
Alejandro Sniper Rifle Union de Industrias Militares 7.62×54mmR  Cuba 2002
AMR-2 China South Industries Group 12.7×108mm  China 2000 approx.
Armalite AR-50 ArmaLite .50 BMG
.416 Barrett
 United States 1997
Barrett M82 Barrett Firearms Company .50 BMG
.416 Barrett
 United States 1980
Barrett M90 Barrett Firearms Company .50 BMG  United States 1990
Barrett M95 Barrett Firearms Company .50 BMG  United States 1995
Barrett M98B Barrett Firearms Company .338 Lapua Magnum  United States 1997
Barrett M99 Barrett Firearms Company .50 BMG
.416 Barrett
 United States 1999
Barrett MRAD Barrett Firearms Company .308 Winchester,
.300 Winchester Magnum,
.338 Lapua Magnum
 United States 2009
Barrett XM109 Barrett Firearms Company 25×59mm  United States 2004
Blaser R93 Blaser  Germany 1993
Blaser 93 Tactical Blaser 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 Germany 1993
Bor rifle OBR SM Tarnów 7.62×51mm NATO
.338 Lapua Magnum
 Poland 2005
IST-12.7 Mubariz Azerbaijan Defense Industry 12.7×108mm  Azerbaijan 2013
Yirtiji 7.62 Azerbaijan Defense Industry 7.62x54mm  Azerbaijan 2010
Brügger & Thomet APR308 Brügger & Thomet 7.62×51mm NATO
.308 Winchester
.338 Lapua Magnum
  Switzerland 2003
C14 Timberwolf PGW Defence Technologies Inc. .338 Lapua Magnum  Canada 2001
CheyTac Intervention CheyTac LLC .408 Chey Tac
.375 Chey Tac
 United States 2001
Crazy Horse rifle Smith Enterprise Inc. 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 2003
CZ 700 sniper rifle Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod 7.62×51mm NATO  Czech Republic 2001[1]
Denel NTW-20 Denel Land Systems 20 mm caliber  South Africa 1995
Desert Tech SRS Desert Tech .243 Winchester
7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 United States 2008
Dragunov sniper rifle Izhmash 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union 1958
Dragunov SVU KBP Instrument Design Bureau 7.62×54mmR  Russia 1994
DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1 DSR-precision GmbH .308 Winchester
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 Germany 2000
EDM Arms Windrunner EDM Arms .50 BMG  United States 2003 approx.
Falcon (sniper rifle) Zbrojovka Vsetín Inc. 12.7×108mm
.50 BMG
 Czech Republic 1998
FN Ballista Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal .300 Winchester Magnum
.308 Winchester
.338 Lapua Magnum
 Belgium 2013
FN FNAR Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 2008
FN Model 30-11 Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium 1976
FN Special Police Rifle Fabrique Nationale de Herstal 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Short Magnum
 Belgium 2004
FN Tactical Sport Rifle Fabrique Nationale de Herstal 7.62×51mm NATO
.308 Winchester
.300 Winchester Short Magnum
.223 Remington
 United States
FR F1 Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne 7.5×54mm French
7.62×51mm NATO
 France 1966
FR F2 sniper rifle Nexter 7.62×51mm NATO  France 1984
Gewehr 98 Mauser 7.92×57mm Mauser  Germany 1895
GOL Sniper Magnum Gol-Matic GmbH 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
H-S Precision Pro Series 2000 HTR
IDF Barak
H-S Precision 338 Lapua Magnum  United States

Harris Gun Works M-96 Harris Gun Works .50 BMG  United States
Haskins Rifle 8.58×71mm
7.62×51mm NATO
.50 BMG
 United States 1981
Heckler & Koch HK417 Heckler & Koch 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany 2005
Heckler & Koch PSG1 Heckler & Koch 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany 1970s
Howa M1500 Howa .22-250 Remington
.223 Remington
.204 Ruger
.300 Winchester Magnum
.308 Winchester
.30-06 Springfield
.375 Ruger
Istiglal Anti-Material Rifle Azerbaijani Defense Industry 12.7×108mm
 Azerbaijan 2008
JS 7.62 China South Industries Group 7.62×54mmR  China 2005
Kalekalıp KNT-308 MKEK 7.62 mm caliber  Turkey 2008
Kefefs Elliniki Viomichania Oplon 7.62×51mm NATO  Greece 1995
KSVK 12.7 Degtyarev plant 12.7×108mm  Russia 1997
L42A1 RSAF Enfield 7.62×51mm NATO  United Kingdom 1970
Lobaev Sniper Rifle Tsar-Cannon Ltd  Russia
Longbow T-76 Dakota Arms .338 Lapua Magnum  United States 1997
M14 rifle Springfield Armory
Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Harrington & Richardson
TRW Inc.
7.62×51mm NATO  United States 1954
M21 Sniper Weapon System Rock Island Arsenal
Springfield Armory
7.62×51mm NATO  United States 1969
M24 Sniper Weapon System Remington Arms 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 United States 1988
M25 Sniper Weapon System Springfield Armory 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 1980s
M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle United States Marine Corps 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 2008
M40 rifle Remington Arms 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 1966
M89SR sniper rifle Technical Equipment International 7.62×51mm NATO  Israel 1980s
M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System Knight's Armament Company 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 2007
Mauser M59 Kongsberg Gruppen .30-06 Springfield
7.62×51mm NATO
 Norway 1959
Mauser M67 Kongsberg Gruppen 7.62×51mm NATO
.22 Long Rifle
 Norway 1967
McMillan Tac-50 McMillan Brothers Rifle Company .50 BMG  United States 1980s
MK 13 rifle Accuracy International/Remington Arms .300 Win Mag  United States 2018
Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 2002
MKEK JNG-90 MKEK 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey 2004
Modular Sniper Rifle Remington Arms .338 Lapua Magnum
.338 Norma Magnum
300 Winchester Magnum
308 Winchester
7.62×51mm NATO
 United States 2009
MSSR rifle Philippine Marine Corps 5.56×45mm NATO  Philippines 1996
OSV-96 KBP Instrument Design Bureau 12.7×108mm  Soviet Union 1990
Otto Repa SOC .308 Winchester
.338 Lapua Magnum
.50 BMG
Parker Hale M82 Parker Hale 7.62×51mm NATO  United Kingdom 1960s
Parker Hale M85 Parker Hale 7.62×51mm NATO  United Kingdom
PDSHP STC DELTA 12.7×108mm  Georgia 2012
Pindad SPR Pindad 7.62×51mm NATO
.50 BMG
Pindad SS2-V4 Pindad 5.56×45mm NATO  Indonesia 2005
PGM 338 PGM Précision .338 Lapua Magnum  France
PGM Hecate II PGM Précision .50 BMG  France 1993
PGM Ultima Ratio PGM Précision 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Savage
7mm-08 Remington
.260 Remington
6.5×47mm Lapua
6mm BR
Puşca Semiautomată cu Lunetă Fabrica de Arme Cugir SA 7.62×54mmR
7.62×51mm NATO
 Romania 1974
QBU-88 China North Industries Corporation 5.8×42mm DBP87
5.56×45mm NATO
 China 1990s
Remington Semi Automatic Sniper System Remington Arms Company 7.62×51mm NATO  United States
Remington SR-8 Remington Arms Company .338 Lapua Magnum  United States
Robar RC-50 Robar Companies, Inc .50 BMG  United States
RT-20 (rifle) 20×110mm  Croatia 1994
S&T Motiv K14 S&T Motiv 7.62×51mm NATO  South Korea 2011
Sako TRG SAKO .260 Remington
.308 Winchester
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 Finland 1989
Satevari MSWP STC DELTA .300 Winchester Magnum
.300 Norma Magnum
.308 Winchester
.338 Lapua Magnum
.338 GBM
.375 GBM
.50 BMG
Savage 10FP Savage Arms Company .223 Remington
.300 Winchester Magnum
.308 Winchester
.338 Lapua Magnum
 United States 1956
Savage 110 BA Savage Arms Company .338 Lapua Magnum
.300 Winchester Magnum
 United States 2009
SC-76 Thunderbolt Steel Core Designs 7.62 mm caliber  United Kingdom
Shaher (sniper rifle) Defense Industries Organization 14.5×114mm  Iran 2012
SIG Sauer SSG 2000 Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
7.5×55mm Swiss
 West Germany
SIG Sauer SSG 3000 Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany
Siyavash sniper rifle  Iran 2013
Sniper Support Rifle Mk 20 Mod 0 FNH USA 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium 2009
Solothurn S-18/100 Waffenfabrik Solothurn 20×105mm B   Switzerland
SR-25 Knight's Armament Company 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 1990
SSG08 Steyr Mannlicher .243 Winchester Super Short Magnum
7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 Austria 2008
SSG 82 VEB Fahrzeug- und Jagdwaffenwerk "Ernst Thälmann" Suhl 5.45×39mm  East Germany 1982
Steyr Scout Steyr Mannlicher 5.56×45mm NATO
.223 Remington
.243 Winchester
7mm-08 Remington
7.62×51mm NATO
.308 Winchester
.376 Steyr
 Austria 1997
Steyr HS .50 Steyr Mannlicher .50 BMG
.460 Steyr
 Austria 2004
Steyr SSG 69 Steyr Mannlicher 7.62×51mm NATO
.243 Winchester
.22-250 Remington
 Austria 1969
Steyr IWS 2000 Steyr Mannlicher 14.5mm
 Austria 1980s
SV-98 Izhmash 7.62×54mmR and .338
7.62×51mm NATO
 Russia 1998
SVDK Izhmash 9.3×64mm 7N33  Russia 2006
T-12 sniper rifle MKEK  Turkey
T93 sniper rifle 205th Armory 7.62×51mm NATO  Republic of China 2003
Tabuk Sniper Rifle Al-Qadissiya Establishments 7.62×39mm  Iraq 1970s
Tango 51 Tactical Operations Incorporated 7.62×51mm NATO
.308 Winchester
 United States
TPG-1 Unique Alpine AG .223 Remington
5.56×45mm NATO
.338 Remington Ultra Magnum
 Germany 2000
Type 97 Sniper Rifle Arisaka (rifles) 6.5×50mm Arisaka  Japan 1937
Type 99 sniper rifle 7.7×58mm Arisaka  Japan
United States Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  United States 2004
United States Navy Mark 12 Mod X Special Purpose Rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  United States 2002
United States Marine Corps Designated Marksman Rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  United States 2001
United States Marine Corps Squad Advanced Marksman Rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  United States 2001
Våpensmia NM149 Våpensmia A/S 7.62×51mm NATO  Norway 1985
Vidhwansak Ordnance Factories Organisation 12.7×108mm
 India 2005
VSK-94 KBP Instrument Design Bureau 9×39mm  Russia 1994
VSS Vintorez Tula Arms Plant 9×39mm  Soviet Union 1980s
VSSK Vykhlop 12.7×55mm  Russia 2002
Walther WA 2000 Walther Arms 7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
7.5×55mm Swiss
 West Germany 1970s
WKW Wilk pl:Zakłady Mechaniczne „Tarnów” .50 BMG  Poland 2000
XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle Remington Arms .300 Winchester Magnum  United States 2010
Yalguzag sniper rifle Azerbaijani Defense Industry 7.62×51mm NATO  Azerbaijan 2011
Zastava M07 Zastava Arms 7.62×51mmN  Serbia 2006
Zastava M12 Black Spear Zastava Arms 12.7×108mm
.50 BMG
 Serbia 2012
Zastava M76 Zastava Arms 7.92×57mm Mauser  Yugoslavia 1975
Zastava M91 Zastava Arms 7.62×54mmR  Serbia and Montenegro 1991
Zastava M93 Black Arrow Zastava Arms 12.7×108mm
.50 BMG
 Serbia and Montenegro 1993

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