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Blaser R93 Tactical

Sniper rifle

Blaser R93 Tactical

The Blaser R93 Tactical sniper rifle has a unique straight-pull action design

 
 
Country of origin Germany
Entered service ?
Caliber 7.62x51 mm (.308 Winchester)
Weight (unloaded, without optics) 5.4 kg
Length 1 130 mm
Barrel length 600 mm
Muzzle velocity ?
Magazine capacity 5 rounds
Range of effective fire 800 m

 

   The R93 Tactical is a German sniper rifle, designed by Blaser Jagdwaffen. It is based on the Blaser R93 hunting rifle, but has a detachable magazine, muzzle brake and fully adjustable stock. Its production commenced in 1997. This weapon and its versions are used by a number of military, special forces and law enforcement units from all over the world. Users of the Blaser R93 Tactical and its variants include Germany, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Iceland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Production of all R93 series rifles was stopped in 2017 in favor to the new R8 bolt-action rifle.

   The Blaser R93 Tactical is a bolt-action rifle. However this weapon has a straight-pull action design, that was introduced in the Blaser R93 hunting rifle. This action is more comfortable to use and allows for faster follow-up shots compared to traditional bolt-action rifles. However such design is more complex. This weapon does not have a traditional receiver. Instead it uses an aluminum receiver block, located underneath the barrel and bolt assembly. The Blaser company made its name for its quality and tight machining tolerances.

   The Blaser R93 Tactical has a 600 mm (23.6") barrel. There is also a version with a 762 mm (30") barrel. Barrel of the Blaser R93 Tactical can be replaced within 60 seconds.

   This weapon is fed from detachable 5-round capacity magazines. When inserted, the magazine sits flush with the underside of the body. Also there are optional 10-round capacity magazines.

   This weapon has got a lightweight stock with fully-adjustable cheek piece. This weapon has got a vertical pistol grip. There is provision to mount a monopod.

   This sniper rifle is extremely accurate. It can deliver small groups with sub 0.25 MOA accuracy. This weapon has got an effective range of around 800 meters.

 

Variants

 

   Blaser R93 LRS (or Long Range Sporter) is a version of the R93 Tactical, aimed at law enforcement forces. It was released in 1997.

   Blaser R93 LRS 2 (or Long Range Sporter 2) is a modified and updated version of the LRS. Its production reportedly commenced in 1999. It comes chambered in standard NATO 5.56x45 mm (.223 Remington), 6 mm Norma BR, 6.5x55 mm, 7.62x51 mm (.308 Winchester), and .300 Winchester Magnum. This weapon has got no muzzle brake.

   Blaser R93 Tactical 2 is a modified and updated version of the LRS2. It is available in standard NATO 5.56x45 (.223 Remington, standard NATO 7.62x51 mm (.308 Winchester), .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. This weapon has larger action and barrel to accommodate the powerful .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge. This weapon has a muzzle brake. In terms of performance this weapon is similar to the British Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Magnum, Finnish SAKO TRG 42, and Swiss Brugger & Thomet APR308 and APR338 sniper rifles.

 

 

 
Blaser R93 Tactical

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Blaser R93 LRS 2

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Blaser R93 Tactical 2

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