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CheyTac M200 Intervention

Long-range sniper rifle

CheyTac M200 Intervention

Today the CheyTac M200 Intervention is the longest range sniper rifle in the world

 
 
Country of origin United States
Entered service 2001 (?)
Caliber . 408 CheyTac
Weight (empty) 12.3 kg
Length 1 400 mm
Length (with folded stock) 1 220 mm
Barrel length 762 mm
Muzzle velocity ?
Practical rate of fire 5 rpm
Magazine capacity 5, 7 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire 1 830 - 2 100 m

 

   The CheyTac M200 Intervention is a long-range anti-personnel weapon. It is based on the EDM Arms Windrunner design. It is a relatively lightweight and compact weapon, which is one of the best sniper rifles ever created. Production commenced in 2001.

   The CheyTac M200 Intervention is currently in service with 5 countries, including Italy, Poland, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom. This weapon is used by elite military units, such as the British SAS and Polish GROM. Some sources report that he US Navy SEALs are using this weapon.

   It is a manually operated, bolt-action sniper rifle, chambered for a specifically designed .408 CheyTac round. This cartridge has a streamlined bullet with advanced patented design. A standard bullet retains its supersonic velocity at ranges beyond 2 000 meters. It is worth noting that at the ranges beyond 700 meters this bullet has more energy than the standard .50 caliber (12.7x99 mm) round, however it generates less recoil. This rifle has a free floating barrel.

   The CheyTac M200 is the longest range sniper rifle in the world. It holds the world record for the best group (3 bullets) at impressive 2 122 meter range. This weapon is effective out to a range of 1 830 meters. The CheyTac M200 Intervention is superior to the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare 50, Barrett M82, McMillan TAC-50, and some other popular .50 caliber sniper rifles.

   Despite its impressive performance this weapon is not popular. Possibly the main reason is that extreme range of the CheyTac M200 Intervention is not required in most tactical situations. Due to the large size of this weapon it is hard to move in and out of location. Also this weapon is too expensive to achieve widespread sales.

   This sniper weapon comes with a portable advanced ballistic computer, laser rangefinder and weather tracker. All these components, together with the rifle, are part of the CheyTac LRRS or Long Range Sniper System and are linked to the ballistic computer. It provides all necessary data and calculations for accurate long range firing.

   This sniper rifle is fed from detachable box magazine, holding 5 or 7 rounds.

   Weapon is fitted with a Picatinny-type scope rail on top of the receiver. This sniper rifle is typically used with Nightforce NXS 5.5-22X telescopic sight, which can be upgraded with AN/PVS-14 night vision module. This rifle has got no backup iron sights.

   The CheyTac M200 has a retractable buttstock, which can be adjusted for the length of pull. It is fully collapsed for storage or transportation. The barrel can be easily removed for storage, transportation of replacement. The weapon comes with integral folding bipod and carrying handle.

   This sniper rifle has an effective muzzle brake, which can be replaced with a sound suppressor.

 

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