vicious rumour .338?

#1
heard a vicious rumour that army snipers going to 338 instead of 7.62-please confirm or negate[if true outstanding]
 
#2
No plans at present in offical channels that I am aware for.

The L96 (7.62mm) remains the primary sniper weapon made by Accuracy International (AI)

The Long Range Rifle (also made by AI) was introduced a couple of years ago for 16AA and RM units. The calibre is .338 and is designed to give those units greater hitter power at the longer ranges.

See the link:

http://www.armedforces.co.uk/army/listings/l0097.html for more details

Hope this helps.
 

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