vicious rumour .338?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by fadgaf.45, Apr 19, 2003.

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  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.
     
  3. thanks ram -i think you hit the nail on the head