The Australian Army sniper is issued the SR98, with folding butt, which provides the capability to engage targets beyond 800 metres. It can also be used in the suppressed role.

The SR98 is a magazine-fed, bolt-action, manually-operated rifle fitted with a telescopic sight secured by a fixed mount on a Picatinny rail. Iron sights are supplied in the complete equipment schedule as an emergency back-up system and can be fitted should the telescopic sight be damaged.

The SR98 can be fitted with a screw-on suppressor to reduce muzzle flash and firing signature.

Calibre 7.62mm
Weight 7.8kg (with sight and tripod)
Length 125cm
Barrel length 66cm
Muzzle velocity 825 mps
Effective range 800m (and beyond)