It can also be used in the suppressed role.
The weapon 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 - 7.62 millimetre
Weight - 7.8 kilograms (with sight and bipod)
Length - 1250 millimetres
Barrel Length - 660 millimetres
Muzzle Velocity - 825 metres per second
Effective range - 800m (and beyond)
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