The Australian Army sniper is issued the SR98, with Folding Butt, which provides snipers with the capability to engage targets beyond 800 metres.
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 - 800 metres (and beyond)