Wikia

Gun Wiki

AI L96

Comments0
1,474pages on
this wiki
AIL96
L96
Country of origin

United Kingdom

Manufacturers

Accuracy International

Designer

Accuracy International

Production began

1982

Weapon type

Sniper Rifle

Caliber

7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester)

Action

Bolt-Action

Overall length

1270 millimeters

Barrel length

686 millimeters

Weight empty

6.8 kilograms

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

5 or 10 round detachable box magazine

Maximum effective range

800 meters

The L96 is a bolt-action sniper rifle created by the British company Accuracy International and fielded by British and German forces. The L96 is the origin of the standard AW rifle used for large caliber rounds, such as the .338 Lapua. The British Army began its search for a replacement of the L42 around the 1980s. Accuracy International beat out its competitor, Parker-Hale, with its L96. Later, the Swedish began their own search for a durable heavy sniper rifle; they now use the L96, under the name PSG90. Accuracy International made some improvements on the L96 design and called it "Arctic Warfare" (named after its possibility to use in Arctic environments).

Australia's military and police version of this rifle is called the SR-98, the only difference between it and its British counter-part is its collapsible stock.

20050729adf8243116 615

The SR-98, Australia's version of the L96







See alsoEdit

References Edit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki