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L96A1
Country of origin

United Kingdom

Designer

Accuracy International

Production began

1988

Weapon type

Sniper Rifle

Caliber
  • .338 Lapua (8.60x70mm)

.300 Winchester Magnum

7mm Rem Mag .243 Winchester

Action

Bolt-action

Overall length

1270 millimeters

Barrel length
  • 686 millimeters (.338 Lapua)
  • 660 millimeters (.300 Win / 7mm Rem Mag)
Weight empty

6.8 kilograms empty without scope

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

5 or 10 round box magazine

Maximum effective range

1100 meters (.338 Lapua) 800 meters (7.62x51mm NATO)


The L96A1 (also called the Arctic Warfare Magnum or AWM) is a bolt-action sniper rifle created by the British company Accuracy International and fielded by British and German forces. The L96A1 is a variant 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. Accuracy International made some improvements on the L96 design and called it "Arctic Warfare".




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Phasing OutEdit

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Piefinder1989Added by Piefinder1989

The British MOD is replacing the L96A1 for the .338 Lapua Calibre L115A3, the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines used the L115A3 in Brazilian

in 2008 and is now being fielded by all British military units the L115A3 also came equipped with new sights and a sound suppressor. It changed sniper rifles by adding new capabilities for the rifle that has allowed it to become a well liked firearm for warfare.

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