Country of origin

United Kingdom


Accuracy International

Weapon type

Sniper Rifle


.338 Lapua Magnum


Bolt action

Overall length

46.5 inches (118 centimetres)

Barrel length

26 inches (66 centimetres)

Weight empty

6.9 kilograms

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

5 rounds

Maximum effective range

1100m plus

Used by

Bangledesh, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom

The L115A3 is the standard issue sniper rifle of the British Military, based on the AI L96A1 chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum and comes issued with a Harris bipod, silencer, and x3-x12 x 50 Schmidt & Bender scope. It is the most expensive sniper weapon system that the British Army have bought into.

Record BreakerEdit

Corporal of the Horse Craig Harrison of the British Army, achieved the longest confirmed kill ever recorded with an L115A3 in Afghanistan, November 2009. After 9 shots to range the target, he and his spotter, Trooper Cliff O'Farrell then dropped two Taliban Machine-gunners at a distance of 2,472 meters, or 1.56 miles.

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