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Jumat, 03 Desember 2010

Accuracy International Super Magnum (L115A1)

Image courtesy of Accuracy International 

Caliber.338 Lapua (8.60x70mm)
.300 Win Mag
7mm Rem Mag
OperationBolt Action
Length50 inches
Weight14.99 lbs (6.8kg) empty without telescope
Barrel27" (.338 Lapua)
26" (.300 and 7mm)
Twist, Right Hand1 turn in 8" (.338 Lapua)
1 turn in 10" (.300 and 7mm)
Magazine Capacity5 round box magazine
Maximum Effective Range1100+ meters
Additional Features:1 piece scope mount
Parker-Hale bipod
Black, custom-fitted case
Tool kit
Cleaning kit

The PM Super Magnum, or Super Magnum (SM) as it is now known, is essentially an Artic Warfare rifle upgraded to accept the high power cartridges, especially the .338 Lapua. The barrel is slightly longer to take full potential of the .338, and the range is increased signifcantly. This rifle is approaching the range of the .50 cals, but yet its only slightly heavier then the standard 7.62mm version of the rifle. Accuracy of all the AI rifles gets down around .5 MOA.
Several military forces around the world are adopting the Super Magnum as a special purpose sniper rifle. The U.K. was one of the first and has designated the rifle L115A1 and uses it as a "platoon level support weapon".

L115A1 with UK Forces in Iraq. 

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