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Mauser SR86

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sniper rifle

  • ORIGIN
    Germany

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Mid 1980’s

  • DESIGNER
    Mauser

  • PRODUCTION
    1985 - 1996

  • PRODUCERS
    Germany - Mauser

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good accuracy
    Short bolt action
    Good ergonomics
    No iron sights

Introduction

The SR86 is a sniper rifle of German origin. It was developed by Mauser in the mid-1980’s to replace the SP66 in production. The SR86 has the same performance has an increased ammunition capacity and a reduced weight.

Design

The SR86 is based on the mechanism of the proven SP66 but is fitted with a very different chassis. The bolt has been redesigned and the chassis has vents to increase cooling. The SR86 has a more compact adjustable thumbhole stock, made out of wood or fiberglass. A bipod and Hensoldt scope are fitted as standard.

Firepower

The SR86 fires the 7.62x51mm NATO or .300 Winchester Magnum round from a 9 round detachable magazine. The short pull bolt action results in relatively fast follow up shots. Accuracy reportedly is very good. The maximum effective range is about 1000 meters.

Users

The SR86 was adopted by various European law enforcement agencies. It attracted more military users than the older SP66, the most prominent user being Israel. The SR86 remains in use but has been out of production for over a decade.

Variants

Mauser 86

The Mauser 86SR is the standard version of the Mauser 86 sniper rifle. It was produced with laminated wooden stock and fiberglass stock. The SR86 can be identified from the older SP66 by its much sleeker and dark colored stock. The Mauser 86SD is an uncommon version of the Mauser 86SR that is fitted with a silencer.

  • Specifications:
  • SR86
TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine9 rounds
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length730 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.270 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight5.9 kg empty without scope
SightsOptical sight, no backup iron sighs
RemarksOptional bipod

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