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SIG SSG-2000

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sniper rifle

  • ORIGIN
    Switzerland

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Mid 1980's

  • DESIGNER
    SIG Arms

  • PRODUCTION
    1989 - ?

  • PRODUCERS
    Germany - Sauer

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good accuracy
    Good ergonomics
    Not rugged enough for military use

Introduction

The SSG-2000 is a bolt action sniper rifle of Swiss origin. It was developed specifically for law enforcement use by the German firm J.P. Sauer & Sohn. The newer SSG-3000 has replaced the SSG-2000 in production although both were produced concurrently for some time.

Design

The design has been derived from the Sauer 80/90 target rifle. It is a bolt action rifle with a rotating handle and non-rotating bolt. The barrel is free floating and a muzzle brake is installed. The furniture is wooden and the stock is adjustable. Normally Schmidt &Bender 1.5-6x42 variable power or Zeiss Diatal ZA 8x56 optical sight is fitted. There are no backup iron sights.

Firepower

The SSG-2000 fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round from a 4 round detachable box magazine. The accuracy is reportedly very good and sub-MOA accuracy can be achieved. The maximum effective range is about 1.000 meters.

Users

The SSG-2000 has been adopted by many law enforcement agencies around the world. Due to its age many have been replaced by more modern alternatives.

Variants

SSG-2000

The SSG-2000 was produced only in a single variant. It can be identified by its smooth wooden furniture and unique muzzle brake.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine4 round detachable magazine
OperationBolt-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt-action
Barrel length610 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed, adjustable
Length1.210 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight6.6 kg empty with scope
SightsOptical sight
Remarksoptional bipod

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