Firearms / Sniper rifles / SIG SSG-3000

SIG SSG-3000

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sniper rifle

  • ORIGIN
    Switzerland

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1990's

  • DESIGNER
    SIG

  • PRODUCTION
    1990's - present

  • PRODUCERS
    Switzerland - SIG

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    About $2.500 for SSG-3000 in 1999 without optics
    About $3.500 for SSG-3000TR in 2012 without optics

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good accuracy
    Limited rate of fire
    Expensive

Introduction

The SSG-3000 is a bolt action sniper rifle of Swiss origin. It was specifically developed for law enforcement use. The SSG-3000 is not directly derived from the older SSG-2000, but many lessons have been incorporated in its design.

Design

The design of the SSG-3000 is based on the SIG 200STR target rifle. It uses the same modified Mauser type bolt-action mechanism. The stock on the original models is made of fiber glass, while the newer production models feature a composite stock. A US pattern scope mount is used, which is replaced by a Picatinny rail on newer models. Backup iron sights are not present.

Firepower

The SSG-3000 fires the 7.62x51mm round from a single stack 5 round detachable magazine. Sub-MOA accuracy can be achieved. The maximum effective range is claimed to be 1.000 meters, however as a law enforcement weapon operational ranges are generally 150 to 300 meters.

Users

The SSG-3000 is used by many law enforcement units, especially in Europe and the USA.

Variants

SSG-3000

The SSG-3000 is a bolt action sniper rifle that fires the 7.62x51mm round. It uses a 6 lug bolt action system with a very light firing pin. This makes the SSG-3000 both strong and responsive. The SSG-3000 can be easily identified by its unique white plastic stock with large slots in the forearm. A large flash hider with longitudinal slots is permanently attached to the barrel. Backup sights are not available.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5 round detachable box
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length610 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm twist
Muzzle velocity830 m/s
StockFixed adjustable stock
Length1.180 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight5.4 kg without scope
SightsNo iron sights, normally fitted with Leupold 10x scope
RemarksOptional Harris bipod, mirage band

SSG-3000TR

The SSG-3000TR is the current production version. The TR suffix stands for Tactical Rifle. In the mid 2000's the SSG-3000 design was improved since the design became somewhat dated. The ballistic performance remains similar as the same mechanism and barrel are used. The most obvious changes are the use of a dark McMillan composite chassis and a Picatinny rail as a scope mount. The new pattern flash hider only has upward slots in order to minimize the movement of the rifle after each shot.

TypeSniper rifle
Caliber7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine5 round detachable box
OperationBolt action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireBolt action
Barrel length600 mm
Rifling4 grooves, 305 mm twist
Muzzle velocity830 m/s
StockFixed adjustable stock
Length1.180 mm
Width95 mm
Height190 mm
Weight5.1 kg without scope
SightsNo iron sights, normally fitted with Hensoldt 6x scope
RemarksOptional Harris bipod, mirage band

Media

Copyright © 2002 - 2014 Weaponsystems.net