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SIG SSG-3000



Overview


SSG-3000TR

Colombian COPES snipers with SSG-3000TR.
Source: Unknown author - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Switzerland
Type
Sniper rifle
Entered service
1990's
Status
In service
Development
Early 1990's
Developer
Switzerland - SIG
Production
1992 - present
Producer
Switzerland - SIG
Unit cost
About $ 2.500 for SSG-3000 in 1999 without optics
About $ 3.500 for SSG-3000TR in 2012 without optics
Designations
SSG-3000 / Scharfsch├╝tzengewehr 3000
German for "sniper rifle 3000"

Description


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.

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.

Details


Facts SSG-3000 SSG-3000TR
General
Origin
Switzerland
Type
Sniper rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Feed system
5 round detachable box
Barrel length
610 mm
Rifling
4 grooves, 305 mm twist
Muzzle velocity
830 m/s
Operation
Action
Bolt action
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt action
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed adjustable stock
Length
1.180 mm
Weight
5.4 kg without scope
Sights
Mechanical
None
Optics
Normally fitted with Leupold 10x scope
Accessories
Optional Harris bipod, mirage band

Media


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SIG SSG-2000

The SSG-3000 is a further development of the earlier SSG-2000 tactical rifle.