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DSR-Precision DSR-1



Overview


DSR-1

German police officer with DSR-1 bolt-action sniper rifle. Picture could be staged and part of a TV series.
Source: www.thebrigade.thechive.com - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Germany
Type
Sniper rifle
Entered service
Early 2000's
Stats
In service
Development
Late 1990's
Developer
Ingolf Reuter
Production
2000 - present
Producer
Germany - DSR-Precision

Description


Introduction

The DSR-1 is a modern bolt-action sniper rifle of German origin. It was developed in the late 1990's as a highly accurate and compact weapon for law enforcement and military use. The DSR-1 is reputed to provide superb quality and performance at a high production cost.

Design

action mechanism. It also functions as a buttstock and features an adjustable cheekpiece and monopod. The free floating barrel is encased by a shroud that doubles as an accessory rail. A top mounted bipod or conventional bipod may be fitted. The Picatinny rail allows a variety of optical sights to be fitted, including a night vision sight in front of the telescopic sight. A clip on suppressor can be fitted over the slotted muzzle brake.

Firepower

The DSR-1 is chambered in various calibers and feeds from a 5 or 4 round detachable box magazine. The effective range is quoted as 800 meters for the 7.62x51mm NATO model, 1.100 meters for .300 Winchester Magnum and 1.500 meters for .338 Lapua Magnum. Accuracy is reported to be sub 0.2 MOA at 100 meters and sub MOA at 1 km for the .338 model.

Users

The DSR-1 is used by various law enforcement and military units in the world, albeit in limited quantity.

DSR-1


DSR-1

Right side view of DSR-1. Note the folded top mounted bipod and spare magazine in front of the pistol grip.
Source: www.thebrigade.thechive.com - © copyright lies with original owner

DSR-1 in various calibers

The DSR-1 is a modern bullpup sniper rifle. It has distinctive looks with its bullpup layout, spare magazine holder in front of the pistol grip and slotted barrel shroud. Conversion kits for other calibers are available, but not very common.

DSR-1 in .338 Lapua Magnum: The orignal DSR-1 is chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum round. The .338 model has a longer barrel and the magazine holds 4 instead of 5 rounds.

DSR-1 in .300 Winchester Magnum: A DSR-1 chambered for the .300 Winchester Magnum round, otherwise similar to the 7.62x51mm model.

DSR-1 in 7.62x51mm: Most common DSR-1 model. Chambered for the 7.62x51mm round, feeds from a 5 round detachable box magazine. A suppressor can be fitted instead of the muzzle brake.

Facts DSR-1 (.308) DSR-1 (.300) DSR-1 (.338)
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Sniper rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine
5 round detachable box
Barrel length
650 mm
Rifling
Muzzle velocity
Operation
Action
Bolt action
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt action
Dimensions
Stock
Fixed adjustable stock
Length
990 mm
Weight
5.9 kg empty without scope
Sights
Type
Optical sight on Picatinny rail, optional iron sights
Accessories
Bipod
Integral adjustable bipod and rear monopod

DSR-1 Subsonic


DSR-1 Subsonic

Right side view of DSR-1 Subsonic. Note that the integral silencer is attached to the receiver.
Source: DSR-precision GmbH - © copyright lies with original owner

DSR-1 Subsonic

The DSR-1 Subsonic is a special version of the DSR-1 with integral silencer. A unique feature is that the silencer is attached to the receiver, not the free floating barrel. Compared to the baseline model it has a much reduced sound signature, even when the baseline model is fitted with a suppressor. The short barrel and full length silencer reduce bullet speed below the speed of sound. The subsonic bullet speed results in a much reduced effective range.

Facts DSR-1 Subsonic
General
Origin
Germany
Type
Sniper rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine
5 round detachable box
Barrel length
310 mm
Rifling
8 grooves
Muzzle velocity
320 m/s
Operation
Action
Bolt action
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt action
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed adjustable stock
Sights
Type
Optical sight on Picatinny rail, optional iron sights
Accessories
Bipod
Integral adjustable bipod and rear monopod
Suppressor
Integral silencer

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