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Accuracy International Arctic Warfare



Overview


Accuracy International AW

Right side view of Arctic Warfare sniper rifle with Schmidt & Bender PM II scope and without bipod.
Source: Unknown author - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Sniper rifle
Entered service
Late 1980's
Status
In service
Development
1983
Developer
United Kingdom - Accuracy International
Production
1988 - 2013
Producer
United Kingdom - Accuracy International
Designations
AW / Arctic Warfare
Psg 90 / Prickskyttegevär 90
AW in Swedish military service
L118A1
AW in UK military service
L118A2
AW-F in UK military service
SR98
AW in Australian military service

Details


Facts AW AW-F
General
Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Sniper rifle
Caliber
Caliber
7.62x51mm NATO
Magazine
10 round detachable box
Barrel length
660 mm
Rifling
4 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
850 m/s
Operation
Action
Bolt-action
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Bolt-action
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed, adjustable
Length
1.180 mm
Weight
6.4 kg empty without scope
Sights
Optical sights
Various optical sights can be fitted
Iron sights
Optional iron sights
Accessories
Bipod
Yes

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