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L96A1

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L96
Country Of Origin United Kingdom
In Service 1982 - Present
Used By UK USA Italy
Wars Kosovo Gulf 1 Gulf 2 Iraq
Effective Range 600m
Maximum Range 1,000m
Weight 6.5kg
Length 1800mm
Cartridge 7.62mm x 51


Sniper rifle used by the British Army.

The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle is a family of bolt-action sniper rifles designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International. It has proved popular as a civilian, police and military rifle since its introduction in the 1980s.

Generally Arctic Warfare rifles are outfitted with a Schmidt & Bender PM II [1] telescopic sight with fixed power of magnification or with variable magnification. Variable telescopic sights can be used if the operator wants more flexibility to shoot at varying ranges, or when a wide field of view is required. Accuracy International actively promotes fitting the German made Schmidt & Bender PM II product line as sighting components on their rifles, which is rare for a rifle manufacturer.

Now being replaced by the superior L115A1 system.