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Sweden & Finland look to 7.62x51 as primary infantry rifle    Small Arms <20mm

Started 10-Nov by gatnerd; 1925 views.
Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

13-Jan

Looks nice! Hopefully we'll get some imported here.

stancrist

From: stancrist

14-Jan

gatnerd said:

A first glimpse of SAKO's AR10 design, the M23

Interesting.  A sniper rifle with a 16-inch barrel.  Why so short?

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stancrist

From: stancrist

14-Jan

If Finland and Sweden adopt a M23 variant for infantry riflemen, what will be their choice for SAW?

Sweden could continue to use the KSP 58, but it seems illogical for Finland to keep using the PKM.

mpopenker

From: mpopenker

14-Jan

stancrist said:

Interesting. A sniper rifle with a 16-inch barrel. Why so short?

it's a DMR. 16" is enough for 600-800 meters, and rifle is compact enough for typical Finnish landscape and proposed mode of operations (urban or woods; no chance of effective fighting in open)

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

14-Jan

There are two versions one as semiautomatic sniper rifle and one as DMR rifle no mention if they are the same rifle just different optic . DMRs these days seem to be gravitating to 16in

Semi-automatic Sniper Rifle 23 is equipped with a high-quality optical sight that together with precision ammunition enables snipers to achieve effects in different targets up to a distance of 800 metres.

Designated Marksman Rifle 23 is more simplified in its weapon-mounted equipment, and designed for use by jaeger and infantry sections designated marksmen. This weapon increases the sections range up to 600 metres. 

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

14-Jan

There are 7.62 NATO PKMs now, probably use one of those.

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