Blaser R93 Tactical

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Blaser R93 LRS2
Blaser R93 LRS2 .308 Win 4thNovSniperCompetition06.jpg
Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin  Germany
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Designed 1993
Manufacturer Blaser
Variants Blaser LRS 2
Blaser Tactical 2
Blaser Tactical (LRT) First version
Specifications
Weight .223 Rem., .308 Win., .300 Win Mag 5.4 kg (12 lb) (empty)
.338 Lapua Mag. 5.8 kg (13 lb) (empty)

Caliber 7.62 NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, 6.5x55mm
Action bolt-action
Feed system 5-rounds detachable box magazine (4 for .300Win), Original LRT 10-rounds
Sights detachable aperture type iron sights day or night optics

The Blaser LRS 2 and Blaser Tactical 2 are German sniper rifles, used by German and Dutch police forces as well as the Australian military and special police units. The rifles are manufactured by the German fire arms manufacturer Blaser. The LRS 2 and Tactical 2 rifles are straight-pull bolt-action take down sniper rifles. The straight-pull action design was introduced in the Blaser R93 hunting rifle line. These actions allows for faster follow-up shots compared to traditional turn bolt actions. The rifles are designed to fire small groups (sub 0.25 MOA) with factory match ammunition.

Bulgarian Army snipers

The LRS 2 (Long Range Sporter 2) version, comes chambered in .223 Remington, 6mm Norma BR, 6.5x55mm, .308 Winchester and .300 Winchester Magnum. An uncommon part of its design is that it is a straight-pull bolt-action rather than a turn-bolt, which allows for much faster follow-up shots. The 14 lug radial collett ensures the centering of the cartridge when fed into the chamber assisting in its accuracy. Barrel changes by an experienced person can take place in under 60 seconds.

The Tactical 2 version is available in .223 Remington, .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum and has a larger action and barrel to accommodate the use of the .338 Lapua Magnum chambering. The sight is mounted directly to the barrel as normal, however, the design allows the barrel and sight to be removed from the body of the rifle by undoing the two hex bolts, accessed from under the body. This allows the rifle to be carried in a more compact fashion and can be reassembled easily in less than 30 seconds. The safety catch is mounted on the rear of the bolt and reveals a large red dot when pushed forward and up to the "fire" position. One feature of the bolt is that when unloaded and no magazine inserted, the safety has to be pushed forward slightly in order to pull the bolt back. The 5 round magazines in .308 calibre sit flush with the underside of the body when inserted.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2008/12/12/australian-snipers-using-blaser-tactical-2-rifles/
  2. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/8773698@N03/1335225773/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  3. ^ http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/star-group-snipers-test-worlds-most-lethal-sniper-rifle/story-e6frea83-1225917673679
  4. ^ http://www.altair.com.pl/news/view?news_id=13574

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