Kalekalıp KNT-308

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KNT-308
KNT 308 Scope.jpg
Scoped and unscoped versions of the KNT-308 on display at the IDEF 2009 fair.
Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin Turkey
Service history
In service Turkish Armed Forces
Production history
Designer Kalekalip
Manufacturer MKEK
Produced 2008
Specifications
Cartridge 7.62mm
Action bolt action
Effective firing range 1000+ m
Feed system 5-round detachable box
Sights day or night optics

The KNT-308 is Turkey's first completely indigenous .308 caliber (7.62mm) sniper rifle designed by Kalekalıp. KNT-308's mean is Keskin Nişancı Tüfeği 308 - Sniper Rifle 308 (caliber). Effective range of this weapon is 800 meters for five or ten rounds. It has been reported to be 20% more effective than other rifles of its class, and 30% lighter at 5.35 kilograms. It is also marketed as 30% cheaper than its counterparts. This weapon costs 2000 $ but with additional accessories it can cost 15000 ~ 20000 $. The KNT-308 will reportedly be used in the ongoing conflict between Turkey and the PKK in Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. It was displayed at the International Defence Industry Fair in 2009.