FN Ballista

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FN Ballista
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The Ballista Sniper Rifle
TypeSniper Rifle
Production history
ManufacturerFN Herstal

ActionBolt Action
Rate of fire10-20 (Practical)
Feed system
  • .308 Win.: 7 or 15 rounds
  • .300 Win. Mag.: 6 or 10 rounds
  • .338 Lapua: 5 or 8 rounds

The FN Ballista is a sniper rifle developed by FN Herstal. The company states that the Ballista's design compares with the Remington MSR, the Armalite AR-30, and the Accuracy International AWM. The Remington MSR was selected as the winner of the PSR competition.[1]


The Ballista is a modular, air-cooled, magazine-fed, manually operated, bolt-action sniper rifle that is multi-caliber capable. It comes standard equipped with several MIL-STD 1913 rails located at both the 6 and 12 o'clock positions of the rifle in order to mount various attachments that will fit the operator's needs. Additional rails are also available as optional accessories. The Ballista features a fully adjustable, side-folding stock that can be outfitted with a monopod as well.[2]


  1. ^ Curtis, Rob (7 March 2013). "SOCOM PSR contract awarded to Remington Defense MSR". Gearscout blog. Military Times. Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "FN USA Ballista Bolt-Action Rifle Owner's Manual" (PDF). FN USA. FN USA. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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