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Scoped and unscoped versions of the KNT-308 on display at the IDEF 2009 fair.
|Place of origin||Turkey|
|In service||Turkish Armed Forces|
|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 stands for Keskin Nişancı Tüfeği 308 - Sniper Rifle 308 (caliber). Effective range of this weapon is 800 meters. 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 $2,000 but with additional accessories it can cost $15,000-20,000. 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.