SIG Sauer SSG 2000

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SIG Sauer SSG 2000
TypeSniper rifle
Place of originGermany
Switzerland
Service history
Used bySee Users
Production history
ManufacturerSIG Sauer
Produced1989–Present
Specifications
Mass6.6 kg empty with scope
Length1210 mm
Barrel length610 mm

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
.300 Winchester Magnum
7.5×55mm Swiss
ActionBolt-action
Effective firing range1000 m 7.62×51mm NATO
1100 m .300 Winchester Magnum
1000 m 7.5×55mm Swiss
Feed system4-round detachable box magazine
Sightsnon-fitted, but telescopic day or night optics can be fitted.

The SIG Sauer SSG 2000 (Scharfschützengewehr 2000, literally Sharpshooter Rifle 2000)[1] is a bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle.

Service use[edit]

The SSG 2000 sniper rifle is a joint effort by Swiss company SIG Arms (now SAN Swiss Arms) and German company J.P.Sauer & Sohn. Production of the SSG 2000 started in 1989 and it is still in production.[citation needed]

Description[edit]

The SSG 2000 is derived from the Sauer 80/90 target rifle. It has a bolt action with rotating handle, but non-rotating bolt. When the handle is rotated to close the action, six lugs are driven onwards from the rear part of the bolt body to lock into the receiver. The action also features a loaded chamber indicator. The heavy barrel is hammer-forged and has a flash hider/muzzle brake unit installed. The wooden stock is adjustable. The trigger is two-stage.

The SSG 2000 has no iron sights by default and is usually fitted with Schmidt & Bender X1.5-6×42 variable-power or Zeiss Diatal ZA 8×56T fixed-power telescope sight.

Users[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Artikelrecherche - Deutsches Waffen Journal
  2. ^ Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.