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Sunday, October 11, 2009

BRITISH L96A1

British L96 A1

Caliber : 7.62 NATO (.308 Win)
Operation : Bolt Action
Length : 44.3 - 47 inches
Weight : 14.33 lbs (6.5kg) empty without telescope
Barrel Length : 24 inches
Twist, Right Hand : 1 turn in 12 inches
Magazine Capacity : 10 or 12 round detachable box magazine
Maximum Effective Range : 1000 yards

The L96A1 is the British Army designation of the standard AWC PM. The L96A1 won a British Army competition by a slight margin over the Parker-Hale M85 to become the standard sniper rifle for the British Army. The PM utilizes an aluminium frame over which is placed a high impact plastic stock. An adjustable Parker Hale Bi-Pod is fitted as standard. An uprated version, the AW, features many minor improvements, including an easier bolt action, frost proof mechanism, muzzle brake and a 10x42 hensoldt telescopic sight. The L96A1 is capable of sub MOA with military ammo, and gets to about half of that with good match grade ammo. The AW is imported to the US by Accuracy International, and is for sale to the public.

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