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Brugger & Thomet APR 338 Advanced Precision (Sniper)Rifle (Switzerland)

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  1. Zarvan

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    Brugger & Thomet (B+T) APR 338 sniper rifle in standardconfiguration, with B+T scope, mirage band above the barrel and quick-detachable B+T silencer.
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    Caliber(s): 8.6x70 (.338 Lapua Magnum)
    Operation: manually operated rotary boltaction
    Length: 1236 mm (1002mm with buttstockfolded)
    Barrel: 690 mm
    Weight: 8.02 kg (less telescope sight and otheraccessories)
    Feed Mechanism: 10 rounds detachable box mag.



    Brugger & Thomet (B+T)APR 338 long-range sniper rifle is a further evolution of the Brugger & Thomet (B+T)APR 308 sniper rifle.B+T APR 338 is designed to provide accurate long-range fire againstenemy personnel and unarmored 'material' targets, with effective rangebeing at least 1 500 meters. At the time of this writing (November2007) the B+T APR 338 is at the final stages of developmen, with production scheduled to early 2008.

    Brugger & Thomet (B+T)APR 338 sniper rifle is a modular weapon, built upon a metallic lowerreceiver (main frame or chassis), which houses upper receiver with boltgroup andbarrel, as well as fire control group, folding buttstock and otherfurniture. Gun action utilizes traditional manually operated rotarybolt with three radial locking lugs at the front. Opening and closingrotation of the bolt requires only 60oof radialmovement of bolt handle. Free-floating precision-made barrel isequipped with special muzzle brake which also serves as a mountingpoint for quick-detachable silencer and hosts folding front sight.Trigger group, manual safety and pistol gripare assembled into single detachable module. Trigger is of two-stagetype and fully adjustable (trigger adjustments do not requiredisassembly of the unit).Ambidextrous manual safety is convenientlylocated above the pistol grip. Ammunition is fed from a detachable10-round box magazine, which provides last round bolt hold-openfeature. Brugger & Thomet (B+T) APR 338 sniper rifle is equipped withside-folding buttstock which is adjustable for length of pull, withadjustable cheek-piece. Polymer forend is attached to the chassis, anda folding bipod of adjustable height is provided forfiring from prone position. Additional folding monopod (also ofadjustable height) is attached to the rear of the buttstock. By defaulteach Brugger & Thomet (B+T) APR 338 sniper rifle is equipped withPicatinny rail at the top of receiver, with three more optional railsavailable on special forend. Standard sighting equipment includefolding iron sight (with aperture-type rear; not available onintegrally silenced models), and a proprietary Brugger &Thomet TRS (Tactical Rifle Scope) telescope sight. B+T TRS telescope ismanufactured exclusively for Brugger &Thomet by Schmidt & Bender, and it provided variable 3-12Xmagnification and proprietary aiming reticle with range-finding scale.With recommended ammunition, accuracy of Brugger &Thomet (B+T) APR 338 sniper rifle is less than 1 MOA at any practicalrange. As per specification, rifle provides 99% or betterfirst hit probability against head-sized target at 600 meters andagainst human torso-sized target at 1300 meters. Maximum effectiverange with recommended ammunition (.338 LM Lapua Scenar 250 grs) is1,500 meters. Being well-known for high-quality andhigh-efficiency firearm sound moderators (silencers), B+T providesstandard APR 338 rifles with quick-detachable silencers.

    Special thanks to Casca Long from Brugger & Thomet for information and help.
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    The APR338 sniper rifle is in service with Georgia, Romania and Ukraine



    Caliber 8.6x70 mm (.338 Lapua Magnum)
    Weight (unloaded, without scope and accessories) 7.9 kg
    Length 1 236 mm
    Length (with folded stock) 1 002 mm
    Barrel length 690 mm
    Muzzle velocity 800 - 900 m/s
    Magazine capacity 5, 10 rounds
    Sighting range ?
    Range of effective fire 1 300 m


    The Brugger and Thomet also known as B+T or B&T is a Swiss manufacturer who designed Advanced Precision Rifle (APR 338) back in 2007. Essentially it is a modified French PGM Precision sniper rifle chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition. The APR338 rifle is manufactured in Switzerland. It seems that production began in 2008. This weapon is reportedly used by Georgia, Romania, Ukraine, and possibly, some other countries.

    The APR is a manual bolt action sniper rifle. It uses 8.6x70 mm (.338 Lapua Magnum) ammunition. It boasts of hitting a torso sized target from 1 300 m range and confirmed head sized object shot from a range of 600 m. Maximum effective range with recommended ammunition is 1 500 m. Performance of this rifle is comparable to the British Accuracy International Arctic Warfare and Finnish Sako TRG.

    The free-floating precision-made barrel has 6 grooves with a right hand twist. According to manufacturers the rifle has a barrel life of 5 000 rounds. This weapon has a muzzle brake which reduces the recoil of rifle by around 40%. The bolt has a configuration with 3 locking lugs and 60 degree opening angle. This sniper rifle is fed from detachable 5- or 10-round capacity box magazines.

    This rifle has an ambidextrous manual safety, located above the pistol grip. Trigger is of two-stage type and fully adjustable. Trigger group, safety and pistol grip are assembled into a singe module.

    This sniper rifle comes with standard Picatinny-type or MIL-STD-1913 scope rail. It supports a wide range of scopes and sights. The B&T APR338 sniper rifle comes with a B&T Tactical Rifle Scope (TRS) which is manufactured exclusively for B&T by Schmidt & Bender of Germany. This scope has an illuminated reticule with a 3V power source and magnification form 3x to 12x. By default an iron sight is attached to the rail.

    The buttstock is foldable and has a cheek-rest which can be adjusted. This sniper rifle has a bipod assembly. The forend panel is available with accessory rails. It can be used to attach laser designator and other accessories.

    A standard APR338 rifle can be fitted with a quick-detachable silencer, mounted on the muzzle brake.

    The APR338 rifle can be used in harsh military and environmental conditions. The performance of rifle is undeterred by the temperatures ranging from -30°C to +65°C

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