||7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308 Win)
||5 or 20 round detachable box
||25.59" (650mm), Heavy, 4 grooves, right hand twist.
|System of Operation:
||Roller locked, delayed blowback.
||47.56" (120.8 cm)
||17.81 lbs (8.10kg)
||Hendsoldt 6x42, with reticle illumination. 6 settings
from 100 to 600 meters
||Matte black high impact plastic,
adjustable for length, pivoting butt cap,
vertically-adjustable cheekpiece; target-type
pistol grip with adustable palm shelf.
||Adjustable for pull, removable from pistol grip.
||Uses HK-91 action with low-noise bolt closing device;
special forend with T-way rail for sling swivel or tripod.
The PSG-1 is said to be the most accurate semi-auto in the world. There is a lot of other
rifle manufacturers that will dispute this, but the PSG-1 has become the standard that the
others must meet. The accuracy standard that all PSG-1's must meet is 50 rounds of match
ammo into an 80mm (3.14") circle at 300m. (1 MOA). Keep in mind this is 50 rounds, not a 3
shot group. The PSG-1 is popular in some Special Op units and elite anti-terrorist units.
It really does not lend itself well to the Military environment because of 2 reasons. First
it ejects the shells about 10 meters, and this can easily give away a position, and also
is a pain to try and police your brass to prevent leaving a target identifier. The second
reason is that it only can be fitted with the Hensoldt 6x42 sight. No other sight can be
used (Short of grinding off the mount and welding on your own type base). The 6x is only
set up to be used out to 600 meters, and thats the start of the optimal engagement range
for military snipers (From 600-700 meters). Rumor has it that H&K is addressing this problem
and have came up with a different system that allows you to switch out scopes, but I haven't
seen one of their new PSG-1's to confirm this. It is an outstanding Police Sharpshooter weapon,
but most agencies cannot afford the price tag (about $9000 USD), which is why it usually shows
up in only the most elite units.
PSG-1 With Accessories
PSG-1 With 300 meter Target
Another picture of PSG-1
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