Thanks to Karl in Sweden for the image!!
||7.62 NATO (.308 Win)
A submunition (using a sabot) has been adopted
||45.4 - 46.6 inches
||14.65 lbs (6.7kg) In ready condition
||27" (685.8 mm)
|Twist, Right Hand
||1 turn in 10 inches
|Maximum Effective Range
The PSG-90 is the Swedish adopted version of the British L96A1, or Artic Warfare (AW).
There is a few differences in the two rifles, mainly in the length of barrel and the twist.
The PSG90 also uses a slightly different scope then the UK equivalent.
The AW rifles have groves on the bolt to help improve reliability
in the snow, a specific Swedish request. The AW series of rifles has a very good reputation
and are being adopted in militaries around the world. Accuracy is sub MOA with military
ammo, and down around .5 MOA with good match grade ammo. The standard ammo used by the Swedish
armed forces includes a standard 7.62 (used in their Battle Rifles) and an AP round.
An interesting note is that the Swedish Armed Forces have adopted a sabot round for
their snipers. It is a 4.81mm tungsten carbide round fired in a sabot case. This
round exits the barrel at over 4400 fps. There is a degradation of accuracy
(About 33%) but the time of flight to 1000m is almost half of the standard 7.62x51mm.
This was a tradeoff that the Swedish Armed Forces viewed as acceptable. Currently the
Swede's have three different versions of this ammo, with the first version (based on the
SLAP rounds) being phased out and a newer, slightly heavier version being adopted for better
penetration. With the right ammo, these rifles are seeing excellent accuracy.