In the valley crpf deals with 2-3 terrorists at a time whereas in fallujah US army had to face hundreds of insurgents at a time so they moved to the m110 for snipingI wonder if SSG-69 is really effective in CRPF engagements. Being a bolt action, it has slow rate of fire. US forces in Iraq realized that for counter insurgency ops, DMR with semi-auto action provided adequate accuracy and rate of fire. Most engagements took place at less than 400 meters, making rifles such as SSG-69 an overkill for range. Multiple targets made its slow reloading and small magazine capacity a disadvantage.
I am sure Gallil DMR is favorable over Steyr with Indian counter-terrorism units.
The reason to use semi-automatic DMR is not the need for dealing with 100s of insurgents. Lol. It’s mainly because rapidly changing situations demand more rapid firepower. Snipers usually pick and choose their targets. For this, they spend time to select their location, adjust for windage, temperature, elevation etc. They have a spotter to help range the target and even use software to adjust for MOA. That makes sniper work a “one shot one kill”. SSG-69 with is <1 MOA accuracy is a great choice for such operations.In the valley crpf deals with 2-3 terrorists at a time whereas in fallujah US army had to face hundreds of insurgents at a time so they moved to the m110 for sniping
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