Indian Sniper Equipment & Tactics

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Back to rants and nonsense, Anyways India makes its own AMR ammo tell them we don`t want imported maal and we don`t want hints and advertisement here.

Enjoy your time here, Jai hind !

Maaf Karo baba apani 30 kg Gun apane hi pass rakho ...
Three barrels ... one man can not even cock this damn thing...
Why is OFB not making ammunition?

Import from South Africa ??:pound::pound::pound::pound:
 

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In a 1st, Bengaluru firm designs, develops two sniper rifles


BENGALURU: As India pushes for increased participation of the private sector in defence production, a firm in Bengaluru’s Koramangala has, in a first for an Indian firm, designed and developed two sniper rifles prototypes meant for the armed forces, indigenously.

SSS Defence, which has begun work on constructing an 80,000 sqft arms factory at Jigani, 28km from Bengaluru, is hopeful of putting the two weapons on trial with the special forces soon, even as it has its eyes locked on the export market.

“We are the first to indigenously design and develop sniper rifles. We’ve not acquired ready-made technology from abroad to only assemble. And that we are not only going to offer the weapon, but also provide a complete solution giving users ammunitions, optics and other accessories necessary to operate the weapon, makes us unique. As on date the armed forces buy all of these from different companies,” Vivek Krishnan, CEO, SSS Defence, told TOI.

India opened up arms manufacturing to private firms only in the previous term of the Narendra Modi government. While there have been reports of some firms being in talks with foreign arms makers to get manufacturing rights for arms, no company has so far announced design and development of any rifle, let alone those meant for sniping.

The army has been looking to acquire sniper rifles, which has been delayed because of the 20 firms that participated in a tender issued last year, none offered ammunition.

SSS Defence has developed two rifles: Viper, chambered for .308/7.62x51mm cartridge and Saber, chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge. While Viper has proved its accuracy from a distance of more than 1,000 metres, Saber has proved it on a 1,500 metres range. The Minute of Angle (MoA), which is used to measure the accuracy of rifles, the firm claimed, is best in the class, comparable to global weapons.

“Rifles chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO and .338 Lapua Magnum calibers are popular among military and law enforcement snipers across the world,” Satish R Machani, managing director, SSS Defence, said, adding that their weapons provide precision to long range rifle to shooters.

Stating that the design is based on the armed forces’ most recent requirements, Machani said they have already tested the weapons in the US, where it met all requirements.

The rifles have modular, lightweight and ergonomically adjustable sniper chassis, which is rugged, reconfigurable, low maintenance, and manufactured from aerospace grade aluminum alloys. The firm said they are impervious to foul weather conditions, and hot/cold temperature extremes.

“The rifle has an ergonomically adjustable shoulder stock, which will prove very useful for our armed forces, which have men and women from different parts of the country who are built differently,” Krishnan said.


So far, the firm has invested nearly Rs 20 crore in the business if small arms, optics and ammunition and has started work on building an 80,000 sqft arms factory at Jigani.


“This facility will be manufacturing arms and have a capacity to make 15,000 arms per annum from day one of the first phase. Capacity will then increase to 45,000 arms per annum in the second phase (January 2022) and 80,000 per annum in some years in the third phase,” Krishnan added.


Besides, Machani said that the firm has also acquired an 80-acre plot for an ammunition factory near Anantapur in AP
, some 200km from Bengaluru. “This factory will manufacture multiple ammunition calibers — 9mm, 7.62x39mm, 7.62x51mm, .338 Lapua and 12.7mm for export markets and domestic demand,” he added.


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Back to rants and nonsense, Anyways India makes its own AMR ammo tell them we don`t want imported maal and we don`t want hints and advertisement here.

Enjoy your time here, Jai hind !
Welcome Back sir !!! Waiting for your pics guv and your analysis of the ghataak, any new improvements to the INSAS family, the AK 203...
 

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Both SSS & OFB manufacturer 0.338 Smiper Rifle which can be ordered by Indian Army

Further OFB 20X82 is the best AMR out there. It weighs around 40kg with rifle, bipod, reasonable amount of ammo

Not very different from GMAG machine gun team which needs to carry GMAG, Tripod, 600-1000 rounds for 40-50kg weight
 

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WHY BUY VICTRIX SCORPIO?!!

Indian procurement system is probably worse than most: I came across news that Indian Army commanders can buy a small amount of weapons and equipment under emergency procurement powers. That’s good but I can only see corruption or incompetence.

Buying 30 or so Victrix Scorpio (each costs close to $10,000 with all the accessories) makes absolutely no sense when money is the limiting factor. You can buy 50 Sako TRG 42 or MRAD or AW with the same amount and get the same performance. Victrix is not even tested in battle!

Also, which other country has bought Victrix?! No one. Won’t that raise suspicion in Indian anti-corruption office? Whole world uses Sako, AI, Berett, Remington, PGM and without any trials super-expensive Victrix shows up as winner! Berretta is Italian Company and known to have indulged in corruption to secure orders. I am sure India knows Italians well by now.

I have similar doubts about procurement of overpriced Beretta MX-4 few years ago by India. These procurements smell badly of foul play.
 
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WHY BUY VICTRIX SCORPIO?!!

Indian procurement system is probably worse than most: I came across news that Indian Army commanders can buy a small amount of weapons and equipment under emergency procurement powers. That’s good but I can only see corruption or incompetence.

Buying 30 or so Victrix Scorpio (each costs close to $10,000 with all the accessories) makes absolutely no sense when money is the limiting factor. You can buy 50 Sako TRG 42 or MRAD or AW with the same amount and get the same performance. Victrix is not even tested in battle!

Also, which other country has bought Victrix?! No one. Won’t that raise suspicion in Indian anti-corruption office? Whole world uses Sako, AI, Berett, Remington, PGM and without any trials super-expensive Victrix shows up as winner! Berretta is Italian Company and known to have indulged in corruption to secure orders. I am sure India knows Italians well by now.

I have similar doubts about procurement of overpriced Beretta MX-4 few years ago by India. These procurements smell badly of foul play.
It’s a long-standing “complaint“ of IA since Kargil, paki used to take shots using match grade sniper rifles & ammo at that time, and IA didn’t have it since. complaint may not be the right word here.

with the new sniper rifle purchases that have happened so far, that old loop can be closed now. the negative feeling among a few that army top brass didn’t buy match grade rifles & ammo when asked is closed now.

Anyways I am of the opinion that IA should have a repository of rifles from around the world in small numbers to have a feel of different types of weapon systems & ammo combinations.
 
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I would not worry about acquisitions of small quantities of sniper rifles - even if it does not turn out well you can always buy another model for the next lot. This decision does not require unnecessary chintan.

What is more important is IA evolving tactics, concept of operations, sniper school, and sniper specific awards and recognition.


It’s a long-standing “complaint“ of IA since Kargil, paki used to take shots using match grade sniper rifles & ammo at that time, and IA didn’t have it since. complaint may not be the right word here.

with the new sniper rifle purchases that have happened so far, that old loop can be closed now. the negative feeling among a few that army top brass didn’t buy match grade rifles & ammo when asked is closed now.

Anyways I am of the opinion that IA should have a repository of rifles from around the world in small numbers to have a feel of different types of weapon systems & ammo combinations.
 

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