Long-range .308/.338-cal M10 bolt-action rifle for Canadian troops
OTTAWA ($1=1.26 Canadian Dollars) — The Finnish sniper weapon system SAKO TRG M10 was selected for the new long-range rifle by the Canadian government and according to information circulated in the Canadian media 229 units of this sniper rifle should be delivered by the end of 2022.
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SACO TRG M10 is considered an evolution in the design of sniper rifles and was officially shown to the world nearly ten years ago, in October 2011. One of the impressive key features is the ability of the sniper rifle to switch from one to the second caliber: between .308 Winchester [7.62 × 51mm NATO], .300 Winchester Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum chamberings by changing the bolts. But that is not enough. To completely switch from one caliber to another, you still have to change magazines, forends, and barrels.
SAKO TRG M10 is a military conspiracy and has no civilian equivalent. Extremely precise long-range rifle. The maximum operating range is up to 1,500 meters, but the proven effective range is up to 1,200 meters. The rifle is equipped with a folding adjustable butt and aluminum middle chassis frame. The hand guard is innovatively integrated into the immediate vicinity of the trigger. SAKO TRG M10 has indicators that help identify different modular components for different calibers, where each caliber-depending component is specially marked so users can recognize the caliber of each part visually or by touch.
The Canadian government believes that with the acquisition of the Finnish SACO TRG M10 sniper weapon system, troops will gain more flexibility and increase their combat capability and effectiveness on the battlefield. All 229 units that will arrive by the end of the year will be paid for by Canada’s new weapons project worth 2.9 million.
The Finns also welcomed the choice of the Canadian government. “Sako’s commitment to great products that meet the needs of defense forces worldwide continues in Canada as we deliver the SAKO TRG M10 as the MCSW [Multi-Caliber Sniper Weapon], satisfying long and medium-range sniper needs with the multi-caliber capability,” said Raimo Karjalainen, CEO of the Finnish manufacturer.
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