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SAS Weapons - HK417

The Heckler & Koch HK417 is a 7.62mm x 51mm caliber semi-automatic sniper rifle that has recently been spotted in use by the Special Air Service in Iraq.

The HK417 is a relatively new weapons system. When configured as a sniper rifle for the 'designated marksman' role, it features a 20 inch accurised barrel, detachable bi pod and telescopic sights. 10 or 20-round magazines can be fitted. The HK417 is also available with 16 and 12 inch barrels and in such configurations can be wielded as an assault rifle. The weapon features Picatinny rails on which a variety of scopes, lights and grips can be attached.

The HK417 is rumoured to be used as a medium-range sniper rifle by the SAS, a roll also filled by the G3 SG1, leading to speculation that the HK417 may be replacing the venerable G3 SG1in the Regiment's armoury.

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HK417 Sniper Rifle

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