WELL G96 AWM CO2 Airsoft Sniper Rifle
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Manufacturer:Well Bell Galaxy
- 540 fps (0.2g BB) / Range 230-280 feet
- Barrel Length: 23.5 inches / 60 cm
- Magazine Capacity: 10 Rounds
- Integrated top and front rails
- Adjustable Hop-Up
- Scope, scope rings & Bipod NOT Included
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- Made in China
Also known as the L96A1. The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle is a family of bolt-action sniper rifle designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International. It has proved popular as a civilian, police and military rifle since its introduction in the 1980s.
The AW is almost unique in being a purpose-designed sniper rifle, rather than an accurized version of an existing, general-purpose rifle. Rather than a traditional wooden or polymer rifle stock, the AW has an aluminium bedding block bolted directly to the action, and which extends the entire length of the stock. Two hollow polymer "half stocks", usually green, are in turn bolted to the bedding block, creating a remarkably rugged, yet light, weapon.
The AW's distinctive green thumbhole/pistol-grip stock, unique design and reliability in adverse weather conditions have made it a popular, if expensive, weapon. The rifle is extremely accurate (about 0.5 MOA), and its maximum effective range with a Schmidt & Bender 6 x 42 scope is around 600m. The AW is usually equipped with an integrated bipod and it also has a monopod in the butt.
Most Arctic Warfare rifles are chambered for 7.62 mm NATO rounds, but can also be fitted for the 5.56 mm rounds. It is mounted with a standard scope and a muzzle brake to cut down on recoil. Currently it is in service with many countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, and Sweden.
Each country's rifles differ slightly. The Swedish PSG-90 for example, uses a different scope to that of the L96A1, and also uses sabot rounds. The German Bundeswehr adopted a folding-stock Magnum version of the AW chambered in .300 Winchester magnum (7.62x67 mm) as the ScharfschÃ¼tzengewehr 22 (G22).
In early 1980's British Army started the search for the replacement of the aging L42 Enfield sniper rifles. Main compettitors were british companies Parker-Hale with their model 82 bolt action rifle, and Accuracy International, with their PM rifle. Eventually, PM rifle won the competition and was accepted by British Army under the designation of L96.
One of the most notorious features of the PM rifle was design of the stock. Instead of the solid polymer or wooden stock, PM/L96 used hollow polymer stock, made from two halves and assembled around aluminium bedding block, that extends to whole stock lenght. L96 also was equipped with backup iron sights.
In mid-1980s Sweden forces began their own quest for the new sniper rifle, that could survive heavy nordic enviro
|FPS Range||FPS 401-600|
|Manufacturers||Well Bell Galaxy|
|Battery & Charger Included||N/A|
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