Compared to the ordinary weapons in general, sniper firearms unquestionably possess special advantages. Indeed, it is not designed for military raids but rather than for long-distance and accuracy level. Sniper rifle is clearly more deadly, in addition to the fact that the bullets used are usually larger; resulting in a critical degree of severe damage. To illustrate this, a duty infantryman might be able to kill 10 enemies with 30 weaponry bullets, whereas a sniper soldier could eliminate them with just 10 ammo; one shoot for one hitting target.

#1 – US McMillan TAC 50

This particular rifle is arguably one of the favorites of the world's elite soldiers. Well, the reason is because McMillan TAC 50 has a series of frightening advantages. For example, the aiming ability is said to be considerably accurate which is evidenced by a record achieved from a soldier who managed to kill a target with a distance of nearly 2.4 kilometers. The McMillan TAC 50 employs a very large bullet and the product is largely used in the military world. Word has it that this sniper firearm is believed to be able to kill two people at once if it is in a parallel position. After all, the rifle itself is also claimed to have the ability to penetrate armor and shield plates.

#2 – UK AWSM

The Arctic Warfare Super Magnum “AWSM” is a British sniper rifle. It is a product of Accuracy International Company, and is a more powerful version of the Arctic Warfare sniper rifle which is designed to use larger and more steady Magnum-type cartridges. The AWSM is basically a sniper which can be used in various conditions; especially, in extreme cold weather. The design tailored is indeed adapted for it, particular for its solid de-icing features. Hence, shooting during the heavy blizzard will never be an obstacle since the weapon is undoubtedly considered as one of the most insanely accurate sniper rifles ever produced in the military world.

#3 – Austrian SSG 69

The Steyr Scharfschutzengewehr 69 or broadly known as SSG 69, is an Austrian sniper rifle which externally resembles to a hunting rifle specially designed for military and law enforcement forces. This weapon, in addition, has made its name for impressive accuracy and was adopted by a number of countries across the globe. Currently, the SSG 69 is arguably one of the most popular sniper rifles in the world. Exporting countries include Argentina, Chile, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The Austrian SSG 69 is a bolt-action weapon and is also popular due to its precision. The rifle itself is relatively compact with a 650 mm (25.6") barrel, and is viewed to be seemingly light. Overall, this particular firearm is proved to be reliable and durable.

#4 – US Cheytac M200 Intervention

There is no doubt that the Cheytac M200 Intervention might be perceived as the deadliest sniper at the moment. It is the longest range sniper rifle in the world which holds the world record for the best group (3 bullets shot) at impressive 2.122 meter range, yet, can be far more effective out to a range of 1.830 meters. The Cheytac M200 Intervention is actually one of the best sniper weapons ever created. It is used only by some elite units such as the British SAS, Polish GROM, as well as Italian, Singaporean and Turkish Special Forces. Some sources report that the US Navy SEALs are also using this weapon. Despite its impressive shooting performance, however, this weapon is not that popular or required in most tactical situations.

#5 – Finnish SAKO TRG 42

Finally, the fifth or the last product under this review is SAKO TRG 42. Produced by the Finnish firearms manufacturer in 1999, the rifle is regarded as one of the best performing sniper rifles on earth. It is an improved production version of the previous SAKOTRG 41, and was designed to handle more powerful cartridges with a maximum length of 95 mm. In 1999, the SAKO TGR 42 was first launched to have replaced the previous TRG 41 in production. This weapon by far is in service of at least 14 countries, including the Finnish Defense Forces. It is mainly used by the army units of Special Forces, as well as by some law enforcement personnel. Speaking of the product specifications, The SAKO TRG 42 is a manually-operated and bolt-action weapon. The series of this firearm can easily be recognized by its nearly vertical pistol grips, as the product comes in a black or green stock. Whatever it is, the performance of this sniper rifle is said to be equally comparable to the British Arctic Warfare Super Magnum (UK AWSM), which is already discussed on the above list.

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