C3A1 Sniper Rifle
The C3A1 sniper rifle provides Canadian Army snipers with a weapon that can deliver highly accurate fire against point targets at ranges up to 800 meters during the day and 300 meters at night. It is rugged and performs well under extreme climactic conditions. The C3A1 is a bolt action, single shot, shoulder controlled, magazine fed weapon.
The rifle incorporates a Mauser Type 85 action. It is a very strong, reliable action with a rotating extractor. The C3A1 also comes equipped with a free-floating barrel. The synthetic stock is a near straight-line design and incorporates a built in pistol grip, forestock and cheek piece. The butt can be adjusted from 300mm to 348mm by the insertion of butt increments. These butt increments, commonly referred to as “shims”, are available as 12mm or 7mm spacers.
The stock of the C3A1 is fitted with a steel-mounting bracket to mount the moulded nylon handstop. The handstop position on the stock is adjustable. The handstop incorporates a steel bipod spigot to facilitate the mounting of an all-steel, adjustable bipod.
- Ammunition: 7.62mm x 51mm NATO Match Ball
- Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
- Weight: 7.52 kg
- Barrel Weight: 2.04 kg
- Sight: Unertl telescopic, 10 power, magnesium fluoride coated lenses
- Sight Weight: 1.04 kg
- Sight Length: 31.75 cm
- Eye Relief: 75 mm