CheyTac M-200 Intervention

     Notes: Deployed by unnamed special operations units worldwide, the CheyTac M-200 is a sniper weapon system rather than simply a long-range, heavy-caliber sniper rifle.  It consists not merely of the highly-distinctive M-200 rifle, but a hand-held computer for the spotter that calculates wind at the shooting site, barometric conditions, and angles to the target to allow for more accurate first shots and corrections.

     The M-200 rifle uses a machined CNC billet as a receiver, topped by a long MIL-STD-1913 rail; no iron sights are provided.  The bipod is integral to the handguard and hangs the rifle from the bipod from above rather than being underneath the handguard; this is regarded as better from a follow-up-shot standard.  The standard barrel has a bull profile and is made of steel, but a carbon-fiber-sleeved barrel is available that reduces weight.  The 30-inch barrel is tipped with a large muzzle brake, but the brake can be removed and replaced with a rather huge suppressor.  The barrel can be detached for transport.  The stock uses a metal rod to which a buttplate and cheekpiece is attached; the butt is equipped with a thick recoil pad.  The stock is also retractable.  Forward of the magazine well is a large handgrip, especially useful when shooting at downward angles.  The M-200 is well known for being able to hit targets at 2000 meters routinely.

     The M-200 Carbine is similar, but uses a shorter 25, 27, or 29-inch barrel, which comes in steel only.  It is otherwise identical to the M-200.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-200 (Steel Barrel)

.408 CheyTac

12.25 kg

7

$4848

M-200 (Carbon Fiber Barrel)

.408 CheyTac

10.89 kg

7

$4850

M-200 Carbine (25” Barrel)

.408 CheyTac

10.98 kg

7

$4680

M-200 Carbine (27” Barrel)

.408 CheyTac

11.38 kg

7

$4748

M-200 Carbine (29” Barrel)

.408 CheyTac

11.79 kg

7

$4814

M-200 Suppressor

N/A

5 kg

N/A

$1955

M-200 Computer

N/A

0.5 kg

N/A

$3000

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-200

BA

8

1-3-5

9/10

3

Nil

151

With Bipod

BA

8

1-3-5

9/10

1

Nil

197

M-200 (Suppressor)

BA

5

1-2-3

16/17

2

Nil

84

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

16/17

1

Nil

105

M-200 Carbine (25”)

BA

7

1-3-5

8/9

2

Nil

115

With Bipod

BA

7

1-3-5

8/9

1

Nil

150

M-200 Carbine (25”, Suppressor)

BA

5

1-2-3

15/16

2

Nil

70

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

15/16

1

Nil

91

M-200 Carbine (27”)

BA

7

1-3-5

8/10

2

Nil

130

With Bipod

BA

7

1-3-5

8/10

1

Nil

168

M-200 Carbine (27”, Suppressor)

BA

5

1-2-3

15/16

2

Nil

77

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

15/16

1

Nil

97

M-200 Carbine (29”)

BA

8

1-3-5

9/10

2

Nil

144

With Bipod

BA

8

1-3-5

9/10

1

Nil

187

M-200 Carbine (29”, Suppressor)

BA

5

1-2-3

15/17

2

Nil

80

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

15/17

1

Nil

104

 

Colt/Cooper M-2012-CLR

     Notes: The M-2012-CLR, first seen at the 2012 SHOT Show, had its inception as a military and police sniper rifle; Colt and Cooper however have seen the rifle’s utility as a civilian hunting rifle. That is why, though the rifle is currently chambered only in 7.62mm NATO, a plethora of more chamberings are planned over the next two years.  The M-2012-CLR is based loosely on the AR platform, there are a large number of differences from an AR platform.  The M-2012-CLR is a bolt-action weapon, with the cocking piece above and just forward of the pistol grip.  The stock is a machined, skeletonized aluminum stock which has an adjustable cheekpiece as well as being adjustable for length of pull, cheekpiece angle, and buttplate angle.  The butt has a Kick-EEZ recoil pad that is known for it’s recoil-absorption properties.  On the toe of the stock is a small length of MIL-STD-1913 rail; this is meant to mount a monopod if desired.  The trigger is a highly-adjustable Timney trigger pack, adjustable for pull weight and pull length as well as trigger stop. Cooper’s contribution to the M-2012-CLR is primarily in the action, which was designed for this rifle.  The bolt’s body is spiral-fluted to decrease weight and increase positive movement of the bolt.  The M-2012-CLR is equipped with a passive trigger safety as well as having a manual safety.  Extraction is handled by a Sako-type extractor, a plunger ejector, and an oversized ejection port.  A “hot red” pin protruded from the rear of the receiver when the firing pin is in the ready position.  Case ruptures are handled by large gas vent ports forward of behind where the round is seated when firing.

     Atop the receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail, which snaps into the rail atop the handguards.  Under the handguard is another rail, and includes a mount with a lightweight bipod that is adjustable for height and cant.  The barrel is a 22-inch Schilen stainless steel barrel tipped with a beefy SureFire muzzle brake, which can be removed and replaced with a threaded cap with a target crown (not covered here), for use in civilian competitions. The barrel has a bull profile, though it is heavily fluted to save weight.  It is also free-floating inside its handguard. (Planned versions for next year in .338 Lapua Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum will most likely have 24-inch barrels, and 20-inch-barrel versions are also planned for other chamberings. I have included them for completeness.)

     One might note the high weight of the M-2012-CLR, comparable to a lot of antimateriel rifles.  And several gun writers who have tested the rifle have nothing but complements, except for its weight.  It is a bit of a beast for a sniper or hunting rifle, and if not for its lightening features, might be as much as 25% heavier!

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-2012-CLR (20” Barrel)

.22-250 Remington

6.94 kg

10

$1830

M-2012-CLR (22” Barrel)

.22-250 Remington

7.05 kg

10

$1899

M-2012-CLR (20” Barrel)

6.5mm Creedmoor

7.73 kg

10

$2075

M-2012-CLR (22” Barrel)

6.5mm Creedmoor

7.85 kg

10

$2146

M-2012-CLR (20” Barrel)

.260 Remington

8.2 kg

10

$2329

M-2012-CLR (22” Barrel)

.260 Remington

8.33 kg

10

$2399

M-2012-CLR (20” Barrel)

7.62mm Remington

8.53 kg

10

$2432

M-2012-CLR (22” Barrel)

7.62mm Remington

8.67 kg

10

$2503

M-2012-CLR

.300 Winchester Magnum

9.48 kg

7

$2934

M-2012-CLR

.338 Lapua Magnum

10.25 kg

7

$3346

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-2012-CLR (.22-250, 20”)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

1

Nil

63

With Bipod

BA

3

1-Nil

7

1

Nil

82

M-2012-CLR (.22-250, 22”)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

1

Nil

73

With Bipod

BA

3

1-Nil

7

1

Nil

95

M-2012-CLR (6.5mm, 20”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

2

Nil

74

With Bipod

BA

3

2-Nil

7

1

Nil

89

M-2012-CLR (6.5mm, 22”)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

2

Nil

86

With Bipod

BA

3

2-Nil

7

1

Nil

111

M-2012-CLR (.260, 20”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

57

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

74

M-2012-CLR (.260, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

66

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

86

M-2012-CLR (7.62mm, 20”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

77

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

100

M-2012-CLR (7.62mm, 22”)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

89

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

115

M-2012-CLR (.300)

BA

6

1-2-3

8

2

Nil

100

With Bipod

BA

6

1-2-3

8

1

Nil

130

M-2012-CLR (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

105

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

137

 

D&L MR30PG

     Notes: The MR30PG (Marksman’s Rifle, .30 caliber, Professional Grade) is a type of rifle known as a “rail gun” – a rifle where the stock is replaced by a simple metal fixture and a padded butt.  This is done to lighten the rifle and make it easier to take down for storage and concealment.  Most of the rest of the MR30PG is also made from steel rails.  It is heavy, but easily portable.  The barrel is heavy and fluted.  The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, and on top of that is a large steel frame/cage to protect the optics and to allow the mounting of other accessories, as well as to function as a carrying handle.  The left side of the stock has a bubble level.  Two more MIL-STD-1913 rails are on the front of the rifle to allow mounting more accessories.  The MR30PG does not come with iron sights.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MR30PG

7.62mm NATO

7.26 kg

1 Internal

$1221

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MR30PG

SS

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

77

With Bipod

SS

4

2-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

85

 

Dakota T-76 Longbow

     Notes: This weapon was designed by Dakota Arms for military and police use, and found some applications by special operations units in the US military and by some police departments in the US, as well as by some hunters. The weapon has an adjustable stock, cheekpiece, and trigger.  It is a highly accurate weapon that is well liked by its users.  It has a highly efficient muzzle brake, needed for its powerful cartridges. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Not available.

     Merc 2000 Notes: The Longbow has a tendency to turn up in the strangest places.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

T-76 Longbow

.300 Dakota

6.14 kg

5-I

$2240

T-76 Longbow

.330 Dakota

6.89 kg

5-I

$3174

T-76 Longbow

.338 Lapua Magnum

7.06 kg

5-I

$3285

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

T-76 (.300)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

2

Nil

126

T-76 (.330)

BA

5

1-3-Nil

8

3

Nil

138

T-76 (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

3

Nil

130

 

Defensive Edge Light Weight Precision Rifle (LWPR)

     Notes: The term “Light Weight” is sort of a misnomer for this rifle, for it is rather heavy when fully tricked out for its sniper role, though without a scope, scope base, bipod, etc., it is sort of Light Weight.  The LWPR is based on the tried-and-true Remington 700 action, using modified short M-14 magazines, and equipped with an HS Precision synthetic tactical stock which may be had in may colors or camouflage patterns (black is the standard color for the LWPR, however).  The length of the stock is adjustable via an adjustable butt plate.  The action is squared and trued, with a squared bolt and lapped lugs.  The barrel is unusual; it is a 24-inch carbon fiber barrel with a stainless steel core, and chromed inside; this does decrease weight somewhat, and also makes for a barrel which is strong yet very resistant to the elements and heat deformation.  The barrel is also specially designed for match ammunition, though it can fire standard ammunition without difficulty.  The stock has a Badger heavy stainless recoil lug which absorbs some of the recoil.  The bipod is a high-quality Harris bipod which unfortunately contributes much of the weight to the rifle, but makes for a stable and adjustable platform.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

LWPR

7.62mm NATO

5.23 kg

10

$2120

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

LWPR

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

96

LWPR (With Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

125

 

Desert Tactical SRS

     Notes: Sniper rifles chambered for .338 Lapua have been in use for several years by the special operations units of several countries, but thusfar, few have actually developed an issue rifle in that caliber, using modified versions of off-the-shelf rifles.  US SOCOM has recently issued a requirement for a Precision Rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, and one of the candidates is Desert Tactical’s SRS (Stealth Recon Scout). The genesis of the SRS was hunter and competitive shooter Nicholas Young who, though he was quite impressed with DSR Precision’s DSR-1, though it could still be better.

     Unusually for a sniper rifle, the SRS uses a bullpup layout to reduce the size of the rifle.  The stock is padded and has spacers that can be added to further adjust the SRS to the length of pull required by an individual sniper.  The trigger is designed to feel no different than a standard sniper rifle (a common complaint about bullpup rifles is the heavy pull weight).  The trigger is also adjustable for pull weight, travel, and stop.  The only real problem at present is that the SRS is not now ambidextrous; the bolt-action design would make this rather difficult.  The top of the receiver and the sides and bottom of the handguards have MIL-STD-1913 rails; no iron sights are permanently mounted.  An adjustable cheekpiece is mounted above the charging handle.  Caliber changes are done by replacing the barrel, magazine, and bolt, without spoiling the zero of the weapon.  The bipod is determined by the user.  Early literature listed only 7.62mm NATO and .338 Lapua Magnum, with .300 Winchester Magnum and .243 Winchester appearing later. (Originally, Young intended the SRS to be a .338 Lapua Magnum-only rifle.)  Barrel lengths are 22 inches for 7.62mm NATO with a standard flash suppressor; the .338 Lapua Magnum (and .300 Winchester Magnum) have a 26-inch barrel with a large muzzle brake. The .243 Winchester version uses a standard muzzle brake, but a 26-inch barrel.

     Recently, the SRS Hunter was introduced.  This version uses a 26-inch barrel only and has a different mix of chamberings; all barrels have a standard muzzle brake.  While the standard SRS has desert tan-colored polymer work, the polymer of the Hunter is black. Construction has been lightnedAs might be surmised from the name, the Hunter is designed for civilian use, though it is a perfectly serviceable sniper’s weapon.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SRS

.243 Winchester

5.11 kg

5

$2003

SRS

7.62mm NATO

4.72 kg

5

$2316

SRS

.300 Winchester Magnum

5.11 kg

5

$2964

SRS

.338 Lapua Magnum

5.62 kg

5

$3275

SRS Hunter

7mm Remington Magnum

5.1 kg

5

$2513

SRS Hunter

.270 Winchester

5.1 kg

5

$2474

SRS Hunter

.300 Remington UltraMag

5.1 kg

5

$2947

SRS Hunter

.300 Winchester Magnum

5.1 kg

5

$2812

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SRS (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

6

2

Nil

79

With Bipod

BA

3

2-Nil

6

1

Nil

102

SRS (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

2

Nil

76

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

1

Nil

99

SRS (.300)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

2

Nil

97

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

7

1

Nil

126

SRS (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

103

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

133

SRS Hunter (7mm)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

2

Nil

93

With Bipod

BA

4

1-2-3

7

1

Nil

122

SRS Hunter (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

90

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

112

SRS Hunter (.300 UltraMag)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

3

Nil

98

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

7

1

Nil

128

SRS Hunter (.300 Win Mag)

BA

5

1-2-3

7

2

Nil

97

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

7

2

Nil

126

 

Ed Brown Marine Sniper

     Notes: This is Ed Brown’s take on the US Marines’ M-40 sniper rifle, built on an M-702 action and with Ed Brown’s improvements, such as a heavy match barrel with a target crown, a McMillan synthetic stock with a camouflage pattern molded directly in, a heat-treated and precision machined receiver, most parts hand-fitted to exacting tolerances, a three-position safety to lock the trigger and bolt or allow the bolt to be worked while still having the weapon on safe, a heavy-duty scope base, a Pachmayr recoil pad one inch thick, a longer barrel, and a myriad of other small improvements. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Marine Sniper

7.62mm NATO

4.54 kg

4 Internal

$1744

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Marine Sniper

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

111

 

Ed Brown Model 702 Tactical

     Notes: This is an optimized Remington 700 designed for law enforcement sharpshooters.  It basically combines the various things that gunsmiths have done to improve the Model 700 over the years, including a heat-treated and precision-machined receiver; a hand-fitted bolt with a handle fitted to the peculiar characteristics of each rifle; a heavy-duty recoil lug, an M-16-style extractor, safeties to lock down the bolt and sear; ability to unload the rifle with the safety engaged; adjustable trigger (weight and travel); match quality barrel; heavy duty scope base; fiberglass stocks; and a recoil pad. 

     The Model 702 Light Tactical is similar in many ways to the Tactical; however, it does not have the deep pistol grip wrist of the Tactical, having only a standard pistol grip wrist.  It is also made for lighter calibers and is quite a bit lighter than the Tactical.  The barrel is also substantially shorter.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 702 Tactical

7.62mm NATO

5.1 kg

5 Internal

$2392

Model 702 Tactical

.300 Winchester Magnum

5.41 kg

5 Internal

$2754

Model 702 Tactical

.338 Lapua Magnum

5.83 kg

5 Internal

$3162

Model 702 Light Tactical

5.56mm NATO

3.89 kg

5 Internal

$1587

Model 702 Light Tactical

7.62mm NATO

4.54 kg

4 Internal

$2231

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 702 Tactical (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

3

Nil

104

(Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

136

Model 702 Tactical (.300)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

3

Nil

108

(Bipod)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

2

Nil

140

Model 702 Tactical (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

114

(Bipod)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

148

Model 702 Light Tactical (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

70

(Bipod)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

91

Model 702 Light Tactical (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

79

(Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

103

 

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