A new 12.7x108 mm caliber sniper rifle appeared today at Arms and Security 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine. Designed by the Ukrainian small arms maker Snipex, the Snipex M75 is a new semi-automatic sniper rifle for long-range target shooting.
Snipex's new M75 12.7 mm caliber long-range sniper rifle
The Snipex M75 Rifle is a semi-automatic large-caliber precision rifle with an effective range of 1000-3000 m.
Its bullpup design was developped for an easy operation and maximally available maintenance system system in mind. The barrel locking is achieved through a rotating bolt. Snipex disposed 13 bolt lugs in three rows which can rotate by 60 degrees, ensuring rigide locking of the barrel.
The M75 reloading process is delayed, allowing the bullet to leave the barrel with the breech fully closed. This allows to minimize barrel vibration during shooting.
The barrel is fully open and has eight right grooves with 14-inch twist. The inner surface of the barrel and cartridge chamber are chrome-plated. Its muzzle velocity reaches 800 m/s.
The rifle has no handguard, the metal buttstock is fitted with a cheeck rest and a rubber butt pad. The rifle has a handle for easy carrying and a layer of super strong firearm finish Cerakote is applied on the weapon's outer surface.
The M75 features a bipod, which guarantees stability and accuracy during shooting. Snipex M75 has a weight of 16 kg.