Milcam 5.56 mm rifle

Milcam 5.56 mm rifle

The Milcam is a bolt-action rifle, being the only military-standard bolt-action rifle available in the 5.56 × 45 mm calibre with a 30 rd box magazine. Extremely robust, simple to operate and clean, it is an option for situations where an automatic rifle is neither necessary nor practical. The magazine interface is to NATO standard and accepts M16 type magazines, and the flash hider at themuzzle doubles as a standard diameter grenade-launching spigot. The trigger has adjustment for pressure which is carried out by use of an Allen key and is thus unlikely to be accidentally deranged in the field. The safety catch is based upon that of the Garand rifle, being located inside the large trigger guard; a forward movement of the finger sets the catch to `fire', pulling it back locks the trigger and also locks the bolt closed. The trigger guard is large enough to accept an Arctic-gloved finger.> The bolt action is strong, giving positive extraction, and the locking movement is through only 22º, giving rapid manipulation. The rifle cannot be fired unless the bolt is completely locked. The butt and stock are of hardwood and there is a compartment inside the butt for the storage of a cleaning kit. This is the sniper version of the Milcam rifle. It differs in having an adjustable final trigger pressure and in having a 19 mm dovetail sight mount as an integral part of the receiver in addition to the standard iron sights. Normally supplied with a 1/305 mm twist barrel, a 1/178 mm barrel for SS109 ammunition can be supplied if required. Other options include heavy barrels and long barrels.

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