Milcam 5.56mm Sniper 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 30rd 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. The Snicam is an advanced sniper rifle, a cam bolt-action repeater with a heavy barrel. It can be used with any 5.56 × 45 mm cartridge, though the manufacturers recommend the Federal 69 grain bullet for ultimate accuracy. There are no iron sights, a telescope mount and telescope being fitted as standard, and the fore-end carries a steel bipod with adjustable legs. The stock has adjustable shoulder and cheekpieces to suit the individual user. The Snicam weighs 5 kg with bipod and sight, and has a 620 mm long barrel. A 20-round box magazine is provided.
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