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Who knows this new rifle ? Pierangelo I think but wait a moment please...

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I will abstain as well. I handled it at Milipol..
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So nobody has an idea ?
A little hint: the manufacturer is European.
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So nobody has an idea ?
A little hint: the manufacturer is European.

I KNOW...

But I will abstain from answering for the next, let's say, 48 hours, unless requested...?
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So nobody has an idea ?
A little hint: the manufacturer is European.

and a name famous in Thuringen.
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C.G. HAENEL Model RS-8 long-range rifle

FOLLOWING TEXT AND PICTURES FROM: THE MANUFACTURER'S PRODUCT BROCHURE (http://www.cg-haenel.de/fileadmin/pdf/HAENEL_EN_web.pdf)
  • HAENEL – A BRAND WITH HISTORY

C.G. Haenel produced precision weapons from 1840. The brand took its name from the weapon designer of the royal Prussian weapons factory, Carl Gottlieb Haenel. It became known for previously unknown precision, production and construction quality and product longevity: Carl-Wilhelm Aydt developed the rolling-block action for Haenel in the 19th Century; Hugo and Hans Schmeisser developed machine pistols and assault rifles in the 20th Century.
Today C.G. Haenel belongs to the Suhl Arms Alliance. Through this organisation it has the support of world-wide respected development know-how and its own component and barrel production capability. Haenel meets industrial and NATO standards, such as ISO 9001. The Suhl Arms Alliance is a cooperative of producers and small gunsmiths in the traditional gun manufacturing town of Suhl. It was founded with the intent of developing, marketing and selling technology and components from Suhl throughout the world.
  • THE BACKGROUND SERVICE

The RS 8 System is more than just a gun: Quality and service at Haenel are convincing. Haenel connects Suhl tradition in gun manufacturing with high development and production abilities.
This complimented with a service philosophy and perfect logistics for replacement parts and know-how transfer from the factory to the user and its service personnel.
  • R&D AND PRODUCTION

There are products which should not include compromises – a sniper rifle is such a product.
Haenel has spent 3 years drafting and developing a precision rifle system with functionality and reliability at its core, with no compromises. The RS-8 was developed with specialists from police and special units to meet the requirements of the professional user. It was especially developed for this use – it is therefore not an version of a Hunting rifle. Haenel has complete
control of production of all key components of the RS-8 rifle system.
The barrel, receiver and bolt action are all produced in the cooperative of the Suhl Arms Alliance – a technology transfer out of the experience of one of the world’s oldest gun production regions into the future.

(END OF PART ONE)
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  • LOGISTICS AND SERVICE

The Haenel RS-8 comes with a documentation and service pack, which insures the RIFLE system for future use. In addition to the quality management system in the production and the quality assurance program, there is a detailed
maintenance manual and complete spare parts documentation. Haenel guarantees the supply of spare parts both now and for many years to come. Haenel instructors also offer training for customers’ service personnel and a technical customer service department is available in Suhl.
  • WHAT SEPARATES THE RS-8, OR THE OTHER THINGS THAT COUNT IN A SNIPER RIFLE

Every marksman is individual and every situation is different. Haenel has developed a system which caters to these demands: Two concepts allow the rifle to be adjusted to fit the individual user and situation and both were at the centre of Haenel’s development quest.
One is about ergonomics; the ability to make the weapon fit the marksman, and about modularity; which is defined by the interfaces a system offers to components and accessories. The technology incorporated in these concepts is trimmed to the highest professional demands.
Only the best materials are used. This, coupled with the long years of experience in surface and heat treatment technologies produces a precise, reliable rifle with a long product life.
  • THE ERGONOMIC AND MODULAR CONCEPT OF THE RS-8

The ergonomic concept is based on a tool-less adjustment of the gun with the support of “quick” adjustments.
The Stock can be adjusted not just in length, but also in height. The cheek-rest, which is also adjustable in height and length and allow usage by left and right handed marksmen. The precise trigger action can be adjusted for pull-resistance, trigger pull and longitudinal position and take up pull.
Thanks to the pistol grip adapter, it is possible to replace the grip, (also with third party suppliers). The robust fiberglass-reinforced PVC parts give a comfortable feel, even in cold and wet conditions. In summary, the concept affords the marksman the conditions for concentrated aiming and shooting.

The modular concept is based on universally recognised interfaces for accessories; from the pistol-grip adapter to the Norm interface to Military Standard 1913, (Picatinny). A picatinny rail is milled into the system housing, this permits highest precision connected with a low line of sight. A further picatinny rail is integrated on the bottom of the chassis in front of the hand-guard.
The front of the RS 8 chassis offers the ability to attach Parker-Hale or Harris supports. Optional picatinny rails on the sides and a barrel-surrounding aluminum brace with integrated picatinny rails for night-sight adapters offer other options.
The barrel thread is compatible with all standard silencers and flash hidder. In summary, the modular build of the system allows the marksman to use the most suitable equipment in any given situation.

(END OF PART TWO)
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  • THE WHOLE IS MORE THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS

The RS 8 convinces most in the details. Some of the most experienced German gun designers have worked together with people with practical field experience out of the Special Forces and defined a state-of-the-art precision rifle. They have brought the best solutions and functionality together in one product.
- TRIGGER
Very crisp – no ripping. The Haenel development allows the possibility of a venier adjustment of the trigger pull (8 to 20N), longitudinal position. With integrated Trigger stop.
- MAGAZINE
10 round capacity, with a special slide coating and strong carrier spring gives a high functional value, even under worth conditions. The crips provide a stiffer housing.
- SAFETY
The 3 positions safety acts directly on the firing pin. First position – action is blocked, Middle position – action is safe and unblocked – safe loading and
and unloading is possible. Third position: firing. Physical cocking and safety position.
- BARREL
Hammer-forged and inside chromed barrels. The RS-8 barrels have exacting bore and rifling dimensions and a carefully tuned exterior contour. Threaded
barrel can mount several accessories (muzzle brake, silencer and compensator).
- BUTTSTOCK
Allows a nearly tool-less individual adjustment of the stock. All parts with physical contact are made out of synthetic parts or have a synthetic
coating: pleasant ergonomy at any climate.
- BOLT
Tested up to 8.000 bar gas pressure. Massive 6-lugs-bolt-head big extractor and special slide coating for the bolt action for a proper extraction of the round. High ingnition power due to a strong firing pin spring.

(END OF PART THREE)
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  • BORN OUT OF EXPERIENCE - FOR PRACTICAL USE

Practical, tried and tested and at the same time designed to last: Only the best materials are taken, worked-on and built into the RS-8. The Haenel designers have used simple and reliable solutions.

SHOULDER STOCK: Made out of high-strength alloy and synthetic components with hand rest and ground spike.
CHEEK REST: tool-free adjustable in height and sidewise with tools for right or left-handed shooters.
PISTOLGRIP: ergonomic pistol-grip in reinforced fiberglass polymer. Adaption for different grips.
FOLDABLE BUTTSTOCK: optional.
TRIGGER: individually adjustable.
BOLT HANDLE: Ergonomic handle direct above the trigger and a opening angle of 60 degrees for a fast repeating.
MAGAZINE CATCH: ambidextrous lever for right and left handed shooters.
MAGAZINE: 10-rounds capacity.
HAND GUARD: high tensile synthetic mould, fiberglass-reinforced handguard with a flad underside for a good rest of the rifle and ergonomic grip even when it´s cold.
FLUSH CUP: three flush cup for carrying sling on each side.
BI-POD MOUNT: compatible with Parker-Hale or the Harris Bi-Pod on the front side of the system.
BARREL: Cold hammer-forged freefloated barrels. Hexagonal key (SW26) for an easy disassembling and assembling of the screwed barrel. Of all methods, this produces the strongest barrels with unmatched consistency. The RS-8 barrels have exact bore and rifling dimensions and a carefully tuned exterior
contour. Threated barrel to mount different accecoires.
SAFETY: 3-position safety, direct locking the firing pin.
SYSTEM: receiver and barrel are made out of steal and screwed – similar material minimize the material extension at variations in temperature and save the accuracy. The system has a sustainable corrosionresistant
threatment for different parts.
CHASSIS: solid alloy-part with integrated prismatic bedding for the upper-receiver (block) for the bench shooting performance. Surface is hardanodized.
Underside with Picatinny rail and optional rails on the left and right side.
RECEIVER: steel receiver with thick cladding and integrated Picatinny-rail (milled into the receiver). Uncompromized corrosion and abrasion resistance
for smooth feeding.
BOLT: roated bolt head with 6 lugs (tested up to 8.000 bar gas pressure). Optical and physical cocking indicator.
  • VARIANTS

RS-8 BASIC: Baseline model for a wide action radius, optimized for long-distance shooting.
RS 8 COMPACT: Compact rifle with a short and heavy barrel for maximum accuray on average shooting distances with an optimal handling.
RS 8 SUBSONIC: Barrel twist is especially studied for better performances on handling subsonic ammunition (220/240 grain) and silencers; LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY SALES ONLY.
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  • TECHNICAL SPECS

RS-8 BASIC
CALIBER: .308-Winchester (7'62x51mm-NATO); .300-Winchester Magnum on request;
TOTAL LENGTH: 1130 mm/1160 mm
WIDTH: 60 mm (hand guard) up to 70 mm (incl. bolt handle)
HEIGHT: 185 mm (without scope)
BARELL LENGTH: 600 mm/630 mm
BARELL DIAMETER: 22 mm
WEIGHT: approx. 5,3 kg (without acc.)
TRIGGER: 8 - 20 N (adjustable double-stage trigger)
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 7 to 10 rounds

RS-8 COMPACT
CALIBER: .308-Winchester (7'62x51mm-NATO)
TOTAL LENGTH: 1040 mm
WIDTH: 60 mm (hand guard) up to 70 mm (incl. bolt handle)
HEIGHT: 185 mm (without scope)
BARELL LENGTH: 510 mm
BARELL DIAMETER: 22 mm
WEIGHT: approx. 5,2 kg (without acc.)
TRIGGER: 8 - 20 N (adjustable double-stage trigger)
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 10 rounds

RS-8 SUBSONIC
CALIBER: .308-Winchester (7'62x51mm-NATO); .300-Winchester Magnum on request;
TOTAL LENGTH: 1130 mm/1160 mm
WIDTH: 60 mm (hand guard) up to 70 mm (incl. bolt handle)
HEIGHT: 185 mm (without scope)
BARELL LENGTH: 350 mm
BARELL DIAMETER: 22 mm
WEIGHT: approx. 5,3 kg (without acc.)
TRIGGER: 8 - 20 N (adjustable double-stage trigger)
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 7 to 10 rounds
SILENCER: 0,6 Kg.
  • MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFORMATIONS
C.G. HAENEL GMBH
SCHÜTZENSTRASSE 26
D-98527 SUHL
GERMANY
Telephone: +49 (0) 3681 854 - 257
Fax: +49 (0) 3681 854 - 201
URL: http://www.cg-haenel.de
E-Mail: info@cg-haenel.de
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