POTD: Scharfschützengewehr G22A2 with Steiner M5Xi 5-25×56

    Nothing to do? Every day you can turn to TFB’s selection of photos and perhaps learn something new. Today we look at Germany’s updated Sniper Rifle, which is called G22A2. It’s an Accuracy International AWM-F in .300 Winchester Magnum.

    The riflescope has been improved, they are now using the Steiner M5Xi 5-25×56 MTC LT LPF with the TreMoR3 reticle. The rifle is painted in Pale Brown, and the scope and the mount have similar, but not quite the same, colors.

    Below: The muzzle brake is upgraded as well. Bipod from B&T Industries (Atlas).

    Below: Here you can see the different shades of brown.

    In German, the rifle is called Scharfschützengewehr G22, and it has even got its own dedicated homepage.

    The German Army did a short video on the system. In German, of course.

    Here you can see more pictures of the new German G22A2 Sniper Rifle in “Partner Assisted Positions”.

    Pictures by Bundeswehr – Torsten Kraatz.