Ukraine Adopts Snipex T-Rex & Alligator Anti-Materiel Rifles

    Snipex T-REX 14.5 and Snipex ALLIGATOR 14.5 rifles

    Ukrainian company, Snipex, which specializes in the development and manufacture of anti-materiel rifles, has recently announced that their T-REX and ALLIGATOR rifles have been adopted by Ukraine’s armed forces.

    Snipex announced the news of their rifles’ adoption on their Facebook page at the end of 2020:

    “We are happy to share with you some good New Year’s news!
    Our Snipex T-REX 14.5 and Snipex ALLIGATOR 14.5 rifles have successfully passed all state tests and examinations!
    According to the state examinations results, 14.5×114 mm caliber Snipex rifles have been adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
    We congratulate everyone involved and thank the Army for their assistance!”

    The T-Rex

    Ukrainian Snipex T-Rex 14.5x114mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (660)

    Ukrainian Snipex T-Rex 14.5x114mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (Snipex)

    The Snipex T-Rex is a single-shot bolt-action rifle which emerged in 2019. The rifle’s action is locked by three rows of locking lugs (13 lugs in total). Snipex claim the rifle is a bullpup as the trigger is in line with the breech. It has a barrel-mounted integrated carrying handle and an adjustable rear monopod support. The single-shot rifle can have a 4 or 5 baffle muzzle brake.

    The T-Rex’s Specifications: 

    Cartridge: 14.5×114
    Mass: 25kg
    Overall length (assembled): 1,800mm
    Barrel length: 1,200mm
    Rifling: 8/16.5” (420 mm)
    Picatinny rail: MIL-STD 1913
    muzzle velocity: 980m/s
    Effective range: under 2,000m
    Maximum range: under 7,000m

    Hrachya has written about the rifles features in more detail here.

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    The Alligator

    Ukrainian Snipex Alligator 14.5x114mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (Snipex)

    Last summer we reported on the development of a new magazine-fed Ukrainian anti-materiel rifle – the Alligator. Check out Hrachya’s earlier article on the rifle here.

    The Alligator is a 14.5×114mm bolt-action Anti-Materiel Rifle which feeds from a 5 round box magazine. Like the earlier T-Rex, it has an adjustable rear monopod and cross bolt safety.

    The Alligator’s Specifications: 

    Cartridge:14.5×114
    Mass: 25kg
    Overall length (assembled): 2000mm
    Barrel length: 1,200mm
    Rifling: 8/16.5” (420 mm)
    Picatinny rail: MIL-STD 1913
    muzzle velocity: 980m/s
    Effective range: under 2,000m
    Maximum range: under 7,000m
    Magazine capacity: 5 rounds

    Find out more about the rifles at www.snipex.com.


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    Matthew Moss

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    OvertDefense.com – Managing Editor

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

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