POTD: German Snipers with G22A2 Rifles


    Like finding a needle in a haystack: In order to find the objects hidden by the instructors, the candidates need to use both their binoculars and also the telescopic sight on their G22.

    Photo Of The Day: We have a close-up of the Scharfschützengewehr (Sniper Rifle) G22A2 with the Steiner M5Xi 5-25×56 riflescope. Accuracy International Ltd. (AI) won the tender to upgrade the existing G22 sniper rifles of the German Armed Forces. The German Army uses .300 Winchester Magnum, or 7.62x67mm in Bundeswehr’s nomenclature.

    Caption, machine-translated from German:

    45 minutes of concentration: In three sections, separated by two short stress phases, attention must now be paid to every detail.

    The color of the rifle is AI Pale Brown, and it seems to blend in rather well in this environment.

    The optics is a Steiner Military 5-25×56 with the TReMoR3 reticle.

    Taking notes is an important part of becoming a successful sniper and spotter.

    In German, the rifle is called Scharfschützengewehr G22, and it has even got its own dedicated page in Bundeswehr’s website.

    Check also “The New German G22A2 Sniper Rifle in “Partner Assisted Positions”” article.

    All photos from the German Bundeswehr, taken by Jana Neumann.