Photo Of The Day: A soldier from Bulgaria engages targets with an H&K MSG90A1 sniper rifle during the 2021 Best Sniper Team Competition at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany. The 2021 European Best Sniper Team Competition is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa-directed, 7th Army Training Command hosted contest of skill that includes 14 participating NATO allies and partner nations at 7th ATC’s Hohenfels Training Area.
Here’s how H&K USA describes the MSG90A1:
A militarized answer to the PSG1, the 7.62 x 51 mm MSG90A1 has many of the same features found on the PSG1A1, but weighs only 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms) and is available at a lower cost. Accuracy is sub-MOA with match ammunition.
A detachable flash hider suppresses visual signature during firing and optional screw-on sound suppressors can also be attached. The polygonal barrel is weighted at the muzzle to aid harmonic stabilization of barrel whip for increased accuracy. An Anschutz T-way on the forend allows for easy installation of a Harris bipod or other accessories.
The barrel is weighted at the muzzle to aid harmonic stabilization of barrel whip to enhance accuracy. The addition of a flash suppressor adds to the overall barrel length.
The MSG90 has adjustable mechanical sights and an optional 10X Hensoldt telescopic sight on a quick detachable scope mount.
The European Best Sniper Team Competition is designed to improve professionalism and enhance esprit de corps.
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Pictures by U.S. Army, taken by Sgt. Randis Monroe.