POTD: Bulgarian Sniper with Heckler & Koch MSG90A1

    Heckler & Koch MSG90A1

    Today’s Photo Of The Day shows a Bulgarian sniper, looking for targets from a tower during the range estimation event of the European Best Sniper Team Competition held in Hohenfels, Germany in August 2021. The 7th Army Training Command hosted a contest of skill that included 14 participating NATO allies and partner nations.

    The Bulgarian sniper is using the Heckler & Koch MSG90A1 Rifles.

    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 MSG90 has adjustable mechanical sights and an optional 10X Hensoldt telescopic sight on a quick detachable scope mount.

    Range and size estimations were part of the competition as well.


    Photo Source:  U.S. Army, Master Sgt. Ryan C. Matson.