Latest H&K CSASS Displayed at [AUSA 2017], Program Still Active H&K Says

At the 2017 Association of the United States Army annual meeting, Oberndorf gunmaker Heckler & Koch had on display the latest configuration of their CSASS winning rifle, the G28E-based M110A1. The rifle is similar to the M110A1 displayed at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, but sports a RAL8000 bronze finish (similar to the CSASS prototypes), and folding Troy back up iron sights. The CSASS has also benefited from the latest round of upgrades made to the HK416A5/A7, including a right-side bolt catch and ambidextrous magazine release. Interestingly, compared to the previous CSASS displayed at SHOT, this newest model lacks a forward assist.

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Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II PSR Limited Edition

As most readers know Schmidt & Bender (Germany) won the Precision Sniper Rifle Program of the United States Special Operations Command.  Since 2011 S&B have been been supplying the Special Forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines with high quality optics.

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TFB Visits the 44:th IWA OutdoorClassics (Germany)

IWA Outdoor Classics is a gigantic trade exhibition in Nürnberg, Germany.

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News: Heckler & Koch G28 precision rifle called G28 Z. But what is it?

The G28 precision rifle will be available as the G28 Z. I would think that the “Z” stands for “Zivil”, or civilian.

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Video: Lapua Ballistics App demonstration with Sako TRG M10

Lapua continues to market their new Ballistics App for iPhone and Android, this time with a rather cool video demonstrating how you can setup your system for a nice cold bore shot and hit.

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International Army Games – ComBloc Sniper Frontier
Accuracy International AXMC sniper rifles chosen by Lithuania

As we learned in a recent TFB article, Accuarcy International (AI) is one of the leading suppliers of sniper rifles to various armed forces. We have no statistics, perhaps no one has, but the brand seems to be the preferred or at least a very popular choice.

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Rifles & Optics of the European Best Sniper Squad Competition 2016

TFB’s Pete recently wrote about the European Sniper Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army in Germany.

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IWA – Optics and Night/Thermal Vision

For some strange reason this article got delayed in the system, but we hope you’ll enjoy it regardless if you’re afraid of the Dark or not.

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New Swarovski Z8i riflescopes

Competition at its best! At last year’s IWA, Ziess presented their V8 model with 8 power zoom, giving the Swarovski Z6i some competition at last. This year it was Swarovski Optik’s turn to show their masterpiece, the Z8i.

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Schmidt & Bender: New Stratus hunting rifle scope line

Schmidt & Bender is known for high quality glass, and their new line of hunting scopes is no exception. With their Flash Dot technology, you can get a red dot of varying brightness which is very useful depending on the weather. What was unique to this line is the new programmable illumination unit which has a one-touch button for “moon” and “sun” conditions.

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