| MSSR |
Sniper Rifle MSSR (Marine Scout Sniper Rifle) is intended for use by marine corps of the Philippines.
Sample of 1996
rifle developed in 1996 on the basis of the Philippine Marine Corps at the initiative of Colonel Jonathan C. Martir, and its production has been established under the Ministry of Government Arsenal defense of the Philippines.
Semi-automatic sniper rifle
MSSR completely built on the American Colt M16A1 rifle and is one of its clones.
MSSR was mainly due to the lack of necessary funds to build its own sniper rifle and long-term use of the Philippines Armed Forces M16 as their primary weapons, as well as active military operations against insurgents and terrorist organizations. Also, a sniper rifle caliber 5.56x45 mm NATO is perfect for firing short-range in terms of major combat operations in the jungle.
For special purpose units
In the original version differs from the M16 is to establish on the rifle barrel stainless steel Ultra Match, telescopic sight directly on the handle for carrying weapons (which led to the establishment of more on the butt cheek) and folding adjustable bipod.
Later, in the new (mostly) rifle version, carrying handle with iron sights have been removed and replaced with a universal rails installed on the receiver. Barrel replaced by DPMS Ultra Match. On the butt cheek was removed. Also in this embodiment, the rifle was set pistol grip of the rifle M16A2.
in late 2004 for the Special Forces of the Philippines NSWG version was developed for night MSSR rifle silencers, which differed from the previous one only by the presence of the night sight and integrated silencer.
individual data shows MSSR sniper rifle accuracy equal 1MOA.
| Caliber, mm || 5.56x45 NATO, |
| Length mm || 1073 |
| Barrel length, mm || 610 |
| Weight empty, kg || 4.55 |
| Capacity count. cartridges || 20, 30 |
| Muzzle velocity, m / s || 900 - 950 |
| Effective range, m || 600 |