|Caliber(s)||7.62x51mmNATO (.308Win) or 7.62x63B (.300 Win Mag)||7.62x51mmNATO (.308Win)|
|Operation||BoltAction, Rotating bolt|
|Barrel||600 mm (23.6")||508 mm (20")|
|Length||1182 mm (46.5") / 960 mm (36.8") folded||1090 mm (43") / 868 mm (34.2") folded|
|Weight, empty, w/o scope||5.7 kg (12.5 lbs)||5.5 kg (12.1 lbs)|
|Feed Mechanism||boxmagazine, 10 (7.62 NATO) or 8 (.300WinMag) rounds|
Steyr-Mannlicher SSG 08 (ScharfSchützen-Gewehr 08– precision-shooting rifle, model of 08) sniper rifle is a further evolution of the SSG 04 sniper rifle, produced by same famous Austrian company,Steyr-Mannlicher AG. Introduced in 2008, the SSG 08 rifle was developedto combat modern terrorism and organized crime; It is believedthat elite COBRA unit of the Austrian police had its hand indevelopment of this weapon. The SSG 08 shares same SBS action, coldhammer-forged barrels, trigger units and magazines as its parent, SSG 04 sniper rifle, but features aluminum alloy stock with side-folding fullyadjustable butt and additional Picatinny rails on the forend. The SSG08 is advertised as capable of sub-MOA accuracy with proper ammunition.
Steyr-Mannlicher SSG 08 sniper rifles are based on Steyr SBSrotary bolt action with four frontal locking lugs, arranged in pairs.Coldhammer-forged barrels are available in standard or compact lengths(compact only in 7.62 NATO), in either case fitted with screw-on muzzlebrake which can be replaced with optional silencer (sound suppressor).Feed is from detachable box magazines, holdingeight .300WM or ten 7.62mm NATO rounds. Single-stage triggers arefactory set for optimum performance, but can be adjusted by operator ifdesired. Stock is made from aluminum alloy, with fully adjustableside-folding butt. Rifle is normally fitted with folding bipod and anintegral rear monopod in the buttstock, adjustable for height. SteyrSSG 08rifles are offered without any iron sights; telescope or night sightscan be easily installed using standard Picatinny-type rail, attached tothe receiver.