Accuracy Engineering Tactical Rifle

     Notes: The reaction to seeing one of these rifles is often something like, “Isn’t that a version of…”  That is because, using a Remington 700 base, AE combines stocks by Harris Gun Works, Macmillan, or H-S Precision, with a chrome-molybdenum steel barrel machined to extremely close tolerances, and Teflon coatings.  These weapons were never mass-produced; instead, they were made to order for specific police or military snipers, and the actions and measurements are designed specifically to the person ordering it, in a process involving a great deal of measurements and questions about methods of shooting and sighting.  Though the statistics below are generic, actual weapons may vary widely. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: By the time of the Twilight War, less than 50 of these rifles had been built, with most of them being found in the Continental US and Canada. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tactical Rifle

5.56mm NATO

4.58 kg

5-I

$1682

Tactical Rifle

7.62mm NATO

5.4 kg

5-I

$2327

Tactical Rifle

7mm Remington Magnum

5.81 kg

5-I

$2394

Tactical Rifle

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.16 kg

5-I

$2689

Tactical Rifle

.338 Lapua Magnum

6.8 kg

5-I

$3096

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tactical Rifle (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

80

Tactical Rifle (5.56mm, Bipod)

BA

3

1-Nil

7

1

Nil

104

Tactical Rifle (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

96

Tactical Rifle (7.62mm, Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

125

Tactical Rifle (7mm)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

3

Nil

95

Tactical Rifle (7mm, Bipod)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

2

Nil

123

Tactical Rifle (.300)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

100

Tactical Rifle (.300, Bipod)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

127

Tactical Rifle (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

104

Tactical Rifle (.338, Bipod)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

134

 

Alexander Arms GSR

     Notes: The GSR (Grendel Sniper Rifle) is, as the name suggests, a precision sniper rifle built around the 6.5mm Grendel.  Due to its chambering, it straddles the line between a DMR and true sniper rifle; however, it has a number if features that sniper rifles have and DMRs generally don’t.  Starting with the stock and furniture, the stock is a Magpul PRS adjustable for length of pull and cheekpiece height.  The pistol grip is an Ergo.  The round, ventilated composite handguards have short MIL-STD-1913 rails near the front of those handguards, and these can be repositioned up and down the handguards.  The charging handle has been moved to the bolt.  The GMR is based on the AR platform, and operates via gas impingement.  Atop the receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail; the GSR has no iron sights and no provision for a front sight.  Under the toe of the stock is a very short length of rail for the attachment of a monopod. The magazines are proprietary and a bit on the small side.  Barrels are 20 or 24 inches, heavy profile, and fluted; they are tipped by a compact muzzle brake.  Finishes for the GSR are black or Desert Tan.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

GSR (20” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

4.54 kg

4, 10

$1440

GSR (24” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

4.71 kg

4, 10

$1573

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

GSR (20”)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

6

2

Nil

77

With Bipod

SA

3

1-2-Nil

6

1

Nil

100

GSR (24”)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

7

3

Nil

93

With Bipod

SA

3

1-2-Nil

7

1

Nil

121

 

American Precision Arms APR

     Notes: The APR (All-Purpose Rifle) is also known by APA as the “Do it All Rifle.”  Unlike the high-tech platforms being used and experimented with by the various militaries of the world, the APR is more meant for civilian use or military designated marksman use, and not meant to be the end-all of military sniper rifles.  Impromptu marksmanship, police tactical snipership, as well as civilian hunting and even target shooting and plinking are the prevue of this rifle.  The McMillian HTG stock is mated to an APA Genesis action and a Boughton custom heavy-contour barrel 22 inches long, and specially pillar bedded. The barrel even has a stud for a bayonet. The APR can take Accuracy International AW or AICS magazines.  The APR is fitted with a Timney match trigger.  The standard stock and external finish is KG Gun-Kote Sage Green, though other finishes can be given to the rifle upon request.  Under the front of the fore-end is an attachment for a bipod; the one normally supplied with the APR is adjustable for height and cant.  Iron sights are not fitted except upon request, but there is enough drilling and tapping available to mount just about any optics mount or night vision gear.  APA calls the APR “the cheapest custom rifle you can buy.”

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

APR

7.62mm NATO

5.81 kg

10

$2211

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

APR

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

89

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

115

 

American Precision Arms Paragon

     Notes: The Paragon is built around the guts of a high-accuracy rifle, the Genesis.  The stock is in hardwood and the exposed metalwork finished in black; the result looks very much like a high-adjustability variant of the M-24.  APA will build the Paragon around either a 5.56mm NATO or 7.62mm NATO action.  The Paragon is sort of a blend of many of the best features of other rifles.  The receiver is topped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail or Weaver rail according to the customer wishes; the magazines used are either Accuracy International AE or AW magazines.  The 5.56mm NATO barrel is 20 inches long; the 7.62mm NATO barrels are 22 inches long.  The barrels are stainless steel and match grade, and of heavy profile. Both are tipped with a beefy muzzle brake; this may be unscrewed and replaced with an even beefier suppressor. The stock folds to the right and also has an adjustable cheekpiece and adjustable length. The butt has a thick rubber recoil pad.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Paragon

5.56mm NATO

7.82 kg

10

$2016

With Suppressor

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

9.62 kg

10

$2178

Paragon

7.62mm NATO

9.92 kg

10

$2654

With Suppressor

7.62mm NATO Subsonic

13.9 kg

10

$3877

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Paragon (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

5/7

1

Nil

82

With Suppressor

BA

2

1-Nil

10/11

1

Nil

48

Paragon (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6/8

2

Nil

87

With Suppressor

BA

3

1-Nil

16/17

1

Nil

52

 

Armalite AR-30

     Notes: This is a smaller-caliber, magazine-fed weapon related to the AR-50 antimateriel rifle.  The stock and receiver are built primarily of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, with the buttstock portion being equipped with a simple adjustable polymer shell for a cheekpiece, and a padded buttplate.  The stock may be removed for storage or transport (but cannot be fired without the stock).  The free-floating barrel is of chrome-moly steel and is triple-lapped; it is heavy, 26 inches long, and in the case of the .338 Lapua chambering, a huge multi-baffle muzzle brake is standard.  (This muzzle brake is an option with the other chamberings.)  Most operating parts are also of steel.  The receiver contains a V-shaped block in which the action is bedded, which gives the action rock-solid operation to further enhance accuracy and reliability.  The fore-end has a groove which can be used for mounting a bipod, sling swivel, or certain other accessories.   The pistol grip is identical to that of an M-16A2.  All steel parts are manganese phosphate-coated, and aluminum alloy parts are hard anodized.

     Currently, the chamberings available for the AR-30 are 7.62mm NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum.  Armalite also produced and marketed a small number of AR-30s in .30-06 Springfield and .243 Winchester, but these did not prove to be popular with the public and were quickly withdrawn; they are quite hard to find today.  Originally, both 5 and 10-round magazines were produced for the AR-30, but only 5-round magazines are made today.

     The AR-30M is essentially a product-improved AR-30, with a MIL-STD-1913 receiver rail, a new muzzle brake, a new bipod attachment point, and a triple hand-lapped heavy fluted barrel that is specially bedded with V-shaped aluminum bedding blocks.  Other special features are as on the AR-30, though the stock is fixed in length but has an adjustable cheekpiece.  Though the .243 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield chamberings have been dropped, new chamberings have been added. The AR-30A1 accepts only 5-round magazines.  Barrels are 24 inches for the 7.62mm and 6.5mm; other calibers use 26-inch barrels. Muzzle brakes are standard, though they may be removed and replaced with other muzzle devices.

     The AR-31 is a short-action, short-barrel version of the AR-30.  It is currently chambered only in 7.62mm NATO, but Armalite hints that there will be further chamberings in the future.  The AR-31 features a full receiver-and-handguard-length MIL-STD-1913 rail, as well as short rails on the sides and bottom of the handguard. (The bottom rail normally mounts a bipod, but can be used for other purposes.  Gun writers say it is “built like a tank” and it is rather heavy.  The chassis is of thick steel manganese-phosphated aluminum, and the octagonal action is of beefy steel, without an overly-large ejection port. The size of the action allows to be fed by AR-10B magazines as well as magazines designed for the AR-30. The bolt has a floating bolt head design, ensuring that the lugs maintain even contact with the action.  The stock is skeletonized and fully adjustable for cheekrest, length of pull and recoil pad height. The pistol grip is a standard AR-15A2 grip.  The underside of the forend is wide and flat for a good rest. Some say the safety is too difficult to reach with the fingers. Sometimes, it is difficult to actuate, requiring one to slightly pull the bolt back and then switch the safety.

     The AR-31’s barrel is 24 inches long and tipped by a large muzzle brake, though the barrel tip is threaded and can be replaced by other devices.  The barrel is just short of a bull barrel in width, and is fluted to save weight. The free-floating barrel is of chrome-moly steel and is triple-lapped.

 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This is a rare weapon, appearing just before the Twilight War; however, all five calibers are available, if you can find an AR-30 at all.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AR-30

.243 Winchester

4.59 kg

5, 10

$2160

AR-30

7.62mm NATO

5.57 kg

5, 10

$2601

AR-30

.30-06 Springfield

6.11 kg

5, 10

$2885

AR-30

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.5 kg

5, 10

$2963

AR-30

.338 Lapua Magnum

7.22 kg

5, 10

$3371

AR-30M

6.5-284 Norma

4.79 kg

5

$2288

AR-30M

7.62mm NATO

5.77 kg

5

$2562

AR-30M

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.9 kg

5

$2993

AR-30M

.300 Remington Ultra Mag

7.2 kg

5

$3128

AR-30M

.338 Lapua Magnum

7.62 kg

5

$3405

AR-31

7.62mm NATO

7.35 kg

5, 10, 20

$2566

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AR-30 (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

8

2

Nil

89

(With Bipod)

BA

3

2-Nil

8

1

Nil

116

AR-30 (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

106

(With Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

138

AR-30 (.30-06)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

9

2

Nil

97

(With Bipod)

BA

5

2-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

126

AR-30 (.300)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

2

Nil

111

(With Bipod)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

1

Nil

144

AR-30 (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

2

Nil

117

(With Bipod)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

152

AR-30M (6.5mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

85

(With Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

110

AR-30M (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

98

(With Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

128

AR-30M (.300 WM)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

2

Nil

110

(With Bipod)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

1

Nil

144

AR-30M (.300 RUM)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

2

Nil

116

(With Bipod)

BA

5

1-2-3

9

1

Nil

150

AR-30M (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

2

Nil

117

(With Bipod)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

152

AR-31 (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

2

Nil

99

(With Bipod)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

1

Nil

128

 

Arms Tech Magnum Super Match Interdiction

     Notes: Originally developed as a private venture by a company named Arms Tech, the MSMI was designed to provide a precision sniper rifle that is not a huge or cumbersome weapon, but has range beyond that of the 7.62 NATO-firing weapons that are normally standard in Western militaries and police forces, and also allows for quick follow-up shots.  It is based on a Belgian sporting rifle known as the FN BAR, with a change in caliber to .300 Winchester Magnum, an extended free-floating barrel, and a special optics mount able to use most Western military and police telescopic sights and night vision devices, and change them repeatedly with the shooter losing his zero.  The barrel is made by the unusual technique of cold-forging, which makes for a stiffer and stronger barrel.  The barrel is threaded so a suppressor may be added, and a special cap is provided to protect the threads if a suppressor is not used; this cap also functions as a muzzle brake. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MSMI

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.3 kg

3, 10

$2440

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MSMI

SA

5

2-3-Nil

7

2

Nil

101

MSMI (Bipod)

SA

5

2-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

130

 

Barrett M-98     

     Notes: The M-98 was designed for snipers requiring lightweight firepower, but not one of their larger-caliber weapons.  It has an unusual design with a very heavy barrel, but otherwise as light as possible construction.  The weapon doesn’t have iron sights, but does have a MIL-STD-1913 rail.  Many of the details listed below for the M-98B are also applicable for the M-98.

     Though the new M-98B is not that closely related to the M-98, it’s close enough that for simplicity’s sake, I will include it here.  Like the M-98, the M-98B is under evaluation by several country’s special operations troops to fill the gap between 7.62mm NATO sniper rifles and the big .50 BMG-chambered rifles.  The heavy barrel is fluted to reduce weight, and the receiver, fore-end, and MIL-STD-1913 rail are machined in one piece from the same block of metal.  The receiver has a number of cuts, recesses, and slots; these not only save weight, but provide additional cooling to the chamber, receiver, and barrel.  The 27-inch barrel is tipped with an effective yet compact muzzle brake.  There are no iron sights.  The stock is adjustable in the cheekpiece and for length of pull, and includes a screw-in monopod for long hides and extra stability and a thick rubber recoil pad.  Trigger pull is very light at 2-2.5 pounds.  The bipod is a Harris bipod adjustable for height and cant.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The M-98 proved to be a very popular rifle amongst NATO and US snipers in the Twilight 2000 timeline.  It was also used by Taiwanese, South Korean, and (strangely enough) Chinese snipers. The M-98B is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

     Merc 2000 Notes: These are both runaway best sellers on the international arms market.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-98

.338 Lapua Magnum

7 kg

10

$2525

M-98B

.338 Lapua Magnum

6.58 kg

10

$3278

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-98

SA

6

1-3-Nil

7

3

Nil

95

M-98 (Bipod)

SA

6

1-3-Nil

7

1

Nil

123

M-98B

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

3

Nil

142

M-98B (Bipod)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

179

 

Barrett MRAD

     Notes: The MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) is sort of an evolution of the M-98 and M-98B.  It was developed in response to US military requirements (the Precision Sniper Rifle competition), particularly special operations.  (It should be noted that the final PSR has not been chosen as of September 2016.) The MRAD features a skeletonized stock adjustable for length of pull, angle of butt, and cheekpiece.  The stock also folds to the right, primarily for carrying.  The action changes to bolt-action, but it feeds from the same magazines as the M-98 and M-98B (or modified ones in the case of the larger calibers).  Controls are easily reachable from the trigger and are available from either side.  The pistol grip is a standard A2 pistol grip, and the controls are standard AR-15 controls.  The receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail that extends the full length of the handguard, and there are three one-third-length rails at the front of the handguard at the 3 o-clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions. The three smaller rails can be moved to any position between the front of the handguard to the rear of the handguard. The three 4-inch rails can also be exchanged for 8-inch rails. Depending upon the barrel length, the barrel may be heavy, fluted, floating, and be tipped by a muzzle brake. The muzzle brake can be easily removed and replaced with a silencer or suppressor.  Barrett says that future versions of the MRAD will have barrels that will be user-exchangeable. The bipod used is the ubiquitous Harris bipod adjustable for cant and height, but the MIL-STD-1913 rail means that many types of bipods can be used.  No iron sights are mounted in its standard configuration, though iron sights can be mounted on its upper MIL-STD-1913 rail.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The MRAD is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

MRAD (24” Barrel)

6.5mm Creedmoor

5.3 kg

10

$1978

MRAD (24” Barrel)

.260 Remington

5.5 kg

10

$2229

MRAD (24” Barrel)

7mm Remington Magnum

5.7 kg

10

$2399

MRAD (24” Barrel)

.300 Norma Magnum

5.9 kg

10

$2621

MRAD (20” Barrel)

.338 Lapua Magnum

6.68 kg

10

$2970

MRAD (24” Barrel)

.338 Lapua Magnum

7.15 kg

10

$2812

MRAD (26” Barrel)

.338 Lapua Magnum

7.65 kg

10

$3144

MRAD (24” Barrel)

.338 Norma Magnum

6.72 kg

10

$2930

MRAD (24” Barrel)

.300 Winchester Magnum

6.3 kg

10

$2654

MRAD (17” Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

6.1 kg

10

$2102

MRAD (22” Barrel)

7.62mm NATO

6.52 kg

10

$2267

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

MRAD (6.5mm)

BA

4

1-2-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

110

With Bipod

BA

4

1-2-Nil

6/7

1

Nil

144

MRAD (.260)

BA

4

1-2-3

6/8

3

Nil

88

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

9

1

Nil

114

MRAD (7mm Magnum)

BA

4

1-2-3

6/8

3

Nil

94

With Bipod

BA

4

1-2-3

6/8

1

Nil

123

MRAD (.300 Norma Magnum)

BA

5

1-2-3

7/8

3

Nil

103

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

7/8

1

Nil

134

MRAD (.338 Lapua Magnum, 20-inch)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

78

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

6/7

2

Nil

102

MRAD (.338 Lapua Magnum, 24-inch)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7/8

3

Nil

103

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7/8

2

Nil

134

MRAD (.338 Lapua Magnum, 26-inch)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7/8

3

Nil

112

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7/8

2

Nil

145

MRAD (.338 Norma Magnum)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7/8

3

Nil

113

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

7/8

2

Nil

147

MRAD (.300 Winchester Magnum)

BA

5

1-2-3

7/8

3

Nil

96

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

7/8

1

Nil

125

MRAD (7.62mm, 17-Inch)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

59

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6/7

1

Nil

77

MRAD (7.62mm, 22-Inch)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6/7

3

Nil

86

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6/7

1

Nil

112

 

Bluegrass Armory Moonshiner

     Notes:  The Moonshiner is a bolt-action bullpup sniper rifle which is compact yet accurate for such a short rifle.

     Atop the receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail; on the sides of the fore-end are two more very short rails, and underneath is another very short rail, usually to mount a bipod. Furniture is largely aluminum, with an A2-type pistol grip and controls (except for the magazine release).  There are several sling attachment points around the receiver and stock.  The trigger guard is enlarged, and the magazine well is flared for easier reloading.  The Moonshiner has both active and passive safeties.  Despite being a bullpup, trigger pull is only three pounds.  The receiver is made from billet aluminum that is machined into shape, and specially shaped to bed the fire control and Barrel Retention System. The receiver has no welds. The stock is not folding, but has an adjustable length and cheekpiece and a recoil pad at the butt.  Finishes may be Desert Tan, OD Green, and Tactical Black.

     The Moonshiner can fire three calibers, with primarily only a barrel change necessary.

     The barrel is 21 inches long, tipped with a long Recoil Relief muzzle brake and a threaded barrel to allow other muzzle devices to be mounted. It is made of 4140 Chrome/Moly Steel and the barrel profile is heavy and match-quality.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Moonshiner

7.62mm NATO

5.29 kg

5, 10, 20

$2347

Moonshiner

.300 Winchester Magnum

5.29 kg

5, 10, 20

$2910

Moonshiner

.338 Lapua Magnum

5.29 kg

5, 10, 20

$3117

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Moonshiner (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

2

Nil

73

With Bipod

BA

4

2-3-Nil

6

1

Nil

95

Moonshiner (.300)

BA

5

1-2-3

6

2

Nil

72

With Bipod

BA

5

1-2-3

6

1

Nil

94

Moonshiner (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

6

3

Nil

76

With Bipod

BA

6

1-3-Nil

6

1

Nil

99

 

Bulldog Terminator

     Notes:  This is a modern, up-to-date copy of the World War 2 De Lisle Silenced Carbine.  The primary area of improvement is modern sound suppressor technology, making the Bulldog Terminator much quieter than even the De Lisle; in game terms, the Bulldog Terminator creates less than even Class I noise – little more than whispered speech.  Other improvements include a fiberglass stock and modern metals.  The basic mechanism remains the same, but the sights are calibrated for the new weapon. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Approximately 200 of these weapons were used by NATO forces in Europe and the Middle East.

     Merc 2000 Notes: This is basically a curiosity weapon; not many exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Bulldog Terminator

.45 ACP

4.08 kg

10

$719

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Bulldog Terminator

BA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

42