- Jan 11, 2006
- Reaction score
Originally posted by Sid@Feb 22 2006, 11:12 PM
Pakistan Army already has paratroopers and snipers. Paratroopers are mostly confined to the SSG, particularly the Musa Company. Now there are two sets of snipers; one type attached to the SSG and the other with the regular army.
Since SSG requires more precision and accuracy and failure is NOT an option they use the M82-A1A sniper rifle which is Anti-Armour, has 2+miles range and is 50 cal.
The regular army snipers use the locally manufactured G-3 which isn't that great.
There are only a few hundred M82-A1A sniper rifles in use as of now which, when we talk about enhancements and improvements of the Pakistani forces, should be made the standard. The G-3 should be done away with and the M82-A1A given to snipers working with the regular army units.
As for the SSG snipers, I think its about time they got an upgrade for their weapons. Pakistan should use its good relations with the US and buy M87-ELR sniper rifles that are currently in use by the American forces. They are just amazing, in that they are highly accurate (ofcourse the level of accuracy also depends on the sniper himself and his observer) and less prone to jamming.
i understand that specialist units i.e SSG stuff. but i am talking a dedicated sniper unit like a two man team kind of thing. a unit only concentrating on snipering issues.
as for weapons i would'nt exactly jump for american weapons straight away because europeans also make some decent rifle's.
bolt lock being the professional choice. i would that they rather went for L96 standard bolt lock and a G3 scoped is another grat sniper rifle.
heavy caliber M82 is an excelent option and i think AW/50 can also be a very good option.