How a Bolt-Action Sniper Became Deadly For Syria
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Charlie Gao

Sniper Rifles, Syria

The SSG 69 has seen extensive use in the Syrian Civil War.

Here’s What You Need to Remember: Although outdated, the SSG 69 is still a popular pick.

The Steyr SSG 69 can be considered one of the first “modern” bolt action sniper rifles. In 1969, most purpose-built sniper rifles were either geared more for DMR-style battlefield sniping like the SVD or XM21, or modified infantry rifles like the ZfK-55, L42, or FR F1 (though the FR F1 as significantly modified from...

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