SG 550 Sniper:
The appropriate weapon for difficult missions. The semi-automatic rifle
SIG SG 550 Sniper has been developed in close co-operation with the
special units of the police. The basic concept relies on the assault rifle
SG 550. The Swiss army has decided on this weapon after very exhaustive
tests. This means: precision and functional reliability have been met under
the most rigorous conditions.
The outstanding accuracy is based on the heavy hammer-forged precision
barrel as well as the low recoil, gas-operated loading system with rotating
bolt. The sensitive double-pull trigger and the possibility to fire in a very
short time have a favourable effect on the weapon's precision.
High combat readiness
The high combat readiness of the precision rifle SG 550 Sniper is ensured
by the ambidextrous safety lever that can be operated with the shooting
hand and by the large magazine capacity of 20 or 30 rounds. If necessary,
a second shot can be fired very quickly as the weapon cycles automatically.
The SG 550 Sniper has been designed for caliber 5.56 mm (.223) ammunition
which allows to use the GP 90 cartridge of the Swiss army, an inexpensive
cartridge with high performance and superior precision characteristics.
Maintenance and cleaning of this rifle are extremely simple. The entire
weapon is disassembled and reassembled with effortless ease and without
any tools. The complete rifle, with butt folded and with scope or night vision
equipment mounted, can be carried - safely and well protected - in its
standard hard case.
Optimum adjusting possibilities
The excellent stability of the weapon during firing results from the inferior
recoil and the incorporated bipod. These characteristics allow the marksman
a rapid target acquisition and permits firing of several precise shots. Optimum
handling of the weapon is further facilitated by the universally adjustable
butt and the angle of inclination of the pistol grip which can also be regulated.
Both components can be rapidly adapted to the individual anatomy of each
shooter and to the corresponding shooting position. The scope can be
adjusted alongside and at right angles to the sight base in such a way that
the head leans naturally against the cheek rest and that the visibility can
be properly regulated looking through the optical aiming device.