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#1 Dawes

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 1124 AM

Wasn't aware that the AK4 (G3) was still in service:

 

https://www.thefirea...elago-endeavor/


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#2 Daan

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 1333 PM

The Swedish camouflage works wonders in the environment shown in the photographs. 


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#3 Rick

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 0524 AM

Sunglasses in a forest?


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#4 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 0636 AM

Tacti-cool.


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#5 Chris Werb

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 1435 PM

Wasn't aware that the AK4 (G3) was still in service:

 

https://www.thefirea...elago-endeavor/

 

It's still the main issue rifle for the Home Guard. As far as I know it's now the only military rifle in service today with neither open sights nor the option of fitting any - they were permanently removed a few years ago (rifle redesignated AK-4b) and the rifles now either have an Aimpoint CS or a 4x magnifying optic on a rail.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 2107 PM

Chris is right about the Home Guard being the main user of the AK4 in Sweden today but the soldier in the link above is probably not Home Guard since he wear a "Marine" patch on his shoulder. Swedens armed forces uses two terms to describe the role of a "sniper". Prickskytt and skarpskytt with prickskytt being closer to what is normally understood by the word sniper. The skarpskytt (litteral translation would probably be sharp shooter) is a soldier who is a integrated part of a unit but who has the role to take on targets at longer ranges and is therefor issued a weapon more suited for that role, hence the AK4 with a scope. The swedish armed forces uses the PSG90 (L96A1AW) for their snipers.


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#7 Josh

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 0615 AM

So the English translation would probably be designated marksman ?
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 0858 AM

So the English translation would probably be designated marksman ?

As far as his role in the fire team is concerned I would say yes. Skarpskytt is an old term and,AFAIK, does not indicate a specific skill level (such as marksman-sharpshooter-expert in the US)  


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#9 Ken Estes

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 1519 PM

Swedish "Marines" are amphibious troops left over from the army coast defence branch when the latter was disbanded and the guns mothballed or removed in 2000. The Amphibious Corps does include special ops troops of particular note.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 1741 PM

Swedish "Marines" are amphibious troops left over from the army coast defence branch when the latter was disbanded and the guns mothballed or removed in 2000. The Amphibious Corps does include special ops troops of particular note.

Just for interest, are you thinking about the attack divers, the coastal rangers or both?


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#11 Chris Werb

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 1453 PM

Swedish snipers apparently use a kind of discarding sabot ammunition with the Accuracy International AWs. The lesser inherent accuracy is outweighed by the lower time of flight and much flatter trajectory and a 200 metre greater effective range is claimed.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 1627 PM

Swedish snipers apparently use a kind of discarding sabot ammunition with the Accuracy International AWs. The lesser inherent accuracy is outweighed by the lower time of flight and much flatter trajectory and a 200 metre greater effective range is claimed.

 

Tony Williams discuss this round briefly in the thread linked below.

 

https://forum.cartri...formation/27474


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