(Article originally published on The Firearm Blog)

TFB’s Pete recently wrote about the European Sniper Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army in Germany.

The competition included competitors from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The squads were tested during four days, with 30 different “stations” from sniping, navigation and medical.

Out of curiosity me and a few friends started scrolling through all the pictures, looking at the videos, trying our best to identify which rifles, optics and other equipment the snipers were using. The result can be found below in pictures and writing.

Did we get all of the rifles and nationalities right? No, certainly not. Some are quite difficult and there are many, many better experts out there than us. Please help in the comments section below if you spot mistakes.


Accuracy International is clearly over-represented in these pictures, in 7,62×51 mm NATO.

There are a few Berret MRADs, in .338 Lapua Magnum, and SAKO TRG-42s, most likely also in .338 Lapua Magnum.

The US Team seems to be using a variation of M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, possibly SR-25, M110s and Remington Modular Sniper Rifle. But we could be wrong, some look very similar when picutres don’t give everything away (for an untrained eye).

In terms of optics, it seems “everyone” was using Schmidt & Bender, except USA with Leupolds.

You will also find a few G36s, Ak4s (G3), SCAR-H and HK 416 and 417.

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