TAMPA, FLA. — We just arrived here to cover the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) and one of our friends shared some photos of Remington Defense’s new CSR (Concealable Sniper Rifle).
It’s a 7.62 NATO bolt action rifle that breaks down for transport or storage into a bag that’s a little larger than a 3-day-assault pack. Assembly can be performed without tools, but the provided torque wrench can be used for optimal ballistic performance.
We’d heard a little bit about the project last year when it was brought to our attention as a TSWG (Technical Support Working Group) broad agency announcement, but this is the first rifle we’ve seen in response to the announcement.
Kel Whelan shared the photos with us after shooting them at the NDIA Small Arms Symposium in Phoenix last week. We’ll stop by the Remington Defense booth and get more details (and a photo of the disassembled rifle) when the show opens tomorrow.
UPDATE: The rifle is tuned for subsonic operation and weighs less than 8 pounds. The rifle shown has a 16? barrel with a 1:8 twist, but the submission had a 14? barrel.
Rob Curtis is a blogger for Gear Scout .