Not yet shown in the United States, the Caracal CSR is a rifle that suggests high precision in a rugged design suitable for military and SWAT operations.
The CSR, or Caracal Sniper Rifle, is a bolt action gun chambered for the .308 Winchester round. Â It is fed from a detachable, 10-round box magazine. Â The barrels are hammer-forged and come in two lengths: Â 20″ and 23.62″. Â The barrels are threaded and can come with some type of muzzle device (details are not known at this time.)
Caracal made the frame from high-grade aluminum. Â The receiver is outfitted with a Picatinny rail for the quick mounting of an optic. Â Picatinny rails can be added and removed from the full length hand-guard to allow the shooter to add equipment where needed, but not add unnecessary weight.
The buttstock is fully adjustable for length of pull and height. Â A monopod can be attached to the rear for further stability when shooting.
With the CSR, Caracal uses a pistol grip, which appears to be adaptable to many AR-15 style pistol grips. Â Caracal offers a variety of accessories for the CSR including a bipod, suppressor, scope and sling.
At this time, it is not known if Caracal plans to export the rifle to the United States.
September 2013 Update
The Caracal CSR has been discontinued and replaced by a series of new rifles called the Tactical Sniper Rifle (TSR). Â The TSR is being offered in three configurations: Â CS308 in .308 Win, CS338 in .338 Lapua, and CS50 in .50 BMG. Â All three rifles share many common features and look very similar. Â For more information on the CS308 and CS338, click here. Â If you want to read more aboutÂ the new Caracal CS50, click here.
Caracal is also offering a new CH300 rifle. Â The CH300 is a multi-caliber, single-shot hunting rifle that can be set up for .300 Win Mag, .338 Lapua and .408 CheyTac. Â Click here to read more on the Caracal CH300.