Out with the old and in with the new for Caracal’s rifle line-up. Â The new Tactical Sniper Rifles (TSR) replace the old CSR line that the company had been showing for the past several years.
The new TSRs come in one of three calibers, and all share very similar features. Â Detailed here are the CS308 and CS338. Â Click here for the new CS50 TSR chambered in .50 BMG.
Caracal CS308 Rifle
As one might expect from a rifle called the CS308, this gun is chambered in .308 Win. Â It is a bolt-action gun that uses a five-round, detachable magazine.
The CS308 uses a 25.9″ barrel, but the twist rate is unclear. Â The Caracal literature lists 1:10, 1:11 and 1:12 twist rates. Â It does not state if the gun can be purchased with any of those rates, or offer any other explanation. Â The literature has other errors in it, so it is possible that the twist rate specification is an error as well.
A muzzle brake is shown attached to the muzzle, but it is possible Caracal will sell sound suppressors for the rifle, as the company emphasizes the use of suppressors on other guns.
The gun has a Picatinny rail along the top of the receiver and handguard for the addition of optics and night vision gear. Â On the bottom of the handguard is a short Picatinny rail for the easy addition of a bipod. Â The buttstock has a short Picatinny rail on the bottom side for the addition of a monopod.
Caracal CS338 Rifle
The CS338 rifle is very similar to the CS308 with the notable exception being the caliber and barrel differences. Â The Cs338 is chambered for the .338 Lapua and has a longer barrel: 26.7″. Â The additional barrel length increases overall length and gun weight. Â Otherwise the differences between the two guns is very small.
|caliber||.308 Win||.338 Lapua|
|weight||15 pounds||15.4 pounds|
|magazine capacity||5 rounds||five rounds|
|receiver material||7075 aluminum||7075 aluminum|
|trigger||two-stage, adjustable||two stage, adjustable|
These Tactical Sniper Rifles are only a few of the new guns announced by Caracal. Â The company is also showing a new hunting rifle and a completely new line of handguns. Â Click here for more information on all of the new Caracal guns.