Caracal Tactical Sniper Rifles

Caracal CS308

Out with the old and in with the new for Caracal’s rifle line-up.  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.  Detailed here are the CS308 and CS338.  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.  It is a bolt-action gun that uses a five-round, detachable magazine.

Caracal CS338

The CS308 uses a 25.9″ barrel, but the twist rate is unclear.  The Caracal literature lists 1:10, 1:11 and 1:12 twist rates.  It does not state if the gun can be purchased with any of those rates, or offer any other explanation.  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.  On the bottom of the handguard is a short Picatinny rail for the easy addition of a bipod.  The buttstock has a short Picatinny rail on the bottom side for the addition of a monopod.

Caracal Tactical Sniper Rifle

Caracal CS338 Rifle

The CS338 rifle is very similar to the CS308 with the notable exception being the caliber and barrel differences.  The Cs338 is chambered for the .338 Lapua and has a longer barrel: 26.7″.  The additional barrel length increases overall length and gun weight.  Otherwise the differences between the two guns is very small.

caliber.308 Win.338 Lapua
barrel length25.9"26.7"
twist rateunclear1:12
overall length50.2"54.3"
weight15 pounds15.4 pounds
magazine capacity5 roundsfive rounds
receiver material7075 aluminum7075 aluminum
triggertwo-stage, adjustabletwo stage, adjustable

These Tactical Sniper Rifles are only a few of the new guns announced by Caracal.  The company is also showing a new hunting rifle and a completely new line of handguns.  Click here for more information on all of the new Caracal guns.

Caracal CS338

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4 replies on “Caracal Tactical Sniper Rifles”

[…] Handguns were not the only products seeing significant changes.  Previously, there were three rifles/carbines shown by Caracal:  the CSR, the CC10 and the 816.  Of those, only the 816 remains in the catalog.  Newly introduced are the CH300, CS50, CS 338 and CS308 rifles.  Click here for information on the CS50, here for details on the CH300 and here for info on the CS308 and 338. […]

I am very interested in the CS 308 and was wondering the approx price range and where to go to purchase this in the USA.

So, what makes this a “sniper” rifle? It is black, so I guess that makes it tactical.

If they mean it is a high precision rifle, why don’t they list a MOA guarantee or something?

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