Friday, November 18, 2011

Timberwolf Tactical Rifle Canada Sniper Rifle

Changes to the standard Timberwolf start from the core and are profound, virtually making the PGWDTI Timberwolf Tactical a new rifle rather than a variant.  The receiver is built from heavy-gauge stainless steel.   The bolt has three large lugs, double plunger ejectors, a hook-type extractor, a fluted bolt carrier, and an oversized bolt handle with a large knob.  The PGWDTI Timberwolf Tactical has no iron sights, but  the receiver is topped with a titanium MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The trigger is modified Remington 700 fully adjustable trigger, and there is a three-position safety.  The stainless steel barrel is camouflaged-finished, heavy, of match-quality, and is a full 26 inches long and titanium monoblock-bedded.



The muzzle is tipped with a six-baffle muzzle brake, which may be easily removed and replaced with a PGW-designed titanium sound suppressor.  The stock used is a McMillan A5 synthetic stock with
titanium reinforcement and an integral laser spot marker mount.  The butt is adjustable for length,  and also has a saddle-type adjustable cheekpiece. The Timberwolf Tactical Rifle is equipped with a Harris bipod, adjustable for height and cant. The Timberwolf Tactical has already proven itself to be a rugged,  powerful, accurate rifle, and has also established a reputation for continuing to function with proper accuracy and smoothness even when quite dirty.

After experience in Afghanistan and Bosnia, the Canadian Army realized that while long-range sniper rifles such as the various .50-caliber weapons were quite necessary, they were also heavy, bulky, and basically a bitch to tote on long-range foot mounted operations.  Though Timberwolf Tactical .338 Lapua Magnum-chambered snipers rifles had been used in small numbers by the Western special operations and sniper communities, they were not  many in military use, few adopted by any country in any official military capacity, and very little that had been made or even modified with military use in mind.  In April  of 2005, the Canadian Army adopted a variant  of a civilian rifle called the Timberwolf, heavily-modified for its intended military role, and named the Timberwolf Tactical.  (It still has as yet no official Canadian Army designation.)  It is meant to replace both the C-3A1 and McMillan .50-caliber rifles in certain roles.

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