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The FR F2 is the standard sniper rifle of the French military. This weapon is also in service with the French law enforcement forces. It is an improved version of the previous FR F1 with some general upgrades. It’s production commenced in 1984. The FR F2 is a combat proven weapon in many theaters.

The FR F2 is a bolt action rifle, chambered for the 7.62 x 51 mm (.308) ammunition. It is worth mentioning that the previous FR F1 was chambered for 7.5 x 54 mm ammunition.

This weapon uses wood furniture. It comes with a pistol grip, which makes the rifle much easier to control and shoot. This rifle is equipped with 6x or 8x magnification scope. It is usually fitted with the APX L806 or SCROME J8 scopes. This sniper rifle has an effective range of 800m.

Weapon is fed from detachable box-shape magazines, holding 10 rounds. The FR F2 comes with integral bipod  located just ahead of the receiver.

It is worth mentioning that this weapon was manufactured only for military and law enforcement personnel. It is not available for civilian customers.

Type: bolt-action sniper rifle
Country of origin: France
Manufacturer: GIAT Industries
Caliber: 7.62mm
Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO
Barrel length: 65 cm
Weight: 5.8 kg (12.75 lbs)
Effective range: 900 m
Muzzel velocity: 820 m/s (2,690.3 ft/s)
Rate of fire: 10 rpm
Feed: 10 round detachable box magazine.

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One of my all time favorite bolt action rifles




The FR F2 is the standard sniper rifle of the French
military

The FR-F2 is an upgrade from the earlier FR F1 sniper rifle. It was manufactured by MAS (an abbreviation of Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne - one of several government-owned arms factories in France). MAS now belongs to GIAT Industries, now NEXTER.

The rifle barrel is thermally shielded along a considerable part of the barrel by a polymer shroud. It uses a different bipod-stock configuration from its predecessor, which is built just ahead of the receiver. It uses 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition, and is equipped with ascope, French army standard issue being either an APX L806 or SCROME J8 (Army) or Nightforce NXS (Air force) or Schmidt & Bender6x42 mil-dot (Navy). The rifle is also issued as part of the FÉLIN infantry combat system outfitted with a Sagem Sword Sniper 3-in-1 optic, which serves as a telescopic sight, thermal weapon sight, and laser rangefinder. The FR F2 utilizes the same bolt design as the older, outdated MAS-36 infantry rifle.


This weapon is also in service with the French law enforcement forces. It is an improved version of the previous FR F1 with some general upgrades. It’s production commenced in 1984. The FR F2 is a combat proven weapon in many theatres.

   The FR F2 is a bolt action rifle, chambered for the 7.62 x 51 mm (.308) ammunition. It is worth mentioning that the previous FR F1 was chambered for 7.5 x 54 mm ammunition.

   This weapon uses wood furniture. It comes with a pistol grip, which makes the rifle much easier to control and shoot. This rifle is equipped with 6x or 8x magnification scope. It is usually fitted with the APX L806 or SCROME J8 scopes. This sniper rifle has an effective range of 800 m.

   Weapon is fed from detachable box-shape magazines, holding 10 rounds. The FR F2 comes with integral bipod, located just ahead of the receiver.

   It is worth mentioning that this weapon was manufactured only for military and law enforcement personnel. It is not available for civilian customers.

Caliber: 7.62 x 51 mm
Weight: (empty)5.3 kg
Length: 1200 mm
Length (with folded stock)-Barrel length: 650 mm
Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s
Cyclic rate of fire: ?
Practical rate of fire: 5 rpm
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
Sighting range: ?
Range of effective fire: 800 m