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.