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French Sniper Rifles FR F2

If you are familiar with the French MAS 36 series of bolt action rifles, then you are basically familiar with the current French Military bolt action sniper: FR F2.

It is my understanding this rifle is chambered in 7.62×51 NATO but to be honest, I have never seen one in person. The earlier version of this is the FR F1 that was originally chambered in 7.5 French and then later on as 7.62 NATO.

FR F2 Stands For: Fusil à Répétition modèle F2

Or in english: Bolt-action Rifle, F2 model.

I expect that the French Military will get to changing out their sniper rifles soon. And maybe… since these are bolt actions, they could be imported into the United States? I for one would LOVE to have one. I know many of you would agree.


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