DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1

The DSR-1 is a compact bolt-action rifle designed, manufactured and marketed by the German company DSR-Precision GmbH and was (until 2004) marketed also by the German company AMP Technical Services as a specialized sniper rifle for police sharpshooters. It has been adopted by the German GSG 9 counter-terrorist unit, as well as by other European special police units and agencies.

Country Name Origin Year
Germany 2000
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The DSR-1 system is configured in a bullpup design, with a free-floating barrel. The folding bipod is mounted onto upper rails (above the barrel), and the adjustable horizontal front grip is mounted on the lower rails (under the barrel). The rifle features a fully adjustable rear stock and cheek piece. The holder for a spare magazine is installed in the front of the trigger guard to decrease reloading time. The DSR-1 action features a benchrest match-grade, fluted barrel that is quickly interchangeable and is fixed into the receiver by three screws. The bolt features six lugs that lock directly into the barrel. The barrel is protected by a ventilated aluminium handguard and is fitted with a muzzle brake (which is very useful when firing full-power, magnum loads). The trigger is two-stage and adjustable. The DSR-1 features a manual, ambidextrous three-position safety, located above the trigger guard. For the standard version of the DSR-1 a tactical suppressor is available. The suppressor is designed to be used with high power ammunition of the DSR-1 chamberings. This suppressor effectively suppresses the muzzle blast. Naturally it cannot suppress the crack of a supersonic projectile but the direction where the bullet comes from is effectively concealed. The tactical suppressor is easily mounted in seconds on the muzzle brake using a quick release lever.

The expected accuracy of the DSR-1 is high: some sources state sub 0.2 MOA accuracy (0.20 inch / 5 mm groups measured center-to-center at 100 yards / 91,4 meters) with match-grade ammunition and favourable environmental conditions. In an article on the DSR-1 rifle the German gun magazine Visier performed test shoots with a DSR-1 to get an indication of its accuracy potential with factory ammunition in October 2003.

Type Bullpup bolt-action rifle
Place of origin Germany
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Production history
Designer Ingolf Reuter
Manufacturer DSR-precision GmbH
Produced 2000
Variants DSR-1 Subsonic (7.62×51mm NATO)
DSR-50 Sniper Rifle (.50 BMG)
Weight 5.9 kg (13.01 lb) (unloaded, without scope)
Length 990 mm (38.98 in)
Barrel length 650 mm (25.59 in)
Cartridge .308 Winchester
.300 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
Action Bolt-action
Effective firing range 800 m (875 yd) (.308 Winchester)
1,100 m (1,203 yd) (.300 Win. Mag.)
1,500 m (1,640 yd) (.338 Lap. Mag.)
Feed system 5-round magazine
Sights Quick-detachable optical sights

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