Brugger & Thomet APR

The APR (Advanced Precision Rifle) is family of Swiss sniper rifles designed in 2003 as a further evolution of the French PGM Précision rifles by the Thun-based Brügger & Thomet (B&T or B+T) company.

Brugger & Thomet APR
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Brügger & Thomet
Origin Switzerland
Country Name Origin Year
Switzerland 2003
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B+T was at that time a long-time distributor of PGM rifles, and in 2003 competed in a tender to sell the French-made but Swiss modified rifle to the Singapore Army, which at the time was planning to acquire a new 7.62×51mm NATO precision rifle. After some confusing communication with PGM Précision over who had the rights to sell the PGM 7.62mm sniper rifle to the Singaporean Army, Brügger & Thomet decided in 2003 to improve the PGM rifle and produce the new design at their own manufacturing facility in Switzerland. The Brügger & Thomet APR308 sniper rifle was first presented to the public at the 2005 Milipol exhibition and since then has been adopted as a standard sniper rifle by the Singapore Army.

The APR's main commercial competitors/equivalents on the high-end factory sniper rifle market are beside the PGM Précision product line, the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare and Sako TRG product lines. All these rifles are comparable performance-wise.

Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin Switzerland
Production history
Designer Brügger & Thomet
Designed APR308: 2003
APR338: 2007
Manufacturer Brügger & Thomet
Produced APR308: 2005–present
APR338: 2008–present
Variants APR308P, APR308S, APR338
Weight APR308: 7.01 kg (15.45 lb)
APR308P: 6.8 kg (15 lb)
APR308S, APR338: 8.2 kg (18 lb)
Length APR308: 1,139 mm (44.8 in) stock extended / 906 mm (35.7 in)
APR308P: 1,028 mm (40.5 in) stock extended / 795 mm (31.3 in) stock folded
APR308S: 1,211 mm (47.7 in) stock extended / 978 mm (38.5 in) stock folded
APR338: 1,236 mm (48.7 in) stock extended / 1,002 mm (39.4 in) stock folded
Barrel length APR308: 610 mm (24.0 in)
APR308P: 500 mm (19.7 in)
APR308S: 400 mm (15.7 in)
APR338: 690 mm (27.2 in)
Width APR308, APR308P, APR308S: 50 mm (2.0 in) stock extended / 86 mm (3.4 in) stock folded
APR338: 50 mm (2.0 in) stock extended / 90 mm (3.5 in) stock folded
Cartridge APR308, APR308P, APR308S:7.62×51mm NATO/.308 Winchester
APR338: .338 Lapua Magnum
Action Bolt-action, manually operated
Effective firing range APR308: 1,000 m (1,094 yd)
APR308P: 600 m (656 yd)
APR308S: 150 m (164 yd)
APR338: 1,300+ m (1,422+ yd)
Feed system 10-round detachable box magazine
Sights Emergency flip-up iron sights, day or night optics

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