PGM Ultima Ratio

The PGM Ultima Ratio is a French-designed and manufactured sniper rifle. It uses the 7.62×51 mm NATO cartridge and can, depending on the (barrel) variant, be chambered for several other cartridges. The PGM Ultima Ratio is intended to fulfill an anti-personnel role and is produced by PGM Précision of France. Its main commercial competitors/equivalents on the high-end factory sniper rifle market are the Accuracy International Arctic Warfare and Sako TRG product lines. All of these rifles are similar in performance.

The name of the rifle is a Latin expression and means "the last resort (as force)" and derives from the expression ultima ratio regum (the final argument of kings, i.e., war) that King Louis XIV of France had engraved on his cannons.

PGM Ultima Ratio
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer PGM Precision
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1990
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Type Sniper rifle
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by Brazil, Israel, France, Slovenia, Morocco, Lithuania
Production history
Manufacturer PGM Précision
Variants Intervention

Commando I

Commando II

Integral Silencieux
Weight 7.39 kg (16.29 lb) (Intervention)

6.26 kg (13.8 lb) (Commando I)

6.12 kg (13.5 lb) (Commando II)

7.08 kg (15.6 lb) (Integral Silencieux)

Length 1,158 mm (45.6 in) (Intervention, extended stock)

873 mm (34.4 in) (Intervention, stock folded)
Barrel length 600 mm (23.6 in) (Intervention)

550 mm (21.7 in) (Commando I)

470 mm (18.5 in) (Commando II)

400 mm (15.7 in) (Integral Silencieux)

Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO

.300 Savage

7mm-08 Remington

.260 Remington

6.5×47mm Lapua

6mm Norma BR
Action Bolt-action
Effective firing range 800 m (875 yd) (7.62×51mm NATO)
Feed system 5 or 10-round detachable box magazine
Sights Optical sights

Backup iron sights (accessory)

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