THE GOLD STANDARD OF RIFLES
Bored with your dime-a-dozen Remington 700 PSS? Looking for a sniper rifle that has some European panache, but without the price tag of a Blaser Tactical II, Accuracy International AW or Steyr SSG-08? Well, Steyr-Mannlicher is still producing the classic but now overshadowed SSG-69, and it’s still a competitive choice 43 years after its release.
With its iconic cold hammer-forged barrel, ergonomic and lightweight synthetic stock, detachable rotary 5-round magazine and double set trigger, the SSG-69 was the ZL1 Camaro of the gun world. Simply put, it set the standard for decades to come.
On the SSG PIIK, the barrel is 20 inches long, and is slightly contoured. At the muzzle, the barrel is .862 inches in diameter. Rifling is a 4-groove, RH, 1 in 12 inch design. Contrary to internet rumors, the barrel is not chrome lined. A 25.6 inch version is also available, and is in fact the more commonly encountered version. The crown is recessed to protect it from accuracy-robbing dings and dents.
The receiver on the SSG-69 is copied from the proven Steyr-Mannlicher hunting rifle.
- Action: Bolt-60 Degree with Oversized Knob
- Finish: Parkerized
- Barrel: 20" Heavy Contour, 1:12" RH Twist, 4 Lands & Grooves
- Sights: None-Picatinny Rail Scope Mount
- Magazine(s): 1 - 5 Round Detachable Rotary Mag
- Stock: Black Fiberglass
- Weight: 8 lbs.
- Overall Length: 39.25
This rifle was developed according to the requirements of the Austrian Army. The legendary precision and ruggedness of this weapon is well proven by armed forces and law enforcement agencies around the world.The stock on the SSG 69 series is widely considered to be one of the best of all time, the length of pull can be adjusted by spacers and it's fully ambidextrous. Accuracy is where the SSG 69 shines, sub-MOA may be the benchmark for most rifles but SSG 69's shooting .5 MOA and .25 MOA are a common occurrence. Coupled with extremely fast cycling of the action due to the rear locking system and old world craftsmanship the SSG 69 continues to be one of the best sniper rifles in the world.