Canadian Sniper Teams will now use the Colt Canada C20 Intermediate Sniper Weapon
Manufactured by Colt Canada, the new C20 weapon is the Intermediate Sniper Weapon for CAF sniper teams. The initial delivery for the new C20 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifles started back in November, with the final deliveries expected for early 2021.
Colt Canada’s C20, 7.62 NATO, Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapon was developed to support the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) requirement for an Intermediate Sniper Weapon. In third party tests, the weapon provided better precision and reliability than other products available on the market and is now in the process of being adopted into the CAF small arms fleet.
The C20 has been tested and proven to all relevant NATO D/14 standards for safety, functionality in extreme conditions, and endurance, having fired 8,000 rounds with no stoppages. In terms of precision, the C20 achieved an average of .66 MOA over 144 five round groups, collected throughout endurance testing. All groups were shot first round cold with suppressor, using 175gr Federal Gold Medal Match ammunition.