PG-093 Mamba

From Atlas
PG-093 Mamba
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Type Bolt action sniper rifle
Place of origin Altsea
Service history
In service 1993-present
Used by Astronean Armed Forces
Production history
Designed 1992
Manufacturer Jagha Rifle Concern
Unit cost $3,900
Produced 1993-present
Specifications
Length 1,124 mm (44.3 in)
Barrel length 640 mm (25 in)

Cartridge 7.62x51mm
Action Bolt action
Muzzle velocity 777 m/s (2,550 ft/s)
Effective range 800 m (870 yd)
Maximum range 1,000 m (1,100 yd)
Feed system 10 round detachable box magazine
Sights 12x50 variable telescopic sight

The PG-093 Mamba is a precision sniper rifle based on the PG-6 platform. It is an iterative upgrade of previous designs, featuring significant reliability and accuracy over its predecessor, as well as a detachable 10 round box magazine. It is currently fielded by law enforcement, counter terror and military units across Astronea.

The PG-093 began its life in the 1960s, as the PG-6 Python. The Python was a one piece wooden stock bolt action hunting rifle designed for bringing down large and dangerous game in the outback of the former Astronean colony known as Altsea. It became renowned for its precision, smooth action and resistance to harsh conditions and ability to function in sandy environments. It went on to serve in the Altsean bush war of 1970-1976 with Astronean security forces as a sniper rifle, proving itself in combat.

However, the wooden stock raised concerns. In combat environments, it had a tendency to warp under the strain of constant fighting. The response to this came later in the early 80s as the PG-8 "Cobra". The Cobra used a new fiberglass stock rather than wood, and featured an improved rail for mounting optics. The PG series of rifles went on to serve Astronea with distinction, further iterations leading to the most recent design of the PG-093 "Mamba".

The Mamba uses a newer fiberglass receiver, improved buttplate, adjustable cheek rest, rail system for mounting of its speciall designed bipod, with options for attaching laser modules. The Mamba also employs a threaded barrel with muzzle brake and ability to easily mount a suppressor.

Another distinct upgrade over its predecessors is the addition of a 10 round detachable box magazine, improving capacity and reload speed over the old 5 round internal magazines of previous models

Design[edit]

The PG-093 is a manually operated bolt action with two forward dual-opposed lugs. The bolt face is recessed, fully enclosing the base of the cartridge, The extractor is a C-clip sitting within the bolt face. The ejector is a plunger on the bolt face actuated by a coil spring. The bolt is of 3-piece construction, brazed together (head, body and bolt handle). The receiver is milled from round cross-section steel.

The stock is part of a single-piece fiberglass receiver that reduces the weight of the weapon and significantly improves durability. The PG-093 will sustain large amounts of abuse without breaking, and is designed to operate in harsh conditions such as extreme heat or cold.

The barrel is fashioned from cold hammer forged steel, chrome lined and carbon fiber lined for supreme accuracy when firing and significantly increased lifespan.

A top mounted picatinny rail allows for the mounting of a variety of optics, although a 12x50 telescopic sight is standard. The PG-093 comes with a folding bipod as standard for increased stability when aiming, and has a bottom mounted picatinny rail for mounting additional electronics such as laser sights.

The stock of the weapon has an adjustable check rest as well as buttstock, allowing for the shooter to adjust the furniture to his/her requirements for increased shooter comfort.

Variants[edit]

PG-6 Python[edit]

PG-6 Python
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PG-6 hunting rifle
The PG-6 Python was developed in the 1960s for the civilian market. It uses a centrefire bolt-action and features a 5 round internal magazine. Firing the potent .308 cartridge, it was widely regarded among hunters for its accuracy and reliability in bringing down large game in the Altsean outback. The original wood laminated stock was found to be prone to warping under duress when used in the Altsean bush war, leading to the introduction of fiberglass versions. The PG-6 is a single stock weapon and features a stainless steel barrel. It may be fitted with various aftermarket upgrades, including variable zoom optics and bipods or monopods.