Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

Aiming to do better [AAD141]

17 September 2014

Specialised forces and snipers want their weapons to work perfectly, from the first shot. Truvelo Armoury, (Hangar 5, Stand A4) the long-established South African firearms manufacturer, has recently upgraded several of its rifles, notably the 7.62x51 specialised target rifle, the 338 Lapua long range precision rifle, and the 12.7x99 countermeasure sniper (CMS).

Key improvements include an aluminium chassis, a lighter Truvelo 4-lug receiver and bolt with upgraded picatinny rail, a magazine spring and follower, improved extractor and ejector, and clearer safety indicators. The weapons also sport impact modified front covers in olive drab, desert tan and black.

According to the company, its popular 14,5x114mm antimaterièl rifle is also being upgraded.

Truvelo Armoury is a division of Truvelo Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd, and is renowned for the design and production of highly accurate barrels and sniper rifle technology. It currently fields antimaterièl rifles in 12.7x99, 14.5x114mm, 20x82mm and 20x110 Hispano calibres, as well as 7.62x51 Nato and .338 Lapua.

“Our range of Truvelo sniper rifles is based on ergonomical design principles, which make each calibre rifle easier to handle and more comfortable for the shooter,” said head of sales and marketing, Alexa Gerrard. “They are lightweight, accurate and adjustable for greater operational flexibility.” Truvelo rifles are used by the military, special forces, law enforcement agencies and hunters in Africa, Europe, Middle East and USA.

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