The Steyr Elite is a variant of the Steyr Scout and was previously referred to as the Steyr Scout Tactical. The weapon is a much more powerfully constructed model retaining many key features of the Scout. This weapon's primary design is for the law enforcement market as an overall urban tactical sniper rifle.
The Heckler & Koch MSG-90 is designed and produced by the German company Heckler and Koch as a military semi-automatic sniper rifle. 'MSG-90' stands for the German words "MilitÃ¤risches ScharfschÃ¼tzen Gewehr" which in English is translated as "Military Sharpshooter (Sniper) Rifle". The "90" in the name stands for its first year in production.
The HK PSG-1 is a German sniper rifle designed and manufactured by the German company Heckler & Koch. The PSG stands for the German words "PrÃ¤zisions-ScharfschÃ¼tzen-Gewehr". In English, the German words mean "precision sniper rifle". The sniper rifle is a semi-automatic weapon.
The Steyr Scout is a modern bolt action scoped rifle produced and manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher and primarily chambered for 7.62 mm NATO (.308 Winchester). The weapon however is also offered with other chambers commercially. The Sniper Rifle is often called the Mannlicher Scout to reflect the company's alternate name.
The Walther WA 2000 bullpup sniper rifle was first manufactured and designed in the early 1970's by the Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen company from the its inception as a specialized police and law enforcement sniper rifle and not as an adaptation of an existing rifle.