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We use it as a platoon level support weapon.
 

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The L96A1 is the 7.62mm sniper rifle we use.

The L115 (I think...) is the designation for the .338 magnum version, which is used as a platoon level support weapon.

The Royal Engineers recently got the .50 version of the rifle, for ordance disposal; I don't know its L designation.
 

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I think it is more as a counter sniper weapon.
 

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We don't issue it to every platoon no; but it is still designated as a platoon level support weapon.

As far as I can see, while the Russian dragunov is designed to extend the range of a platoon, the L115 is designed to extend it just past druganov type weapons...

As a side note, the Royal Marines didn't adopt the .50 AW rifle like the Royal Marines did, they adopted some bull-pup Barret .50 bolt action.... God knows why.
 

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I didn't mean snipers use it for a counter sniper weapon, I meant marksmen use it as a counter sniper weapon, to despose of people with Druganovs etc.... but of course, they will use it against anything it is effective against.

In my last sentence of my previous post, I meant Royal Engineers the second time I said RM's.
Could anyone give me a link to details of said .50 Barret bullpup, bolt action, sniper rifle?
 

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I guess it must be the Type 95 then....
 

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I am just giving my opinion, I do not work with the rifle myself...

However, I do not see why the user should need any sniper training to act in the counter sniper role.
They go around at platoon level, not alone. If the platoon encounters a sniper, they simply have the best weapon to kill them with.
 

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I think you are exagerating the ability of snipers, while underestimating infantry.
 
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