Ukraine Adopts Snipex T-Rex & Alligator Anti-Materiel Rifles -The Firearm Blog


Snipex T-REX 14.5 and Snipex ALLIGATOR 14.5 rifles

Ukrainian company, Snipex, which specializes in the development and manufacture of anti-materiel rifles, has recently announced that their T-REX and ALLIGATOR rifles have been adopted by Ukraine’s armed forces.

Snipex announced the news of their rifles’ adoption on their Facebook page at the end of 2020:

“We are happy to share with you some good New Year’s news!

Our Snipex T-REX 14.5 and Snipex ALLIGATOR 14.5 rifles have successfully passed all state tests and examinations!

According to the state examinations results, 14.5×114 mm caliber Snipex rifles have been adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine!

We congratulate everyone involved and thank the Army for their assistance!”

The T-Rex

Ukrainian Snipex T-Rex 14.5x114mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (660)

Ukrainian Snipex T-Rex 14.5x114mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (Snipex)

The Snipex T-Rex is a single-shot bolt-action rifle which emerged in 2019. The rifle’s action is locked by three rows of locking lugs (13 lugs in total). Snipex claim the rifle is a bullpup as the trigger is in line with the breech. It has a barrel-mounted integrated carrying handle and an adjustable rear monopod support. The single-shot rifle can have a 4 or 5 baffle muzzle brake.

The T-Rex’s Specifications: 

Cartridge: 14.5×114
Mass: 25kg
Overall length (assembled): 1,800mm
Barrel length: 1,200mm
Rifling: 8/16.5” (420 mm)
Picatinny rail: MIL-STD 1913
muzzle velocity: 980m/s
Effective range: under 2,000m
Maximum range: under 7,000m

Hrachya has written about the rifles features in more detail here.

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The Alligator

Ukrainian Snipex Alligator 14.5x114mm Anti-Materiel Rifle (Snipex)

Last summer we reported on the development of a new magazine-fed Ukrainian anti-materiel rifle – the Alligator. Check out Hrachya’s earlier article on the rifle here.

The Alligator is a 14.5×114mm bolt-action Anti-Materiel Rifle which feeds from a 5 round box magazine. Like the earlier T-Rex, it has an adjustable rear monopod and cross bolt safety.

The Alligator’s Specifications: 

Cartridge:14.5×114
Mass: 25kg
Overall length (assembled): 2000mm
Barrel length: 1,200mm
Rifling: 8/16.5” (420 mm)
Picatinny rail: MIL-STD 1913
muzzle velocity: 980m/s
Effective range: under 2,000m
Maximum range: under 7,000m
Magazine capacity: 5 rounds

Find out more about the rifles at www.snipex.com.


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