The L129A1 sharpshooter rifle is a 7.62x51mm NATO designated marksman rifle in current use by the British Army. It has a mounted 6x scope with a bullet drop compensator going out to 1200m, and features an illuminated chevron reticle. Its rugged and modern design gives British sections the much needed reach in terms of individual firepower.
The L129A1 was designed by Lewis Machine and Tool Company. It entered service into the British Army in 2009 and as of December 2014, three thousand units have been delivered. It weighs four and a half kilograms. The effective firing range is eight hundred meters. It is typically issued with a Trijicon ACOG 6X48 telescope sight and additional close-combat Docter red dot above it.