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Sneak Preview: ARES CheyTac M200 Intervention Sniper Rifle
ARES seems to be having a good time handling all those pre-orders of their AMP-DSR1 replica. But while they're in the midst of production for their mid-August release, they're also busy making another great looking airsoft replica, the CheyTac M200 Intervention. While the AMP-DSR1 is German, this one's American and made by CheyTac LLC. Now something for all of us to think about whether to place an order for the AMP-DSR1 or wait for this one. Oh well, choices...choices.
For those who watch Future Weapons, Mack, who is a retired US Navy SEALS sniper, used it and hit a target away a over 2,000 meters, which is over 2 kilometers.
We've taken some information from Wikipedia to give you some of the basics on this sniper rifle:
The CheyTac Intervention is an American-made heavy sniper rifle designed by CheyTac LLC. for long range soft target interdiction (i.e., anti-personnel/sniper). The CheyTac Intervention rifle is fed using a detachable single stack magazine, which holds 5 or 7 rounds. It fires .408 CheyTac or .375 CheyTac ammunition. CheyTac papers state that the entire system is capable of delivering sub-MOA accuracy at ranges of up to 2500 yards (2286 m), one of the longest ranges of all modern-day sniper rifles.
The CheyTac Intervention M-200 rifle is part of CheyTac's 'Long Range Rifle System' (LRRS), which includes CheyTac tactical ballistic computer (commercial PDA with CheyTac ballistic software), Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Tracker (wind/temperature/humidity/atmospheric pressure sensors) and Vector IV laser rangefinder linked to the PDA, Nightforce NXS NXS 5.5-22x56 telescopic sight and a muzzle brake and suppressor.
Don't expect ARES to be including the tactical ballistic computer or the other niceties as mentioned, but we would be extremely suprised if they do so. We assume that this is powered by gas like the AMP-DSR1. No pricing and release date made available yet, and just hope that it won't be priced like those airsoft barrett sniper rifles already out there in the market.
Here's a video of the real deal:
Here are the ARES airsoft version photos: