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PGM Ultima Ratio 'Intervention' (France)

Ultima Ratio 'Intervention' rifle.
Ultima Ratio 'Intervention' rifle.

 

 Ultima Ratio 'Commando II' rifle (with folding stock).
 Ultima Ratio 'Commando II' rifle (with folding stock).

 

Caliber(s): 7.62mm NATO (.308Win)
Operation: bolt action
Barrel lenght: 600 mm (470 mm for 'Commando' versions)
Weight: 6 kg (5 kg for 'Commando')
Length: 1120 mm (1020 mm / 740 mm for 'Commando II' with retracted / folded butt)
Feed Mechanism: 10 rounds detachable box mag.

 

Ultima Ratio rifles are made by PGM Precision company in France. Some UR 'Intervention' and 'Commando' (shortened variants) of these rifles are known to be adopted by French Military as a replacement for FR F1 and FR F2.

UR rifles utilise 'metallic skeleton' design with solid machined receiver and free floating precision made barrel, fitted with huge muzzle brake/compensator. Bolt locks into receiver with three forward-located lugs, and has overpressure vents to secure the shooter from powder gases in the case of the cartridge case rupture. Barrels are quickly detachable/intergangeable, and may be fitted with silencer to be used with subsonic ammunition.

UR rifles feature ajustable stock (also with folding buttstock in Commando II version), with folding bipod and retractable rear leg.

The UR series rifles are known as a top-quality performers. As an interesting point, these rifles are marketed in the USA by FN Manufacturing, and withouth any mentions of PGM Precision. probably, FN Herstal simply bought PGM to extent its product range (but it's my own speculation, nothing more!).