PGW Timberwolf Sniper Rifle

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Does anyone have photos of UK soldiers using the PGW Timberwolf rifle? I know 10 were purchased and issued down range and I have only found one photo of them in use so far. You can see the muzzle device peeking out between the L115s.
 

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Interesting, curious as to why they purchased them, were AI's is short supply at the time?
 

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Here’s a video on Timberwolf serial “UK OO1” of the MoD trials.

I should note that the trials rifles are typically given at no cost (gratis) to the MoD (or DoD in the case of the US), so it’s not quite accurate to say they were purchased per se. More like no-cost T&E samples to evaluate, in the hopes of winning a military contract.

What happens to these gratis trial rifles after the competition is over can vary widely.

Sometimes they are retuned to the manufacturer to study, sometimes they are put in storage at a govt Arsenal (like the “UK 001” rifle), or maybe displayed in a museum, sometimes they are destroyed/ de-milled, and sometimes they are passed around to various units where they are fielded/played with in a unofficial capacity - but typically not in a combat environment given the lack of official support or spares, and sometimes they may even get purchased or released to an operator/solider or a licensed re-seller.

The authoritative researcher in modern British sniper rifles and related topics is Steve Houghton. I checked his book from 2 years ago and didn’t see any references to the Timberwolf rifles. He would probably be the one to ask about this topic.
 
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Beautiful rifle lone_soldier, may ask what bipod that is, looks alot like the old Steyr model minus a spigot mount. Actually it looks like you are using a spigot adapter?
 

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Beautiful rifle lone_soldier, may ask what bipod that is, looks alot like the old Steyr model minus a spigot mount. Actually it looks like you are using a spigot adapter?

its a Phoenix tactical solutions.
 
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