The L96A1 is the British Army
designation of the standard AWC PM, and is the
standard Sniper rifle for the British Army.
The L96A1 utilises an aluminium frame over which
is placed a high impact plastic stock. An adjustable
Parker Hale Bi-Pod is fitted as standard. An
uprated version, the AW ( imported to the US
by Accuracy International), features many minor
improvements, including an easier bolt action,
frost proof mechanism, muzzle brake and a 10
X 42 "Hensoldt" telescopic sight.
The L96A1 is capable of sub MOA (Minutes of
Angle) with military ammo, and gets to about
half of that, with good match grade ammo.
Models in common use are
the "PM Counter-Terrorist Sniper"
Rifle, "PM Covert Sniper Rifle", and
the "PM Super Magnum (Silenced) Sniper"