AWC G2

The AWC G2 is a bullpup sniper rifle configuration produced in the early 1990s by two distinguished American gun designers.

Lynn McWilliams, owner of AWC Systems Technologies selected the M14/M1A weapon platform to develop a sniper bullpup he designated the G2 Compact series. McWilliams worked closely with Gale McMillan, founder of McMillan Rifle Stock to designed and produced a bullpup stock exclusively for AWC System Technologies.

Capable of 1 MOA accuracy, the G2 was tested by a number of governmental agencies in the United States and foreign countries seeking to breathe new life into a venerable battle-proven platform, the M14. The G2 series had a number of variations, primarily surrounding barrel weights, scope mounts and AWC's suppressor capabilities and both semi-automatic and full-auto versions were eventually produced.

The last significant development of this weapon system, the G2A+ was produced and delivered for testing at the Fort Bragg sniper school. The rifle was fitted with a heavy stainless Krieger match barrel and Lynn McWilliams' final scope mount design. The scope mount and selection was of paramount importance because the raised nature of the optics, combined with the peculiar “G” load factor produced by the weapon, created a harsh environment for anything except for the strongest of optics.

Specifications
Cartridge 7.62x51 NATO
Action Gas-Operated, rotating bolt
Feed system 20 round magazines
Sights Various optical sights can be mounted on scope rail for earlier models, later models had some G2s with Picatinny rails attached.

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