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SOFIC 2017: LMT aims for sharpshooter growth (video)

17th May 2017 - 02:05 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Tampa

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Assault rifle manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool is displaying its Sharpshooter rifle at this year's SOFIC exhibition in Tampa, Florida.

The 7.62mm weapon is in service with the British Army, designated the L129A1, and is being marketed at the show as a potential option for special forces personnel.

New Zealand has also selected LMT to produce the army's next 5.56mm rifle, which will feature fully ambidextrous controls including bolt catch release, fire selector and magazine release.

Shephard spoke to Karl Lewis, president of LMT, to discuss the Sharpshooter rifle and the newest developments in its assault rifle range.

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