See also PSG-1
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The MSG90 is a sniper rifle of German origin. It was developed by Heckler & Koch in the mid 1980's as a lighter, cheaper and more rugged alternative to the PSG-1. This makes the MSG90 better suited as for military use while retaining most of the qualities of the PSG-1.

The MSG90 uses the same roller locked delayed blowback mechanism as used in many Heckler & Koch firearms. The same trigger unit as on the PSG-1 is used. Compared to the PSG-1 the MSG90 has a simpler adjustable stock and pistol grip. The barrel is free floating and features a barrel weight. The MSG90 is normally fitted with a Hensoldt 10x scope and the improved A1 model features iron sights.

The MSG90 fires the 7.62x51mm NATO round from 5 or 20 round magazines. As a semi-automatic rifle it allows for fast follow up shots. The maximum effective range of the MSG90 is 1.000 meters. With proper ammunition sub MOA accuracy can be achieved. The MSG90A1 can be fitted with a silencer.