Adopted in 1969 (hence the designation), it was ahead of its time with the use of synthetics and cold-hammer forged barrels for accuracy.
There are several variants made with mostly cosmetic differences, the only anomaly being the SSG-PIV using a 409 mm barrel with a 1-10 twist designed to handle heavy subsonic ammunition.
In 2015, Steyr stopped the production of the SSG 69 and are not available in Steyr stores.
Major models[edit | edit source]
- Steyr SSG 69
- Steyr SSG-PI
- Steyr SSG-PII
- Steyr SSG-PIIK
- Steyr SSG-PIII
- Steyr SSG-PIV
Other specifications[edit | edit source]
- Magazine: 5 round detachable Mannlicher style rotary magazine / 10 round detachable box magazine.
- Weight: 8.8 lb unloaded, no optics.
- Sights: Optical Hensoldt 10x42 scope, backup iron sights.