I found this on the “Defense News” web site.
"S. African Sniper Rifle Large, Accurate but Costly
By matthew cox
Published: 16 Jun 10:47 EDT (14:47 GMT) Print | Email
PARIS - Sniper rifles just keep getting bigger these days.
Truvelo Manufacturers of South Africa unveiled its newest precision rifle, the Truvelo 20, at the Eurosatory trade show June 16. The massive, bolt-action rifle can fire a 20mm x 110mm explosive round out to 2,000 meters, said Charl Meiring, chief technical manager for Truvelo.
Large-caliber sniper weapons are commonplace on today’s battlefield. The U.S. military has been using .50-caliber sniper rifles to destroy anti-material targets such as light-skinned vehicles since Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
But what sets the Truvelo 20 apart, aside from its larger caliber, is that it’s three times more accurate than the U.S. military’s .50-caliber rifles currently in use in Iraq and Afghanistan, Meiring said.
“It can be used in both - anti-personnel and anti-material,” at ranges of 1,500 meters to 2,000 meters Meiring said.
Truvelo completed testing on the weapon in March after embarking on the effort two years ago.
The market for these ultra-long-range rifles is only going to grow since both the Marine Corps and the Army announced in May that both services want a new sniper rifle, capable of killing man-sized targets between 1,500 and 1,800 meters.
One drawback to the Truvelo 20, however, is weight: 55 pounds, compared with the 30-pound U.S. military’s .50-caliber sniper rifles.
The Marine Corps-led, long-range sniper rifle program is looking for a weapon that would be comparable in weight to the Marines’ 15-pound M40 series sniper rifle.
Another downside is that the Truvelo 20 doesn’t come cheap. These custom rifles cost about $36,000 each, Truvelo officials said."