COLT CANADA’S C20: Extreme Precision and Performance

Colt Canada is known for producing high-quality firearms for military and law enforcement. Colt Canada’s C20 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle is a modern precision rifle developed to support the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) requirement for an Intermediate Sniper Weapon.

In third party tests, the weapon provided better precision and reliability than other products available on the market and has now been adopted into the CAF small arms fleet. In addition to being adopted by the Canadian military, the weapon has also entered service with the Danish Armed Forces. After a thorough test period, Colt Canada’s C20 was the best in precision and received the highest score for quality from users, demonstrating superior performance in both firing and handling under various conditions.

The C20 offers high accuracy for long-range engagements and is intended to replace the older bolt-action sniper rifles in service with more advanced semi-automatic capabilities. The rifle is chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO, a standard cartridge for precision rifles, known for its balance of power, range, and accuracy. The semi-automatic rifle allows for faster follow-up shots compared to bolt-action rifles, which is advantageous in dynamic combat scenarios. The C20 is a gas-operated, magazine-fed sniper rifle, featuring ambidextrous controls and an adjustable buttstock for length and cheek rest.

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It is equipped with a 20-inch non-chromed-lined barrel, which is often preferred for precision rifles as it can provide better accuracy compared to chromed-lined barrels, which are more common in standard military rifles for durability. While the standard configuration includes a 20-inch barrel chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO, Colt Canada offers the capability to develop other barrel lengths and calibers as required, ensuring the rifle can be tailored to specific operational needs.


The MRR-L integrated upper receiver is a key feature of the C20, providing a robust and stable platform for mounting optics and accessories. Besides that, the C20 features a continuous MIL-STD-1913 top rail with either 44 or 48 slots.

This allows for extensive customization options for optics, night vision devices, and other accessories, ensuring adaptability for various mission requirements. Also, users can choose between a 0 MOA or 20 MOA integral incline on the top rail. The 20 MOA incline is particularly useful for long-range shooting, allowing for additional elevation adjustment in optics to engage distant targets effectively.

The rifle is equipped with M-Lok slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. M-Lok is a modular locking accessory mounting system, allowing users to attach a wide range of accessories such as bipods, grips, and additional rail sections without adding unnecessary weight.

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The C20 features the Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA) dual-stage trigger, renowned for its smooth and consistent pull. This trigger system enhances shooting precision and control, critical for sniper operations. The rifle is fitted with the LMT .308 Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) adjustable buttstock. This buttstock provides multiple adjustment options for the length of pull and cheek height, allowing shooters to customize the rifle’s fit for optimal comfort and stability during extended use.

The advanced design elements and customizable options ensure that the Colt Canada C20 can meet the diverse needs of modern snipers and marksmen, providing superior performance in a variety of tactical scenarios.

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