Scharfschützengewehr-System RS8 RS9
C.G. Haenel aus Suhl bietet mit RS8/9 ein Scharfschützengewehr-System

Precision Rifle System RS8 / RS9

With RS8 / RS9, C.G. Haenel from Suhl offers a sniper rifle system specially developed for police and military use. The bolt-action rifle sets a benchmark in ergonomics and modularity. The weapon can be adjusted to the shooter’s needs and the situation without tools. A modern precision rifle that combines high functionality with impressive precision. The RS9 has been introduced in the Bundeswehr as the G29; likewise in various special units of the German police. The production process behind the system complies with industry standard ISO9001 and NATO standards.

RS8 Basic
RS8 Compact
RS8 Subsonic
RS9
Scharfschützengewehr-System RS8 / RS9 – Gewehrfeatures

RS8 / RS9 features

The shoulder support is foldable and adjustable in height and length.

Classic cylinder lock with 3-position firing pin safety device.

Kalt geschmiedeter Präzisionslauf aus Haenel-Fertigung mit 22 mm Durchmesser in den Kalibern .308 Win. / 6.5 Creedmoor (RS8) or .338 Lapua Magnum (RS9).

Adjustable double stage trigger (adjustable in length, advance and trigger weight from 10 to 20 N).

Sheet steel plug-in magazine for ten rounds of ammunition.

RS8 and RS9 precision bushings are matched to the silencers of our system partner B&T.

  • Scharfschützengewehr-System RS8 / RS9 – Getarnter Scharfschütze
  • Scharfschützengewehr-System RS8 Subsonic Schalldämpfer – Polizeischütze

The precision rifle – in four variants

The sniper rifles of the Haenel RS series are available for short and medium shooting distances as RS8 Basic, as short Compact version and as Subsonic variant with silencer barrel – all three in .308 Win. The RS9 is designed for long shooting distances and uses the .338 Lapua Magnum calibre.

Scharfschützengewehr-System RS8 RS9

Proven with special units

The precision rifle RS from Haenel has prevailed against international competition in the toughest of selection processes. The most renowned special units of the Bundeswehr rely on this rifle concept for their missions. In addition to the product quality, the manufacturing concept and the team behind the product are convincing, giving each tender an individual tailoring. Customised weapons – custom made.

The RS8 in action

The precision rifle RS8 from Haenel in a video.

RS8 / RS9 versions

Common areas of use:

  Jagd

  Sport

  Defence / Behörden

RS8 Basic

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The RS8 is the basis of the RS system - the precision bolt action rifle is optimised for a high action radius at medium to long shooting distances. The basic version is ergonomically highly variable and available in 7.62 x 51 mm (.308 Win.) and 6.5 Creedmoor calibre.

C.G. Haenel aus Suhl bietet mit RS8/9 ein Scharfschützengewehr-System
C.G. Haenel aus Suhl bietet mit RS8 inkl. Optik ein Scharfschützengewehr-System
C.G. Haenel aus Suhl bietet mit RS8/9 ein Scharfschützengewehr-System
C.G. Haenel aus Suhl bietet mit RS8/9 ein Scharfschützengewehr-System
Technical Details
Caliber 7,62 x 51 mm (.308 Win.) / 6,5 Creedmoor
Twist 8″ (7,62 x 51 mm / .308 Win.) / 8" (6,5 Creedmoor)
Overall length 1120 mm (with folded buttstock: 830 mm)
Width 75 mm (with folded buttstock: 90 mm)
Height 185 mm (without scope)
Barrel length 600 mm
Barrel diameter 22 mm
Weight approx. 5,65 kg (without accessories)
Trigger 10–20 N (adjustable double stage trigger; adjustable in length, pull and weight)
Magazine capacity 10 rounds
Safety 3 stages firing pin safety
Colours Sand (similar RAL 8000) / other colours on request

RS8 Compact

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Short and handy: The Compact-variant of the RS8 with an increased barrel diameter for maximum precision on average shooting distances. It is approx. 9 cm shorter than the Basic-variant and available in the calibre 7,62 x 51 mm.

Präzisions-Repetierbüchse: Haenel RS8 Compact
Präzisions-Repetierbüchse: Haenel RS8 Compact mit Optik
Präzisions-Repetierbüchse: Haenel RS8 Compact
Präzisions-Repetierbüchse: Haenel RS8 Compact mit Optik
Technical Details
Caliber 7,62 x 51 mm (.308 Win.)
Twist 12″
Overall length 1030 mm (with folded buttstock: 740 mm)
Width 75 mm (with folded buttstock: 90 mm)
Height 185 mm (without scope)
Barrel length 510 mm
Barrel diameter 22 mm
Weight approx. 5,85 kg (without accessory)
Trigger 10–20 N (adjustable double stage trigger; adjustable in length, pull and weight)
Magazine capacity 10 rounds
Safety 3 stages firing pin safety
Colours Sand (similar RAL 8000) / other colours on request

RS8 Subsonic

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The RS8 with integrated silencer/suppressor: The twist of the barrel - as well as the special silencer - is matched to subsonic ammunition in calibre 7.62 x 51 mm. The silencer concept comes from Haenel's system partner B&T in Switzerland.

Die Haenel RS8 mit integriertem Suppressor und Optik
Die Haenel RS8 mit integriertem Suppressor und Optik
Die Haenel RS8 mit integriertem Suppressor
Die Haenel RS8 mit integriertem Suppressor und Optik
Technical Details
Caliber 7,62 x 51 mm (.308 Win.)
Twist 8″
Overall length 1196 mm (with folded buttstock: 980 mm)
Width 75 mm (with folded buttstock: 90 mm)
Height 185 mm (without scope)
Barrel length 387 mm
Barrel diameter including silencer 35 mm
Weight approx. 7,65 kg (incl. silencer)
Trigger 10–20 N (adjustable double stage trigger; adjustable in length, pull and weight)
Magazine capacity 10 rounds
Safety 3 stages firing pin safety
Colours Sand (similar RAL 8000) / other colours on request

RS9 STANDARD

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The precision rifle RS9 (Rifle System 9) is the most powerful variant of the Haenel RS family. The rifle in .338 Lapua Magnum calibre is used by special police units. The weapon has also been introduced in the Bundeswehr as the medium-range sniper rifle G29.

Die von dem KSK der deutschen Bundeswehr eingeführte Präzisionsbüchse Haenel RS9
Die von dem KSK der deutschen Bundeswehr eingeführte Präzisionsbüchse Haenel RS9 mit Optik
The Haenel RS9 precision rifle with optics introduced by the KSK of the German Bundeswehr.
Die von dem KSK der deutschen Bundeswehr eingeführte Präzisionsbüchse Haenel RS9
Technical Details
Caliber 8,6 x 70 mm (.338 Lapua Magnum)
Twist 10″
Overall length 1275 mm (with folded buttstock: 1020 mm)
Width 75 mm (with folded buttstock: 90 mm)
Height 197 mm (without scope)
Barrel length 690 mm
Barrel diameter 22 mm
Weight approx. 7,54 kg (without accessories)
Trigger 10–20 N (adjustable double stage trigger; adjustable in length, pull and weight)
Magazine capacity 10 rounds
Safety 3 stages firing pin safety
Colours Sand (similar RAL 8000) / other colours on request

Downloads

Brochure
Instruction manual RS8
Instruction manual RS9
Pictures