Rifle: 1. The replacement rifle is based on the SAKO T3 CTR (Compact Tactical Rifle).
SAKO Ltd is based in Riihimaki, Finland.
The Canadian supplier is Stoeger Canada from Whitby, Ontario.
The first 125 prototypes have been delivered to Canada and they will undergo User Trials by the Rangers. Feedback from the Rangers will be incorporated into production rifles.
Colt Canada will produce the barrel, bolt and receiver under licence from Sako. Production is scheduled to begin mid to end 2016.
The Ranger Rifle has several Canadian modifications.
a) Larger bolt handle and enlarged trigger guard to accommodate gloved hands.
b) Protected front and rear iron sights.
c) Laminated stock in unique orange or red colour with Ranger Crest.
d) Two stage trigger with three position safety.
Ancillaries: 1. Pelican hard transport case with Ranger Crest and custom moulded
internal foam supplied by Pelican Products ULC, from Edmonton, Alberta.
Cleaning kit, sling and soft transport case supplied by Rampart International, from Ottawa, Ontario.
Trigger lock supplied by The Old Co-Op, from North Gower, Ontario.