Denel NTW 20 Rifle

This is one serious rifle:

The NTW-20 is a South African anti-materiel rifle or large-caliber sniper rifle. (I assume materiel is french for material)

An anti-materiel rifle (AM) is a rifle that is designed for use against military equipment (matériel) rather than against other combatants (“anti-personnel”).

The NTW 20/14.5 is one of the few firearms in existence that allow the changing of the caliber without completely disassembling and reworking the weapon. Switching between the two calibers of the NTW (20mm and 14.5mm) requires changing the bolt, barrel, sighting gear and magazine. (A third variant, the NTW 20×110 has also been developed, but is not designed for barrel caliber switching.) Caliber switching the NTW 20/14.5 can be accomplished simply in the field without specialized tools. The magazine protrudes from the left side of the receiver. The NTW can be disassembled and packed into two backpacks for carriage. A muzzle brake is fitted on the end of the barrel which absorbs an estimated 50%-60% of recoil. This is further supplemented by a buffered slide in the receiver.

I don’t know what kind of scope they have on there, but the eye relief is insane.


More info on the Wiki page – HERE



Grayson November 17, 2009 at 04:33 am

Anti – Material rifle, my arse. That bangstick was built to give fatal headaches to Decepticons.
In my humble opinion, of course.


Admin (Mike) November 17, 2009 at 11:59 am

haha no kidding! Megatron is no match for the NTW 20


Alejandro November 17, 2009 at 04:11 pm

Well, can I get the BATFE give an sporting exemption to this one?… pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease?


Admin (Mike) November 17, 2009 at 04:30 pm

or open carry for defense against wildlife in a national park


Rob De Witt December 4, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Ah, “materiel” refers to military equipment (like jeeps.)


Admin (Mike) December 5, 2009 at 01:01 pm

Oh ok! that makes a lot more sense. Thanks Rob.


Priest February 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

ever notice how that thing looks just like the “futuristic” sniper rifle in the halo games?


Seargant Johnson March 2, 2010 at 02:39 pm

The Halo sniper is based on this gun


Ben January 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Is there any way that one can be purchased? A friend of mine is a gun collector and is trying to find one. Or if nothing else, just the cost of one, or where to look.


marius June 2, 2012 at 07:14 am

I’m frrom south africa, the company who designed and sells the weapon is called denel, so you could try contacting them. Just search them on google and you should find them.



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