The L96A1 is a bolt-action single-shot rifle firing 7.62x51mm ammunition. It has a 10 round box magazine that feeds just in front of the trigger of the weapon. Empty, the weapon weighs approximately 6.4 kg.
In the early 1980s, the British Army started searching for a replacement for their aging L42 Enfields. Accuracy International won the competition set by the Army for a replacement and designated it's winning rifle the L96. It is a bolt-action rifle with an effective range of up to 800+ meters for standard caliber variants (7.62x51mm NATO) or 1100 meters for Super Magnum variants. The rifle featured in Ghost Recon is chambered for .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO) rounds.