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SSG 08





.308 Winchester

Magazine capacity


Firing mode(s)


Rate of fire

48 RPM

Used by
Reload time

3.9 seconds

Movement speed (units per second)


For the weapon's predecessor, see Schmidt Scout.

SSG 08 is a bolt-action sniper rifle in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It has replaced the Schmidt Scout from the previous games.


The Steyr SSG 08 is a bolt-action sniper rifle developed by Austrian-based Steyr-Mannlicher, developed in 2008 as an evolution of the similar SSG 04. Main features of the SSG 08 include a folding buttstock, a muzzle break with the ability to be replaced by a silencer, and is chambered in calibers like the .308 Winchester, .338 Lapua, and .300 Winchester Magnum. The one in-game uses the standard .308 caliber.The player can keep 90 rounds as reserve. It has the ability to zoom twice.

Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 351 298
Chest & Arm 87 74
Stomach 109 93
Leg 65 65
Red signifies a fatal hit.



  • High damage
  • Quite high accuracy when  unzoomed
  • Slightly faster rate of fire than the AWP
  • User suffers a lower speed penalty than with AWP
  • Cheap
  • High ammo capacity
  • Quiet


  • Requires 2 shots on the body unless a headshot or unarmored stomach is scored
  • Bolt action
  • When using the scope, it's still an accurate weapon but has a larger bullet spread than the AWP when its using the scope as well

Comparison to the AWP

Awp csgobuy


  • Faster rate of fire(47 RPM vs 41 RPM)
  • Lighter (-20%)
  • Cheaper (-$2250)
  • Can hold more reserve ammunition total (+60)
  • Quieter
  • More accurate unzoomed than the AWP


  • Same magazine capacity (10)
  • Same playing style


  • Lower damage
  • The highest zoom setting has less magnification than the AWP's highest zoom setting.
  • It's less accurate when using the scope than the AWP



Counter-Strike: GLobal Offensive

Weapon Specialist

Icon Name Description
SSG 08 Expert csgo SSG 08 Expert Kill 100 enemies with the SSG 08.


Icon Name Description
Snipe Hunter csgo Snipe Hunter Kill 100 zoomed-in enemy snipers
Eye to Eye csgo Eye to Eye Kill a zoomed-in enemy sniper with a sniper rifle of your own


  • Through the development of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the SSG 08 has changed its skin 3 times. In Alpha and very early Beta versions, the SSG 08 had a grey color with a silver scope. On May 25th update, the SSG 08 was fully remodeled as it was reduced in size and included a black body with a new scope texture, On August 10th 2012 update, the black color was changed to a grey camouflage, giving it a slight resemblance to the Scout.
  • Unlike the Scout, you will not gain speed bonus when equipped with SSG 08.
  • Originally, the reload animations of the SSG 08 were not identical to the AWSM.

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