The WA2000 uses a bullpup layout to provide a long barrel in a short overall length. It uses a gas operated semi-automatic action, which allows quick follow-up shots if necessary. The rifle was designed around the barrel, which is free floated. The rifle fires from a closed bolt and uses a seven locking lug bolt. Two generations of this rifle exist. The first had some problems with its gas system which were fixed in the second generation, as well as having a more effective muzzle brake and improved bipod. The improved gas system as well as a non fluted barrel provided more accuracy than the first generation WA2000.
The accuracy of the WA2000 is exceptional, maintaining sub-MOA accuracy beyond 1000 metres. The rifle was too expensive for the intended market, resulting in marginal sales and a limited production run. It remains an extremely strong and accurate sniper rifle, and has attained a semi-legendary status amongst shooters worldwide.
The WA2000 uses a 6 round box magazine and is shown here with the Schmidt & Bender 2.5-10x56mm adjustable telescopic sight. It is chambered for .300 Win mag and has an effective range of upwards of 1000 metres.