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The XM2010 Sniper
thefirearmblog ^ | October 7, 2010

Posted on 12/08/2010 7:08:40 PM PST by Pan_Yan

Solider Systems noticed that the new M24E1 sniper rifle is now being referred to as the XM2010. PEO Solider says ...

The XM2010 is distinguished by its advanced design and represents a quantum upgrade over the M24. The shooter interface can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of shooter preferences and its folding stock provides Soldier flexibility in transporting the weapon during operations. The weapon also incorporates advanced corrosion resistant coatings to ensure longevity. The aluminum, steel, and high impact polymers used in the weapon’s construction are lightweight and rugged.

The ESR is equipped with a Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm scope. The variable power scope includes a first focal plane reticle so when the user dials in, the reticle pattern scales with the zoom enabling the sniper to estimate range at any power setting. The scope also employs a reticle pattern that facilitates faster and more accurate range estimation and utilizes mil turret adjustments to eliminate MOA to mil conversion. The targeting stadia reticle allows for simultaneous elevation and windage holds that eliminate the need to dial in adjustments.

Photos of the XM2010 ...



TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; banglist; sniper; xm2010
The information is a couple of months old, but it's in the news since the rifle just got deployed to Afghanistan.:

New rifles give Army snipers in Afghanistan needed range

It's a USA Today article, so we're only allowed a headline and link.

1 posted on 12/08/2010 7:08:52 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Nice but I would rather have Carlos Hathcock.


2 posted on 12/08/2010 7:12:09 PM PST by Cisco Nix
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To: Pan_Yan

I would like to shoot one


3 posted on 12/08/2010 7:18:03 PM PST by dila813
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To: Pan_Yan

Is this still .308 Winchester, or did they upgrade to .338 Lupua?


4 posted on 12/08/2010 7:19:03 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Pan_Yan

Wow! An Erector set that acts as a Long Distance Paper Punch.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 7:19:20 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Cisco Nix
"rather have Carlos Hathcock."

There's only been about 10 guys in the history of modern warfare that could shoot that good.

For the other 49,990 you need more help...and the modern scopes and rifles HELP when you're shooting 4km.

6 posted on 12/08/2010 7:22:05 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Pan_Yan

Dear Santa, I’ve been a little naughty but usually nice. I need one of them XM2010 Sniper rifles.

Thanks Santa
BipolarBob


7 posted on 12/08/2010 7:23:47 PM PST by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: BipolarBob

You’ll shoot your eye out kid.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 7:28:37 PM PST by toddly
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To: Vendome; Mariner
Wow! An Erector set that acts as a Long Distance Paper Punch.

300 Winchester Magnum at 1300 yards. It might not shoot through concrete walls but I'm guessing it will go through a turban just fine.

9 posted on 12/08/2010 7:28:53 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Cisco Nix

Imagine how many kills he would have had with this kind of range.


10 posted on 12/08/2010 7:30:49 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Yep, he would have loved that weapon.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 7:33:37 PM PST by Cisco Nix
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To: Mariner

.300 Winchester Magnum

https://peosoldier.army.mil/newpeo/Equipment/Temp.asp?id=IW_XM2010


12 posted on 12/08/2010 7:33:50 PM PST by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Pan_Yan

Paul Mauser would be proud I think.

There are likely some of his earlier designs firing back at us from the natural redoubts that are Afghanistan.

My dad brought a 30-40 Krag back from Viet Nam as a “war trophy”- best I can figure the Navy took some to China during the Boxer Rebellion. The NVA got some and were using them against us and at least this one Springfield Armory weapon made it home full circle.


13 posted on 12/08/2010 7:40:18 PM PST by One Name
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To: Pan_Yan

And School Houses.


14 posted on 12/08/2010 7:43:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Imagine how many kills he would have had with this kind of range.

It may have given him the highest sniper kill total in Vietnam.

15 posted on 12/08/2010 7:45:10 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Mariner

I would like to have one in .750 caliber youknow, to hang on the wall above the fireplace.


16 posted on 12/08/2010 7:47:15 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Pan_Yan
 

17 posted on 12/08/2010 7:50:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: B4Ranch

And a 1 foot rubber dampening butt plate.

Ouch!


18 posted on 12/08/2010 7:51:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Pan_Yan
In urban warfare I'd rather have my Marlin .22mag with a nine power scope. That's what the Israeli's use in urban conflicts.

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19 posted on 12/08/2010 8:04:58 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only a lawyer and a painter can change black to white)
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To: ReverendJames

I’d rather have my Springfield Socom II 18” with iron sights in .308 or my Bushmaster .308.

Boom! Shaka Laka Boom!


20 posted on 12/08/2010 8:09:58 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Is a sore shoulder worth keeping all the vehicles a mile out from your location?


21 posted on 12/08/2010 8:19:38 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch

absolutely!

Can I get those in programmable exploding rounds that will explode .... say a couple of feet into a room, decimating all living breathing things within 25 feet?


22 posted on 12/08/2010 8:21:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Some of those would be nice to display. Just to boast that you have a few of them and the weapon to use them too!

ROTFLMAO


23 posted on 12/08/2010 8:30:02 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Pan_Yan
I prefer the 98 Bravo with the B.O.R.S. System myself: 98bravo
24 posted on 12/08/2010 8:31:36 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: B4Ranch

I’m still concerned about my shoulder though... LOL


25 posted on 12/08/2010 8:56:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: SVTCobra03

I would like one of those.

How much per copy?

$10,000?


26 posted on 12/08/2010 8:57:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Won’t get far with all those pointy corners getting caught in the undergrowth.


27 posted on 12/08/2010 9:20:01 PM PST by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: SVTCobra03
I prefer the 98 Bravo with the B.O.R.S. System myself:

Have you fired both?

28 posted on 12/09/2010 3:45:14 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Vendome

Those run around $5k. I want either one of those or the M107, which does run about $10k. It’ll be a while.


29 posted on 12/09/2010 3:48:44 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

One of these days I might upgrade the scope on my SA M1A, it has a customized GI fibergalls stock that I epoxied some carbon fiber into the forend and attached a high lace-up chek pad to it. It has an older Leupold 3.5x10x50 Tactical scope on it. The stock is so-so, still too low for a good eye relief.

There is some decent new technology in as such as built in laser range finders on I think a consumer level Bushnell and of course plenty of illuminated reticles and night vision sights, even the Level 3 or higher are coming down in prices.


30 posted on 12/09/2010 4:18:12 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Surely someone could design a good bipod sans the external springs ?
Not only are they an aesthetic eyesore, but a pair of class A crud catchers as well.


31 posted on 12/09/2010 5:14:32 AM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

It’s the Army. I belive all personnel in the field are required to pick up a certain amount of crud from every location they stop at and carry it back to the base with them.


32 posted on 12/09/2010 5:43:30 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

LOL
(forgot about that regulation ;-)


33 posted on 12/09/2010 6:19:55 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Eye of Unk

I put an ACOG 5.5x50 in .308 on my NM M1A. Next step is a JAE 100 Gen 2 stock with all the bells and whistles. After that I think I will put the ACOG back on my AR10 and go with a Leupold Mark IV for the Springfield.


34 posted on 12/09/2010 6:36:57 AM PST by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: B4Ranch

Is the .750 your new wildcat. Good for varmints in the burrow I bet.


35 posted on 12/09/2010 9:16:01 AM PST by mcshot (The golfing dude's grandmother knows where he was born - ask her.)
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To: mcshot

I would certainly think so. With the proper ammo it might be sufficient to dig burrows suitable for bears.


36 posted on 12/09/2010 9:41:00 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Pan_Yan

A nice Remington piece.


37 posted on 12/09/2010 9:51:29 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: Pan_Yan

bump


38 posted on 12/09/2010 10:51:20 AM PST by VOA
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To: Pan_Yan

From the USA Today article:

Prior to the Afghanistan war the Army spent about $400,000 per year on
sniper equipment; it spends about $19 million now.

Some of the best tax money spent. Makes me smile when I file my taxes.

The two recent sniper episodes on History Channel covering Vietnam
and Afghanistan/Iraq are something to watch.


39 posted on 12/09/2010 11:03:45 AM PST by VOA
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