Skip to comments.The XM2010 Sniper
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 weapons 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 ...
It's a USA Today article, so we're only allowed a headline and link.
Nice but I would rather have Carlos Hathcock.
I would like to shoot one
Is this still .308 Winchester, or did they upgrade to .338 Lupua?
Wow! An Erector set that acts as a Long Distance Paper Punch.
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.
Dear Santa, I’ve been a little naughty but usually nice. I need one of them XM2010 Sniper rifles.
You’ll shoot your eye out kid.
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.
Imagine how many kills he would have had with this kind of range.
Yep, he would have loved that weapon.
.300 Winchester Magnum
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.
And School Houses.
It may have given him the highest sniper kill total in Vietnam.
I would like to have one in .750 caliber youknow, to hang on the wall above the fireplace.
And a 1 foot rubber dampening butt plate.
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I’d rather have my Springfield Socom II 18” with iron sights in .308 or my Bushmaster .308.
Boom! Shaka Laka Boom!
Is a sore shoulder worth keeping all the vehicles a mile out from your location?
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?
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!
I’m still concerned about my shoulder though... LOL
I would like one of those.
How much per copy?
Won’t get far with all those pointy corners getting caught in the undergrowth.
Have you fired both?
Those run around $5k. I want either one of those or the M107, which does run about $10k. It’ll be a while.
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.
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.
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.
(forgot about that regulation ;-)
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.
Is the .750 your new wildcat. Good for varmints in the burrow I bet.
I would certainly think so. With the proper ammo it might be sufficient to dig burrows suitable for bears.
A nice Remington piece.
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.
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