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American Snipers Love Their New Rifles
FOX News ^ | April 26, 2011 | Lance M. Bacon

Posted on 04/26/2011 6:53:01 PM PDT by george76

The XM2010 sniper rifle is making a name for itself in Afghanistan. Officials won’t say how many are there or where they are. But at the time of the Sept. 20 contract, officials said the first 250 rifles would be ready by early December and sent directly to Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; banglist; snipers
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1 posted on 04/26/2011 6:53:02 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Dang, you have to sign up to see it. Oh well.


2 posted on 04/26/2011 6:57:43 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

Are these the .300 Win Mags I read about them getting? Or were they 7.62 NATO)(.308)

Whatever they are, they’re fairly ugly looking. Good thing, from 1,000 meters out, the gun doesn’t really need to have much of a ‘mean factor’ when it comes to intimidating enemies. They’ll be dead before anyone downrange hears it go off. lol


3 posted on 04/26/2011 6:58:40 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: MileHi

4 posted on 04/26/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MileHi

5 posted on 04/26/2011 7:02:21 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: MileHi

Oops, wrong thread


6 posted on 04/26/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: KoRn
the XM2010 transitioned from the 7.62mm NATO caliber (.308 Winchester) to a .300 Winchester Magnum.

This increased a sniper’s effective range from 800 to 1,200 meters.

7 posted on 04/26/2011 7:03:30 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

VERY nice. I thought I was replying to the thread about night time hog hunting. My fault for having too many tabs open.


8 posted on 04/26/2011 7:04:56 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

Read all about it here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM2010_Enhanced_Sniper_Rifle


9 posted on 04/26/2011 7:06:08 PM PDT by physcitech (God only knows)
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To: MileHi
Here it is on remingtonmilitary.com.

Pretty.

10 posted on 04/26/2011 7:06:28 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thank you


11 posted on 04/26/2011 7:07:17 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

.300 Win Mag is a damn awesome round! They seem to be inherently accurate, even from an out of the box cheap hunting rifle.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 7:08:06 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: george76

Man alive! Talk about bare bones - must be a tightly machined platform.


13 posted on 04/26/2011 7:13:32 PM PDT by Sax
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To: george76

Looks like something Ron Popeil would come up with


14 posted on 04/26/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: 50cal Smokepole; mylife; smokingfrog

ping


15 posted on 04/26/2011 7:14:26 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: MileHi

I like fresca better


16 posted on 04/26/2011 7:14:54 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: george76

17 posted on 04/26/2011 7:15:12 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: KoRn

300 weatherby mag is about 10 % hotter out of the muzzle, but it takes a long action.


18 posted on 04/26/2011 7:16:02 PM PDT by TweetEBird007
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To: MileHi

Can’t pay (attention to) your tab, eh? ;-P


19 posted on 04/26/2011 7:16:35 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: KoRn; PapaBear3625; george76
My Rem .308 tactical shoots better than I can hold it. That rig is almost space age. .300 Win is a great round but I would have guessed the Lapua before I read it.
20 posted on 04/26/2011 7:16:51 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Sax
Man alive! Talk about bare bones - must be a tightly machined platform.

When you're carrying your rifle mile after mile, up and down the mountains of Afghanistan, you don't want to carry an ounce more than you need to.

21 posted on 04/26/2011 7:17:30 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: al baby
Obsolete...
22 posted on 04/26/2011 7:18:26 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Brucifer

*ping*


23 posted on 04/26/2011 7:18:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MortMan

Got no excuse...


24 posted on 04/26/2011 7:19:19 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi
I thought I was replying to the thread about night time hog hunting.

You are.

;-)

25 posted on 04/26/2011 7:19:51 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: george76

26 posted on 04/26/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Good point {:0)


27 posted on 04/26/2011 7:22:37 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

I’m going to guess a rifle able to take Lapua would be heavier than they wanted to take up and down the mountains.


28 posted on 04/26/2011 7:26:27 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: KoRn
".300 Win Mag is a damn awesome round! They seem to be inherently accurate, even from an out of the box cheap hunting rifle."

Shortly before he died, Jeff Cooper speculated about the possibility of a man being able to place 20 shots in a 20-inch circle in 20 seconds at 1,000 yards. Certainly, it would take an exceptional shooter with an exceptional firearm. IMHO, perhaps the rifle best suited to service this challenge would be something along the lines of the Walther WA2000 in .300 WinMag...


29 posted on 04/26/2011 7:27:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MileHi

You mention the Lapua. I just read that the .338 Lapua is being groomed to replace this .300 Magnum round. In will also be an M-24 load. The article says that the .338 Lapua will be the in between ammo. That is between the normal NATO ammo and the .50 BMG that goes with the Barrett.


30 posted on 04/26/2011 7:30:17 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: PapaBear3625

I guess you may be right. Never fired that round so I don’t know if it fits a standard length (30.06) action.


31 posted on 04/26/2011 7:33:08 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76

Awesome looking. I hope it makes libtards heads explode...”oh those evil corporate guns are baaaadddd..”


32 posted on 04/26/2011 7:34:58 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I remember reading that. Was that the thought behind the scout rifle?

I like this version:

http://ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/models.html


33 posted on 04/26/2011 7:39:55 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: vette6387

Do you know if it fits the same action? The Lapua seems be like the 6.5x55 round, VERY efficient and effective.


34 posted on 04/26/2011 7:43:07 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

Nope; Cooper started toying around with the concept of the Scout Rifle well before that I think Steyr was the first to purpose-build a rifle along the lines of Cooper’s parameters but of course, Springfield, Ruger and others have all built their submissions since. The 20/20/20/1000 was an idea he tossed out into the (shooting) public domain for discussion in one of his very last columns before he died.


35 posted on 04/26/2011 7:56:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: physcitech

Very fine tool


36 posted on 04/26/2011 8:13:05 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Guess it could not be the scout, 20 shots in 20 seconds implies a self loader just for starters. Also the scout scope is not ideal for those long shots. DUH (smacks head!)


37 posted on 04/26/2011 8:18:25 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

New tagline. An extension of the thought in yours...


38 posted on 04/26/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Are you a principled patriot, or a political bookie? You can't be both.)
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To: EternalVigilance

FReeper ovrtaxt posted that in a reply maybe six years ago and I adopteded it when I read it. I have found no reason to replace it since he did as it just becomes more true.


39 posted on 04/26/2011 8:33:50 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: PapaBear3625

I picked up an AR-10 in 338 fed last week. She weighs like 2 stags and I’m wondering if in the end, I’ll be using the 6.8 spc more than I want. AR-10 feels like M-14; just too heavy except on atv or snowmachine. Keep it a trk gun more than likely.


40 posted on 04/26/2011 8:35:08 PM PDT by Eska
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To: MileHi

Definitely a keeper.


41 posted on 04/26/2011 9:03:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Are you a principled patriot, or a political bookie? You can't be both.)
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To: KoRn
Whatever they are, they’re fairly ugly looking.

It looks kind of like a HiLift jack...

.

42 posted on 04/26/2011 9:10:52 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI
The M2010 is a refurbished M24 Sniper Weapon System. The M24 design used a Remington 700 long action so it could fire either the 7.62 NATO or be upgraded to .300 Winchester Magnum. This capability was built into the M24 at the beginning of its service life.

The “new” M2010 is a product improved M24 that incorporates lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan. The M2010 should be very successful for Army snipers.

43 posted on 04/26/2011 9:58:53 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: vette6387
98bravo
44 posted on 04/26/2011 10:05:13 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: KoRn

They are 300’s.

A fine caliber.

My Elk rifle is chambered in 300 Win Mag.

My longest shot afield was at 600 yards, and it was very strong upon arrival.


45 posted on 04/26/2011 10:14:21 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: MileHi

I like scout rifles, this is a economical (AKA cheap) one I built up years ago from a 90 dollar buy. FN K-98 the Israelis had rebarreled to 7.62 NATO back in the 1960s. I shoot cast boolits almost exclusively, and it is very accurate with such.

Link: http://hstrial-rchambers.homestead.com/early.html#

The MN 7.62x54 at link was a $25.00 pickup, it came pre-bubbarized, so just slapped a cheek piece, scout mount and scope on and left be. It too is accurate with cast boolits and makes for a great knockabout truck gun.


46 posted on 04/26/2011 10:34:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: KoRn

My M1A is far more accurate than the fella pulling the trigger.


47 posted on 04/26/2011 10:37:09 PM PDT by karnage
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To: TLI

Now that’s damn funny right there!


48 posted on 04/26/2011 10:44:52 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Sea Parrot

Sir, welcome to Free Republic!

That is a fine site and I need to study it a little. Well done.


49 posted on 04/26/2011 10:59:10 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: glasseye

Doesn’t the .300 Win Mag have the same energy at 1,000 yards out as a .357 Magnum at point blank range? I seem to recall reading that somewhere. Now that’s a big hitter!


50 posted on 04/26/2011 11:48:09 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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