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  • Upgrade kits for M4 Sniper Rifle come in 2011

    10/19/2010 12:47:41 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 10/19/2010 | Defense Talk
    The Army expects to field the new sniper rifle, the XM2010, by January. And conversion kits for the M4 rifle will come next year. A panel of program managers from Program Executive Office Soldier met Oct. 14 at the Pentagon to discuss the status of several programs in the PEO's portfolio. Included in the discussion was the status of the new sniper rifle, development of the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern uniform for use in Afghanistan, Mounted Soldier System development, and the improvement program for the M4 carbine. Col. Douglas Tamilio, program manager for Soldier Weapons, said the Army will...
  • Former "Magnificent Bastards" react to sniper rifle recovery

    06/22/2006 8:52:48 PM PDT · by World_Events · 55 replies · 3,482+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 6/22/2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    Former ‘Magnificent Bastards’ react to sniper rifle recovery June 21, 2006; Submitted on: 06/22/2006 03:34:58 AM ; Story ID#: 200662233458 By Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, 1st Marine Division CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (June 21, 2006) -- Call it a little bit of justice. Marine snipers from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment shot and killed an insurgent sniper and spotter preparing to shoot at passing Marines, June 16. And the insurgents were going to use a stolen Marine sniper rifle for the attack. That rifle – an M-40A1 – belonged to the “Magnificent Bastards” of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, a battalion...
  • Military guns too accessible to public(MEGA barf alert 3-4 bags)

    09/20/2005 10:59:19 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 158 replies · 7,446+ views
    http://www.easternecho.com ^ | 9 19 05 | Adam Slingwein
    If I gave you $7,000 to spend on whatever you wanted, what would you buy? Seven thousand dollars may not be a huge sum of money, but it is still a significant chunk of change. I mean, you could buy a car, pay your room and board at EMU for the year, or have 70% of the buy-in for the World Series of Poker main event. The list is almost endless, but there is one item in particular that really struck me as surprising when I learned that my gift money could purchase it. It is the Barrett M82A1 sniper...
  • WEAPONS OF THE WORLD: Silent Sniper Rifle

    09/29/2003 3:34:04 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 52 replies · 12,530+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | September 29, 2003
    The lowly .22 caliber long rifle round is becoming a favorite among snipers. Professional assassins (usually thugs working for organized crime) have long favored using .22 caliber (5.56mm) pistols for their work. While not a powerful round, if you shoot someone up close with a .22 caliber pistol several things are noted. 1- The victim is dead if you shoot him in the head, whish is what pros usually aim for (as these guys like to say, "two in the head and you know he's dead.") 2- There is hardly any sound if you use a silencer, and not much...
  • Rifle was made in Maine

    10/25/2002 9:24:51 AM PDT · by jgrubbs · 74 replies · 1,435+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/25/2002 | Globe Staff
    <p>The firearm is often referred to as a civilian version of the military's M-16. The federal warrant issued against John Allen Muhammad identified the specific model as an A-35, XM15 E2S.</p> <p>The gas-operated weapon is about 343/4 inches long, and it weighs 7.74 pounds without the standard 10-round magazine that Bushmaster supplies with each model.</p>