USMC Scout /
USMC scout/sniper instructs a member
of the Japanese Defense Force on the use of the .50
caliber sniper rifle; Iwate, Japan.
(Photo by USMC Combat Correspondent
Sgt. William Donaldson
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Marksman Rifle (DMR) - The DMR shall be employed
by the Main Corps Scout/Sniper team when the mission
requirements dictate the need for a weapon capable
of delivering rapid,accurate fire against multiple
targets at greater ranges and with greater lethality
than the M16A2.
Sniper Rifle - The M40A1 sniper rifle is based
on the Remington model 700. It is a heavy barrel,
bolt action, magazine fed 7.62mm rifle that is optimized
for accuracy with Match Gradeammunition
Individual Weapon Night Sight- Night vision device
for passive night vision and aiming fire of individual
weapons using ambient light (moonlight or starlight)
Observation Telescope is a 20-power daytime telescope.
The telescope is used for making ground observations
of a target area and effective artillery fire.
.50 Caliber Special Application Scoped Rifle -
The M82A1A is a semi-automatic, air cooled, box magazine
fed rifle chambered for the .50 caliber, M2 Browning
Machine Gun cartridge (.50BMG or 12.7 x 99mm NATO).
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