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#7140403 - 04/13/18 04:31 PM U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle
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The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing its existing sniper rifles with a newer model that fires a heavier, longer-range bullet. The new Mark 13 Mod 7 sniper rifle, a favorite of Navy SEALs is replacing the older M40 series of rifles. The result is a more accurate rifle with the potential to hit targets at nearly three quarters of a mile.
The M40 series of sniper rifles has served the Marine Corps for more than 50 years. Originally introduced during the Vietnam War, the Marine Corps purchased commercial Remington Model 40X bolt-action varmint rifles with heavy barrels, slapped on a Redfield 3-9x variable power scope, and gave them the designation M40. The M40 served in the Vietnam War and every conflict since then, progressively upgraded with new features such as a new Remington 700 action, fiberglass stocks, new optics, and other shooting accessories.
Despite the upgrades, the M40 series was limited by the ballistics of the .308 Winchester round. Although an effective hunting and military round, a.308 round rapidly loses energy after 700 yards. At 600 yards, a sniper armed with a M40 can expect a bullet to drop 105 inches short of the target, requiring upward compensation of 105 inches to remain on target. At 800 yards the drop balloons to 228 inches, and at 1,000 yards the drop is 421 inches. This loss of energy also affects wind drift, with .308 requiring 53 inches of wind correction in a five mile-per-hour wind to hit a target at 1,000 yards. The M40 seriesí maximum effective range is about 1,000 yards.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-mar...ocid=spartandhp
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#7140405 - 04/13/18 04:33 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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There are still units shooting M16s and M4s came out a long time ago so I doubt the majority of units will see these anytime soon.
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#7140471 - 04/13/18 05:40 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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$4.3MM bucks for less than 400 rifles? Did i read that right?

The young Army Captain that was here recently said that a lot of the old style M16ís are still in service. And he personally didnít yet have the new service handgun.

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#7140678 - 04/13/18 09:24 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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They're allegedly being issued with NF ATACR scopes, so that's another $3k-ish on top of the rifle price, or maybe $4k-$5k per gun depending on what the conditions of the contract were.

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#7140685 - 04/13/18 09:33 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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I'm glad they are going to the 300 Win Mag!

"The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million". That's $12,427 per rifle!! Somethings not right.
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#7140695 - 04/13/18 09:44 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm glad they are going to the 300 Win Mag!

"The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million". That's $12,427 per rifle!! Somethings not right.
they must have paid a lot for extended warranties on each lol
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#7140750 - 04/13/18 11:09 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm glad they are going to the 300 Win Mag!

"The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million". That's $12,427 per rifle!! Somethings not right.
they must have paid a lot for extended warranties on each lol


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#7140757 - 04/13/18 11:22 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Wonder if they will run the nightforce t3 combos or stick with their Schmidt's and Premier's?
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#7140783 - 04/14/18 06:40 AM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm glad they are going to the 300 Win Mag!

"The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million". That's $12,427 per rifle!! Somethings not right.


And that is government spending.

Lower level, the same happens. The city spent $250,000 on a station remodel. Those of us that have been in construction for a long time said "yeah, that remodel is really worth $50,000. And the $250k end product is an absolute joke.
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#7140817 - 04/14/18 08:07 AM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm glad they are going to the 300 Win Mag!

"The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million". That's $12,427 per rifle!! Somethings not right.


And that is government spending.

Lower level, the same happens. The city spent $250,000 on a station remodel. Those of us that have been in construction for a long time said "yeah, that remodel is really worth $50,000. And the $250k end product is an absolute joke.


Can't speak for city funds, but I spent most of my career in the USAF working the darker side of things. There are lots of development programs that do not need to be common knowledge for every freshman congressman. The way those often get funded is by paying $200 for a toilet seat, or $500 for a screwdriver. Back then a lot of contracts had a line item for "Overhead" that was a general fund type expense, but often got transferred to other things. I worked a program one time that got it's funding out of an Army contract. When the Army failed to impress the congress with their progress on that program, their funding was frozen... our over-sight folks had to scramble a bit to get our funding restored.

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#7140999 - 04/14/18 01:14 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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I believe this is not just for the rifle, its the scope, mounts, Cleaning kit and Pelican hard case. Probably some other things I left out.
The rifles are built by Naval Surface Warfare Center. Maybe the Navy is trying to make a few dollars on the side.LOL
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#7141019 - 04/14/18 01:48 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: Teal28]
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$12,247

$4000 rifle (being generous)

$2500 scope (military discount for large order)

$150 Pelican (large order again)

$400 scope mount

= $7050

What covers the other $5,197 ?
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#7141022 - 04/14/18 01:50 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What covers the other $5,197 ?


Fishing trips, probably. Thatís what that kind of money buys out here.
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#7141029 - 04/14/18 02:02 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm glad they are going to the 300 Win Mag!

"The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million". That's $12,427 per rifle!! Somethings not right.


And that is government spending.

Lower level, the same happens. The city spent $250,000 on a station remodel. Those of us that have been in construction for a long time said "yeah, that remodel is really worth $50,000. And the $250k end product is an absolute joke.
in Austin the city government will spend millions to do a study for 1 million dollar project hammer
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#7141040 - 04/14/18 02:26 PM Re: U.S. Marines Are Getting a New Sniper Rifle [Re: FiremanJG]
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Loc: Hill Country of Texas
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
$12,247

$4000 rifle (being generous)

$2500 scope (military discount for large order)

$150 Pelican (large order again)

$400 scope mount

= $7050

What covers the other $5,197 ?


Paperwork.

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