I saw the future of SF Sniper weapons today. The M110 SASS is now in stock and ready to rock here on Campbell
But the SASS is incredible.. solid as a rock. Suppressor is Knights and the weapon has ambi-selector, mag release, bolt catch, and it comes in deep earth color.
Maybe but it AIN'T a sniper weapon!
It's a marksmans weapon.
I hope that magpul can take a 6.8mm round, if it doesn't
You can argue that all you want Pardus, but NAVSOF and the SF and Rangers have used the SR-25/Mk11 for some time with good results out to 800 meters. Yes, it's a sniper designated weapon regardless of your feeling towards bolt actions and .50's.
Trust me, I understand your argument, but this rifle makes sense in every way possible for sniper and counter sniper operations. But, what do I know, I'm just a parachute jumpin forward observer.
You have said nothing to effectivley dispute what I say.
I really couldn't give two shits what NAVSOF etc... say and designate etc... they are wrong and I am right and history will prove me right like it has in the past, the same argument were given by the Army etc... in the 60's when the military (USMC excepted) were ignorant due to lack of experience to what a sniper needed.
Everyone is thinking Iraq, wank wank. short sighted and ignorant.
I think this is a great weapon used for what it should be used for.
Anyone advocating it's use as a sniper weapon e.g. mac the SEAL is showing A, how little he knows about the role of the sniper and B, how much they are selling out.
800m? hahahaha the Commonwealth's standard for a 7.62mm is 1100m and more accurate, hmmm which is best for SNIPING?
People are ignorant to what the role and uses are between a sniper and a marksman, THAT'S the problem here!
If it's any comfort to ya, my son, Navy SEAL, uses an M1A/M14 that is highly modified for sniper and counter sniper ops in Iraq and Afgan, but he's used the SR-25/Mk11 just as much.
This was isn't about open field shots as much as we might like to think in Iraq.
Not going to argue with ya, your my friend. Let's just agree to disagree.
They are guaranteed sub MOA groups with the ones in their arms room that I got to fondle...
They are doing one for one exchanges with the M-24 as we type this.
This weapon will and is being employed by Snipers right now, and the near future looks like the majority of the bolt guns are on the way out...
The Remington M24 SWS is already outdated. There are new vesions of the Remington 700 that have recently been fielded. There is no way that these medium range semi-auto weapons are going to replace a long range bolt action weapon.
MK13 MOD5 is the new Crane manufactured bolt action in .300 Win Mag. It has a shity barrel life but is pretty accurate until it craps out around 1500-2000 rounds. I think the thought process was to field the .300 to mitigate rebarrelling issues for the .338 Lapua, which is what everyone besides SOCOM wants anyway.