Remington Wins USSOCOM PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle) Contact

Remington Defense, who are already supplying the US Army with the XM2010 sniper rifle system, have just been awarded the coveted USSOCOM PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle) contract. Remington will produce 5,150 of their new bolt action Remington Modular Sniper Rifle, which will be now be called the Remington Defense PSR (Precision Sniper Rifle). Remington sister company Barnes Bullets will be supplying ammunition for the sniper system and AAC will supply the suppressors. It is a good day to be a Freedom Group investor!

From the press release …

Madison, N.C. –The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded the Remington Defense Division of Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) – a subsidiary of Freedom Group Inc. (“FGI”) – a $79.7 million dollar Firm Fixed-Priced (FFP) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide up to 5,150 Precision Sniper Rifles (“PSR”) and 4.6 million rounds of precision ammunition. This award is the result of full and open competition conducted by USSOCOM.

Remington Defense will serve as the system integrator for the PSR, which is a durable sniper system capable of providing accurate target engagement and modular capabilities in barrel length and caliber conversion. Remington Defense will utilize two other FGI companies in the production process; Barnes Bullets will produce ammunition and Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) will manufacture muzzle breaks and suppressors.

Remington Defense already holds the U.S. Army’s $28M contract for 3,600 XM2010 enhanced sniper rifle systems. Remington Defense will be able to leverage its sniper management, workforce, and supply base to ensure the delivery of quality and highly-effective PSR systems.

The PSR award further establishes FGI’s dominance in sniper system expertise, technology, and manufacturing capability for the U.S. Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies.  FGI has the ability to produce a fully integrated sniper system consisting of firearm, suppressor, and ammunition products. FGI’s capabilities provide customers with unparalleled product affordability, quality, and technology.

“We are proud to provide our military Special Operations Forces with top-of-the-line technology,” said George Kollitides II, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Group and Remington Arms.  “The expertise, quality and centuries of experience at Remington are clearly recognized.  This award not only represents a new era in precision sniper systems, but also proves that an American manufacturing company can still expand its product offerings and compete in this modern age to provide best in class weapons, ammunition, and suppressors to our troops defending freedom around the globe.”

“Members of our armed forces, and especially those on Special Operations teams, are our Country’s first line of defense,” said John Day, Vice President and General Manager of Military and Law Enforcement.  “They deserve the highest quality and newest technology available.  Every aspect of the PSR was designed with this in mind.”


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  • FourString

    Those mags in the middle look really juicy. Any word on their capacity? 😀

    Also, adding ‘Defense’ to the Remington name just sounds badass.

    • Anonymoose

      I think those might be 10-round .338 mags.

  • Sean

    Got a “Contact” or a “Contract”? haha

    • Well it was about 2:30 am when he was doing this so–

      • Caleb_Grey

        So what is the excuse for not correcting it?

        • Justin

          Don’t be a dick.

  • V1scera

    Obligatory “When can I get my Civvy hands on one” comment

    • Anonymoose

      Never. Remington’s motto since being bought out by Cerberus really is “because you suck and we hate you.” They refuse to sell any of their “assault weapon”-ish things like R11s, R12s, M24s, and other “military and police-grade” weapons to civilians, unless it’s made under the shrubmaster or DPMS labels or some tacticool (but not really tactical) model or R15/R25 (which they will never market as being anything but a “huntin rofl”). A few of their “military”-grade weapons end up in civy hands from police surplus sales, but that’s about it.

      • Bubblewhip

        Why would you want the M24, and such? I don’t think you’ve been to Remington’s custom shop website where they will sell you an 40-XS Tactical Remington 700 which has an M24 Barrel, Mcmillan Stock, Leupold Mk4, Badger rails, and rings, as well as a Harris Bipod. It’s what the M24 should have been with the Mcmillan stock and they will guarantee .5 MOA accuracy, which is better than the DOD standards which is less than 1.25 MOA. Seriously if you called their custom shop and asked for an exact replica of an M24 with no price restrictions they will be more than happy to build it for you for about $8 000 . And the XM2010 is already on sale to civilians it’s just that no distributor in the world unless through special order with advance pay for a $17,000 gun.

        Got 17 grand for a gun? I didn’t think so. You can build almost 4 top grade custom guns with Kreiger Barrels, AI Chassis, and Surgeon actions all in different calibers AND PAY SOMEONE to assemble them all. If you built 3 you’d have enough for a top grade scope from Vortex, S&B, or Nightforce. Build 2 one in long action and one in short, and you’d have enough for a Surefire .338 surpressor to work with any caliber you want. .

  • Lance

    I like the PSR its a XM-2010 basically you can change from 7.62 NATO to .300 win mag in the field. I heard they make a new M-40A6 for the USMC that uses the M-40 action but a PSR stock and chassie.

  • Joshua

    Good for them, They make a fine bolt action rifle. The M2010 is one hell of a rifle.

  • hacedeca

    From what I know the Lapua .338 has more or less the same ballistic curve like the Caliber 50 from the Barret “Light Fifty” M82. Their bullet drop is Zero at 1.000 yards. And these are the real sniper calibers! What do you need a rifle for that can switch from 7,62 NATO to .300 Winchester Magnum?

    Yes, I know, the .300 goes more in a straight line, but I’m somewhat convinced, that Snipers have to be able to use the Caliber 50 – the very Caliber 50 that shoots like the .338 Lapua.

    • Rooftop Voter

      I like my M82; whoever coined the term “light fifty” obviously never carried one very far.

  • Kyle Sarver

    How is this news they were awarded the contract back in March.

  • Brandon Bowers

    $15,475 per rifle including ~900 rounds of ammo. Is the DOD on drugs?

    • noin007

      DOD doesn’t have to worry about price, if the price is more than they can afford congress will just extract more money from tax payers. It’s the difference between a private company and government.

      • stupidscreenname

        DoD is not the problem with that mindset, neither is NASA… the gov’t action you’re referring to is what they are doing for SOCIAL programs. The DoD is far from “super efficient”, but they’re sharp as a tack compared to the social systems that we are plagued with (IRS, EPA, DOL, DOE, ATF, etc…)

        • noin007

          “sharp as a tack compared to the social systems”
          That’s basically like saying something hardly hurts at all when compared to getting hit by a Mack truck.

          • stupidscreenname

            can’t argue with that.

    • zardinuk

      Should create a hot market for civilian knock offs.

    • stupidscreenname

      the cost of that is not a consumer price. it includes the development. you can’t think of it like something you’d buy at a store that already has assembly lines in place. There are milestones to development, procurement, and delivery. Also the LRIP costs are higher than the FRP costs, but sometimes we just see the average, which isn’t a fair and comparable price per unit.

      If this firearm were ever released to non-military, then it would likely be around 4-5k realistically.

  • Matt Rogers

    Great. Another forty or fifty years of Remington guys looking down their noses at us Savage guys. At least everything Savage makes, you can buy….

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      I’d prefer a Weatherby or Savage over a Remington equivalent myself, regardless of application. Just a personal preference based on hard long-term experience concerning what works better for my requirements. To be fair, I know some users who like the Remington best based on their needs.

  • Michael

    As if they were ever going to buy the Accuracy International in 338 Lapua

  • Kevin

    It’s “brake”, not “break”. Jackasses.

    • Jess-Avery Affentranger

      You could be nicer about it.