Remington Awarded Contract for the Marine’s M40 Sniper Rifle Program

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The United States Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Remington Defense a contract to provide up to 2,000 modular stocks, spares, and magazines in support of the Marine’s M40 Sniper Rifle Modular Stock program.

When I was downrange we had the M40A3 variation. This new contract is for the M40A6 variant (which will be a new designation), and looks to replace the McMillan Tactical A4 stock that was on there for both he A3 and A5 versions. There were a few manufacturers involved in the bidding process.

The solicitation from the USMC requested a foldable stock to make the rifle more compact as well as a full-length rail. I am assuming it will be using the same system that SOCOM recently picked up (http://www.remingtonmilitary.com/Accessories/Rifle-Carbine/RACS.aspx)

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Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • RifleBuilder

    The full-length rails have been problematic on the ones that have come through my shop- too much flex between the receiver and the rail makes the rails screws come loose at the receiver. 2-piece is the solution.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Uh, have you mounted many NODs? Because I have first hand seen the issue trying to span a 20MOA rail over two pieces and get alignment and rtz after QD.

      Two piece is NOT the solution imo. For your specific issue, it’s sounds like loctite is the answer.

  • echelon

    This must be one of those good ol’ boy network things…

    Maybe on the bright side Remington can take all that taxpayer cash and use it to actually release conversion kits and other RemDef upgrades for the ACR…

    But then again, nah, Hell hasn’t frozen over yet!

  • DetroitMan

    How much rail do you need on a sniper rifle? Snipers usually engage beyond the range of a weapon light…

    • An Interested Person

      The top rail allows for night-vision devices to be mounted in front of existing scopes. Bottom rail is probably for a bipod. Side rails are obviously for beer holders.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      It’s not about length of rail.

      It’s about being certain that your 20MOA rail is perefectly in-line for your day scope and night attachment. By machining it as one, they can never have tolerances stack up to put the two off of collinear planes.

  • Tim U

    Hope remington puts more quality into this then the crap they try to sell to the rest of us. Can’t imagine our military trying to use R51-grade materials

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Edit: meant to reply to why is the rail so long:

    It’s not about length of rail.

    It’s about being certain that your 20MOA rail is perefectly in-line for your day scope and night attachment. By machining it as one, they can never have tolerances stack up to put the two off of collinear planes.

    • Sil

      It’s not a Cadex.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Um… Who do you think makes it?

        99% sure it’s Drake/Cadex. Even if it wasn’t, doesn’t change my gripe that it’s too expensive and too heavy.

  • Colin

    I thought the lightweight stock would be used .Socom use on m2010 ,msr, lwracs, csr, marksmen unit winning snipers Rifles so why not this contract !?. Have pictures of all .

  • crest

    A fighter jet, without wings

  • Ed

    That’s a ugly stock. Prefer the A1 stock on the M-40 looked alot better. Tired of everything adjustable. You adjust to your weapon whiners.

  • Bill J

    So damn happy about folding stocks going to the boys. No more having to cut your cheek rest off and then rebuild it, every time you go to clean the rifle.

  • LCON

    Remington has a fairly good track record when it comes to there military contracts. There recent civilian is another story.