Barrett M82 Snipers

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

These photos of Marine snipers were taken earlier this month during Operation Moshtarak (Helmand province, Afghanistan).

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Kit Up has published a post discussing the photos.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Lance Lance on Feb 25, 2010

    The dragonov is a very accurate gun and enemy snipers can kill you with 1 shot easly. Never understemate your enemy no matter how fanactic and subhuman they are.

  • Charles222 Charles222 on May 27, 2011

    The whole point of the .50 is that you can engage at nearly 2 klicks, not that you're absolutely going to or not. Also, a far more likely use for this is VBIED destruction; that's hard with an M240, let alone a pansy-on-the-firepower M40; a semiauto .50 is a pretty ideal tool for that.

    The mainstream military doesn't use the Barrett as an 'exploding heads at 2 kilometers' weapon; it's an antimaterial weapon with standoff range.

    • Jakub Dolezal Jakub Dolezal on Oct 23, 2011

      @charles222 Very funny review on an iPhone 4S using a Barrett 50cal.