More on the Leupold CQBSS M2 Browning Mount

    Jason sent me another photo of the Leupold CQBSS M2 Browning Mount. Some of those who commented on my previous post about it were, as I was before, skeptical of the utility of a sniper scope on a heavy machine gun. The armchair Commandant in me thinks that the Corps’ plan is to enable troops to accuracy engage targets at a much longer range than they are presently able to do so.

    In 1967 sniper legend Marine Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock set the record for the longest combat kill,2,500 yards, using a M2 Browning with a custom-build scope mount. This record remained unbroken until 2002.

    [ Many thanks to TenPoundMonkey for photos and info. ]

    Steve Johnson

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