New Zealand Army adopts LMT AR-10 for new Designated Marksman Rifle

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The New Zealand Army has adopted the Lewis Machine & Tool LMT .308 AR-10 rifle as their Designated Marksman Rifle. Last year British Army also adopted the LMT 308 as a designated marksman rifle.

The rifle looks to be a similar configuration to the British L129A1. The differences that I can see are the use of a Leopold 4.5-14X scope instead of a fixed power Trijicon scope, a foldable foregrip and backup iron sights mounted at a 45 angle. This is the first time I can recall a military AR-15/AR-10 rifle being issued with angled iron sights.

I have shot the LMT 308 and I was incredibly impressed. Hitting targets with it was just to easy.

[ Many thanks to WhaleOil for emailing me the link. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Ncrush Ncrush on May 07, 2012

    In that video, who was the manufacturer of those BUIS .

    • FormerSFMedic FormerSFMedic on May 08, 2012

      @Ncrush I'm assuming you're talking about the offset BUIS. They're produced by Surefire. You should be able to find them on the Surefire website. They were developed by Barry Dueck of Surefire Suppressor Division. Barry is a former active duty Marine and a current top 10 3gun competitor. The Dueck BUIS are a phenomenal product if you're looking for offset irons.

  • TheBroke1 TheBroke1 on Dec 02, 2012

    Dear sirs, a very interesting sumary and write up my only Question is How do you all put up with Gents like (18D) this person inteligence level and the Fact that their is a very high rate of Head in Ass. That it makes one want to not even bother with getting the information that some are looking for (Annoyed) not even close. This Gent has a serious case of Donkey's Dick!!! That Being His Head Seems to be Nothing More than Solid Meat!!! Case In Fact! The rest please keep the information coming as it is usefull as for 18D please do the World a favor and go set in your room and Talk to the Mirror until you can get over the bipolar episodes as they are neither wanted or needed in this Thread. To the rest i apoligize but a gent can only wade around in the shit so long before we need called out or hauled out and I believe part of 18D left long before his body did.Although he wants you all to be sure to know just who he is. 18d put you finger in a glass of water and then pull it out, see the void of importance you left? Its that way with us all and none of us has ever seen the world stop and shutter over a loss other than the one and only God Almighty!!! Gents keep up the Good info as their are some of us that want and need this information, My next buy for Christmas will be either the LMT or Armalite AR-10TCBNF. So I have less than 20days to gather as much info as possible so if any of you would like to weigh in please my ears are open minus one (18D). Thanks Again, TheBroke!