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

    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 teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. 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.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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