POTD: .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle

Eric B
by Eric B

Posing for the camera for Today’s Photo Of The Day here at TFB, is the U.S. Marine Corps’ scout sniper platoon commander and the chief scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

You see them sighting in behind a .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha.

The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU were conducting routine operations as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

All photos are taken by U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Israel Chincio. It takes a brave man, taking photos into the barrel of a .50 sniper rifle.

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Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Finished Walkout Finished Walkout on Apr 10, 2019

    I hope we move on from the .50 BMG soon. Nothing else to learn here.

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    • SP mclaughlin SP mclaughlin on Apr 10, 2019

      @Finished Walkout *Canadian JTF sniper blocks your path from a mile away*

  • USMC03Vet USMC03Vet on Apr 10, 2019

    I wish I was a 3/5 marine.

    Anyone else notice this high speed lt. Has two different colored lens. OFP 2 the max.

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    • Boberson Boberson on Apr 11, 2019

      @USMC03Vet Probably. She was pretty retahded.