POTD: .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle

    Posing for the camera for Today’s Photo Of The Day here at TFB, is theĀ 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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