POTD: Ruger Precision Rifle at the International Sniper Competition 2019

Eric B
by Eric B

The topic of today’s Photo Of The Day is easy. We’ve spotted a Ruger Precision Rifle at the International Sniper Competition 2019, held in March 2019 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The cap on the rifle scope says “Nightforce Mil-Spec”. The mount is a quick detach. I don’t know the brand unfortunately, but it has an interesting “platform” on the top to mount a range finder and similar electronics.

(Edit: The mount is probably a LaRue S.T.O.M.P.)

The Harris bipod seems to be attached with a LaRue quick-detach, which is a great solution (because I use it), and a shooting bag.

To my knowledge, the Ruger Precision Rifle isn’t an official service rifle of any kind, so I am guessing that the competitors were allowed to use their own equipment or some sort of benchmarking is going on. If you know more, please let us know in the comments.

And we have spotted the Ruger together with the UK Police Force also.

Below: The same Ruger Precision Rifle in action, from the top of a roof.

A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition fires a rifle at long-distance targets from the back of a vehicle at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 18, 2019.

Twenty-one teams competed in the USASOC International Sniper Competition where instructors from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School designed a series of events that challenged the two-person teams’ ability to work together, firing range, speed and accuracy in varied types of environments.

Below: A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition communicates target information to his partner during a live-fire range event.

2019 United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition

All of these great photos are taken by U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens.

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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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  • Geez Geez on Apr 12, 2019

    6.5 Creedmoor ?

    Eric and Aric, Thanks for pointing out accessories. Guy with the most information wins...

    • Secundius Secundius on Apr 13, 2019

      @Geez 7.6 Creedmoor (i.e. 7.6x50mm)! Which can also be chambered in any .308 Winchester caliber'd rifle...

  • ShootCommEverywhere ShootCommEverywhere on Apr 12, 2019

    Fully possible it was a LEO team of some sort. US LEO makes it as far as Jordan and other weird places for competitions.

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    • Charlesrhamilton Charlesrhamilton on Apr 13, 2019

      @ShootCommEverywhere In 2008 the Pittsburg SWAT team competed. They even managed to pull off a win in the aerial shoot.

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