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.
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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