POTD: Sniper in Position with Barrett M82A1

    Photo Of The Day – The Norwegian Sniper is in position with his Barrett M82A1, which is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel sniper system chambered in .50 BMG (12.7×99 mm).

    The Barrett is standardized by the U.S. military as the M107, and made by Barrett Firearms Manufacturing.

    Below: Sniper posing for the camera, as shooting without hearing protection is strongly unadvised.

    Sniper in position. Soldiers from 2. Bn training MOUT in Skrunda-1 with support from the Engineer Batallion during exercise Saber strike 17, Latvia

     

    During exercise Noble Ledger, September of 2014, the Cavalry Squadron 1 was acting as opposing forces (OPFOR). The main task of Cavalry Squadron 1 is to locate the enemy and give the rest of the battalion an updated status report, so that it better can carry out its mission. This is done by combining reconnaissance with armored vehicles, technical sensors and insertion of patrols with ATV’s, helicpoter or boat. (Sniper with Barrett M82A1 anti-materiel rifle)

    All the pictures were taken by Henrik R√łyne, The Norwegian Defense.

     

    For more reference shots of the M107 please check here.

     

     

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