POTD: Long Range Marksmanship with the .50 BMG

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day – Looking at the Barrett M107A1 (above) and the Remington M2010 sniper rifles, as used by snipers conducting long-range marksmanship drills. This happened at the Orchard Combat Training Center.

The life of a spotter can sometimes be to function as a bipod. The signature from this rifle is “a little” less than from the Barrett .50 BMG.

Snipers from Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, conduct long range marksmanship drills, Oct. 28, 2019, at the Orchard Combat Training Center. Idaho army national guard Soldiers conduct specialized training to ensure remain proficient on their jobs and weapon systems. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Mason Cutrer)

Shooting the Barrett M82 standing. Notice the dust from the recoil and muzzle blast.

Below: The M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle made by Remington. Notice the laser.

Leupold Mark 4 6.5–20×50mm ER/T M5A2 Front Focal variable power telescopic sight featuring a 34 mm tube diameter, first focal plane Horus Vision H-58 grid system range estimation reticle and Bullet Drop Compensation, fielded with the AN/PVS-29 or AN/PVS-30 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight. ( Source)

The caliber is .300 Winchester Magnum.

Below: Shooting the Barrett M107A1 sequence.

My kind of shooting range.

All photos by Sgt. Mason Cutrer. Idaho Army National Guard.

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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  • FarmerB FarmerB on Jan 16, 2020

    That target at about 400m is HUGE!!

  • Marc Marc on Jan 16, 2020

    I think that might be the first time I've ever seen a Barrett shot offhand. That's gotta be a beyotch.