POTD: 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines with the M27 and the M38 DMR

    Above we can see a U.S. Marines with the 3rd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment as he fires the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (based on the H&K HK416) during a live-fire weapons exercise at range F-18 on Camp Lejeune, N.C. That’s the subject for this Photo Of The Day, where we look back to 2017.

    Below: Marking the shots while zeroing the rifle.


    At the time when these pictures were taken, back in 2017, the M27 had been introduced to different units throughout the Marine Corps for almost half a year already.

    Looking at the automatic fall-down targets.

    Below: Rounds for the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.

    Below we see the M38 DMR.

    U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment fire the M38 Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle. The name “38” comes from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines.

    Here you can see the M38 DMR with the Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm variable power scope.

    The pictures were taken by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michaela R. Gregory.