POTD: French Snipers with the PGM Precision Hecate II

    In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at the elite snipers from the French 126e Régiment d’Infanterie. These snipers are training on the Larzac plateau shooting .50 BMGs through the heavy sniper rifle of the French Army. The rifle is called Hecate II, a name that comes from Greek mythology. It is produced by PGM Precision and uses a barrel manufactured by FN Herstal.

    According to Wikipedia, the riflescope is the SCROME LTE J10 F1 10x.

    Below: This is one of those pictures where you have to look twice (at least) to see what is really going on. No, these soldiers don’t have back-mounted bazookas, they are kneeling beside mortars.

    Below: Heckler & Koch HK416F and FN Minimi. Note the Aimpoint sight on the HK.

    France, make up your mind, EOTechs or Aimpoints? Apparently, France is waiting for Aimpoint CompM5 shipments.

    What would your choice be for the HK416? EOTech or Aimpoint?