POTD: Ocean View Sniper with M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle

    Ocean view Sniper

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii- A sniper assigned to HHC Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Conducts high angle precision shooting at Kaneohe Bay Range Facility. Each Sniper team conducted a stress shoot to improve team dialogue, rapid engagements, and the fundamentals of long range marksmanship.

    Subject: Photo Of The Day

    Location: Kaneohe Bay Range Facility, Hawaii.

    A shooting range with a view, but challenging winds and altitude differences!

    We’re at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, looking at a sniper assigned to the HHC Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The rifle seems to be an M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle with a riflescope from Leupold.  It uses the .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge.

    The sniper is conducting high angle precision shooting at Kaneohe Bay Range Facility, where each sniper team went through a stress shoot to improve team dialogue, rapid engagements, and the fundamentals of long-range marksmanship.

    Shooting from a tripod may look easy, but anyone who has tried knows that it’s far from being easy. Perhaps easier than shooting offhand, but not as steady as shooting prone from a bipod.


    The photo was taken by Pfc. Jessica Scott.

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