The M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle was aquired to fill the capability gap between the standard issue rifle and a sniper rifle. In this Photo Of The Day, we’ll take another close look at it.
Here we look at soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taking aim at the Fort Stewart, Ga., sniper range while fielding the brand new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle. The pictures are from June 5th, 2020.
1ABCT was the first unit in the U.S. Army to field this rifle.
Below: Looking into the optic from SIG Sauer versus the barrel, as so-called “field expedient bore sight”.
This method is a quick, effective way to check the optical alignment of the barrel and the scope, without wasting a single round of ammunition. Personally, I prefer wasting a few rounds actually.
Note the back-up iron sights on the right side. If you noticed, in the top picture, the soldier has his back-up irons on the left side of the rifle.
The bipod attachment says “LaRue”.
All photos by US Army, Sgt. Daniel Guerrero.