Photo Of The Day: A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) International Sniper Competition ejects a spent shell casing while firing a rifle at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 22, 2021.
By the looks of it, he’s using his private rifle. The rifle has “Accuracy International ATX” written on the side and he uses a Spuhr mount for all the optics and lasers. There’s an Aimpoint Micro on the side.
I think the riflescope is a Vortex Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27×56 FFP. The riflescope is a Nightforce, with a flying saucer on top.
In total, fifteen teams competed in the 12th annual USASOC International Sniper Competition where instructors from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School designed a series of events that challenged the two-person teams’ ability to work together, firing range, speed and accuracy in varied types of environments.
Spotter and sniper working together.
Running through the forest with a heavy sniper rifle and a tripod.
It’s not often that we get a look through the spotting scope of a target during a competition like this, but here’s an exception.
All photos by U.S. Army, taken by K. Kassens.
On the subject of dream sniper rifles, privately owned, check this POTD – “Exclusive – The Russian-American Sniper’s Dream Collection“. This one is worth another look as well: High-Tech Setups from The International Sniper Competition, there are some crazy setups there.