POTD: French Snipers with the FR-F2 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle


    Photo Of The Day: The FR-F2 Bolt-action Sniper Rifle, short for Fusil à Répétition modèle F2, is here seen in the hands of snipers from the 35e régiment d’infanterie in France. Since 1986 the FR-F2 has been the standard sniper rifle in the French Armed Forces. It was made by GIAT Industries and uses 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition.

    Caption, translated from French.

    – Support company –
    A few days ago, the additional adaptation training qualifying marksman was completed. For several weeks, this training aims to hold a job as a marksman.
    Back on the stalking test which consists of progressing without being detected.

    Water. Lots of water, always a part of sniper training for some reason.

    Do you know the maker of the riflescope? Let us know below.

    All photos from 35e régiment d’infanterie.

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