POTD: Sniper Competition – K4 Arctic Rangers vs Finland

Eric B
by Eric B

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the world of firearms through a camera lens. Every day we run a new theme, selected pictures a short story and credit to the person behind the lens. Today we have images from the Swedish Norrland Dragoon Regiment, also known as K4. This is a Swedish Army unit specialized in arctic warfare and special operations. Located in the province of Lappland, it was historically a cavalry unit that traces its origins back to the 17th century. This time there were competitors from the Finnish Kainuu Brigade (see above).

Here is the caption, machine-translated from Swedish from their latest championship in sniping.

Sniper competition with extra everything!
During the week, the Swedish Armed Forces’ sniper competition was held with participants from various Swedish units and the Finnish Kainuu Brigade.
This year, K 4 had the honor of being the host.
There was a three-day challenge with long movements over bogs and mountains to soften the participants properly between the shooting moments – and towards the end, a small surprise was thrown in in the form of a gas moment.
All competitors performed very well and we would like to thank you very much for your participation.
The victory finally went to our own dragoons Berglund and Bladin, congratulated by Captain Jack Tisell, the Armed Forces’ functionary in sniping.
We are extremely proud of our comrades and that we can keep the hiking trophy for another year.

The best guess here is an Ak4 with Spuhr upgrades and Aimpoint red dot and magnifier with a PSG90B (AI AW) in the back.

Source: Swedish Armed Forces. Photos by: Carl Ekbring / Försvarsmakten.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • SP mclaughlin SP mclaughlin on Jul 06, 2022

    I wonder if that ACOG has a 7.62x39 reticle or if they just use a 5.56 one and learn where to hold

    • Lurker Lurker on Jul 06, 2022

      @SP mclaughlin They do make them. The model number is TA50.

  • EB EB on Jul 07, 2022

    Our readers don't understand the 100% greatness of the feature image with the Finns.