POTD: Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) in Afghanistan (2013)

Eric B
by Eric B

TFB’s Photo Of The Day. We go back in time, to Afghanistan in 2013. Above we see Spc. Daniel S. Kennedy, from Tuttle, Oklahoma, with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, as he provides security as Afghan Border Police (ABP) break ground on a new checkpoint, in the Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The ABP moved to the new location to block an insurgent infiltration route. He’s using the Remington MSR bolt-action rifle. The MSR came out as a winner in the USSOCOM Precision Sniper Rifle competition but was later excluded due to non-compliance.

Photojournalism is the process of storytelling using the medium of photography as your main storytelling device. While a journalist will use their pen and paper to tell stories, a photojournalist will use their camera to capture the visual representation of a story. Just imagine being in the photo above!


Photo by U.S. Army, Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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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  • Jack Jack on Oct 03, 2022

    Can confirm it's an M2010

  • THeWasTeDYouTh THeWasTeDYouTh on Oct 04, 2022

    OCP multicam is 100000 times better than the old digital UCP. wtf was the army thinking accepting that. it didn't match the deserts of Iraq or the mountain terrain of Afghanistan

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