POTD: Canadian Sniper with Colt Canada C20 DMR

Eric B
by Eric B

The hungriest beast of them all on this blog is our Photo Of The Day. It consumes hundreds of images every month, and it has been doing so for the past 9 years. A rifle not seen too often, here’s the Colt Canada C20 DMR.

These rifles use the Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 Ultra Short Scopes in Coyote M17 TAN. As part of a review, I recently shot a DMR competition out to about 700 meters with exactly the same riflescope (but another rifle and caliber), and it worked great.

Canadian Armed Forces snipers conduct defensive operation as part of Exercise Crystal Arrow. Image was captured on March 24 2023 at Camp Adazi, Latvia. Canadian Armed Forces Photo – RPAV2023

Members of the German Armed Forces conduct offensive operations as part of Exercise Crystal Arrow. The image was captured on March 24 2023 at Camp Adazi, Latvia. Canadian Armed Forces Photo – RPAV2023

For further information, the following articles may be interesting: “ Danish Armed Forces Chose New Sniper Rifle – Colt Canada C20 DMR“, “ Canadian Army Buys Colt Canada C20” and “ Canada’s C20s get Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 Ultra Short Scopes in Coyote M17 TAN“.


Source: Canadian Armed Forces Photo, NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia.

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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  • Jabroni1kenobi Jabroni1kenobi on Jun 01, 2023

    I want an LE901, can't believe I slept on them when they were under $2k.

  • Kinetics Kinetics on Jun 01, 2023

    I honestly wonder what will happen to the M110’s in US Army inventory…current spec 6.8x51 GP and SP are likely not more accurate/precise than M118/LR (outside of their better BC), but they should definitely outrange it when used in a comparable rifle.

    The Army has a bunch of weird small arms dilemmas now…keep fielding legacy SASS/SDMR’s in a caliber that is antiquated and will be phased out, find a way to re/chamber M110/A1’s in 6.8 + develop an optimized load, or adopt an optimized variant of the M7 with an optimized 6.8 round.

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