POTD: Multinational Sniper Competition – Exercise APEX PREDATOR

Eric B
by Eric B

Multinational Sniper Competition – it’s pretty difficult to identify all of the sniper rifles in this Photo Of The Day. I think the rifle above is some kind of DMR version of the Heckler & Koch G36. Some may laugh, but I don’t think its lethality should be underestimated. The images are from NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, as they hosted an event named Exercise APEX PREDATOR, for sniper units operating across the Baltic regions and Poland. Teams representing Canada, Latvia, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom were taking part in the event which tested their ability to engage targets, identify targets, and execute sniper missions.

During this week’s multinational sniper competition Exercise APEX PREDATOR hosted by the Battle Group, participants took part in multiple live fire shoots including stalking scenarios where they utilized camouflage and concealment.
For yesterday’s stalking scenario, sniper participants had to tactically recce firing positions in order to observe and report on the activities on the ground. This very challenging portion of the competition relied on snipers utilizing ground navigation, positive identification of targets and employing highly effective camouflage and concealment tactics while on the move.

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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  • Uri Predrag Uri Predrag on Jul 27, 2023

    Interesting rifles.

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    • T243 T243 on Jul 30, 2023

      @iksnilol Lesson learned ;) At least by now.

  • T243 T243 on Jul 27, 2023

    I sure be wrong, but I wouldnt call this G36 a DMR - its not a Designated Marksmen Rifle just because a Designated Marksmen is carrying and using one, even if its equipped with an magnifying optic like a LPVO.

    Its a regular Infantry 5.56 with the regular G36 Barrel length of 18.5" (more to compare to 16" ARs than 20" just by the usecase, not by the FPS) and just offers a LPVO for better observation and support.

    It CAN be a DMR, if it would use the hot 3400FPS Ammo so it stays supersonic for as long as possible, without going for the armor piercing capability in closer range.
    Just my 2 cents.

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    • Uniform223 Uniform223 on Aug 02, 2023

      @T243 Mk.12 SPR using the 77g mk262 ammo would have some disagreements with you.