Tag: sniper

The XM2010 Sniper

Solider Systems noticed that the new M24E1 sniper rifle is now being referred to as the XM2010. PEO Solider says … The XM2010 is distinguished by its advanced design and represents a quantum upgrade over the M24. The shooter interface can be tailored to [Read More…]

Who says girls can’t shoot?

I had the pleasure of meeting Susannah’s parents at SHOT Show. This was written by her father Dr. Jim Clary … Susannah L. Clary, my daughter, now age 19 and beginning her junior year in college shoots F-Class high power. She shoots a Savage Model 12 rifle [Read More…]

IDF adopts H-S Precision HTR

Double Tapper reports that the IDF have adopted the H-S Precision HTR (Heavy Tactical Rifle) in .338 Lapua Magnum as their new sniper rifle. The HTR is sells to civilians for $3,070. At that price they will chamber it in a cartridge of your choice. Lead time is 6 [Read More…]

Detecting Sniper Scopes

GizMag reports on JETprotect CS300K “Long Range Counter Surveillance Camera” … Now a new device which uses the same “red-eye” effect of flash cameras and projects it hundreds of meters, can identify binoculars, sniper scopes, cameras and [Read More…]

Barrett M82 Snipers

These photos of Marine snipers were taken earlier this month during Operation Moshtarak (Helmand province, Afghanistan). Kit Up has published a post discussing the photos.

Sniper World Cup ’09

The Sniper World Cup is an sniper competition for police and military snipers held annually in Budapest, Hungary. The name is somewhat of a misnomer as the competition seems to be primarily made up of European teams, but it is open to all countries. This year Russia won [Read More…]

Thoughts on the SEAL Snipers

DOD Buzz has some thoughts on the weapon platform used by the SEAL Snipers who took out the pirates: And let’s not get carried away with the sea state, says DT contributor Joe Buff. A multi-thousand ton destroyer is a pretty stable platform in any but the most [Read More…]

Acoustic sniper detection

Sven has blogged about recent developments and challenges in working out a snipers’ location from the sound generated by the sniper rifle. The most successful technical principle in use is apparently based on triangulating the sonic boom of rifle bullets. The [Read More…]

.50 BMG Flechette rifle

Daniel spotted a very interesting auction at gunbroker.com. The rifle on sale was a Boys Anti- Tank rifle modified by TRW-SYSTEMS GROUP and rechambered for .50 BMG. It was intended to be used for .50 BMG flechette rounds. Click to expand. The auctioneer claims that it [Read More…]

Steadicam mounted rifle

muck @ MP.net came across this photo of a G3 rifle attached to a Steadicam. While it is very cool looking it is also very impractical. Shooting sticks are a much better idea. If the shooter need to lie down or quickly maneuver he just drops the sticks. The correct use [Read More…]

IDF Sniper Training

DoubleTapper continues his series on snipers. IDF Snipers are indoctrinated in one of three courses: 1. Four week basic snipers course for infantry units. 2. Three week basic snipers course for Special Forces units’ personal. 3. .50 caliber shooting course. What is [Read More…]