Weapon Wednesday – The 768 Barrett MRAD

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Barrett via Military Times
  • The U.S. Army and Marines have placed an order for 768 Barrett MRAD rifles.
  • The MRAD is a multi-caliber sniper weapon capable of serving in a wider variety of environments than previous weapons.
  • One of the most useful features of the new rifle is the ability to change barrels with a single tool. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Marines Get New Sniper Rifle

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Audrey M. C. Rampton

The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing its existing sniper rifles with a newer model that fires a heavier, longer-range bullet. The new Mark 13 Mod 7 sniper rifle, a favorite of Navy SEALs is replacing the older M40 series of rifles. The result is a more accurate rifle with the potential to hit targets at nearly three quarters of a mile. read more