Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine Corps announced it would replace its aging, Vietnam-era M40 7.62×51mm NATO sniper rifle with a new setup called the Mk13 Mod 7. Now it’s come to light that the Corps has selected the Nightforce ATACR 5-25×56 F1 riflescope to ride atop that rifle.
Goodbye M40, Hello Mk 13 Mod 7: Marine Snipers to Get New Rifles
Mk13 Mod 7
The Mk13 Mod 7 is a bolt-action rifle that features a long-action receiver; stainless steel barrel; and extended rail for a mounted scope and night vision optic. The rifle boosts scout snipers’ range by around 300 meters and is chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum, a heavier grain projectile with faster muzzle velocity.
Tod Litt, Nightforce’s business development manager, said in a statement that the ATACR 5-25×56 F1 is a perfect match for the new system.
“The increased capability of the newly issued Mk13 Mod 7 sniper …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life