Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Newest sniper rifle to be deployed in Afghanistan
I want one of these....
From ArmyTimes -- The XM2010 sniper rifle is making a name for itself in Afghanistan. Officials won’t say how many are there or where they are. But at the time of the Sept. 20 contract, officials said the first 250 rifles would be ready by early December and sent directly to Afghanistan.
No matter how many are there, this is clear: The weapon’s performance has been strong enough to warrant full fielding.
The effective range of this weapon is 1200meters with a .300 magnum, high-velocity round. If you haven't watched any sniper shots on Youtube, you should. Incredible!
I loved being a weapons loader in the Georgia Air Nat'l Guard for 16 years, but if I could go back, knowing what I know now, and choose any military job, it would be sniper. How awesome would it be to see a terrorist's head explode like a melon into pink mist 4 seconds after you fire your shot? Unbelievably awesome! That's how awesome.