Sniper Rifles. One shot, one kill, the sniper model. Sniper teams operate with little combat support from their parent units and they specialize on using high precision rifles reaching long-range marksmanship. Although the U.S. wasn’t the first country to develop sniping as a formalized military skill, the U.S. is currently at the cutting edge of innovation of snipers and sniping systems. Our hero-backed boys over at Military.com showcase five things you don’t know about sniper rifles.
Sniper Rifle Facts | 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sniper Rifles
Sniper Rifles Fact Number 1
When firing a Raufoss Mk211 round, the M107 will fly at 2700 feet per second, penetrating a cinderblock wall and destroying anything behind it. Including your morning.
Sniper Rifles Fact Number 2
The primary difference between the M40 and M24 is Action length. The M24 7.62 Nato bolt action riffle has a 5-10 round magazine and a muzzle velocity of 2300-2800fps (depending on ammunition power). The M40 7.62 Nato bolt action rifle has a 5 round internal clip with a range of 800 meters.
Sniper Rifle Facts Number 3
The M25 is actually an upgraded M14. Overall length on the M25 is 44.3 inches, barrel length is 22 inches, it’s weight is 4.9 kg and boats a ball-shrinking max range of 900 meters.
Sniper Rifles Fact Number 4
When the MK12 was introduced, it was the only semi-auto sniper rifle firing 5.56 ammo. The MK12 gave the sniper the capability to put more rounds down range without impeding accuracy.
Sniper Rifle Facts Number 5
The M110 was the first semi-auto sniper rifle designed from the ground up. The M110 was design for long range accuracy in almost any conditions, but its the fire power that makes the difference.
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