USMC

A Marine hugs his M40 sniper rifle--and he's probably shooting at something beyond 53 yards.

The Tactical Rifle Gets A Reality Check

Sure, everyone thinks the tactical rifle and sniper duties are the ways of Carlos Hathcock and mile-long shots. And then there’s reality. “I had a Special Forces trained sniper once tell me, “Life begins at the triple zero.” Meaning, it was best to work at 1,000 yards or more. “This image has so distorted...

Carlos Hathcock, Winchester Model 70 Long-Tube Scope

Leatherwood/Hi-Lux Offers Vintage USMC Sniper Scope

Leatherwood/Hi-Lux is offering a reproduction of the long-tube style USMC scope. For lovers of vintage military arms, this is indeed exciting news — reigniting the long lost feelings one has as a kid staring at the ceiling waiting for Christmas morning to arrive.

For fast follow-up shots, a bolt gun loses every time to a self-loader. Here, they’re just watching suspicious activity on Highway 1 in Zabul Province. DoD photo by Spc. Joshua Grenier, U.S. Army.

The Case for Semiautomatic Sniper Rifles – Part I

The classic image of a military or police sniper is the man peering through a scope mounted atop a bolt-action rifle, patiently awaiting the long-distance shot. But the terrain of actual battle in the world often requires fast follow up shots or sudden evasion from an area. For this real-world work, marksman are choosing...

Chuck Mawhinney reproduction M40 Sniper Rifle at Shot Show 2011. Photo by Corey Graff.

SHOT Show 2011: Chuck Mawhinney Reproduction M40 Sniper Rifle

Chuck Mawhinney is a USMC Scout-Sniper (ret) credited with 103 confirmed kills in Vietnam. Now, he's teamed up with the USMC Scout Sniper Association, Remington, Leupold and Riflecraft Ltd. to produce 103 of these historically-accurate rifles.