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    Army tests MK-22 Precision Sniper Rifle at Fort Bragg ahead of fielding

    Looks like the Army wants a new sniper rifle.


    Army tests MK-22 Precision Sniper Rifle at Fort Bragg ahead of fielding

    The Army successfully tested the MK-22 Precision Sniper Rifle during exercises at Fort Bragg, N.C., to clear it for fielding, the branch announced.

    "The modular nature of the PSR allows it to be tailored to meet mission requirements and is appealing to airborne snipers who are typically armed with long-barreled precision rifles of a single caliber offering," Sgt. 1st Class Marcus Love, of the Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate, said Wednesday in a press release.

    To make sure the rifle was not degraded by shock after a jump, the test team applied a "mobile weapons boresight collimator" to it.


    "This process established a baseline for sight reticle locations prior to and post airborne insertion," said ABNSOTD Test Technology Branch Chief Miles Crawford in the statement.
    According to the Army, the MK22 is part of the Army's PSR program, allowing the Army an extreme range weapons system that is lighter than current sniper rifles and including features that mask the sniper.

    The Army announced in the spring it had awarded a nearly $50 million, five-year contract to Barrett Firearms to acquire 2,800 Multi-role Adaptive Design rifles.


    "The increased engagement range will keep Snipers safer and increase the options for the local commander employing these combat multipliers," added Sgt. Austin Stevens, a sniper assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, in the statement.
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    The Marines are buying 250 for 4 million next year.


    The service plans to begin fielding of the PSR as the Mk 22 starting in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021.....snip~


    The Army is almost doubling its purchase of the bolt-action Precision Sniper Rifles for its primary anti-personnel sniper system, according to budget documents (taskandpurpose.com)
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    I wonder if the airborne snipers got the manufacture to make it jump proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I wonder if the airborne snipers got the manufacture to make it jump proof.
    I'm wondering if any militia's are picking up some just to make the Deviants tremble more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I'm wondering if any militia's are picking up some just to make the Deviants tremble more.
    I doubt they are on the civilian market yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I doubt they are on the civilian market yet.
    16K apiece is a mighty expensive big game rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanger4 View Post
    16K apiece is a mighty expensive big game rifle.
    The civilian version won't come with the silencer- unless you go through the federal loops.
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    Are snipers allowed to choose their rifles or are they determined by the military branch they serve under? I would imagine their that comfort with a sniper rifle would play a large part if there is a choice.

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