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5 Surprising Facts About Sniper Rifles

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November 2, 2015
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5 things you didn't know about sniper rifles

#1 The Raufoss MK 221 round fired from an M107 can penetrate a cinderblock and destroy anything behind it.


#2 The primary difference between the Army M24 and the Marine M40 is the action length. The key difference is that the M24 can fire NATO 7.62x51mm as well as the 300 Winchester Magnum which pack more punch.[caption id="attachment_2734" align="aligncenter" width="289"]

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From the left: NATO 5.56, NATO 7.62, .300WM, .338LW, .50BMG- EmptorMaven[/caption]#3 The M25 is actually an upgraded M14.


Originally developed by the 10th Special Forces Group at Ft. Devens, the M25 was built as a joint services system, meeting the needs of both Army SF and Navy SEAL sniper teams for a semi-automatic sniper rifle built on the same lines as the match grade M14 and M21 semi-automatic rifles. The M25 is not a replacement for existing bolt-action rifles, such as the Army's M24 and the Marine Corps' M40A3, but rather the M25 is intended to serve as a sniper support weapon for the sniper team observer. The M25 will provide the sniper observer with a more effective support weapon than the M16/M203, capable of delivering very accurate fire out to 500 meters. In addition, the M25 will fill a mission specific role as an urban area sniper rifle, where ranges are limited and high rate of fire is the primary concern. Chambered for 7.62mm NATO (.308 Winchester) the M25 is capable of firing any 7.62mm ammunition, though it was designed to fire the same ammunition (M118 and M852 Match and Special Ball ammunition) that the M40A3 and the M24 currently fire.- gun wiki.


#4 When introduced, the MK12 was the only semi-automatic sniper rifle firing 5.56. This rifle has only been in use since 2002 and is set to be completely phased out by 2017 as they complete a transition to the SCAR MK17.

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#5 The M110 was the first semi-auto sniper rifle designed from the ground up. Military.comhttps://youtu.be/BY2zv-kyGIY?t=4m4sBonus Video: Top 5 deadliest sniper ever.https://youtu.be/mPs1ZFEhNsg[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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