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The US Marine Corps changes the M40 A6 to the Mk 13 Mod 7

The US Marine Corps has begun the process of replacing sniper weapons. The MXN A40 rifles currently in use will be replaced by the Mk 6 Mod 13, Warspot reports, citing

The US Marine Corps changes the M40 A6 to the Mk 13 Mod 7

Special Forces KMP with rifle Mk 13 Mod 7

The M40 rifle entered service with the KMP back in the 1966 year and has since undergone a number of modifications. The last one was called M40 A6 and includes a folding stock, a full-size Picatinny rail and other "cosmetic" changes.

As part of the budget request for the current year, the KMP command included in the number of purchases 356 rifles Mk 13 Mod 7 (the acquisition cost will be $ 4,3 million). Earlier, these rifles had already been procured by the United States Department of Defense Special Forces Headquarters (SOCOM) to equip them with special forces.

Like the M40 A6, the Mk 13 Mod 7 rifles have a longitudinally sliding gate, but are designed for high-precision shooting at longer distances. Thus, the marines will be able to effectively hit targets at a distance of over 1 km, while M40 is designed to work on targets at a distance of up to 1 km. In this case, the Mk 13 Mod 7 will be used in parallel with the new semi-automatic sniper rifles.
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  1. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 4 2018 18: 29
    Fenichka is not bad, you can take for 6 pieces.

    What is true, usually, was praised by the 5 model.
    1. Maz
      Maz April 4 2018 18: 43
      It is better to take Lobaev, more expensive, but this is a thing for a long time.
      1. Maz
        Maz April 4 2018 19: 34
        By the way, Vladislav Lobaev, the chief designer of Lobaev Arms, has a birthday today! Congratulations!
      2. Korax71
        Korax71 April 4 2018 20: 24
        Why equate an organ with a goose neck. The lobaev makes piece samples. And you align with the series. Then take for comparison the same spencer clay rifles, which stably take prizes. Although Lobaev and the old benchrester himself, but are not able to boast of such successes .n a little incorrect comparison hi
  2. brdm
    brdm April 4 2018 18: 37
    Military command
    US Navy Marine Systems
    (Naval Sea Systems Command - NAVSEA)

    Center located at Crane Base (Warfare Center
    Crane WCC), comparative tests available on
    market of cartridges of .300 caliber. Of the five tested about

    the best was recognized as a cartridge with 220
    face bullet.

    AWC Mu Sierra MatchKing

    nitions, which is most consistent with all presenting

    requirements and was fully suitable for
    firing from existing weapons.
    In the WCC weapons workshops, commissioned by Komandov

    special operations (SOCOM), was manufactured

    Mk 13 sniper rifle designed for
    use in special units of the Navy
    "Fur seals". This rifle is based on wines.

    Remington 700 with long longitudinal travel beyond

    TV chambers .300 Winchester Magnum. This rifle
    different high-precision barrel production company
    Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels, Inc, where you can cre

    drink muffler from rifle Mk 11. Last option
    this rifle - Mk 13 Mod 5 - is equipped with a stock of the company
    Accuracy International, which makes it very similar to
    the famous AI AWM sniper rifle.
    In May 2009, the Mk 13 Mod 5 rifle was tested
    in the laboratory of maneuverable military operations of the army
    USA (Maneuver Battle Lab) and Army Sniper
    School (Fort Benning). However, based on the results of these
    test command of the US Army

    an awl to carry out a revision already in arms

    NII Army M24 rifle for use with pa

    throne caliber .300. Upgrade has undergone a sleep

    Persian M24E1 rifle, and this modernization
    turned out to be so deep that the rifle got
    new classification - XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Ri

    fle (Advanced sniper rifle.XM2010). The changes spread to the chamber,
    barrel, butt, shops, flame arrester and silencer.
    Optics will also be new. From the old M24 rifle
    in fact, only the receiver remained,

    collected for firing ammunition Win Mag. Rifle
    received a completely new Remington box
    (Remington Arms Chassis System - RACS) with folding,
    adjustable butt that each shooter can

    It can be adjusted to the length and height of the cheek rest. Rifle
    equipped with quick-release muffler, thermal

    whose coating reduces the mirage effect
    when it is heated. Detachable box for rifle

    chat stores for five rounds. In her design shea

    Roko used aluminum alloys and high strength

    polymers to reduce screw mass

    Ki without sacrificing strength. Guide system
    “picatini” type is removable and provides cre

    suturing of all necessary sighting, measuring
    and lighting fixtures. Mounts on a rifle

    sy telescopic sight with variable magnification
    magnifications like Leupold Mark 4 6,5
    20x50 ER / T M5,
    in addition to which night can be used
    AN / PVS scope
    29. According to the firm Remington Arms,
    before delivery, each rifle is tested for
    compliance with fire accuracy requirements in pre

    not more than 1 MOA.
    The XM2010 rifle has the following tactics

    - caliber –.300 Winchester Magnum;
    - length - 1 mm; (with silencer - 135 1 mm);
    - barrel length - 610 mm;
    - weight in combat position - 7,95 kg, 8,5 kg (from the wilderness

    - muzzle velocity - 910 m / s (cartridge Mk 248
    Mod 1 sniper load, 220 gr.);
    - effective firing range - up to 1 m.
    A parallel process is underway

    new rifles and standard redesigns. (Taken from Kalashnikov Ru).
  3. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 4 2018 18: 47
    EMNIP, the M40 has a cartridge of 7,62NATO, and the Mk 13 Mod 7 .300VM, still it wouldn’t be "effective to hit targets at a distance of more than 1 km." what
    1. tracer
      tracer April 4 2018 19: 18
      In an article about this, not gu gu ... Namely, the caliber determines the characteristics of a weapon. But if they they refused. 308 and jumped to .300 it’s better then .338 Lapua. By a combination of CHARACTERISTICS, THIS IS THE BEST CALIBER FROM SERIES. Piled a ton of money in Sako TRG .338 VESCH !!! One bad ssuko cartridge is expensive. Especially do not mess with the heart. In the given rifle in the article there is nothing special except the barrel. All bells and whistles are available on the market freely. The “Akkurovskaya” box is comfortable. Well, that’s it .. I like “Akkura” in .308. Caliber. This is really a quarter-minute device. In the army, I never dreamed of such a rifle.
      "Orsis" classmates of this wave will be. And the concept of taking away is not bad. But the Lobaevtsy do better. They have piece goods, bolt groups, descent, trunks, everything is licked like a cat’s prankster. The prices are really biting.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets April 4 2018 19: 24
        Quote: tracer
        Namely, the caliber

        Only a cartridge, not a caliber. wink
        Quote: tracer
        Nl if they they refused oh. 308 and jumped to .300 already then .338 Lapua

        Still different tasks for these cartridges. request .308 type of our 7.62x54 for a sniper infantry units, well, or a Marxman, if you like, but in general widespread army ammunition. A .300MV and .338LM are real sniper cartridges with good capabilities.
        Quote: tracer
        One bad ssuko cartridge is expensive.

        And more bulky and heavy.
  4. Operator
    Operator April 4 2018 18: 54
    The weight of the “naked” Mk13 mod 7 is equal to 7,95 kg, with bipods and an aim will be all 10 kg - and this is under the cartridge .300 Winchester Magnum (in other words, it sucks). If I’m not mistaken, the U.S. Army Colonel who oversaw the project was expelled from the service for the development of this prodigy.

    The caliber .336 Lapua Magnum is already quoted in this weight category.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets April 4 2018 19: 03
      Quote: Operator
      .336 Lapua Magnum.

      Only .338LM. yes
    2. Dam
      Dam April 4 2018 19: 08
      This is an indicator of great knowledge in the Bingo shooter. 336 is five
      1. Operator
        Operator April 4 2018 19: 10
        Smartphone, however.
    3. tracer
      tracer April 4 2018 19: 26
      More precisely .338 Lapua Magnum. laughing In Russian, this caliber is not marked.