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Advances in U.S. Sniping Ammunition: From Vietnam to Afghanistan

The long-range capability of American military snipers has saved the lives of many service personnel on the battlefield. Developments in rifles and optics are only part of the story. There has also been a revolution in the accuracy and performance of the ammunition they use.

Barrett Ships First MK22 Order for Army Precision Sniper Rifle Contract

Barrel Firearms has completed its first shipment of MRAD MK22 MOD 0 rifles for the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program.

The L42A1: A Sniper Rifle To Remember

For most of the 20th century, Lee-Enfield rifles were the backbone of the British army. The last British service Lee was the L42A1 sniping rifle. Built on the World War II No.4(T), the reliable and accurate L42A1 was retired in the early 1990s.

Doughboy Sniper Rifles

The ’03 Springfield, fitted with telescopic sights and fired by American soldiers and Marines, was the scourge of “No Man’s Land” during World War I.

M1903A4 Development: The U.S. Army’s Search for a Sniper Rifle

Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.

The Remington M1903 Rifles

Though not as well known as the Springfield and Rock Island ’03s, the more than 1 million M1903-based rifles made by Remington Arms Co. during World War II included the primary U.S. sniping rifle of that epic conflict.

The K98k Zf 41—The First Scout Rifle?

From the American Rifleman archives is the story of the K98k, equipped with the low-power, long-eye-relief Zf 41 scope, it was the most numerous German sniper rifle of World War II.

MK-18 Rifle Introduced to the Civilian Market

The SWORD MK-18 semi-automatic sniper rifle is now available to the civilian market.

'A Grisly Business:' Australia’s Lee-Enfield Sniper Rifle

Faced with no ready source for sniping rifles during World War II, the Australians created one distinctly their own.

Barrett Awarded U.S. Army Sniper Rifle Contract

The U.S. Army awarded a five-year contract to Barrett for nearly 3,000 of the company's MRAD MK22 MOD 0 rifles.

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