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Old 04-25-2011, 06:58 PM
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Let me rephrase the fit part, it's the Army sitting on their hands and not getting us what we need that angers me. If we want/need something we usually purchase it ourselves, and if I was allowed to do so with a rifle I wouldn't hesitate.


A .338 lap would be the ticket. I would have been perfectly fine with a .300 winny had Kirby not built me that .338. now I'm spoiled... Its all his fault!
Hay brother remember what Donalad said "you go to war with the Army you have, not the one you hope to have" I have been buying my own gear sence 1998 and I would not have it any other way. If you want to take your own rifle you need to jump over to the dark side my brother.

Dont hold your breath on the surplus 300 win mag
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

The army adopted the new remington 700 folding stock thing last fall in 338 lapua. 300 win is a thing of the past. This will be their new sniper rifle.
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The army adopted the new remington 700 folding stock thing last fall in 338 lapua. 300 win is a thing of the past. This will be their new sniper rifle.
To the best of my knowledge no contract has been awarded and no rifle selected
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

Army times today. Army's XM2010 sniper rifle gets full fielding.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

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The army adopted the new remington 700 folding stock thing last fall in 338 lapua. 300 win is a thing of the past. This will be their new sniper rifle.
Neither the MK13 nor the M2010 are in .338. The only guys getting a .338 are the guys who are on a totally different budget the us "regular" soldiers.

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Army times today. Army's XM2010 sniper rifle gets full fielding.
Good, now it'll only take them a couple few years to distribute them.
Kinda funny how Remington and Leupold seem to win all the contracts...
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

The article says they are already in Trashcanastan.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

260shooter,

yes, they are in Afghanistan, but the other guys are right; they haven't been "adopted" and there's still a lot in play. The new SOCOM contract is still very much in play, and they recently went all the way back to square one in their testing. True, the 338 LM is one of the players, and probably the one in the forefront. However, as they said, the high-speed low-drag operators out there get things the average line snuffie won't ever get a whiff of.

They're correct about the actions, too. The Marine's M40 is a short action M700 built around a 7.62x51, period. It was purpose designed, and was, is and always shall be, a 7.62. The Army issued their M24s with the intent that they would be 7.62s or 300 Win Mags, and that's why they went with the full length M700s. They guns have had feeding issues due to the too long actions and too short rounds ever since they were first fielded, but the option of switching out the barrel to the bigger case was the justification that supposedly made it worthwhile. That said, in all this time I've seen very, very few M24s set up as 300s, and even then, only in Special Ops units. Typical example of why the term "Army intelligence" has become such a punchline. Not knocking the intel communitiy, but the general term is something of an oxymoron.

Hang tight here, and don't get in a rush. There'll be a lot more water under the bridge before we arrive at anything close to a standardized system . . . assuming we ever do.
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