(Source : taskandpourpose.com – Jared Keller) – US special operations snipers are getting a new rifle that fires 3 different calibers

After years in the making, U.S. Special Operations Command has its sights set on its next big sniper rifle.

On [March 11th], SOCOM awarded a $49.9 million, five-year contract to Barrett Firearms for the command’s Advanced Sniper Rifle program meant to replace the Precision Sniper Rifle currently fielded to special operations snipers.

Barrett’s bolt-action Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) precision system will be chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum with the help of a separate conversion kit.

The MRAD appears to meet SOCOM’s 2018 requirements for a “modular, multi-caliber, bolt-action sniper rifle” (…)

Here’s a sizzle reel for the MRAD’s Military Deployment Kid from 2016.


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