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USMC M40A1

A little bit of history of perhaps the first of the modern military sniper rifles

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U.S. M25 & XM25 Sniper Weapon System

The M25/XM25 is a joint venture sniper rifle, built for both the US Army Special Forces and the US Navy SEALs. It was originally developed by the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) based at Ft. Devens in response to a requirement for a match grade M14 for Special Forces sniper teams. USSOCCOM was dubbing the rifle the “Light Sniper Rifle”, and its also known as the “Sniper Security System” and “Product Improved M21”. The M25 is similar to the M21 in many regards, it is a National Match M14 glass bedded in a McMillan fiberglass stock, uses a special gas piston, a National Match spring guide and a Brookfield Precision… Read more »

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Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T M2 Illuminated TMR

Leupold is constantly coming out with new models in their Mark 4 tactical lineup, and one of the new models they came out with for 2006 was the 3.5-10x40mm with M2 knobs and earth brown anodized finish from the factory. The M2 knobs are very interesting and I have wanted to take a look at them closely for a while and the only LR scope they are available on happened to come in earth brown, so a few things were worth reviewing. Leupold Mark 4 scopes have been reviewed by many people, many times, though I just realized I have never done an official write-up on one. I am not… Read more »

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U.S. Army M24 SWS

The M24 Sniper’s Weapon System (SWS) represents a return to bolt action sniper rifles by the US Army. As in the USMC M40A1, the M24 uses the Remington 700 action, although the receiver is a long action made for adaptation to take the .300 Winchester Magnum round. The stock (HS Precision) is made of a composite of Kevlar, graphite and fiberglass bound together with epoxy resins, and features an aluminum bedding block and adjustable butt plate. A detachable bipod (Harris) can be attached to the stocks fore-end and is provided as part of the Sniper Weapon System (SWS). The metal finish is powder coated for extreme durability The rifle had… Read more »

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KMW – Long Range Solutions Custom Tactical Rifle

Terry Cross is renowned as both a competitive shooter and as a custom rifle builder. His rifle building company is known as KMW Long Range Solutions which has a very nice reputation for their rifles and also some other innovations like the “Pod-Loc” for the Harris Bipods. A friend of Sniper Central, John, provided us with his new and unfired KMW custom .260 Tactical Rifle for evaluation to check our Terry’s handy-work. As with most custom built tactical rifles this rifle was built to order and represents what the customer wants more so than what the builder might think is best. So, what you see here is a rifle that… Read more »

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Weaver Grand Slam Tactical 3-10x40mm

Weaver is one of the old names in rifle scope manufacturing and was originally a US based scope manufacturer. In fact, they are celebrating their 80th year. Some of the old classic Weaver scopes are considered almost legendary, such as the model 330C that were used on some WWII sniper rifles. Weaver was eventually sold (several times) and they are now Japanese made scopes. I have used several Weaver scopes over the years and they have always been good quality glass and scopes. They have also made several different tactical scopes as well and have recently come out with a Grand Slam Tactical as well as a tactical line that… Read more »

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Tactical Operations XRay-51

Over the years we have reviewed and used a good number of the Tactical Operations rifles and have been very impressed with their extreme accuracy and attention to detail. It has been a while since we completed a full evaluation of one of their main stream rifle models and there have actually been a few introductions of new rifles to their lineup since our last review. While there is not a lot of differences between the various TacOps models we still wanted to get our hands on a new production rifle to see if it still holds the same standards as before. One of our loyal readers again stepped up… Read more »