04-10-2018, 07:40 PM
Join Date: May 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
US Marines replacing existing sniper rifles
Well it seems the old M40 (Remington Model 40X .308 cal) is being replaced by a the Mark 13 Mod 7 rifle (.300 Winchester Magnum), originally used by Navy SEALs. I remember the M40 being used in Vietnam.
Here's the really crazy part - The Marines plan to purchase  Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million. If my math is correct that's $12,427.75 per rifle. That's ridiculous! I don't know how much they got the M40's for but the new cost is simply STUPID! I don't ever use that word because of the implication of its meaning. Here it applies!
I believe in providing our Marines with the best equipment, but that's just wrong! And guess what, we get to pay for them! Well hell, there goes my NRA money....
SgtMaj, USMC Veteran
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