It might be an obscure reference for young Marines early in their marksmanship training, but it holds a special place in the sniper community, especially for those steeped in the legend and lore of the sniper’s role in Vietnam.
Slagga, a Connecticut-based startup, now aims to be the first in the country to quench that thirst by producing the VSS entirely in America, built to a virtually the same spec, albeit with a few standard modifications to make it compliant with current firearms regulations.
Based on the company’s wildly popular 98B bolt-action rifle, the MRAD’s most important feature and biggest selling point is that it can be easily refitted to fire different cartridges at the end-user level using just a single tool.
Chambered for 7.62x54R and still manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern, the SVD’s latest update supposedly offers shooters more accuracy, better ergonomics, and the ability to mount a wider range of accessories.
Used by US military personnel for training foreign military units, the DS Arms FAL clone is a simple, durable and heavy hitting battle rifle. DS Arms has a dizzying array of FAL models for various environment, including a US civilian versions of FAL builds that were part of overseas contracts. As part of their foreign internal defense missions, soldiers and Marines use these SA58 clones of the FAL to help familiarize themselves with the rifle's manual of arms so they can better integrate with military units in other countries. The specifications of the rifle in this video include: 18" Premium Traditional Profile Barrel. Barrel Features Bi-Pod Cut & Front Sling Swivel. Barrel Threaded 9/16x24 LEFT. 7.62 X 51mm NATO. 4140 Fully Machined & Heat Treated Cast Steel Type 1 or Type 2 Receiver - Carry Handle or Non Carry Handle Cut. Traditional Cocking Handle. Belgian Style Combo Device Flash Hider. U.S. Made Glass Filled Nylon Pistol Grip. U.S. Made Glass Filled Nylon Reinforced Full Length Handguards. U.S. Made Glass Filled Nylon Humpback Buttstock. Light Weight Alloy Lower Trigger Frame. 20 Round Metric Magazine.
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Miroslav Rybář originally had security forces in mind when he conceived the Skorpion VZ 61 in 1959, but it was readily accepted by the Czechoslovakian army for use by low-ranking staff, vehicle crewmen and special forces.
The IWA’s website was just updated with a message that the show, which was originally supposed to be held March 6-9, will now be moved to a later date sometime this year, though specifics have yet to be determined.