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SOCOM wants 6.5mm sniper weapon for longer-range kills | Military.com
Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Murphy

SOCOM wants 6.5mm sniper weapon for longer-range kills | Military.com

If everything goes well it seems like SOCOM might receive a new sniper weapon in 2023. “The Next Gen Squad Weapons are not sniper weapons, and the 6.5mm Creedmoor really fits that sniper support role,” Babbitt said recently at the National Defense Industrial Association’s vSOFIC 2020 industry conference. “We are replacing our 7.62x51mm sniper support weapons, which have a maximum effective range of 700 to 800 meters, with 6.5mm Creedmoor sniper support weapons that will give us a maximum effective range of around 1,200 meters.” The 75th Ranger Regiment is one of the units slated to receive the new weapon, and the Marine Corps is also looking to switch things up in their sniper sector.

Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/18/socom-wants-65mm-sniper-weapon-longer-range-kills.html

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