Sniper Equipment

Spec Ops Shooting

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The sniper rifle used by Naval Special Warfare is a bolt action, 7.62mm rifle with a stainless steel barrel for improved accuracy. It weighs anywhere from 9*5 lbs to 12 lbs depending on the type stock used. The stocks vary in weight frcm 1 lb. 10 oz. to 3 lbs plus, and are constructed from fiberglass. The rifle is fitted with a topmounted telescope base, to which the sniper scope can be readily attached without special tools.

a. Safety lever. Is located at the rear of the receiver, behind the bolt handle.

b. When pulled to the rear, the weapon is on safe.

c. Bolt stop. The bolt stop release is located inside the trigger guard just forward of the trigger. When depressed, it allows the bolt to be removed frcm the rifle.

d. Floor plate latch. Is forward of the trigger guard and is opened by pressing the serrated detent on the forward edge of the trigger guard.

e. Tabulated data.

Caliber 7.62rrm NATO

Length 44 inches

Weight 9b lbs to 12 lbs

Barrel length 24 inches

TVist, right hand 6

Lands and groves 1 turn in 12 inches

Trigger weight 3 to 5 lbs.

Torque 65 inch/pounds

Magazine capacity 5 rounds

Max effective range 1000 yards


GENERAL. A telescopic sight is an instrument which facilitates accurate aiming by use of precision gound lenses and crosshairs in a metal body.

1. The optical system. Is composed of a series of glass lenses which transmit and magnify the image of the target to the sniper.

2. MAGNIFICATION (Resolving power.) The average unaided eye can distinguish 1-inch detail at 100 yards. Magnification, combined with good optics design, permits resolution of this 1-inch divided by the magnification. Thus, 1/10 inch detail can be seen at 100 yards with a lOx scope.

3. LENS COATING. The Leupole & Stevens Ultra M-l lens surfaces are coated with a high efficiency, low reflection film. This coating increases the light gathering capability to approximate 91% of the available light. With uncoated lenses, a 45% of the available light is lost in the scope.

4. FIELD OF VIEW. Field of view is the diameter of the picture seen through a scope, and it is usually in "FEET AT HUNDREDS OF YARDS."

a. ULTRA lOx-Ml field of view @ 100 meters =3.5 meters.

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