Marine Scout Snipers from with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit take part in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). The 24th MEU took part in COMPTUEX Nov. 28 to Dec. 21. The training served to develop cohesion between the 24th MEU and Amphibious Squadron 8 (PHIBRON 8) in conducting amphibious operations, crisis response, and limited contingency operations while operating from the sea.
In another weapon/military kick, so I ended up doodling a marksman Judy and her very new spotter, Nick. Not sure what Judy is shooting at, probably just target practice. The gun is a Barrett M82 .50 Cal sniper rifle, excellent for detonating explosives from a safe distance.
Good day at the range today, the weather was perfect and there was a variety of firearms. Had a chance to play with a Desert Eagle .50 AE and a Barrett 99 .50 BMG. Pictures are the .50 AE & 9mm comparison and the .50 BMG & .308 comparison. The heavy calibers make my 9mm and .308 look pretty wimpy lol.
Single shot bullpup bolt-action rifle chambered in 12.7x99mm (50 BMG). Intended as a competition rifle, the M99 has been used to win several long range and 50 caliber shooting events. Being a single shot it’s considerably cheaper than it’s semi-auto big brothers; the M99 is about $4,000 or less, no optics of course. The EoTech in the photo has the 50 BMG reticle and can be used on the Barrett. (GRH)
Cpl. William Hopkins, a native of Clovis, Calif., a spotter with Company F, 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Pathfinders, looks through the scope of the Barrett .50 Cal. while Sgt. Lucas Cordes, a native of Hillman, Mich., a sniper team leader with Co. F, 282 CAB, waits for the Uh-60 Blackhawk to turn around so they can commence an aerial firing platform exercise Jan. 26.
Sergeant Joshua Ott, left, team leader, scout sniper team, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, and Lance Cpl. Grant Ciffone, his slackman, prepare a sniper rifle for marksmanship training, Aug 29, 2012. The scout sniper team’s primary mission is training the Afghan National Army marksmen.