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Originally posted by Apollyon
It was the Marines and Seals that wanted a bigger sniper rifle than the .50 and at one piont tested a "rifle" chambered for the DU rounds the A-10 uses. God I love the Corp!
As for the 25mm sniper rifle why is the barrel so short?
Originally posted by bisonn
congrads. russia has a couple of 30mm ones anyway.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The scope is an odd choice for a sniper rifle. Probably was mounted solely for the photo. I'd be very surprised if this makes the inventory anytime soon.
Assuming the thread was "aimed" towards anti-material or special-purpose snipng, I am very intrigued by the 25mm conversion of Barrett's M82 .50bmg rifle, not just because it is from Tennessee, my home state. It has a variety of special purpose ammo and is essentially an extremely long range grenade launcher. Information is kind of sparse, here is a good PDF on the project:
25mm "Payload Rifle"
...and from an article quite a while back:
Basically, the new rifle will fill the military's need for a "dumb" weapon that can fire the same type of ammunition as the OCSW. Where the OCSW's main round will be a "smart" airburst munition with PD (point detonating) backup, the Barrett Payload Rifle will employ a high explosive round that uses only a simple point-detonating fuse, and a shaped-charge round that employs a PIBD (point initiating, base detonating) fuze. Barrett is apparently currently involved in negotiations to develop these rounds with the help of an as yet unnamed independent ammunition design and develpment company.