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U.S. Navy to improve M110 semi-automatic sniper system

The U.S. Naval Sea Techniques Command introduced in a latest discover posted to the federal government’s principal contracting web site that it has plans to improve M110 semi-automatic sniper system.

The Naval Sea Techniques Command issued a request for info, calling on the business to suggest M110K1 new higher receiver (6.5mm Creedmoor conversion package) meeting (Expertise Enchancment).

Naval Floor Warfare Heart, Crane Division, Crane, IN intends to change the prevailing sole-source contract for know-how enhancements with Knights Armament Firm, 701 Columbia BLVD, Titusville, FL 32780-7902. Knights Armament Firm has provided to the Authorities an improved, functionality improve to the higher receiver meeting for the M110K1 Semi-Computerized Sniper System (SASS). The brand new higher receiver is 6.5mm Creedmoor (versus 7.62mm, CLIN 0001 on present contract) and gives longer distance pictures and elevated vary.

The M110K1 is a latest variation mannequin of the semi-auto sniper rifle M110, that has been just lately adopted by the U.S. Military and Marine Corps. The rifle is just like the SR-25/Mk 11 Mod 0, however differs considerably in buttstock and rail system design.

As to the 6.5mm Creedmoor, this can be a medium-power cartridge that may double the hit likelihood at1,000-meters vary, will increase the efficient vary by half, reduces wind drift and has much less recoil than the usual 7.62 mm. The brand new 6.5mm Creedmoor model has about the identical recoil as a 5.56mm.

For some hundreds, the 6.5mm Creedmoor is able to duplicating the muzzle velocity or trajectory of the .300 Winchester Magnum whereas producing significantly-lower recoil, based mostly on lighter projectile weight.