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Old September 27th, 2003, 01:28 AM   #1
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Remington M40A1 Sniper Rifle





The M40A1, a derivative of the Remington Model 700 Series, is a true pioneer of modern sniper rifles. The dedicated sniper rifle of the US Marine Corps, the M40A1's life of service began in 1966 when the US Marine Corps ordered 700 for testing. The results were impressive but the wood stock proved to cause weather related problems; often shifting the barrel in its seat and causing other reliability issues. As such, the M40A1 was later upgraded with lightweight McMillan fiberglass stocks which were known for their ruggedness. The entire system was built by US Marine Corps armorers in Quantico, Virginia, USA. In the field, the M40A1 is known for its extreme levels of accuracy with a maximum listed effective range of 800 meters. The US Marine Corps have claimed even higher numbers in battle situations; up to 1000 meters. Muzzle velocity is listed at a whopping 2,547fps.

The M40A1 sniping rifle is a bolt operated, 5 round internal magazine-fed 7.62mm x 51 NATO weapon. The military issue version comes equipped with Unertyl lo-power fixed telescope with a mil-dot reticule pattern (actually civilians can only purchase replicas and cannot own the genuine version). The entire system weighs over 6Kg including the scope.

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Old September 27th, 2003, 11:39 PM   #2
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Nice pics SixT. Very cool :)

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Nice

Is it yours? Or was that just a history lesson. I like history but I would like to hear the details on the rifle. How's she shoot?

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I think this OP was posted only days after the Internet was invented.

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I didn't have Internet yet

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And I think was happier without it.

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Had a repro along with a US Optics made A1 scope. Shot great but large and heavy. Wound up selling it. Like my M40 repro better in that it is easier to carry around.

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Old December 4th, 2016, 02:26 PM   #8
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The M40 A1

Is this M40A1 Post by SixTGunr something very old? It is intersting to read the History of this rifle and even more interesting to own one. Mine is the most accurate rifle I have ever encountered in over 60 years of many rifles.

Given my age I hope to pass this Masterpiece on in the near future, what a Chlristmas gift to yourself... Art L.

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