Equipment Piece of the Week: M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR)

M2010The M2010 is a bolt action, magazine-fed, air-cooled, shoulder-fired weapon system which utilizes Mk248-Mod0 (A191) .300 WinMag ammunition. The rifle is a Soldier-portable, direct line-of-sight weapon system. It is capable of providing precision fire on targets out to 1,200 meters using match grade ammunition. The XM2010 has Military Standard (MIL-STD) 1913 accessory rails that mount a Leupold 6.5-20x50mm variable power day optic scope with advanced scalable H-58 ranging and targeting reticle. The shooter interface can accommodate a wide range of shooter preferences. Its folding stock provides flexibility in transporting the weapon during operations.

The rifle has five six-round detachable box magazines, sound suppressor, adjustable bipod, sling, a rifle transport/storage case, drag bag, operator’s manual, deployment kit and cleaning kit. Associated support equipment includes the AN/PVS-30 Clip-On Sniper Night Sight. The ESR is a non-developmental item.

The weapon also incorporates advanced corrosion resistant coatings to ensure longevity and increase barrel life. The aluminum, steel and high impact polymers are lightweight and rugged.

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