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Posted: 2/3/2001 5:56:36 PM EDT
Saw several Marines from Quantico this pm at the Hburg Sportsman's Show. I got to fondle the pictured M4 and A3 rifle. That bolt rifle is heavy! Had an interesting talk with a Scout-Sniper Inst. that was there. He had his ghillie and other gear with him. Quite informative. Now I can see why a lot of you guys like your M4gery's. [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1495478&a=11371060&p=39972930[/img] [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1495478&a=11371060&p=39972932[/img] [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1495478&a=11371060&p=39972938[/img] [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1495478&a=11371060&p=39972941[/img]
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 6:18:55 PM EDT
There was a good article in the February '01 issue of American Rifleman concerning the M40. They also have a little blurb about the A3 prototype that you have pictured. Nice photos.
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 6:19:56 PM EDT
Leeeeets see now.....is that a Bushmaster or a COLT that Marine is holding there in that picture ... hmmmmm?????? COLT thats right ... end of post [:D] P.S. I bet he drives a Chevy too ! hehehehe
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 6:26:06 PM EDT
Hmmm....even the Marines can't get color match on their M4's.
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 6:27:17 PM EDT
DR: R U saying that Colt is a Chevy and Bushie is a Ford?[:\]
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 6:30:29 PM EDT
Jonnie, The color did match. The direct flash from my digicam washed out part of the receiver. Sure wish I had my studio lighting there.
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 6:41:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2001 6:42:35 PM EDT by JonnieGTyler]
Grundsau, I saw the flash wash-out on the one picture, but the one that caught my eye was the close-up of the hand guards. In that pic. it sure looks like a color mismatch. Not that it truly matters, ya' know. Studio lighting would have made some awesome pictures.
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 7:14:18 PM EDT
Bushmaster would be the BMW and colt is the YUGO[puke]. LOL
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 7:27:22 PM EDT
Who gives a rats ass if the colors on the upper and the lower don't match, the only thing that I would worry about is if the damn thing goes "BANG" when I pull the trigger!
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 7:48:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2001 7:49:33 PM EDT by X_Ring]
"There was a good article in the February '01 issue of American Rifleman concerning the M40. They also have a little blurb about the A3 prototype that you have pictured." Designated the M40A3, that sucker weighs close to 18 lbs! I think the cool thing is that the Marines are custom building these rifles, basically using the Rem700 actions and building with aftermarket pieces. They're also doing all the CNC machining themselves. Quantico is only about 40 minutes from my house, you think they'll let me come over and play with them?
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 9:53:24 PM EDT
That looks like a U.S. Optics scope on the M40A3. Nice!!!
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 10:38:26 PM EDT
DR: R U saying that Colt is a Chevy and Bushie is a Ford?[:\]
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I like to think of my Bushmasters like my Mopars [:D]
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 1:54:00 AM EDT
Here's an excellent report on the [b]M40A3[/b] by someone who's actually shot the damned thing. Has some actual field photos of the gun as well as a discussion of the components: http://communities.prodigy.net/sportsrec/gz-m40a3.html • Dean, jus' visitin' from [b]The Gun Zone[/b] http://www.thegunzone.com …
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 3:37:55 AM EDT
Dean Visiting or promoting? Just kidding! [smoke]
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 5:35:09 AM EDT
I'd have to say that the lower is an older one as the color is faded as you can see the anodizing is starting to wear off in the 4th photo. FN of America has the new AR contract not Colt or Bush.
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 5:46:35 AM EDT
Mister Hemi, how correct, Mopars rule, chebbys drool. I have an early ser#111 A-2 Govt. carbine and it has been fantastic. can't knowledgeably comment on later Colt though, The real Big Block Mopar of my collection is my Armscorp M-14,kinda like my low 12 sec street Challenger
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 7:39:56 AM EDT
Guns... is right. Performance is more important than looks. I made the comment with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. I should have made a note not so as not to rile anybody. Grundsau said that in real life the colors matched. However, in the one photo, it sure doesn't look like it. Maybe it's a Bushie purple upper kind of thing. One color in some light and a different color in another.???? (Please note,I said " Bushie...KIND OF thing" not Bushie parts.) [;)]
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 10:09:00 AM EDT
Exactly like my M-4 except mines semiauto only and has a vortex - also no reflex sight. Love the Knights rail system. Not "new" technology really - everyone and their mother had one down in Kosovo. The current contract for M-4's is by Colt - but that is largely because Colt Firearms spends most of its time on its knees - Bushmaster on the other hand doesn't compromise gun rights. Colt gladly will go out of its way to impress the pretty boys at the Pentagon - those great chairborne warriors (smirk)
Link Posted: 2/4/2001 10:30:46 AM EDT
I gotta say first that these guys were very professional! Helpful, very willing to explain their weapons and some of what they are doing. The wife and I went downstairs and saw the Army guys dressed in their black, white and gold running outfits. They really contrasted vs the Marines. Sorry to any Army guys out there. Just going by what we saw. Johnniegtyler
Hmmm....even the Marines can't get color match on their M4's.
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It is hard for me to say this but... You were right. The color seemed to be more of a mismatch on camera than in real-life. Probably a result of T&E rather than related to actual production quality. I will mention that maintenance had to mop my drool off the floor after we left. I was a bit overwhelmed to be fondling some of the Corps new toys. The rifle is a Colt. Saico: I asked about the M40A3's scope and was told it is a Unertyl. I checked out the ACOG on the M4, very nice! I am hoping to correspond with some of these guys via the net. Who knows, maybe I will get invited for a tour. Maybe not. Either ways, outside of being technical, the bolt rifle is bloomin heavy, and that M4 is "sweet". Convinced me to look at a flattop shorty upper for my Bushie.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 10:32:22 PM EDT
Dying to know how you get a bore guide into the receiver and a rod down the bore with that built up cheek piece. Nice stock, looks like McMillan? I got one of these, Rem 700 PSS, Springfield Tactical Govt. scope, retired state police gun. Colts are to Bushmasters as Chevies are to Lear Jets. [moon]
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 11:49:19 PM EDT
Bushmasters, Colts, Fords, Chevys, Mopars. Most of the M-16s Ive seen lately are FN!
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 4:37:04 AM EDT
Interesting camo pattern on the M40 - looks like it is designed to confuse rattlesnakes [;)]
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 5:13:41 AM EDT
nice pics
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 5:54:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Grundsau: Jonnie, The color did match. The direct flash from my digicam washed out part of the receiver. Sure wish I had my studio lighting there.
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Grundsau.....where did say this show was?.......(hburg..?)
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 6:05:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 6:57:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2001 6:56:58 AM EDT by Dave S]
USMC03, da-da-damn, Skipper........would have seemed more than odd to see anything but THE Unertyl on a 40A1 to me. When I taught at S/S School, 2nd MarDiv in '85-'86, it was the only scope known to gaff-off "clicks of x/xMOA". You dialed in the distance(1-10 = 100yds-1000yds), so 730yrd was "7" with 1/3 increment of spacing toward "8". The rifle was sighted in at 300yrds and zeroed on "3" for elevation along with windage being zeroed. This was with M118 flying at 2550fps....reducing a target in the chest past 400yds and the 173gr round came out their hinnie. I am an old fart at 43, so I guess that the Unertyl on the 40A3 has new glass and internals technology and calibration for the faster round being used. Semper Fi, Dave S In my best Carol Burnett voice: I hate clicks. I hate clicks with a hot hate. I hate clicks with .......
Link Posted: 5/28/2001 8:09:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 11:41:00 PM EDT
Is not it a McMillan A4 stock ? So why they call it M40A3 ?.........curious.... That's not an USO optics,it's an Unertl 10X USMC mil-dot with a Simrad NV250 mount.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:43:40 AM EDT
Found this thread again while doing a search. Thought it had been long buried in the archives and saw it resurrected in May. After reading some of my posts, what a dork. I got alot to learn. I don't recall what unit they were with and have not heard anything via email from the 2 Marines I talked with. The Marine that belonged to the bolt rifle stated he was a SS instructor at Quantico and thats all I remember. I was on sensory overload at the time cause of the guns.[:P]
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 8:22:24 AM EDT
fwiw, i bid on gov't contracts. two weeks ago, i rec'd a bid package (along with several hundred other items to bid on...kind of a "package" deal) for a qty. of 6,182 ma's to supplied to the usmc. the bid was only open to colt. no other manufacturer was permitted to bid on this item...i.e. single source contracting. i would therefore assume, that colt, and not fn have the current build rights/contract with at least the usmc.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 8:26:26 AM EDT
evidently, contracts are still being issued for the m24 sniping rifle. i don't have a copy of the colt m4 bid in front of me, right now...but i did manage to pull this of my post at assaultweb. well, unless your name is "remington", you aren't allowed to bid! lol! just thought some of you would enjoy seeing what a dod rfq looked like. Section: PROCUREMENTS OF SERVICES AND SUPPLIES Issue Date: 20010801 - Wed 01-Aug-2001 (PSA-2905) Product Code: 10 Product Desc: Weapons Agency: US Army Tank -- Automotive and Armaments Command -- Rock Island( TACOM-RI) Attn: AMSTA-CM-CR, Rock Island, IL 61299-7630 | IL Contact: Contract Specialist, Brenda Boyd, 309-782-4066, Contracting Officer, Jerry Yowell, 309-782-6736 E-MAIL: click here to contact the contract specialist, boydb@ria.army.mil. Due: 20010806 (06-Aug-2001) Title: M24 SNIPER RIFLE MINUS SCOPE Description: SOL DAAE20-01-T-0378 DUE 080601 This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial item prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, a written solicitation will not be issued. Sole Source to Remington Arms Co. Inc., 14 Hoeffler Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357. The solicitation number is DAAE20-01-T-0378 under Simplified acquisition procedures. DESC: 1005-01-240-2136. Part Number 12011886. Requirements are 170 each M24 Sniper Rifle, 7.62MM, Minus the Leopold Scope. Packing and preservation in accordance with MIL-STD-2073-1, Rev C, dated 1 Oct 96. Contractor should enclose Certificate of Conformance with the M24 Sniper Rifles, 7.62MM, Minus the Leopold Scope. FOB is Origin. The NAICS code is 332994. The contractor listed is a large business. Published for subcontracting purposes only. Offers from concerns other than the above are not solicited. This proposed action is for supplies for which the Government does not own specifications and drawings to permit full and open competition. Firms that recognize and can produce the required item(s) are encouraged to identify themselves to the contracting officer, and provide supporting evidence which will permit their participation in future solicitations. Interested vendors should contact prime contractor listed above. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 97-15. Solicitation provisions 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items and 52.232-33 Payment by
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 8:27:35 AM EDT
evidently, contracts are still being issued for the m24 sniping rifle. i don't have a copy of the colt m4 bid in front of me, right now...but i did manage to pull this of my post at assaultweb. well, unless your name is "remington", you aren't allowed to bid! lol! just thought some of you would enjoy seeing what a dod rfq looked like. Section: PROCUREMENTS OF SERVICES AND SUPPLIES Issue Date: 20010801 - Wed 01-Aug-2001 (PSA-2905) Product Code: 10 Product Desc: Weapons Agency: US Army Tank -- Automotive and Armaments Command -- Rock Island( TACOM-RI) Attn: AMSTA-CM-CR, Rock Island, IL 61299-7630 | IL Contact: Contract Specialist, Brenda Boyd, 309-782-4066, Contracting Officer, Jerry Yowell, 309-782-6736 E-MAIL: click here to contact the contract specialist, boydb@ria.army.mil. Due: 20010806 (06-Aug-2001) Title: M24 SNIPER RIFLE MINUS SCOPE Description: SOL DAAE20-01-T-0378 DUE 080601 This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial item prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, a written solicitation will not be issued. Sole Source to Remington Arms Co. Inc., 14 Hoeffler Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357. The solicitation number is DAAE20-01-T-0378 under Simplified acquisition procedures. DESC: 1005-01-240-2136. Part Number 12011886. Requirements are 170 each M24 Sniper Rifle, 7.62MM, Minus the Leopold Scope. Packing and preservation in accordance with MIL-STD-2073-1, Rev C, dated 1 Oct 96. Contractor should enclose Certificate of Conformance with the M24 Sniper Rifles, 7.62MM, Minus the Leopold Scope. FOB is Origin. The NAICS code is 332994. The contractor listed is a large business. Published for subcontracting purposes only. Offers from concerns other than the above are not solicited. This proposed action is for supplies for which the Government does not own specifications and drawings to permit full and open competition. Firms that recognize and can produce the required item(s) are encouraged to identify themselves to the contracting officer, and provide supporting evidence which will permit their participation in future solicitations. Interested vendors should contact prime contractor listed above. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 97-15. Solicitation provisions 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 8:29:05 AM EDT
remainder of bid specifications: Commercial Items; 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items and 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration are hereby incorporated by reference. The following FAR clauses apply to this acquisition: 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items; 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items (Jan 1999) and 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Feb 2000). A completed copy of these representations and certifications must be submitted with proposal. Offeror Representations and Certifications can be obtained by calling the point of contact listed in this notice. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Aug 2000). In addition to the listed FAR provisions and clauses, Offeror must provide a contractor identification code which is currently the Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Delivery shall commence 150 days after receipt of contract award or sooner. Offeror must provide earliest delivery time and payment terms. Inspection and acceptance shall be in accordance with commercial practices. Certificate of Conformance is required. The contractor shall ship with a Certificate of Conformance. The contractor's signed certificate shall be attached on the top copy of the Standard Form 1449 distributed to the payment office or attached to the Contracting Administration Officer copy when contract administration (block 16 of the SF 1449) is performed by the Defense Contract Management Command. In addition, a copy of the signed certificate shall also be attached to or entered on copies of the SF 1449 accompanying the shipment. The certificate shall confirm that supplies or services conform in all respects with all contract requirements, and all statements on the SF 1449. The contractor shall implement and maintain a quality system that ensures the functional and physical conformity of all products furnished under this contract. The quality system shall achieve defect prevention and process control, providing adequate quality controls throughout all areas of contract performance. At any point during contract performance, the Government will have the right to review this quality system to assess its effectiveness in meeting contract requirements. The contractor shall provide the company's standard commercial warranty coverage for all products furnished under this contract. The following paragraphs apply to this solicitation and any resultant award: 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.247-65, 52.242-10, 52.247-61 and 52.247-29. Simplified Acquisition Procedures are authorized per FAR Part 13.500. Signed and dated offer is due by 3:30 PM Central daylight time, August 6, 2001. In accordance with Clause FAR 52.215-5 Facsimile Proposals, Offeror is to use the following address and telephone number for datafaxed proposal: TACOM-RI, ATTN: AMSTA-LC-CSC-C/Brenda Boyd, (309) 782-4066 and FAX No. 309-782-3813. Posted 07/30/01 (W-SN50T3O2). (0211)
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