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Posted: 10/27/2004 9:31:32 AM EDT

anyone have any pics or more details than the link does about the SEAL's new rifle? is this old news?

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 10:02:13 AM EDT
Wes at MSTN's Recce Rifle Thread

This is a pretty good place to start...

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 1:47:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 1:47:27 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]
This is the thread from tactical Forums were Frogman describes the Recon rifle.


Quote From Frogmans post on Tacticalforums:
"Well before 9/11 a new M4 upper was built "in-house" to allow certain SEAL snipers the ability to have a lightweight and portable weapon that was also more lethal. So, a few uppers were made with 16" barrels. The uppers had to fire any of the 5.56mm ammo in our inventory to include the (at that time "new") 77 gr. Sierra/Black Hills Match cartridge. The weapon retained the KAC QD Suppressor. The operator could decide for himself, basically, whether he wanted a collapsing or fixed stock (as SEALs have done for quite a long time). "

"It is simply a 16" barrel (current manufacturer eludes me as I write but it is not that fancy) with the KAC flash-hider on a flattop upper. I believe it still has a fixed front sight post. SEALs have a host of BUIS options to choose from. The favorite, by far, is the KAC 600m BUIS. SEAL snipers have a wide range of optics to select for their weapons. My personal favorite(and that of my Teammates) is the 4X SOF ACOG. It has good optics, is waterproof and extremely durable. Many of us have recently shifted them onto A.R.M.S. throw lever bases for quick detach purposes."

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 2:40:10 PM EDT
My version. Yes, I'm a pic whore.

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:52:41 PM EDT
mongo001, damn sweet!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:55:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
mongo001, damn sweet!

Thanks. I though you got banned last night, Mr. Tacpoint.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:15:52 PM EDT
I'm curious if Wes or others can comment on how the operators using these Recce carbines have them configured? I'm particularly interested in what optics & forends the operators are using? I've heard that the preferred optic is the US Optics SN-4, but that's just a rumor...

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:19:01 PM EDT
Tag for pic server error resolution
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:06:10 PM EDT
mongo make evil stuff! Yeah!
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:50:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M-Forgery:
mongo make evil stuff! Yeah!

I'm working on the custom G6s right now. Free time is slow, but I'm getting them done.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 8:08:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 9:36:45 AM EDT
Daniel Lilja does the barrels for the Recon(RECCE) rifles. "They are .224" caliber, have an 8" twist and 3-grooves and have been cryogenically treated. The overall length is 16.5", they are .980" dia. for 2.60" with a radius dropping down to .850" dia. and then .725" dia. out to the muzzle with a .750" dia. section for a gas block. These barrels are stainless steel, chambered for the .223 cartridge." That is off the Lilja website.


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