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Posted: 12/30/2005 11:03:54 AM EST
Can some splain to me what is the purpose of an overwatch rifle. Specifically how one would be used by SOCOM?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:15:31 AM EST
Just a guess... but likely a bolt action or semi auto precision rifle to cover team movement from a distant / elevated position... This is often the role of a designated marksman in a small unit that is equipped with a magnified optic rather than an Aimpoint.... BUT, I have never heard that terminology used for that role....??
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:23:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 11:25:23 AM EST by Matt_B]
Google is your friend

Overwatch Rifle

What is overwatch?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:29:35 AM EST
Any pics of actual semi auto version in actual combat in Afganstan or Iraq?

Are they M4 based or 20"
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