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Posted: 6/12/2002 2:08:27 PM EDT
I was watching BHD a few minutes ago and was wondering, does the military use the M-16 for any sniper/designated marksman applications, like Gordon did in BHD?  If so, what modifications were made to the rifles and do they have 'match' grade ammunition like the 7.62mm M852?
Just curious.  Thanks!

Edited to add - Do any of you have a medium range/designated marksman's rifle?  What is your setup?
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 2:49:16 PM EDT
Do a search on the SPR subject, you will find what you are looking for.  

Special Purpose Rifle is the weapon you are asking, it was build by Cranes for the Spec op guys.  
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 4:15:37 PM EDT
Remember too, Delta pretty much uses what they want.
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 4:58:07 PM EDT
Thanks for the responce guys, I'll look up the SPR.  If anybody has anything else to add I would appreciate it!
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 6:19:46 PM EDT
I watched the movie again last night with a co-worker that was a Somalia veteran.  He said pretty much the same thing about Delta and their choice of weapons.  Like other specialized forces, flexibility is a benefit of more experience and their training.  
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 6:24:16 PM EDT
I am sure this has been asked but what sight/scope did the Delta guys have on their M-4s.
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 10:13:12 PM EDT
I saw Black Hawk Down for the first time last night.  What was the light machine gun that was so lound that it made one of the rangers lose his hearing?  It had a big yellow/brown(?) drum magazine.
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 10:58:54 PM EDT
F.N. M249 saw
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 11:08:09 PM EDT

F.N. M249 saw

just adding it's 5.56mm

the other guy had an M60 7.62mm
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 1:42:41 AM EDT


F.N. M249 saw

just adding it's 5.56mm

the other guy had an M60 7.62mm

Maybe the combined effect was what got him?


Link Posted: 6/13/2002 7:48:01 AM EDT

I am sure this has been asked but what sight/scope did the Delta guys have on their M-4s.

they all had Aimpoint comp in the movie.  
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 5:00:56 PM EDT
Well I did some research and found what I wanted on the rifles, but I couldn't find anything on the ammo, if there is military match ammo or not in 5.56x45.  Anybody know?  I belive I read somewhere that they were using Black Hills match ammo, but Im not quite sure.  Not a problem or anything, I was just wondering.
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 5:08:44 PM EDT
One of the related BHD threads mentioned a 77 grain Sierra bullet-don't recall the mfgr.
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 5:11:04 PM EDT
Everyone should read BHD, it gives much more info than the movie and is much more political.
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 5:36:11 PM EDT
I heard about the Black Hills being used over in Afgan.  When I asked about the match ammo, I didn't mean just in the BHD situation, I mean todays military in general.
Thanks guys!

Edited for grammer error.
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