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Posted: 12/30/2005 12:03:54 PM EDT
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 12:15:31 PM EDT
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 12:23:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 12:25:23 PM EDT by Matt_B]
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Overwatch Rifle

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

Are they M4 based or 20"
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