Provides extended range capability and incorporates the latest in weapons technology for the Army Sniper.
The Army recently awarded a contract that will result in the near-term fielding of 250 XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR) weapon systems chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum (Win Mag) ammunition. The new chambering significantly extends the weapon’s maximum effective range over existing 7.62mm sniper weapons. The Army expects to begin fielding the upgraded weapons to deployed U.S. Army Snipers by the end of 2010.
The XM2010 is distinguished by its advanced design and represents a quantum upgrade over the M24. The shooter interface can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of shooter preferences and its folding stock provides Soldier flexibility in transporting the weapon during operations. The weapon also incorporates advanced corrosion resistant coatings to ensure longevity. The aluminum, steel, and high impact polymers used in the weapon’s construction are lightweight and rugged.
The ESR is equipped with a Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm scope. The variable power scope includes a first focal plane reticle so when the user dials in, the reticle pattern scales with the zoom enabling the sniper to estimate range at any power setting. The scope also employs a reticle pattern that facilitates faster and more accurate range estimation and utilizes mil turret adjustments to eliminate MOA to mil conversion. The targeting stadia reticle allows for simultaneous elevation and windage holds that eliminate the need to dial in adjustments.
Upgraded weapon features:
- Bolt action rifle chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition to increase the effective range
- 5-round box magazine to make the system easier to load and reload
- Rail endowed chassis and free floating barrel that allow for easier mounting of weapon accessories and greater accuracy
- Folding and adjustable stock that includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments
- Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range/Tactical riflescope fielded with the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight
- Quick attach/detach suppressor to reduce audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces mirage effect on heated suppressors
Click picture to enlarge