The U.S. Marine Corps has recently made the switch to the M40A5 sniper rifle, having determined its advantages over previously used weapons.
The M40A5 was based on the Remington 700 hunting rifle, highly modified and chambered with .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO rounds. This barrel is a custom, 1-in-12 twist, twenty-five-inch Schneider product. A McMillan A4 stock completes the build.
The rifle is complemented with a Schmidt and Bender Police Marksman II 4-16x50mm rifle scope. Its thirty minute-of-angle base is designed to stretch the range of this rifle to a maximum 1,000 yards.