The new XM3 Sniper Rifle


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blackops
June 12, 2009, 05:10 AM
Have you guys seen the new XM3? I have seen nothing, but great reviews other than the price tag. The only piece I would change is switching out that Hart barrel for a Krieger, but then again its personal preference. It has been rumor, but I heard the gun runs 20k. What a price tag. Anyways I was wondering if anyone had a factual price tag for the gun? Also thoughts and opinions on the rifle I was interested in. So lets here it, what do you guys think?

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xm21
June 12, 2009, 06:14 AM
Iron Brigade Armory's website lists the price of 8,995 dollars for the rifle and Nightforce scope.The complete system that also includes an ANPVS-22 and a SureFire suppressor among other goodies is 18,995 and is LE/MIL only due to NVD restrictions.

The basic rifle is built from a Rem 700 action and has a McMillan stock and a 18.5 inch Hart bbl.that is threaded to accept a suppressor.

If the US Army still paid me to carry a scoped rifle I'd love to try one out,but these days I'd prefer one chambered in .243.What a varmint rig that would be.

blackops
June 12, 2009, 12:34 PM
An extra 10k for night capabiltities? gese

Dimis
June 12, 2009, 01:30 PM
NVD restrictions?
i didnt think civies here were restricted unless they mean by affordability because that stuff is insanly priced

jackdanson
June 12, 2009, 01:42 PM
The complete system that also includes an ANPVS-22 and a SureFire suppressor among other goodies is 18,995 and is LE/MIL only due to NVD restrictions.

Probably limited because of the supressor, not the nvd. All nvds are civ legal... as are supressors, but some places limit sales of supressors to leo.

P.B.Walsh
June 12, 2009, 01:44 PM
I think that they have a NV package for civis. But 9k for rifle and scope, that's way too much money!!!!! :eek:

Shadow Man
June 12, 2009, 02:13 PM
Just read a review on the XM3 today. Impressive claim of 1,000yd MOA accuracy out of an 18 inch barrel. They say it is due to the 1-in-10 rifling that is used. Should be an interesting weapon to watch.

P.B.Walsh
June 12, 2009, 02:25 PM
Yea, good point about the 1MOA at 1k, but are they really worth 7k (without the NF scope)???

H2O MAN
June 12, 2009, 02:42 PM
You could get the XM3 Sniper Rifle
http://www.deathfromafar.com/images/products/xm-3top.jpg



But you may wan to consider the Crazy horse M21A5 from SEI.
Suppressible Sub MOA performance @ 1000 yards and 20 rounds in the mag for le$$

http://www.crazyhorserifles.com/images/M21A5_C-IED_R_864.JPG

jpwilly
June 13, 2009, 12:37 AM
Should be an interesting weapon to watch.

Yea watch your tax dollars go down the tubes...or rich people shoot it. You aren't going to see this poor boy with one!

blackops
June 13, 2009, 03:50 AM
I think all the most common sniper rifles (m24 m40 L96 m200 m107) are all very accurate. What I take from the XM3 is that the rifle was built to be highly effecitive in night operations.

sarduy
June 13, 2009, 04:08 AM
give me a NV scope and Remington 700 SPS Varmint and all set

Dimis
June 13, 2009, 09:53 AM
for the price i could get a 308 and a 338LM GAP rifle custom built

diggler1833
June 13, 2009, 03:26 PM
The Chandler rifles (Iron Brigade Armory) have been pretty suspect. When I was in country talking to a few of the guys who were able to take the XM3 out, the were very adamant about not taking the XM3 out and much preferred the M40A3.

Iron Brigade Armory also sends all rifles out to get barreled by Hart, instead of doing the work in house. There is a lot of negativity by those in the know over at the Snipers Hide about IBA Chandler/XM3 rifles. Quite a bit of reading material if one is inclined to go over there and do some searching. I personally do not own a Chandler rifle, so will keep the bashing at bay, but have seen some of their work since I live right by them and would spend my money for a build elsewhere. YMMV.

blackops
June 13, 2009, 07:07 PM
The Chandler rifles (Iron Brigade Armory) have been pretty suspect. When I was in country talking to a few of the guys who were able to take the XM3 out, the were very adamant about not taking the XM3 out and much preferred the M40A3.

Iron Brigade Armory also sends all rifles out to get barreled by Hart, instead of doing the work in house. There is a lot of negativity by those in the know over at the Snipers Hide about IBA Chandler/XM3 rifles. Quite a bit of reading material if one is inclined to go over there and do some searching. I personally do not own a Chandler rifle, so will keep the bashing at bay, but have seen some of their work since I live right by them and would spend my money for a build elsewhere. YMMV.

Very informative, thank you! I'm not sticking up for Iron Brigade because I have little knowledge of their work, but I'm sure there is a good reason why the military has purchased the expensive gun. As for the guys that prefer the m40, I'm sure itís difficult for a marksman to change something that has been proven and worked for them, but sometimes people fight change when material has been proven to get the job done. No matter what the circumstances are, but then again who am I to question their opinion.

diggler1833
June 13, 2009, 09:42 PM
Yeah you can blame DARPA on that one.

It is lighter than the M40A3, that is one plus.

They are also in the back yard of Camp LeJeune, NC and Norm Chandler II is a former Marine officer and author. Easier to get some attention to your product.

There are at least a half dozen other builders out there that get praise from loyal and satisfied customers just about anytime their name is mentioned.

diggler1833
June 13, 2009, 09:45 PM
Here is some reading on the subject.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1103997&page=1

diggler1833
June 13, 2009, 09:48 PM
Sorry to keep adding crap, I swear I'm not trying to bump up my post count. Here is another good read.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=809387&Searchpage=4&Main=74594&Words=chandler&Search=true#Post809387

I'll leave this subject at that.

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