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SOCOM PSR contract awarded to Remington Defense MSR

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by exospex, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. exospex

    exospex Well-Known Member

  2. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    I believe there is a new .300 WinMag bullet that is giving the .338 a run for its money. can't remember the weight, but makes sense if they're putting barrels out in .308, 300, and 338.

    always good to see our guys getting good equipment.
  3. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member


    Is that a .7" hole at a kilometre!?

    Or .7" MOA at 100m stretched to a 7" hole at a km?
  4. ATLDave

    ATLDave Well-Known Member

    Closer to the latter than the former. MOA is not a measure of absolute size, it's geometric and relative. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute_of_angle
  5. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    The Navy and SOCOM have been using the the .300WM for at least 20 years, in various versions of the MK13 and its predecessors. It will be a little while before the .338s can be fielded, as the type classification process has not begun, and for ammunition, it takes at least a year.
  6. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    To elaborate on what Dave said, MOA is an angular measurement. One minute of one angle. There are 360 degrees in a circle, 60 minutes in a degree (and 60 seconds to a minute).

    It just so happens that MOA is very close to 1" for every 100 yards (1.047).

    MOA @ 100 yards = 1.05" group.
    MOA @ 1,000 yards = 10.5" group.

    A .7" group @ 1,000 meters (1,093 yards) would be .061 MOA. Pretty much impossible.
  7. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the cost per unit is on a complete set-up with all three barrels? Also, if it easily converted to a lefthand configuration?

    Most semi-auto weapons can be used without a problem BUT bolt actions are a bit more of a pain to smoothly operate.
  8. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    80 million for 5000 units - that's $16,000 per set up - seems like a nice waste of my tax dollars
  9. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    A lot of lefty shooters LIKE right-hand actions as it puts the loading & ejection port in easy reach of their off-side hand, and also lets them work the bolt without taking their firing hand off the grip.

    Some right-hand precision rifles are now being sold with left-side bolts for these reasons.

    All said, it doesn't seem that ambidextrously swappable controls would be a big selling point for these rifles.
  10. ngnrd

    ngnrd Well-Known Member

    Fuzzy math at its best...

    The award is for more than 5000 units, and millions of rounds of Barnes ammunition.

    The article doesn't say how many more than 5000, or how many millions of rounds it includes.
  11. r1derbike

    r1derbike Well-Known Member

    I'm also a lefty and prefer bolt on right.
  12. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

    For something that was a foregone conclusion, it sure took a long time for them to get the "award."
  13. rugerdude

    rugerdude Well-Known Member

    Oneounceload, the cost of an M110 SASS is just under $30,000. That's the figure on our item acquisition sheets.

    The M110 is a modified Mk.11 (which we could get for about $7,000). They changed the stock (which still sucks) added a tan finish, an ambidextrous safety and mag release, and a different (not strictly better) scope. The deployment kit that it comes with has a few more do-dads, but nobody uses them, and the case is a much worse design. Oh yeah, and don't worry, they use their own suppressors which aren't interchangeable between it and the Mk.11 despite the fact that they're nearly identical guns.

    I pretty much despise Knights Armament and have a feeling that they've got some kind of ties to whomever awards rifle contracts.

    TCBPATRIOT Well-Known Member

    I have never owned a left handed weapon. I've only been shooting about 15 years(I'll be 26 in September) I have shot a left handed bolt gun and I hated it.
  15. CSC_Saint

    CSC_Saint Well-Known Member

    Honady has the 208 gr AMAX with a BC of .633, and Berger has 230 gr bullet with BC of .714
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  16. PGT

    PGT Well-Known Member

    actually, the article says:

    That works out to an average of $15,533.98 per setup inclusive of the rifle, barrels, suppressor and ammunition. Keep in mind that most federal contracts are long-term and offerors include a Consumer Price Index (CPI) uplift of between 0-3%. We can all agree that the relative value $15k today will be MORE than $15k in 2023. The amount of ammunition works out to a little over 900rds per rifle, over 10yrs. 90rds/yr.

    Bottom line; there will be contract modifications over the course of the contract as it seems like $15k is a pretty low amount per unit, inclusive of the cost of money over time, ammunition, etc.
  17. Sun Tzu warrior

    Sun Tzu warrior Well-Known Member

    Ink, I'm a lefty, I have a Rem. 700LH, but I do not have a problem working a right hand bolt weapon, but you must make sure you don't leave your thumb draped over the pistol grip when working the action! Don't ask me how I know.
  18. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Seems like a good price to me... Just an AI rifle in .300 Win Mag is going to be close to $10k before you get into glass, ammo, suppressor or options. Precision rifles that can meet military requirements aren't cheap.
  19. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    They're around $6,500 ... not $10,000.
  20. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Ah... in 2009 dollars, yes.

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