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Spc. Daniel S. Kennedy, from Tuttle, Okla., with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, provides security as Afghan Border Police break ground on a new checkpoint March 25, in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The ABP moved to the new location to block an insurgent infiltration route. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

Photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
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:iconwftc141:
WFTC141 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
cool
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Ofnir-1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Is he carrying a Remington MSR?
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ArkAngelX120 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, he is
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BeatFreak1970 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
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Fjupt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure doesn't look like standard issued police weapon. ;)
I would love to be able to shoot one of those, but not at people though. :)
- really nice picture. Gotta love the roughness.
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:icon68dusty:
68Dusty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Bad. Ass. Job.
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:icondevilkazz:
DevilKazz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Remington MSR=)
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neosapian6 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Artist
well... that's a nice police force that afghan has :D
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:iconalphablackpaintball:
alphablackpaintball Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Lol all that gun really is, is a rremodeled R700, with a different name.
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artist
boots on the ground......no words needed...
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:icondeadmenkil:
Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gun is black but the suppressor is camo lol. i love how well the camo the guy is wearing blends in for this shot.
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:iconalichart:
Alichart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist
wery coll shot

and how dis gun call ?
because it looks prety light
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:icondavidijojo:
davidijojo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an MSR sniper.
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:icontk427:
TK427 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
No it's a XM2010
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:icondavidijojo:
davidijojo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same model what's the difference?!
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The42ndTenguJournal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
The Remingon MSR is an entire system of different rifles in different calibers, where as the XM2010 is only a single rifle.

MSR is made in a variety of different calibers ranging from very large .338 Lapula Magnum and .338 Norma Magnum, to .300 Winchester Magnum, to your standard .308 Winchester Round, which is the commercial version of your 7.62X51 NATO round.

The MSR is offered in non-adjustable "rifle-only" of a single caliber configurations or the "complete system" in all it's available calibers. By swapping barrels magazines and feed-systems around, you can essentially make every imaginable sniper rifle caliber short of .50 BMG using components for the same rifle. This can all be done in the field, which is useful in countries and regions which lack a developed technological base.

The XM2010 meanwhile, is only available in .300 Winchester Magnum. It's one rifle, in just one caliber.

In addition, the MSR is also considerably heavier, weighing a full 17 lbs (7.7 kg) as opposed to the XM2010's 12 lbs. (5.5 kg)

Not to mention that for the most part, even with the .300 configuration of the MSR sharing the same caliber as the XM2010, components between the two models are not interchangeable.

Call of Duty does not make you an expert on every firearm ever.
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Alichart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
thanks
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:icondavidijojo:
davidijojo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, The sad part is I only know it cause of COD :(
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:iconalichart:
Alichart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
well its not sad
u just prove that some games helps sometimes like now
ofcours some games includes some usles stuff and some of them helps other people like now :)
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davidijojo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That made me very happy:)
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TehThiefHero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hm... Lemme guess.
His using a Remington MSR Sniper Rifle with a virable zoom, silencer and a bipod stand.
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Aleandryd Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
More specifically, Leupold Mark 4 ER/T 6.5-20x50mm scope, a Harris LM-S bipod, and an AAC TiTAN silencer. That package right there is at LEAST $10,000.
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TehThiefHero Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. OwO
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TehThiefHero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
He's*
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FoxhoundScylla Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
why guessing when it's clearly visible?
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:icontehthiefhero:
TehThiefHero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh yeah... XP
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Toxic-ZomWolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
he be thinkin' "I have you now!"
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot! Love the scenery and view of the soldier!
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Spriglief Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In open terrain like this, why are most of our soldiers carrying a carbine. The need long ranged weapons in open deserts like this. No a jungle weapon like the newest version of the M16.
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nctrns Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Most soldiers aren't trained for long range engagements, I think.
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FoxhoundScylla Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
nope they are all trained in long range engagements.
thing is, you are not always in such open spaces. nowadays, either the enemy is so close you can see the white in his eyes or he is really fkin far away.
carbines like the M4A1 are just fine for such scenarios. plus, they got advanced combat optical gunsights, aka ACOG's, 4x zoom let you aim down up to 800 meters without problems. and for those who are still to far away, there are still the designated marksman and other 7,62mm firearms in a fireteam.
and the m4a1 isnt a "new jungle weapon" based on the m16. are you guys watching too much tv or what?
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
No, they're not. The US Army has a Sniper School it sends its best marksmen to.
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FoxhoundScylla Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
as i stated before, for those who are too far away to be taken care of with standard weaponry, DM's can do the job with their 762's, .338's, and .50bmg's...
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ww1king96 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
Now Im good with weapons but Im curious to what that rifle is, if you knew and could inform me what rifle it is. the picture itself is great, the scenery looks great and you have a nice view of the soldier
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Lex974 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a MSR but I 'm not sure.
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ww1king96 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thats what I was thinking, but I cant be certain about it
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CrazyRonn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
its the XM2010, designed to upgrade/replace the current M24s in the Army inventory (essentially the M24A3 action mounted in a newer chasis). It bears a very strong resemblance to the MSR, but the MSR to my knowledge is slowly being procured for SOCOM where as the XM2010 has been fielded to Army Snipers since March 2011 (soldier in the image is obviously from the 2nd ID). Given that both systems are manufactured by Remington, they can be easily mistaken for one another. But they both bear different bolt actions/receivers from each other.

(My data may be outdated)
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ww1king96 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for this, it was killing me to not know the rifle, and I wasnt ready to settle on the MSR.
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CrazyRonn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
no prob! i feel the same way with guns in movies xD
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TygerStryke Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I thought the MSR was the official name for the XM2010
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CrazyRonn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
if i remember right the XM2010 is only one caliber and one barrel length (.300 win mag & 24") while the MSR comes in different calibers and lengths. They are indeed designed by Remington, both on military requests, and I think their stocks\chassis are basically the same. Though if I recount right, the XM2010 was for the army to replace its aging M24 fleet while the MSR was for SOCOM (reason for the different options on it). So it might be the same rifle, just done in two flavors & designations
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool shot
nice perspective
pretty scenery n attire
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