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M40
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M40

Manufacturer

Marine Corps Base Quantico

First Produced

1966

Country Of Origin

United States

Type

Bolt-Action

Caliber

7.62 × 51 mm NATO

Max. Effective Range

800 meters

Weight

6.57 kg (14.48 lb)

Length

1,117 mm (43.97 in)

Date of Production

1966–present

Variants

N/A

M40A5

The M40A5, United States Marine Corps standard-issue sniper rifle.

The M40 is a bolt-action, 7.62x51 NATO sniper rifle that is the current service sniper rifle in the United States Marine Corps. It first debuted during the Vietnam War. The current incarnation, the M40A5 features a detachable magazine and a threaded barrel to allow for sound suppressors or other muzzle devices. It entered service in 2009.

ProductionEdit

Each M40 begins its life as a Model 700 and is modified by Marine Gunsmiths in Quantico, Virginia. M40A1s are being modified to be M40A3s.

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