Sig Sauer to supply Ammo for M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifles

.300 Winchester Magnum Ammo
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U.S. sniper firing with an M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (Picture source: Horace Markeith)


U.S. sniper firing with an M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle (Picture source: Horace Markeith)

Sig Sauer has recently been chosen by the U.S. Army to supply .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition for its bolt-action sniper rifle. The contract amounts to USD10 million. Sig Sauer will manufacture the Mk. 248 MOD 1 and MOD 0 .300 Win Mag ammunition for the U.S. Army's M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle. 

The .300 Win Mag Round replaces the 7.62mm  of the older M24 sniper system.

The .300 Win Mag Round replaces the 7.62mm  of the older M24 sniper system.

The new round allows snipers to engage enemy targets beyond 1,200 meters compared to the 800-meter range of the older M24 sniper system used since 2011 in Afghanistan. 

The .300 Win Mag ammunition will be manufactured Sig Sauer's ammunition facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

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