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M40a5 Sniper Rifle

The M40a5 is a variant of the M40 family of rifles. Like the M40a3 it is based on the Remington 700 short action and is a 7.62mmx51mm bolt-action rifle. The M40a5 joined the M40a3 in service with the USMC in January 2009.

M40a5 Features

The M40a5 has a number of features:

  • 25" Schneider 1-12 twist stainless barrel
  • Surefire Comp/Suppressor Adapter model MB762SSAL/RE
  • PGW PVS-22 Night Vision Mount mounted in Stock
  • McMillan A4 Stock, Sniper Fill, Adjustable Saddle Cheek, Spacer System LOP adjustment, O.D. Green
  • Badger Ordnance Steel Rings, USMC Spec 34mm
  • 1 Stud , 6 Flush Cups
  • Schmidt & Bender 3-12 50 Police Marksman II LP scope

M40a5 Specifications

weight: 16.5 lbs
length: 44.25 inches
barrel length: 25" (24" from recoil lug)
action : bolt-action
muzzle velocity : 2,550 feet per second
range : 1,000 meters
caliber : 7.62mmx51mm NATO
magazine : 5 round detachable box magazine

M40a5 - Images and Further Info

M40a5 sniper rifle
M40a5 sniper rifle in the hands of a USMC Scout Sniper. The M40A5 features a threaded barrel which can accommodate a sound suppressor.
US DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson

USMC sniper - M40a5
A USMC scout sniper peers through the scope of a M40A5 which is mounted on a tripod for extra stability.
US DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Anderson

M40a5 scope
A US Marine fires a M40A5 sniper rifle. The M40A5 is typically mounted with Schmidt & Bender 3-12 50 Police Marksman II LP rifle scope. A DD Ross 30 minute-of-angle lugged Picatinny rail allows for the mounting of the main scope while a MIL-STD-1913 rail forward of the main scope allows for the mounting of night vision scopes such as the AN/PVS-22 Universal Night Sight.
US DoD Photo

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