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A Great Picture

Post by SturmGrenadier » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:14 pm

A U.S. Marine Corps sniper with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, observes his sector at a patrol base near Sangin, Afghanistan, Oct. 14, 2010. The Marines supported the International Security Assistance Force with counterinsurgency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William J. Faffler/Released)

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Post by ick » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:25 pm

Would love to have someone "in the know" break down the equipment by name...
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Post by PSG1 Nut » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:53 pm

Ok I will start if off, the object on the far right is called a Shovel. :wink:
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Post by ick » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:16 pm

lol. Strewn about being used as seating are some mil-spec sandbags.
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Post by BriggsRi » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:52 pm

Great picture, thanks for posting it!

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Post by SturmGrenadier » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:09 pm

U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper with 3rd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines provides security during a patrol in Sangin District, Afghanistan Nov. 27, 2010. Marines conduct security patrols to decrease the insurgency and gain the trust of the local population. The battalion is one of the combat elements of Regimental Combat Team 2 whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the International Security Assistance Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Ortiz/ Released)

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Re: A Great Picture

Post by Ctaylor » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:37 pm

Interesting, I did not know the Marines were issuing ELCANs!

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Post by st33ve0 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:47 am

Ctaylor wrote:Interesting, I did not know the Marines were issuing ELCANs!
I saw a few Elcans on M240's in Restrepo. I thought it was interesting as well.

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Post by Ctaylor » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:57 am

st33ve0 wrote:
Ctaylor wrote:Interesting, I did not know the Marines were issuing ELCANs!
I saw a few Elcans on M240's in Restrepo. I thought it was interesting as well.
I've seen em on 240's before, but never on an M4. Makes sense though since you get the 1X of an Aimpoint and the 4X of an ACOG. Albeit in a MASSIVE package.

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Re: A Great Picture

Post by Ray Barnes » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:20 am

Can anyone identify the day scope? Looks like an S&B but not sure.

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Post by SturmGrenadier » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:27 am

Ray it is the Schmidt & Bender

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Post by cwilliams » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:50 pm

That's what I figured. Looks like mk11 mod1

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Post by call_me_ski » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:49 am

We had one of those elcans in our arms room gathering dust. It was SL-3 to some odd green laser we had and never used, it made no sense to me at all. It think it was part of the gear set that we got on loan from SOCOM. That was back in 08-09 time frame. I handled it a little and it intrigued me enough to decide I need to try one out. I have one on one of my rifles now but just don't have time or money to shoot as much as I would like anymore.

The helmets in the photos caught my attention. I find it funny that a recon battalion has the normal issued Marine Corps Helmet but the regular grunt has something fancy. Every now and again they do buy us nice gear though. The eagle plate carriers are way better then the mtv bombsquad flaks they had us wearing at one point and I am happy to see a new helmet.

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Post by warjunky1428 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:05 am

Both helmets pictured appear to be MICHs.

The rest of the gear minus the elcan is your average common infantry and scout sniper platoon issued equipment.
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Post by call_me_ski » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:02 am

My bust, The helmets appear to be different from one another. you can see the top one covers the ears more like the typical Marine helmet while the bottom one has a higher cut. At first glance I was convinced that it was the issued Marine helmet.

Also, I have not seen that type of NVG mount during my stay. Other than that everything looks typical.

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Re: A Great Picture

Post by SturmGrenadier » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:14 am

I just post the pics for the NT4's being shown "In Action" as good pics of them in use are hard to come by.

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Post by PSG1 Nut » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:43 am

I like how the PEQ is tied to the guys RAS.
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Post by warjunky1428 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:40 am

PSG1 Nut wrote:I like how the PEQ is tied to the guys RAS.
It's not just tied there, it's dummy corded. Most commands require us to dummy cord serialized gear to the weapon in the event the screw mounts vibrate lose without us noticing. Trust me, it's no fun searching every square inch of the hillside because some boot lost his peq-16. And that's just in training, we go back out and trace our steps in country too.
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Post by PSG1 Nut » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:26 am

warjunky1428 wrote:
PSG1 Nut wrote:I like how the PEQ is tied to the guys RAS.
It's not just tied there, it's dummy corded. Most commands require us to dummy cord serialized gear to the weapon in the event the screw mounts vibrate lose without us noticing. Trust me, it's no fun searching every square inch of the hillside because some boot lost his peq-16. And that's just in training, we go back out and trace our steps in country too.
I know it was mounted as well. Yeah a in-country needle in the haystack hunt sounds like fun.
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Re: A Great Picture

Post by win912 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:35 pm

My understanding and experience in the Marines is we have always had to do more with less....

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Post by warjunky1428 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:39 pm

That's why a lot of us buy our own gear.

Though I wish I had the time and funds to get a suppressor before I leave.
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Re: A Great Picture

Post by bigbigpig » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:39 am

The rings on the MK11 are Badger Ordnance, standard ring on the rear and MAX-50 ring on the front. Same setup as the M40A3.

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Re: A Great Picture

Post by DustyJacket » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:56 am

PSG1 Nut wrote:Ok I will start if off, the object on the far right is called a Shovel. :wink:
Soil relocation equipment...........
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