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Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)

Weight: (Unloaded) 10-11 lbs.
Bore diameter: 7.62mm (.308 caliber)
Maximum effective range: 600-800 meters
Unit Replacement Cost: Information not available.

Features: The DMR will be a precision grade, 7.62mm, semi-automatic rifle. It will be equipped with a simple mounting system which will accommodate a day optical sighting scope, the AN/PVS-4 Starlight Scope, and other night/low level obscurant target engagement equipment common to, or in development for, the infantry battalion. The DMR will also have an operator attachable flash suppressor and will use both ten and twenty round magazines. It is anticipated that the "basic" DMR (i.e. less sight, magazine, sling, basic issue items, cleaning gear, suppressor, and bipod) will weigh 11 pounds or less. The DMR design will allow the sight mount, barrel, bolt, and other key assemblies to be repaired/replaced at the third echelon maintenance level.

Background: The DMR shall be employed by the Main Corps Scout/Sniper team when the mission requirements dictate the need for a weapon capable of delivering rapid, accurate fire against multiple targets at greater ranges and with greater lethality than the M16A2. It will also be used by the Designated Marksman (DM) assigned to the Marine Security Force Battalion and Military Police units in the execution of their security and counter-terrorist missions.

Date last modified: 11/30/95

Last Modified on June 17, 1999