Sig Churning out .300 Win Mag…for the Army

U.S. Army Spc. Kristofer Encinas, a sniper with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, engages targets with an M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle during an advanced rifle marksmanship event as part of the 2019 European Best Sniper Team Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 22, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeremiah Woods)

While standard small arms rounds in the U.S. military are 5.56 and 7.62 NATO, the Army and SOCOM units have fielded precision rifles chambered in .300 Win Mag for over a decade, noting that it allowed for shots at ranges past 1,300 meters. Current platforms chambered for the round include the M2010 ESR, the AICS/Remington Mk.13, and the new Mk 21 Precision Sniper Rifle (MSR).

And with that, Sig just won a $10 million contract to supply the rounds to the Army.

More in my column at Guns.com. 

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