Marine Corps Scout Snipers Choose Nightforce Optics MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 Day-Scope

Nightforce Optics today announced their MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 riflescope will be integrated as part of the Mk13 Mod 7, .300 Winchester Magnum sniper weapons system, soon to be issued to Unites States Marine Corps Scout Snipers. The new rifle and scope combination is a completely new system from the M40 sniper rifle, which has been in service since the Vietnam War. The Mk13 Mod 7, .300 Winchester Magnum sniper weapons system and Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 day scope will provide increased lethality at extended ranges for the elite Scout Snipers of the United States Marine Corps.

“The increased capability of the newly issued Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle requires a scope that is as rugged, reliable, repeatable, and dependable as the United States Marines tasked with using it,” said Nightforce’s MIL-GOV-LE Business Development Manager, Tod Litt. “The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 was chosen as the day scope to take full advantage of the rifle systems’ competencies,” he said.

“The optic features a Horus™ TReMoR3™ Reticle and provides operators with an integrated milliradian based grid that incorporates time-of-flight wind dots. Those dots are calibrated to the rifle and ammunition and aid in making quick, formula-free wind calls by judging direction and wind speed in miles per hour. The advanced reticle incorporates the Accuracy 1st speed shooting formula that makes engagement of moving targets easier and reduces engagement times for a substantial improvement in first round hits,” Litt added.

“The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 is an over-engineered, military-grade scope built with the military’s extreme endurance in mind,” stated Litt. “It offers numerous mission-critical features including the state-of-the-art Nightforce ZeroStop™ for elevation, a capped windage knob with windage limiter, 120 MOA/35 Mils of elevation adjustment, and the Horus TreMor3 illuminated reticle with Nightforce’s Digillum™ illumination system,” he said. “The fully, multi-coated ED glass results in superb light transmission, brilliant image rendering and exceptional color contrast for accuracy in virtually any conditions the Marines find themselves in.”

“The new system is to augment the venerable M40 weapon system and I’m pleased the Corps chose a Nightforce to partner with the new Mk13 Mod 7,” said Frank Galli, a former U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper himself and owner of the popular Sniper’s Hide Forum. “Marine Snipers have used variations of the M40 for more than 50 years and by selecting the Mk13 and Nightforce day scope, this allows the Marines to truly capitalize on the necessities for longer engagement distance such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said.

“Arming our Scout Sniper teams with an upgraded system that extends their range and lethality is a huge win,” said Galli. “By identifying targets at longer distances, friendly troop locations are obscured, and enemy’s obstacles become even greater. The Nightforce ATACR delivers rapid engagement capabilities even at extended distances, keeping our forces farther from harm,” Galli added.

“The new Mk13 Mod 7, .300 Winchester Magnum sniper weapons system equipped with Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 riflescopes are ready to hit the fleet very soon,” stated Litt.

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