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Old August 2nd, 2016, 10:30 AM
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Soldiers from the Royal Netherlands Army serving with ISAF during operations in Uruzgan province Afghanistan
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 02:55 PM
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ISIS, meet the C-Men: Scotland Yard shows off the first of 600 awesomely armed (and masked) Counter-Terrorism firearms officers who hit the streets today in vans, boats and MOTORBIKES

Heavily armed new police patrols have been deployed on the streets of London today after a wave of terror attacks in Europe.

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe unveiled the plan to put more highly visible patrols, armed to the teeth with pistols and semi-automatic SIG Carbine rifles, at major landmarks as a deterrent to potential attackers.

As well as guns, the new generation of armed officers also have BMW F800GS motorbikes to allow them to scramble to an incident anywhere in the capital and speed boats so they can deploy from the Thames.

The new officers are masked in order to protect their identity from attackers, which can help in a variety of different circumstances - from hostage situations, targeted attacks to kidnap attempts. The masks provide an extra layer of safety for counter-terrorism officers as they carry out their various specialist tasks.

But today's announcement - dubbed Operation Hercules by the Met - came against a backdrop of warnings from the Police Federation that it will take two years to deliver a promised increase of 1,500 in the trained-strength of armed officers across the country.

Of the new officers, 600 will be based in London and today's announcement revealed the first cohort to be trained.

More British police officers are carrying guns after a spate of attacks on the continent, including the Bastille Day massacre in Nice and the murder of a priest in a Normandy Church last week. The expanded firearms units were promised after the Paris attacks last November.

ir Bernard said the additional armed officers were the first cohort from a planned group of 600 due to be trained to carry firearms - with 1,500 due to be trained across the country.

Speaking in Hyde Park, Sir Bernard said: 'People aren't fools - they know that in the event that there is a firearms attack, we are going to have to respond with firearms.

'They pass through airports where we have armed officers, they pass through railway stations where they see firearms.

'In some of our big iconic locations, we've already got armed patrols - if you look at Parliament, Downing Street - so it's not entirely new.

'I think people understand that where you are going to have people as enemies who've got guns, we've got to have guns.

'It's unusual, but it's an entirely rational and reasonable response to make sure that people are aware that we've got the guns, and if we have to use them we've got people well-equipped to do that.'

The Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers - dubbed C-men - can deploy by road, river or air in the event of an emergency.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 10:40 AM
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Old August 5th, 2016, 02:55 PM
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Old August 8th, 2016, 12:27 PM
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That's pure.
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Old August 18th, 2016, 10:38 PM
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The good ole days-I had one of the lever action rifles when I was 7 or 8 and wanted the M14:

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Old August 19th, 2016, 09:11 AM
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That Magumba is interesting. I certainly haven't seen them all, but I don't recall any other toy repeating bolt action.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 12:59 PM
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Old August 25th, 2016, 04:48 PM
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Boy, did those boys score big time. They probably all died on the Russian Front, but they scored anyway.
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Old September 7th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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Old September 16th, 2016, 04:23 PM
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Operation Fort Numansdorp

Dutch Soldiers from C Company 11th Infantry Battalion, 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade (aaslt) "7 December" take part in an Air Assault Exercise to Take and Hold Fort Numansdorp 15th November 2011
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Old September 16th, 2016, 05:36 PM
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FAL vs. G3:




Seriously, why even bother testing this one? This comparo reminds me of when someone tested a Defender against Truckasaurus:


Again, why even bother comparing the two? Truckasaurus never had a chance against the Defender.
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Old September 26th, 2016, 01:08 PM
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Late 19th Century:


Early 21st Century:

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Old September 30th, 2016, 08:35 PM
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 03:16 PM
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Old October 7th, 2016, 12:31 PM
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BOLOGNA - OCTOBER 6: Gold medalist Michael MCPHAIL of the United States of America competes in the 50m Rifle Prone Men Finals at the TSN Shooting Range during Day 1 of the ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol on October 6, 2016 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)
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Old October 13th, 2016, 04:52 PM
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Belgian Snipers taking part in the in a Shooting Exercise alongside Dutch Soldiers from the Elite 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade during Exercise Baumholder – 11th October 2012

I've seen different ones, but most of the Belgian AWs are green .308s with 6x42 scopes, iron sights, and Parker-Hale bipods. These rifles are now 20+ years old. You can see the rifle above has a black receiver and green barrel, so it was definitely rebarreled. It may have been rebarreled several times. Although Malcolm Cooper designed the AW to be a perpetual shooting machine, the Belgians probably want something different.

These dudes just scored some Super Mags:

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Notre détachement Snipers à "Baltic Pirahna 2016", la suite :
"Quelques photos de la journée de compétition entre Snipers de plusieurs nations (Lituanie, Pologne, Allemagne, Finlande, USA, Belgique) plus de 70 participants au total.
Les snipers du 12 ont décroché la 6ème place.
A l'avant garde ! "

Note the quick-release lever on the 45-minute Accuracy International scope mount. The rifle also has the quick-change barrel capability, but the buttstock is that of the AX rather than the all-aluminum billeted out AXMC. Butt spike and double brake:


These are really nice rifles.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:00 PM
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Weirdo French AWs:

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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:43 PM
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Taking aim - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un aims a rifle at the Sporting Bullet Factory in this undated picture released by the state news agency on Feb. 23, 2012.

You can't make up something that good.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 04:10 PM
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Looks like he's working on his merit badge.
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Old October 19th, 2016, 04:08 PM
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Old October 21st, 2016, 10:39 AM
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A 4 Man Sniper team from the Coldstream Guards have recently deployed to America represent the British Army.

The Coldstream team will compete in The 16th annual U.S army sniper competition, the competition is over 5 days with 16 events to test each team on there capabilities to operate as snipers.

Snipers have just completed 5 days of preparation for the competition at Fort Benning, taking part on various ranges with other teams including Australians, Germans and teams from the national guard.

Copy Right: British Army The Coldstream Guards

I'm not sure on this, but note the ejection port and bolt:


It looks like a .308 AXMC and not a Super Magnum. I don't follow these things, so I can't say for sure. But it looks to me as if these AXMCs are replacements for the very old L96 rifles.

More and more countries are going with the .308 self-loader in tandem with a .338 bolt-action, and the British certainly use that system as well. But I'm glad to see these .308 AXMCs still in service.
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Old October 22nd, 2016, 01:46 PM
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Old October 26th, 2016, 10:08 AM
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Spanish soldiers conduct the High Angle Shot lane during the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 24, 2016. The European Best Sniper Squad Competition is an Army Europe competition challenging militaries from across Europe to compete and enhance teamwork with Allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach)


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A Swedish soldier conducts the High Angle Shot lane during the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 24, 2016. The European Best Sniper Squad Competition is an Army Europe competition challenging militaries from across Europe to compete and enhance teamwork with Allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach)


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A British soldier prepares to fire his weapon during the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 23, 2016. The European Best Sniper Squad Competition is an Army Europe competition challenging militaries from across Europe to compete and enhance teamwork with Allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt)


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A Swedish soldier prepares to fire his weapon during the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Commandâs, Grafenwoehr training area, Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 23, 2016. The European Best Sniper Squad Competition is an Army Europe competition challenging militaries from across Europe to compete and enhance teamwork with Allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt)


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A Spanish soldier instructs a U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, on how to use his weapon during the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Commandâs, Grafenwoehr training area, Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 23, 2016. The European Best Sniper Squad Competition is an Army Europe competition challenging militaries from across Europe to compete and enhance teamwork with Allies and partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt)
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Old October 26th, 2016, 10:52 AM
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A Spanish soldier instructs a U.S. Soldier, assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, on how to use his weapon. . .

Yeah, no.
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