What weapon is this?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Zoot, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. Sorry if this is a bone question, but I've been out for a wee while now and I'm not up to speed on current weapons (I used SLR and SA80). I just saw this picture of 1 R Irish in Afghanistan. What is the weapon the boy on the right is using?

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  2. It's the L129 'Sharpshooter's' rifle type 'L129' into the search box and have a read
  3. Cool, thanks mate. Are they a sniper rifle, or is it a section weapon?
  4. mattyw

    mattyw Old-Salt Reviewer

    It is a marksman rifle and you the seach to find more infromation on it!

    p.s It looks like p-mags have driffed over to the L129.
  5. Tsk tsk he's cut the finger off his gloves!
  6. boring....
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Section weapon I believe. 7.62 for greater effective range and penetration.
  8. penetration *snigger*
    Based on the LM7 from LM&T, bought as a UOR from LEI. Shed loads of threads on it here in QMs. The search button will be your friend :)
  10. Didn't we have a 7.62 before? Oh yes, the much loved/maligned L1A1 or SLR. So what goes around really does come around... :eye:
  11. Stop it.

    Step away from that sand bag
  12. Stepping now, sir, please don't tickle me with that 5.65 again. :)
  13. Thats better we'll have none of the bolshie talk round here :)

    However why bother with this 7.62 crap its 12.7 or nothing these days :)
  14. Still thinking small, waitout, why not a 20mm Mechem NTW-20? :judge: