A Replacement For The Venerable M24 ?


“First fielded [first unit equipped] in the 1 st quarter of FY 08, the M110 SASS is a lightweight, direct gas operated, semi-automatic, box magazine fed, 7.62 x 51 mm
rifle intended to engage and defeat
personnel targets out to 800 meters. The weapon is manufactured by Knight’s
Armament Company , based in Titusville, Fla. The weapon’s associated Leupold Mark IV 3.5-10X scope provides field of view options to suit the specific tactical range applications. Using 10-round or 20-round detachable magazines, the semi-automatic M110 SASS greatly exceeds the rate of fire
and lethality of the previous M24 Sniper Weapon System. “