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Accuracy International Mk 13 (SOCOM)


Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle


United States | 2017



"For the USMC, the potent Accuracy International Mk 13 SOCOM bolt-action sniper system is replacing the ages-old Remington M40."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/04/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.
The storied Remington M40 bolt-action sniper rifle has been in United States Marine Corps service for decades since adoption in 1966. However, the modern battlefield requires a modern solution and the service has relatively recently adopted a successor in the form of the British-originated Accuracy International "Arctic Warfare" as the "Mk 13" (under the Accuracy International USA brand label). The Mk 13 serves United States Special Operations COMmand (U.S. SOCOM) and is a proven commodity for accurate, ranged work against enemy elements. The decision for the USMC was made in April of 2018 while the line is already in service with the United States Navy SEALs special forces group.

The Mk 13 is chambered for the man-stopping .300 Winchester Magnum rifle cartridge firing from a five-round detachable box magazine and sports a long-action, manually-operated bolt-action system. The barrel can integrate a suppressor for clandestine work against unsuspecting targets. At the forend is a three-point Picatinny rail system for the mounting of accessories while the top of the receiver showcases the traditional optics mounting area. In this way, the operator can affixed a folding bipod and any other desired attachment to fully customize his/her weapon for field work. To this is added an adjustable shoulder stock, cheekpiece, and trigger pull making the Mk 13 a complete solution for the most discerning of military shooters.

Overall weight of the system is 5.17kg with an overall length of 1,205mm and the barrel measuring 673mm long. Effective range is out to nearly 4,000 yards.

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August 2018 - The USMC formally announced adoption of the Mk 13 rifle family to succeed the Vietnam War-era Remington M40 rifles. Fielding is set to begin before late 2018 and into 2019.

Physical
The physical qualities of the Accuracy International Mk 13 (SOCOM). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
1,205 mm
47.44 in
O/A Length
673 mm
26.50 in
Barrel Length
11.40 lb
5.17 kg
Weight
Manually-Actuated, Bolt-Action System
Action
.300 Winchester Magnum
Caliber(s)
5-Round Detachable magazine.
Feed
Optics.
Sights
Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Accuracy International Mk 13 (SOCOM). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
3,940 ft
1,200.9 m | 1,313.3 yds
Max.Eff.Range
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Accuracy International Mk 13 (SOCOM) Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle family line.
Mk 13 - Base Series Designation.
Mk 13 Mod 5
Mk 13 Mod 7
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Accuracy International Mk 13 (SOCOM). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Accuracy International USA - USA
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SPECIAL FORCES
SILENCED/SUPPRESSED
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