Using the M16/AR15 platform for a Designated Marksman Rifle

Ever wondered about the pros and cons of using your M16 or AR15 as a DMR platform?  Ever wanted to know what parts you’d need to do it?  Or ever just wanted to know more about 5.56x45mm calibre DM rifles in service with the US Army in Iraq?  Well, this article ought to fit the bill nicely; plus, it was written by an actual US Army infantryman who deployed to Iraq as a Designated Marksman – so you can’t get a much better expert opinion than that!

The photo below shows his finished rifle in position in the sandbox (complete with a hand-finished, desert snakeskin paint job).  You’ll find the whole article here.



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