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The MK13 Mod 7 Long Range Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action rifle, chambered for the .300 Winchester Magnum caliber, and is built at NSWC Crane. Utilized as a precision rifle, the MK13 Mod 7 is fielded with an enhanced day optic and is also compatible with the AN/PVS-27 Sniper Mid-Range Night Sight (SSMRNS). Other features include: adjustable buttstock; bipod; eight (8) 5-round magazines; rifle sling; a suppression device; a transportation case; and a cleaning kit.

Operational Impact
The MK13 Mod 7 will be the primary sniper rifle within Marine Corps Scout Sniper and Reconnaissance platoons, and is currently the primary sniper rifle for MARSOC. The MK13 Mod 7 provides accurate and precise sniper fire out to 1,250 meters.

Program Status
The MK13 Mod 7 is currently in production. IOC is planned for 3rd Quarter, FY18. FOC is planned for 3rd Quarter, FY19.

Procurement Profile:

FY 2018 QTY 356
FY 2019 QTY 0

Developer/Manufacturer: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, IN

Modernization and Technology