Feels like I’m starting more series than continuing them, but there’s never any harm in trying something new, right?
In the wake of Weapon Guide Express I feel there’s a need for a shorter-format video series on my channel – In my experience, the typical YouTube audience only has the attention span for videos less than 5 minutes long, so a more digestible video will attract a new audience more readily.
Fret not, as Time To Kill will continue – think of this series as gravy to the meatier TTK. Best of all, history-based series are A-OK within any contractual limitations I might have.
Oh, and WMW won’t replace Behind The Lines – episode 2 of BTL is in the works. This shorter format lets me cover weapons that are interesting – but lack much of a story. The MSR, for instance, is a ultra-modern bolt-action rifle – and is no doubt cool – but has zero history, beyond SOCOM trials and its inclusion in MW3.
Hello, this is XboxAhoy – and these are the weapons of Modern Warfare.
In this episode, we’re taking a look at the Remington MSR.
It’s a sniper rifle, making a debut appearance in Modern Warfare 3 – and is one of two bolt-action rifles.
It is an American rifle, manufacturered by Remington Arms – and is a design intended for the US SOCOM Precision Sniper Rifle role.
Intended to replace all current bolt-action sniper rifles used by US special forces, the role was first established in 2009 – setting an accuracy requirement of 1 arc minute at ranges up to 1500 metres, and a maximum weight of 18 pounds loaded.
The Modular Sniper Rifle, or MSR – is Remington’s offering for this role, and was submitted for its first trials in 2010.
Available in a variety of calibres – .338 Lapua, .338 Norma, .300 Win Mag, and the NATO 7.62×51mm round – the MSR has a quick-change barrel and removable bolt heads to facilitate rapid transition between.
The rifle is fed from detachable box magazines, available in 5, 7 or 10 round capacities.
With a folding stock and lightweight contruction, the MSR exceeds the requirements for its intended spec – at just 13 pounds, or 5.9 kilograms loaded with a 5-round mag and 22-inch barrel.
Other barrel lengths are available, ranging between 20 and 27 inches in every calibre – and with a full complement of Picatinny rails, the MSR lives up to the modular part of its name.
Accessories available include a quick-detach suppressor, and an optional folding bipod.
The SOCOM trials have yet to come to a conclusion, and so the fate of the MSR remains to be seen – however its presence in Modern Warfare 3 means the rifle won’t be too quickly forgotten.
With a lightweight, modular design – this bolt-action rifle will disassemble your foe – no matter their configuration.
Thanks for watching, this has been XboxAhoy.
Join me for the next installment of The Weapons of Modern Warfare, when I’ll be covering the peruvian bullpup assault rifle – the F.A.D.
Until then – farewell.