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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SCHOOL OF INFANTRY - EAST AND WEST TRAINING COMMAND CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA 28542-0161 CAMP PENDELTON, CALIFORNIA 92055-5101 STUDENT OUTLINE M40 SERIES SNIPER RIFLE SSC0108 07/30/2015 LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR THIS LESSON a. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES . (1) Given a medium sniper weapon system, operator's manual, approved cleaning equipment, cleaning solvents and lubricants, perform preventive maintenance on the medium sniper weapon system to ensure the weapon is operational. (0317-M40- 2002) (2) Given a medium sniper weapon system and ammunition, perform weapons handling procedures with the medium sniper weapon system in accordance with the 4 safety rules. (0317-M40-2001) b. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES . (1) Given a list of choice and a diagram, identify the nomenclature of the M40 series sniper rifle in accordance with TM 05539-OR. (0317-M40-2001a) (2) Given pen and paper, identify the characteristics of the M40 series sniper rifle in accordance with TM 05539-OR. (0317-M40-2001b)
(3) Given pen and paper, identify the SL3 components of the M40 series sniper rifle in accordance with TM 05539-OR. (0317-M40-2001c) (4) Given pen and paper, identify the cycle of operations for the M40 series sniper rifle in accordance with TM 05539-OR. (0317-M40-2001d) (5) Given a list of choices, identify the types of ammunition used with the M40 series sniper rifle in accordance with TM 05539-OR. (0317-M40-2001e) (6) Given a scenario and a gun record book, make firing data entries in order to maintain records. (0317-M40-2002a) (7) Given a medium sniper weapon system, perform a function check to ensure the weapon is operational. (0317-M40- 2002b) STUDENT INFORMATION OVERVIEW : The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize you with the M40A5 series sniper rifle with a focus on performing preventive maintenance and weapons handling procedures. I will do this by discussing the history of the M40 series sniper rifle, nomenclature, characteristics, associated equipment, cycle of operation, disassembly and reassembly, loading and unloading, immediate action, gun set-up, carriage, safety issues, ammunition, cleaning, functions check, troubleshooting, and the gun record book of the M40A5 sniper rifle. This lesson relates to all marksmanship instruction. CLASS PREPARATION : Read this handout prior to class. OUTLINE : 1. HISTORY OF THE M40 SERIES SNIPER RIFLE . a. Vietnam introduced the M40 sniper rifle, which was a Remington 700 action (receiver) with a heavy barrel, wood stock, and Redfield scope. b. Around 1976, the weapon and the mission of the sniper were evaluated, and in 1977 a prototype of the new M40A1 sniper rifle was developed. 2
c. A precision match armorer at WTBn Quantico, VA built the M40A1 rifles. The weapons were hand built from various parts and fitted for the rifle. Some improvements included a McMillan synthetic stock, better barrels, re-cut receivers and mounts.

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