The M25 Sniper Weapon System is a joint venture sniper rifle built for the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Navy SEALs. It was originally developed by the

M25 Sniper Weapon System

The M25

Type Sniper Rifle
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by United States
Wars Gulf War
Production history
Designer 10th Special Forces Group
Designed Late 1980s
Manufacturer Springfield Armory
Weight 4.9 kg (10.8 lb)
Length 112.5 cm (44.3 in)
Barrel length 56 cm (22 in)
Cartridge 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester)
Action Rotating bolt, Gas operated, Air cooled
Rate of fire Semi-Automatic
Maximum range 900 m (983yd)
Feed system Box Magazine
Sights Bausch & Lomb Tactical 10×40

10th Special Forces Group, based at Fort Devens, Mass., to fulfill a challenge for a sniper rifle based on a match grade M14 that satisfied the requirements of the Army Special Forces and the Navy SEALs. SOCOM called the rifle the 'Light Sniper Rifle', and it is also known as the 'Sniper Security System' and 'Product Improved M21'". It has been named "White Feather" in honor of Carlos Hathcock, a U.S. Marine Corps sniper.

The M25 is similar to the M21 in many regards; it has a National Match M14 glass bedded barrel in a McMillan fiberglass stock, uses a special gas piston, a National Match spring guide and a Brookfield Precision Tool Advanced Scope Mounting System. Most rifles use the Bausch & Lomb 10x Tactical scope; some use scopes made by Leupold & Stevens, including the Ultra Mark 4 M1, Ultra Mark 4 M3, and Vari X-III LR M3. Suppressors for use with this rifle are manufactured by OPS.

The M25 is not a replacement rifle for the M24 Sniper Weapon System; it was designed to fill a specific need and it was used in the Gulf War.

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