POTD: One Shot, One Kill


Photo Of The Day: Above you can see the M40 Sniper Rifle with the Redfield 3-9×40 scope used by Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney. He recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills while serving in the Vietnam War, and the rifle can be found in the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.

Stone Bay was designated with the call word “Redfield” during a ceremony held by Weapons Training Battalion (WTBN) at building RR120 at Stone Bay, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 19, 2020.

“Redfield” will be used as the call word when communicating by range controls and firing desks across the Department of Defense. As WTBN specializes in marksmanship, it is appropriate to select a device that has made historical impacts such as the Redfield scope.

All photos courtesy of Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney.

To see more images from the WTBN Redfield Dedication Ceremony please go to https://www.facebook.com/camp.lejeune/

POTD: One Shot, One Kill - M40 Sniper Rifle with Redfield 3x9x40 scope

“The M40 sniper rifle with the Redfield 3-9×40 scope has been the standard Marine sniper rifle since 1966.”

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