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    Default MK12 MOD1 Sniper Rifle

    I chose to build mine as close as I could to the USMC fielded MK12 MOD1 and went with these parts...


    High Caliber Sales MK12 MOD 1 upper http://www.highcalibersales.com/Site/MK12_MOD1.html

    LMT Defender 2000 Complete A2 lower

    GEISSELE SSA-E trigger group http://geissele.com/supersemi-automa...-etrigger.aspx

    Leupold MARK 4 MR/T M2 2.5-8X36 Illuminated MIL DOT P/N 67920

    The Leupold only comes wih .308 knobs so...

    Kenton Industries M2 TTC knobs calibrated for the Black Hills .223 77gr. OTM ammunition. http://www.kentonindustries.com/index.cfm

    A.R.M.S. #22 30mm High rings

    Harris S-BRM 6" to 9" bipod

    KMW POD-LOC http://www.kmwlrs.com/Pod-Loc%20subpage.htm

    Ops Inc 12th Model suppressor


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    Looks fabulous!!! I was just looking at the KAC SR25 tonight. After seeing a real USMC used one in Louisville last year I've been in love.
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    S-G:

    Beautiful rig. Seriously, one of the nicest I have seen.
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    Thank you Sean...

    Yes the MK11 MOD0 is a fine rifle. You may be interested in watching this vid on my YouTube channel. http://youtu.be/XUnlifFxXTw

    Thanks Richard
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    Richard,How much did you spend on this project? If you don't mind my asking.
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    LOL...."Who's on first..."

    I'm Chad...I was thanking Richard

    Ohhhh, if I stopped and added everything up I might go into a coma....

    Not counting bipod, rings, POD-LOC...here goes

    Upper - $1630 with shipping/insurance included in that....if I had added the correct KAC backup sights it would be an additional $380....I chose to buy some of the BH 77gr ammo with that money instead of having cosmetically correct looking upper even though I would never have used them. As you can see in some of the "In Action" pics, the guys remove them in the field anyways.
    Lower - $289
    SSA-E trigger - $200
    Scope - $1,000+
    Custom turrets - $122 each
    Can - $725 plus NFA charges - $200 tax and $75 dealer transfer

    You can build a SPR or MK12 clone cheaper but I was not going to skimp on this project.

    A range report will be in the future.

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    Upper consists of:

    -- Premium air-gauged "contract" stainless barrel 1/7 twist; contoured and chambered by the same individual that does the work for Crane.
    -- Badger Ordnance low profile gas block
    -- M4 extended feed ramps
    -- Rifle length gas tube
    -- Auto bolt carrier and MPI inspected bolt
    -- PRI gas buster charging handle
    -- Ops Inc. muzzle brake and collar for the 12th Model silencer
    -- KAC free float long RAS hand guard
    -- KAC sling adapter
    -- KAC bipod adapter
    -- Operator's Manual
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    I was making light of your reply. Hahaha How much would a barrel set me back? I am looking either a M16A4 clone or one of these.
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    Chad has been teasing me with pics and details of these parts, throughout the build process. I'm thrilled to finally see it all come together and I CAN'T WAIT FOR A RANGE REPORT!!!! You need to get out and shoot all these cool toys more often, dude!

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    Sturm,

    I forgot to mention in my email that a buddy of mine on a USMC sniper team used one of these on his deployments. From what I have heard it is a hell of a rifle.
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    So how does she shoot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SturmGrenadier View Post
    Thank you Sean...

    Yes the MK11 MOD0 is a fine rifle. You may be interested in watching this vid on my YouTube channel. http://youtu.be/XUnlifFxXTw

    Thanks Richard
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCsean View Post
    Richard,How much did you spend on this project? If you don't mind my asking.
    If I paid for it, I expect that rifle to be shipped to my dealer post-haste.


    PS: You'll have to keep the can because my rulers here in the People's Paradise of NY tell me that mere citizens can't be trusted with them.
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    John - I know but soon as this season of Hell is over in TX... it's not fun to be outside when the heat index makes it feel like 115º....last week one day it was 102º actual temp, at 7PM! This year has been the worst I can remember and we haven't even made it to August.

    Sean I just finished this rifle Sat night around 11PM...for past 4 months I've been working 6 or 7 day work weeks...finding range time with only 1 day off is hard.

    Brian I do remember you mentioning that in an email.

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    I can't stop looking at this dam thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SturmGrenadier View Post
    John - I know but soon as this season of Hell is over in TX... it's not fun to be outside when the heat index makes it feel like 115º....last week one day it was 102º actual temp, at 7PM! This year has been the worst I can remember and we haven't even made it to August.
    I hear ya!

    I shot a match a couple weeks ago when we had a heat index of 120 and something like 85% humidity. It was miserable! However, our really hot spell only lasted about a week. I feel for you guys down there (and would also send you some of our rain, to certain parts of TX,if I could!).

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    Me either!


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    I know the feeling Sean...When I first saw one years ago which was in the pic I posted the first In Action picture of.....I was hooked and said then I would own one some day.

    John I would certainly accept it with open arms....Our area lakes are down anywhere from 8' to 11' below normal. My St Augustine grass is dieing faster than I can keep it watered. I gave up on the backyard.
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    I told the wife today about it and said I wanted one. She knows how much I like my firearms. I even really think she believes that I love them more than her. I don't, but she says it all the time.

    She said she wanted to pay off my school bills first. ($5,4oo in loans after 6 years is not that bad.) I said to her we both work hard for our money and I think we should get to enjoy it, making sure we are paying what we need to pay and save in the process. She said, "well, you'll have to save for it then".

    The seed has been planted. I hope to get one within a couple of years. Supressor and all.

    I really fell in love with it when I saw one in Louisville at NGD. They had one of the Knight's Armament ones that were used for trials in the Marine Corps, with all the goodies, data book, etc, etc. The price was something like 10K or 12K. I don't remember which. But that is one BAD ASS boom stick.
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    Hello Sturm. That's one heck of a rifle! I was thinking of doing an A4 copy myself. It just bothers me that the optic costs as much if not more than the rifle. Thanks for sharing!

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    Very Well Done Chad !!!!! I guess I could put that one on the wish list also...............

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    Sean are you wanting a MK12 like mine or the .308 MK11?

    Thank you Art!

    Snow I never get upset over paying for top quality glass/optic...it is well worth the money spent to buy right the first time instead of trying to save a few $$$.
    What upsets me more? chasing holes around a target because of low price glass. Not having a consistant zero because of low price glass. etc etc etc

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    Well now that you mention it, I think it was the .308 version. Basically, either one will do with me!!!
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    That's what I had gathered over the previous posts and like you said I've seen the kits for around the same price as well.

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    So now begs the question, do I want one bad enough to sell a Finnish captured PE......
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    That would be an easy choice for me as I have no attraction to the Finn capture rifles.
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    I thought you were into Finns? It is a pickle, that's for sure. But on the flip side, I am sure it would go to a good member should I decide to get rid of it.
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    Hello Sturm. I have to agree with you there! I've seen scopes shatter due to recoil. As the saying goes. "You get what you pay for." I guess I'll have to start saving for an A4 and the Trijicon to sit in top of it.
    USMCSean. That is one heck of a quote you have. I really like the last part.

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    Chad. It looks great and looks like you have done it right and totally first class.

    Sean, I love those Finn snipers so I understand your conflict. Keep the Finn and give it time so you can have one of these or your next selection.

    On the next selection, I am leaning more toward an SR-25, which I have always loved, or the new Les Baer .308 featured in the recent Am. Rifleman. An AR platform in 308 producing 0.5 MOA gets my blood pumping. See page 84.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman View Post
    Hello Sturm. I have to agree with you there! I've seen scopes shatter due to recoil. As the saying goes. "You get what you pay for." I guess I'll have to start saving for an A4 and the Trijicon to sit in top of it.USMCSean. That is one heck of a quote you have. I really like the last part.
    Thanks! It really is inspiring. Especially when only the day before, Gen. Kelly found out his son, a Lt., had been killed in action in Afghanistan.
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    They're beautiful and a great piece of history but I'm not a collector of them Sean.

    Thanks Mike, I appreciate it and you know how I strive for authenticity if I can't own an actual genuine article.

    Snow, you and me both as that's the last piece I need for a U.S.M.C. M4 clone.

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    at one of the larger gunshows in my area, a guy has a SR25 with all the trimmings and the suppressor in the cut out pelican case for $7500 plus pics of the rifle in action in the sandbox
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    That's a great price then. The people who did the selling on all of these, I believe, were the ones who owned the one that I saw in Louisville. They said that was their last one as a distributor. Now they are all on the secondary market.
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    Thanks Vic! I appreciate it.

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    Default A bit about the ammo

    Black Hills is the mfg of the ammo for the USMC MK12 MOD 1 rifles and it is 77 gr OTM.

    Initially designated Mk 262 Mod 0 which is the AA53 cartridge.

    It was later revised to use a cannelured bullet which is the current issue and designated Mk 262 Mod 1.

    USMC also uses the Special Match, Moly Coated AA67 cartridge designated Mk 294 Mod 0.

    In July of 2005...

    A three-year contract to provide .223 and 9mm match ammunition to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) has been awarded to Black Hills Ammunition. This isn't a first. Black Hills has won the Army contract for match ammo continuously since 1996. The contract could total more than 4.5 million rounds of ammunition. A separate contract was recently awarded for .223 with 77- and 80-grain bullets for use by the Army's All Guard Team.

    Black Hills has also provided ammunition for the USMC Rifle Team using a 77-grain Sierra MatchKing bullet. The round, designated MK 294 MOD 0, must deliver a one MOA group at 300 yards (10 shots must group within 3" at 300 yards). Black Hills has supplied such ammo to the Marine Corps since 1997 and hopes to continue supplying the Corps with a bid on an upcoming five-year contract, which could total more than 6 million rounds.







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    I am going to do my own loading for this when the time comes. Wideners, coincidentally is offering this bullet for bulk purchase right now. I might have to pick some up in preparation.
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    Great Pics Sturm! The guy looking through the hole kinda worries me though. A Brit soldier got hit through a much smaller hole than that a while ago. Also thanks for the info on the ammo.

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    Thanks Snow...I know the scenario you are talking about.

    If you are able to zoom in on the picture you'll see they have a mesh net/screen draped over the hole on the outside wall. Doesn't protect against bullets but from a distance you wouldn't be able to see the scout's silhouette.
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    Chad---At any time before your build in 5.56 did you consider the .308 or even the 6.5 Grendel for the rifle caliber. Interested in hearing your thoughts on the two verses the one you chose to go with.................

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    Hi Art - No sir. Authenticity was the goal. What makes a MK12 a MK12 is the barrel itself. Caliber and contour. The only way I would have considered the 6.5 is if the MK12 MOD 1 was fielded in 6.5.

    The .308 would have been the MK11 MOD0 like we mentioned above. That project is way over my budget and I like my .308 bolt guns
    Also the USMC is phasing out the MK11 MOD0 with the M110 SASS

    Kevin Boland of KAC posted last November:

    "USMC took delievery of 250 M110 last month, and is getting aprox 75 a month for the next while, intial contract was for 803 systems, I am not sure of the follow on numbers.

    The USMC had funding for aprox 2,600 systems I was told last year when they brought the REPR requirement forward.

    From what the USMC PM-IW said all M-14/M-37 EBR systems in the Corps where scheduled to be replaced by the M110 for DM roles, I have no idea on the employment and provisionment of that role however. The Mk11 Mod1 and Mod0 systems the Corps had sourced will also be replaced by the SASS, and additional units will go to augment the SS elements."

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    Im pretty much of the same mentality. I see other guys say they are making reproductions, then change something on it. Say the caliber. Well, it's not a replica now then is it???

    Something else may be a little more accurate, but it's splitting hairs. I'd prefer something that can be used in multiple weapons.
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    From Global Security

    AA53, Cartridge, Caliber 5.56mm Special Ball, Long Range Mk 262 Mod 0

    The Mk 262 Mod 0 quickly earned an enviable reputation in Afghanistan for excellent accuracy and superior terminal performance. Kills were made with this load out to 700 meters. According to one account, in one engagement two SF operators armed with SPRs killed 75 Taliban with 77 rounds. Upgraded to become the current MK 262 Mod 1, this load features a 77-grain Sierra MatchKing with a cannelure for reliable operation in full-automatic weapons.

    Ordnance Gelatin tests showed improvements in depth of initial yaw and consistency over the M855 cartridge. Work began for incorporation of Mil-SPEC primer and cartridge case, packaging and specification. Initial SPR weapons and AA53 field reports very positive. The MK 262 MOD 0 was specifically developed for use in the MK 12 SPR. A total of 27 different Off-the-Shelf cartridges were tested, leading to a down select to three, (73 gr. Berger, 87 gr. PRL, and 77gr. Sierra) Berger sold and moved facilities, causing manufacturing reliability issues, PRL shut down, leaving Sierra. The Navy, Army and USMC match teams used initial COTS load with success.

    The manufacture was willing to work with Government requirements. It demonstrated consistent initial yaw in soft tissue between 3-4 inches at ranges from 15' to 300 meters. This enables engagements out to 600 meters (800 possible depending on conditions). It greatly enhances the capability of the M16 or M4A1 Carbine (2 minute of angle accuracy very realistic, vs 3-5 minute of angle with M855). On 28 October 2002 The Virginia Contracting Activity, on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency, announced [Solicitation Number MDA908-03-Q-0008] that it intended to solicit and negotiate with Black Hills Ammunition, Inc. on a sole source basis to award a contract for MK262, Mod 0, 5.56MM 77 Grain LR Ammunition.

    If no affirmative written documentation, technical specifications, and pricing are received within 5 days of this synopsis challenging this intended award, to the effect that a comparable source is available or that it is more advantageous, a contract will be established with Black Hills Ammunition, Inc., P.O. Box 3090, Rapid City, SD 57709-3090.
    Found a pic of what the genuine Leupold BDC turrets look like. Seems you may be able to order from their custom shop. Probably would if I rolled my own but seeing as the commercial BH 77 gr OTM is not as hot as the genuine MK 262 ammo and the Kenton BDC is made for the commercial BH, I'll stick with what I have.

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    There was a site that I saw the other night that had custom turrets for all sorts of scopes. They did military turrets, custom, etc, etc, for all the major manufacturers of scopes.

    http://www.kentonindustries.com/
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