These are two beautiful examples of the XM21 Sniper Weapon System, but both of these utilise two different kinds of optics. The one on the top utilizes the AR TEL 4x9 Scope by Redfield (Only 2,000 were manufactured for use by the US Military) and the bottom one utilizes the M84 Scope that was put on 1903 Springfields and M1C/D Garands very late into World War 2, as well as the Korean War. The XM21 was the result of the US Army's request for an accurate sniper rifle in the late 1960s. The base rifle was the M14 because of its accuracy, reliability and ability for a quick follow up shot (sequenced). As a result, the Rock Island Arsenal converted 1,435 National Match M14s by adding the AR TEL Scope (Rifles that utilized the M84 were used unofficially by SF and Advisors in the mid-1960s under no specific designation) and providing national match grade ammunition (7.62 Lake City Long Range XM-118). The XM21 would have a specially selected walnut stock and was first fielded in late 1969. These two rifles and many like them would see use in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq and so on. They sport the 7.62x51mm round, have a capacity of 20 rounds, an effective firing range of 822 meters, a muzzle velocity of 853 meters per second and the XM21/AR TEL weighs 11.6 pounds, while the XM21/M84 weighs 11.1 pounds.🇺🇸 #guns#gun#gunsmithing#gunsmith#firearms#firearm#history#usa#america#merica#patriotic#vietnam#veterans#military#army#navy#marines#airforce#coastguard#old#oldschool#vintage#awesome#awesomeness#badass#rifle#sniper#m21
"Democrats, independents, Republicans, all of us Americans who love our country. What a wonderful time to come together and really just count our blessings. And to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and for this country and all those freedoms we love." -Robert Hurt
This memorial day, I hope you took the time to say thank you ❤️ to someone you know who has served in our armed forces. So many have paid the ultimate price to ensure you have the freedom 🗽to do or be almost anything you can imagine in this country. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
It's easy to take the actions of those in ancient history for granted in our overstimulated 📺, "live only for yourself and only in the present" society, but it doesn't change the fact that so many have died 💀 cold, tired, scared, in pain, and alone with no hope of ever again seeing those they love again....FOR YOU. Remember this when you chose to hustle someone for personal gain 🤑, disrespect your elders👴🏻👵🏾, cheat/leech the system, or live dishonorably in any way. Regardless of what you may be told by society or the media, NOBODY is born entitled to anything, but we are born with a debt of gratitude for those that made our daily liberty 🗽possible. Much love ❤️, NEVER FORGET!
Take every day as a new opportunity to become the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Do your very best so that when you look at yourself in the mirror at the end of the day you can tell yourself, "I gave it all." Life is full of challenges, but they are given to strengthen us. You will only be truly defeated if you give up. God Bless you all. 🇺🇸🦅🙏🏼🙌🏼