U.S. Army forces deployed in Europe recently held a Jäger Shot competition for precision rifle teams and some great images and videos have been released from the event. 

The competition, being conducted by the 7th Army Training Command at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area this week, is designed "to promote team building, strengthen techniques, build esprit de corps and enhance mentorship within the sniper community."

The marksmen photographed so far at Jager Shot 2020 were from forward-deployed lines, not special operations units, so you didn't get to see a lot of SOCOM-level precision rifles like the FN SCAR MK 20 SSR or the new Barrett MRAD-based Mk 22 ASR, but there were plenty of M110s and M2010s. Nonetheless, there was a ton of variation between rifles, with each shooter customizing their gun via different rattle can jobs and scrim 

A U.S. Soldier, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, zeros his M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle during the Jäger Shot competition, Oct. 19, 2020. (U.S. Army photos by Gertrud Zach and Markus Rauchenberger)
A U.S. Soldier, assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, zeros his M2010 during the Jäger Shot competition, Oct. 19, 2020. Chambered in .300 Win Mag, the Remington-produced M2010 was introduced a decade ago to replace the Army's M24 7.62 NATO sniper rifle, the latter based on the Remington 700 bolt action design. Note the Leupold Mark 4 glass.  
The M2010 uses a RACS modular chassis with a side-folding stock that has an adjustable cheekpiece, recoil pad and can be further adjusted for length of pull. 
Remington supplied the M2010 platform with an  AAC TiTAN QD suppressor and 5-round detachable box mags.

The M2010 is expected to be replaced in the coming years by the Barrett Mk 22 which will be supplied with swappable barrels and bolts chambered in .308 Winchester, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum.

Besides the bolt-action M2010, a familiar auto-loader was also front and center. 

A U.S. Soldier, assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, zeros his M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during the Jäger Shot competition, Oct. 19, 2020. Produced by Knights Armament from their SR-25 design in 7.62 NATO, the M110 was first fielded in Afghanistan in 2008. 
A U.S. Soldier, assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, adjusts his M110 during the Jäger Shot competition, Oct. 19, 2020. HK is currently supplying the Army with the M110A1 Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System, although KAC is still scoring contracts for the legacy rifle
Note the backup sights and short mag

With 12 teams drawn from across units in Europe for the competition, the Army also released footage of the snipers and spotters confirming zero and conducting familiarization fire for data collection, which shows the rifles in action.

Of note, there is lots of quiet time. 

 

 

 

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