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The Sig Sauer TANGO6T 1-6×24 Riflescope won a Special Operations Command (SOCOM) contract recently and includes, among others, the following features: A locking illumination dial, a power selector ring throw lever and a laser-marked scope level indicator for intuitive mount installation.
Another optic which was recently displayed was the Sig Sauer TANGO6 Riflescope, which was selected last year to be the scope for the Marksman Rifle.
“Sig Sauer Electro-Optics fuses superior optical designs, advanced electronic technologies, and ruggedized mechanical systems tested to MIL-STD-810G at our and assembly facility in Oregon, USA,” Andy York, president of Sig Sauer Electro-Optics, told recently. “We are committed to supporting the U.S. Army with this mission-specific riflescope that bridges the gap between close-quarters battle and mid-range tactical engagements.”
The rifle at the heart of that platform is the German-made Heckler and Koch G28E-110.
“The new rifle is smaller, lighter, and more ergonomic, as the majority of the changes were requested by the soldiers themselves,” said Victor Yarosh, who works on the Army’s Soldier Weapons program. “It’s easier to shoot and has less recoil, all while shooting the same round as the M110. Additionally, we have increased accuracy, which equates to higher hit percentages at longer ranges”.
Most squad-level rifle firepower is most effective at 300 meters, while the effort being made currently is to stretch that out to beyond 600 meters, which the new scope enables to do more effectively, officials said. “An Army sniper is a kind of force enhancer because they execute a number of missions,” Yarosh said. “They provide a surveillance mission where they use their high-powered scope to observe activity downrange. A sniper can pin down an enemy force through sniper concealment and engagement to provide the right shots at the right time. They can also prevent an enemy force from moving out of cover, which allows our maneuver forces to exploit the enemy by moving into a better position and engage.”