“We needed an anti-material rifle for international customers.” How Tony Stark does that sound? Of course, the real world of military sales is not all Iron Man suits and Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s about negotiating a bureaucratic labyrinth with so many moving parts it makes a Patek Phillippe Grand Complication look like a Swatch. Or making a McMillan TAC-50 look like a SIG50. Dave Grimshaw was the man who made that happen; he’s surprisingly candid about the rifle’s genesis. Still, it’s who you know, not what you clone. Or commission. To be fair, no wheel was reinvented for the same old reason: no need. If you want to reach out and touch someone at 2000+ meters, this one will get ‘er done. Click here for the stats. And make the jump for a snap of the new “prototype” SSG 3000 with a spec-ops-friendly modular chassis. You know, as you’re already here . . .