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The USMC Scout Sniper Association raffle continues, but time is running out to get in on it. There are five (5) weeks remaining. Although the annual Gathering of Snipers (2020) was canceled, the raffle was not. That means you still have the opportunity to win an MK13 Mod 7 (the USMC variant of the SOCOM rifle) with all the accessories and accompanying prizes or a HogTooth knife. All pertinent firearm laws apply, of course.

MK13 Mod 7

In April 2018, the US Marine Corps announced it would field a USMC-specific version of SOCOM’s MK13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle manufactured at NSWC Crane. While the M40A6 is being retained for use in training and as an alternate platform, the MK13 Mod 7 has operationally replaced the venerable M40 series rifles as the primary sniper rifle for the Corps. The M40 series saw service with the Corps in several variations starting in 1966. Scout Snipers are now carrying the MK13 Mod 7 in every clime and place, throughout the Global War on Terror and in other hot spots around the globe.

SSA Mk13 Prize Rifle

The rifle you could win in this giveaway was donated through the generosity of SSA Member Ryan Niederman and Friend of the SSA Jarret Guill. Components were carefully sourced to produce as authentic a clone of the military-issued firearm as is humanly possible, some manufactured on Marine Corps contract production runs. In addition, generous donations were made by the following industry partners to ensure an authentic build:

  • Nightforce – Mil-Spec scope
  • Geisselle Automatics – Mil-Spec trigger
  • Surefire – Certificate for Mil-Spec suppressor
  • LaRue Tactical – Mil-Spec QD scope mount
  • MagPul Industries – Eight magazines
  • Harris Engineering – Mil-Spec bipod
  • VTAC – Mil-Spec sling

As the SSA explains,

“The lucky winner of this special, very complete rifle package will own a historic piece of the legacy built with the blood, sweat and tears of US Marine Corps Scout Snipers.”

USMC Scout Sniper Association_USMC MK13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle Raffle

Scout Sniper Association 2020 Prize Package (1st Prize)

This prize package has a retail value of over $12,000.00. FFL rules, transfer fees, and NFA tax stamp fees are the responsibility of the winner).

  • RIFLE: Mil-Spec Stiller MK13 Bolt Action with RFID tag
  • CHAMBER/CALIBER: .300 Winchester Magnum
  • SCOPE: Mil-Spec Nightforce M571 ATACR 5-25 x 56 F1 with TReMoR3 Reticle and RFID tag
  • SCOPE MOUNT: Mil-Spec LaRue Tactical LT840H-34-0 Quick-Detach SSDS Mount on an AI 20 MOA Picatinny Rail
  • CHASSIS: Mil-Spec Accuracy International MK13 Mod 7 AICS with Folding Stock
  • TRIGGER: Mil-Spec Geissele Automatics Super MK13 2-Stage Trigger, Non-adjustable, Set at 3.5 lbs
  • BARREL: Mil-Spec Lilja 1:10 Twist, Stainless Steel, 25-inches
  • FLASH HIDER: Mil-Spec Surefire 4-Prong FH762RC, 5/8-24 Thread
  • SUPPRESSOR: Pre-Paid Certificate for Mil-Spec Surefire SOCOM762-RC DE Suppressor
  • MAGAZINES: Eight Mil-Spec 5-Round MagPul PMAG 5 AC L Magnum and one factory AICS Magazine.
  • BIPOD: Mil-Spec Harris Engineering BRMS Bipod
  • SLING: Mil-Spec VTAC-Mk2-CT-UG Padded Nylon Sling
  • CASE: Mil-Spec Pelican iM3300 Storm MK13 Mod 7 Deployment Case with Custom Cut Foam
  • ACCESSORIES: Mil-Spec camo tool bag; Mil-Spec MK13 Mod 7 Multi-Tool; USMC-correct cleaning rods and brushes
  • Built faithfully to NSWC Crane/USMC Military Specifications

USMC SSA 2020 Prize Package (2nd Prize)

The second prize in this raffle is a hand-crafted blade from HogTooth Knives. It was made by Matt Chase, a former Scout Sniper, to honor fellow snipers who paid the price for excellence. This is the first time one of these knives will be released to a raffle winner.

HotTooth Knives fixed blade

HotTooth Knives fixed blade

If you don’t wish to enter the raffle but do want to help out, or you would like to double down on your support for the Association, donate here.

USMC Scout Sniper Association

The United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, Veterans Organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 33-0887131).

Website: www.scoutsniper.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/usmcssa, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usmc_scout_sniper_association/



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    • Yup. Same here. Was going to comment something like “wow, this looks fantastic, but alas it’s not legal for non-LE here in CA”, but after seeing RFID I lost interest.

        • “FLASH HIDER: Mil-Spec Surefire 4-Prong FH762RC, 5/8-24 ThreadSUPPRESSOR: Pre-Paid Certificate for Mil-Spec Surefire SOCOM762-RC DE Suppressor”

          Think a flash is verbatim too

        • “It comes with a suppressor”

          They give you California (and other slave state residents) a legal work-around –

          From the listing :

          “SUPPRESSOR: Pre-Paid Certificate for Mil-Spec Surefire SOCOM762-RC DE Suppressor”

          It’s a certificate for the suppressor, NOT THE SUPPRESSOR ITSELF.

          Since you never take actual possession of the can (A felony in California), I believe you will be free to sell the certificate on GunBroker or similar…

        • It’s the threaded barrel, actually, which are illegal unless whatever is attached (in this case, a flash hider) is permanently pinned to the barrel.

        • Of course they do. Threaded barrels, thumbhole stocks, night vision optics…some of them are applied by our fearless leaders in Sacramento to all guns. I know…I wanted to buy a certain match rifle, but wasn’t able to have it shipped here because it had a factory thumbhole stock. CA used to exempt anything chambered in .22LR from our stupid regulations, but that “loophole” was eventually closed as well.

        • I mean, I’ve bought plenty of bolt guns with pistol grips, threaded barrels etc. Night vision is also fine if the emitter isn’t mounted to the gun, although night hunting is a no no anyway. Stop spreading FUDD.

        • I myself have rifles with items attached to threaded muzzles, but had to have them pinned. I wanted to get a thumbhole stock, but could not. I’ve personally been through this legal maze over the past decade, as the laws continue to be updated and previous “loopholes of evil” are closed.

          I do not doubt you might have some legally questionable items. I myself have some, though I purchased and/or acquired them before applicable laws were changed.

      • “Why would it even have an RFID tag?”

        Likely for tracking during manufacturing and shipment to the end user.

        Once the legal end user takes possession, just remove the damn tag and destroy it. In the parking lot of the transferring FFL if necessary.

        Problem solved… 🙂

      • I realize that a passive UHF 860Mhz-ish Gen 2 tag can be read from 12 meters away BY SPEC, and a significantly larger distance with the right equipment. I do security for a living, and I have very high confidence I can scan every non-shielded RFID tag on a person walking through the doors of a convention hall, because we do.

        I’ve personally seen an RFID ID badge – yes, in plain sight, not moving, and on a good day with ideal conditions- be read from 300 meters away.

        So, no thanks.

        • Casey beat me to it. I myself am in barcoding and RFID tech as part of my employment, and I’m aware that those little tags are scannable from a distance. Good equipment would be able to pick up a tag “hidden” within your case from ten feet, meaning you could be scooped while walking to your hotel room with it in its case.

        • On youtube The Modern Rouge has a video on how to bypass RFID readers. Don’t know if it apply to this instance but it is very interesting.

    • “You lost me at RFID tag.”

      You putz.

      To eveyone complaining about it being in .300 winmag:

      “How dare you make a gun for a raffle that can still shoot better than I’m capable of but isn’t in the EXACT caliber I want!”

      Shut. Up.

  1. My goodness, that rifle doesn’t look rugged enough for a combat weapon. Poor USMC Snipers, a three man sniper team, shooter, spotter, and duct taper

    • It’s probably like everything they make, overbuilt to the nth degree. Disappointed in the fact that it’s .300 WM, should’ve been chambered for something a little more powerful & modern. 6.5 be damned, would’ve been perfect in .338 LM aside from the RFID issue.

        • “PS just micro wave the RFID chip”

          I bet one of those ‘Zapper’ wands will fry and disable it, and keep it original-looking…

        • Yeah, it’s not a big concern. I still have a mag bulk eraser that can screw up a CRT permanently from 6′ away from my reel to reel days. EMI can be a wonderful thing in large doses.

          Norma mag would be cool too, or 30 Nosler.

  2. My goodness, that rifle doesn’t look rugged enough for a combat weapon. Poor USMC Snipers, a three man sniper team, shooter, spotter, and duct taper….𝖜𝖜𝖜.𝖌𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖘𝖍9.𝖈𝖔𝖒

  3. man there go my chances now that its getting advertised lol. and hey, the 55 year old Win Mag cartridge is a gold standard baby! 6.5 who?

  4. RFID tags are pretty common items for logistics tracking. I’d have loved having that capability for small arms for doing a large scale weapons issue for a mobilization or exercise back when I did that sort of thing for a living. Handing someone a weapon then having them scan it then printing up the documents would’ve been easier than hand jamming everything. The tag must be proprietary to the stock/chassis but if it’s anything like the tags we used to track cargo it’s only readable from a very short distance so I doubt anybody in a black helicopter could pick it up buried in your backyard after a “boating accident”.


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