The History Of The Designated Marksman’s Rifle

Posted: May 15, 2015 in SWIG

InRange TV takes a fascinating look at the history of the designated marksman’s rifle. Is anyone really surprised that the Germans were the first to come up with the practical application of the concept?

In this video Karl and Ian are looking at the history and evolution of the DMR concept.

The DMR is the idea of a squad force-multiplier in the form of a rifle with greater precision capability than the standard infantry weapon but without sacrificing all the speed and firepower of that standard weapon.

It is differentiated from the dedicated sniper rifle concept in that the designated marksman stays deployed with an infantry squad and can be called on to participate in fast-moving, dynamic maneuvers with them.

So, where did this concept first see widespread battlefield adoption, and how did it develop to the present day? Let’s find out…

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