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United States Marine Corps Selects Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T for M38, Squad-Designated “Marksman Rifle”

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The United States Marine Corps is in the process of fielding the M38, which features a Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T riflescope atop an M27. The configuration is to be known as the Squad-Designated Marksman Rifle. The TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T has previously been fielded with the Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle.

“We pride ourselves on building optics that deliver elite optical performance and unparalleled reliability,” Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc., said. “We’re ecstatic that the Marine Corps selected the TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T. The men and women of the U.S. armed forces deserve the very best, and we’re proud to deliver it.”

The TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T, which features a 2.5-8x36mm design, was designed with mid-range applications in mind, and has easy-to-adjust tactical turrets and range estimating reticles. A 30mm maintube provides greater strength and light transmission. As with all Leupold riflescopes, the optic is waterproof, fog proof, and shockproof.

“The TS-30A2 Mark 4 is the perfect optic for those looking to deliver fast, precise rifle fire,” said Sam Horstman, director of military sales for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Further, like all Leupold optics, it’s been strenuously tested for durability, and fully meets the rugged standards set by the Marine Corps.”

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13 Responses to “United States Marine Corps Selects Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T for M38, Squad-Designated “Marksman Rifle””

  1. Jarrad Truog says:

    Damn. Marines are being cheap. So many better optics out there these days

  2. plong says:

    Baffling selection… 🙁

    • plong says:

      even looks like it still has the mis-matched MOA turrets (can’t be absolutely certain from the photo)… in 2018?!?

      • DSM says:

        Mil or MOA, they’re using the preset BDC numbers on the dial so it won’t matter much outside of the task of zeroing. Even then it’s trivial considering their SDMs are going to get more training and trigger time on it.
        My bet is these are retreads from their Mk12s and that’s fine. They work and they’re already paid for not to mention the corporate knowledge of having used them the last 15 years.

        • Cool Arrow Kicker says:

          Everything strapped to this platform is a retread, from the DRMO’d Block I can from Crane to the optics and mounts.

          • SVGC says:

            This idea should be DRMO’d.

          • plong says:

            If they’re DRMO’d I get it, although that certainly makes Leupold’s “announcement” misleading, at best. I guess it sounds better than: “USMC is gonna see if they can make do reusing the s.o.s scopes we sold them 16 +- years ago…” If they threw any new money at this, at all, its a bone-headed decision at best with what’s currently available.

        • ELS says:

          Got to shoot these a few weeks ago at a range the BN Gunner had put together. Those are MOA turrets, with the Mil reticle on the second focal plane. When I saw this article I was hoping that someone in the comments could explain why on Earth we’d want this scope…