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Border Patrol wants 40,000 rounds of .308 Hornady ammo for its top marksmen

 
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Border Patrol wants 40,000 rounds of .308 Hornady ammo for its top marksmen
Jacob Goodwin
Government Security News


To arm the precision marksmen who are part of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit’s precision marksman/observer program, CBP plans to procure 40,000 rounds of .308 Hornady 168 grain, A-MAX Tactical Application Police ammunition.

“The PM/O has the ability to engage threats that cannot be successfully or tactically engaged by other Border Patrol or law enforcement personnel,” says the CBP’s solicitation, which was issued on September 6.

The Border Patrol Tactical Unit, nicknamed BORTAC, maintains a precision marksman program that is loosely modeled after the U.S. Marine Corps’ scout/sniper program for specialized federal law enforcement missions.

“A PM/O is a specially selected, equipped, and highly-trained certified marksman who uses his training and equipment to obtain a tactical position to provide real-time information to other elements of the team,” explains the solicitation.

CBP intends to purchase 40 cases of ammunition -- containing a total of 40,000 rounds -- produced by the Hornady Manufacturing Company, of Grand Island, NE.

“Hornady Manufacturing Company’s .30 caliber .308 inch, 168 grain A-MAX TAP ammunition is engineered specifically for law enforcement agencies to combat the dangers of over-penetration while still providing the ballistic performance needed to meet mission requirements,” said CBP.

“Superformance Match Ammunition achieves muzzle velocities of 100 - 200 fps faster than any conventional ammunition,” says Hornady on its own Web site. “Amazing ammunition performance starts with outstanding bullets, and Hornady AMAX and Boattail Hollow Point Match bullets, now featuring revolutionary new AMP (Advanced Manufacturing Process) bullet jackets, raise the standard.”

“Topped with the finest bullets, Superformance Match ammunition marries the very best cartridge cases with extremely stable propellants that are custom blended for each individual load to provide true ammunition performance enhancement,” the company continues. “Highpower competitors, as well as law enforcement and military shooters and snipers will all benefit from the Superformance Match advantage -- higher muzzle velocity, phenomenal accuracy, increased range and reduced wind drift.”

CBP announced that it wants to execute this procurement as a small business set-aside contract. It requires prospective vendors to submit their proposals by September 12.

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Re: Border Patrol wants 40,000 rounds of .308 Hornady ammo for its top marksmen
"To arm the precision marksmen"

The precision marksmen have missed 30 million illegal aliens!!!!! LOL idiots.
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Re: Border Patrol wants 40,000 rounds of .308 Hornady ammo for its top marksmen
good they are the ones who need and should have it.
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Re: Border Patrol wants 40,000 rounds of .308 Hornady ammo for its top marksmen
Regardless of how many border patrol agents we put on the borders, and regardless of the equipment they have, they simply do not stop anyone to enforce the law.

It's a joke to put more boots on the ground. They just sit there. Might as well wave. Everybody in any border state knows that there is no enforcement. It's just another political football that gets bogusly raised every now and then to make the public think there is a difference in the two political parties.

Those marksmen with the .308 ammo will MUCH more likely be shooting Americans who try to lift a finger to stop the flood of immigrants.

Welcome to the jungle..





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