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My loadout...

I'm an Army Sniper currently in Iraq.

My loadout is as follows.

M-4 with 11x30rd. mags of SS-109/5.56 ball with penatrators, 2x30rd. mags of tracers only (for marking the bad guys should the helos support me with a gun run). The M-4 is my choice rather than the M-9 9mm pistol, for superior firepower and accuracy. I have a PAC-4 IR laser, a penlight flare, and a EOTech holographic sight attached.
I carry one AN smoke (concealment type) grenade, a garmin Rino 120 gps/radio, IR strobe light, backup Firefly IR strobe, Surefire light, Bushnell 800 laser rangefinder, digital camera, PVS-14 monocular nightvision, extra batteries for all, a medical kit with one IV set (500ml of Hextend), 4 Hemcon extreme trauma dressings, 1 Isreali dressing, and a few issued battle dressings. Some duct tape, and 550 cord. A signal mirror, whistle, and two red light Bitelites. A compass, notepad, and pens. And a K-bar USMC knife. Most all of it's dummy corded to my vest with a thinner version of 550 cord.
I wear all this gear in a vest from Tactical Tailor out of Ft. Lewis Wash, which I've had for a few years and am very impressed with. In addition I wear for normal patrols the issued IBV Improved Ballistic Vest with plates, knee pads, the new Kevlar helmet, goggles, Bushnell binos, and wiley-X sunglasses. I'm also never without two small English/Arabic translation books (So far I've developed a working knowledge of Arabic and am improving daily). Plus, at least one map, and usually a few satilite photos.
For my Sniper missions (traditional), keep everything but the armor, helmet and translation books. They get replaced by a concealable Point Blank IIA body armor and a Ghille suit, and a "headache harness" to hold my NOD's in place. Adding my long rifle (the M-24) usually with a AN/PVS-10 day/night scope, with bipod and flash suppressor, in addition to my M-4. An ASIP radio, which has roughly the same capabilities as the older SINGAR's radio with about half the size and weight (thank GOD) along with extra batteries, extra handset, long and short whip antennas, and a daypack to keep it all in. I also carry at least 60 rounds of M-118 Special Ball match ammo for the M-24.
The least amount of weight I carry on a daily basis is 75 lbs. for a basic patrol, add on the radio, dedicated Sniper gear and my field ruck for a two day mission and the wieght balloons out to around 165 lbs. Personally I'd like to meet the SOB who coined the phrase "Light Infantry" and beat the hell out of him :)
So there you have it, my standard Infantryman/Sniper loadout in all it's glory, minus the two or three packs of Trident Cinnimon gum I live off of in the field. Hope it helps....

Spc. Roger B. Rees
A Co. 1/69th Inf
256th BCT
Taji/Baghdad, Iraq
 

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No kitchen sink, it's on backorder in Supply. I did have a M-203 mounted on my M-4 yesterday. Normally that would go to my spotters loadout, but since I don't have a permanently assigned spotter, I'll pack it. I picked up six HEDP shells to go with. Also I forgot to mention the two pairs of nylon flex cuffs I carry for detainees. :)
 
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