A bolt action Sniper Rifle. It has extreme range but minimal payload.
A very deadly weapon in the right hands, it allows your men to kill enemies without putting them in firing range.
Common among snipers, the most accurate weapon in the game. Highly cherished.
Note: The in game picture of the m40 is not an actual M40, it is a Sako TRG-21, a modern Finnish sniper rifle.
During the Vietnam War, the Marine Corps decided they needed a standard sniper rifle. After testing several possibilities, they ordered 700 Remington Model 40x rifles (target/varmint version of the Model 700 bolt-action rifle), and gave them the M40 designation. Most had a Redfield 3–9 power Accurange variable scope mounted. With time, certain weaknesses, primarily warping of the all-wood stock, became apparent. Sometime in the early 1970s, the USMC armorers at MCB Quantico began rebuilding the original M40s into M40A1s. The process involved, among other improvements, replacing the original wood stocks with McMillan A1 fiberglass stocks, as well as replacing the original Redfield scopes with Unertl scopes. The M40 was originally designed by Jack Cuddy and Neill Goddard. The stock featured Wichita sling swivels and a Pachmayr buttpad.