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


Jacob Goodwin
Government Security News
Sept. 10, 2013

308 Hornady 168 grain, A-MAX Tactical Application Police ammo.

308 Hornady 168 grain, A-MAX Tactical Application Police ammo.

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.

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