I was watching a excellent BBC report - by Frank Gardner - on protection squads aboard ships running the gauntlet of Somali pirates when I spotted an appearance of an old friend! It looks very much like the venerable 'Stupidly Long Rifle' still has life in it (as many of it's fans have quite rightly been saying for years).
The report showed ex-Marine Brits who now work for one of the many marine protection companies using a variety of arms to 'deter' would be pirates. Apparently the long range of the L1A1 and it's 7.62 x 51mm round is very useful for putting one across the bow of any suspect skiff before it gets anywhere near a merchant vessel.
I should add the Frank Gardner is just a superb guy who I have no end of admiration for, and this is a particularly amazing report: BBC News - Dangerous waters: Running the gauntlet of Somali pirates