About Sniper rifles Page 3
|July 14th, 2004||#21|
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Caliber: .408 CheyTac
Operation: manually operated rotating bolt action
Barrel: 762 mm (30")
Weight: 12.3 kg
Length: 1400 mm (stock retracted), 1220 mm (stock collapsed)
Feed Mechanism: 5 rounds detachable box magazine
The entire idea behind the CheyTac LRRS (Long Range Rifle System) is to provide long range soft target interdiction rifle package, with maximum effective range, but relatively compact and light. To achieve this goal, the professor John D. Taylor designed the .408 CheyTac cartridge. Being mid-way in size between the mighty .50BMG and already established long-range favorite .338Lapua, the .408 features a streamlined bullet with advanced patented design. This design allows the standard 419 grain (27.15 gram) bullet to retain its supersonic velocity at the ranges beyond 2000 meters (2200 yards). At the ranges beyond 700 meters the .408 bullet has more energy than the standard .50BMG ball bullet. The .408 cartridge also is lighter than .50BMG cartridge by about 1/3, and generates less recoil.
CheyTac papers state that the entire System is capable to deliver sub-MOA accuracy at the ranges of up to 2500 yards (2270 meters).
\"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference, and our Marines don\'t have that problem.\"
- President Ronald Reagan, 1985
|July 15th, 2004||#24|
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The M82 is a ANTI-MATERIAL weapon. If you shoot @ a human being or a tango with it, you shouldn't look silly if he splashes into pieces.
The sniper in my group uses the M82A1 to neutralize vehicles or for strategic issues as pilars where a roof rests on. I shot the baby a couple of times on our Infantry Shooting Range (Harskamp). And you thought a desert eagle had a big blast 8) wait till you fire this piece of fine warfare.
You can discover what your enemy fears most, by observing the ways he tries to frighten you.
|July 15th, 2004||#25|
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Actually the .50 dosent "splash" a human (maybe if you hit him in the helmet or he stands in front of a rock).
The bullet actually goes right through a human body even if it hits bone.
On the other hand dont be surprised if they targets guts are sucked out of the exithole.
Last year they had a "small" malfunction. One time it started to autofire... imagine a .50 rifle starting to burst out bullets while your trying to hold it
|July 16th, 2004||#27|
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|August 6th, 2004||#29|
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Sniper Weapon info
I agree with DutchGreenBeret. The M82A1 is an anti-material weapon. It is not designed to be as accurate as some .338 Lapua or .308 Win rifles.
I had a fun session with a retired US Army SM who still instructs Marines on the side. He was great at reading the wind, but I still couldn't hit that 12" target at 1400 meters. I asked what I was doing wrong. He said I was doing fine; the rounds were landing within the error range of the ammo (AMAX Match rounds -- not BMG surplus) and the weapon. The mission the rifle was used for was putting holes in airplanes, SCUDs and other valuable targets (it would be a waste of good men to use those teams to put holes in trucks). If there was a airplane, there would have been a hole in it -- mission accomplished -- pack-up and leave.
When I mentioned the stories of 1000 meter kills in Vietnam and Iraq, he said they were true, but "the guy happened to be standing where the bullet landed -- it just wasn't his day".
\"Nolo Copulare Equestribus\"
|August 6th, 2004||#30|
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300 SWM's info
There are a few new sniper rifles trying to get in to replace the M40A1 in the Corps. One fires the 300 SWM. I have fired one on a deer hunt, but didn't think it would be any better than the 308 as long as your are on target, any thoughts?
\"U.S. Marines are about the most peculiar breed of human beings I have ever known. They treat their service as if it was some kind of cult, plastering their emblem on almost everythng they own, making themselves up to look like insane fanatics...., which I have come to the conclusion they are!\"
-- An Anonymous Canadian Citizen