Sniper rifles - Page 5




 
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September 4th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
True i'm not a sniper yet but one day i will be, and i also hope to one day compete for the Wimbledon cup.

I choose my sniper rifles based upon personal preferences rather than which one is "better", usually i will also have customizations made for a little extra time and cash. but out of all those i would want an M40A1 the most, then would come the Barrett, then would come the Dragunov, how much did you pay for your Barrett by the way.
September 4th, 2004  
SOT_II
 
I'd have to agree with the 5CAV fellow.

Rifles are designated by their mission, not the marketing folks, or the guys that write games.

In my world the Barrett is an HTI rifle. Granted some tend to use sniper, HTI, and tactical rifle sort of interchangeably.

My favorite sniper rifle is the Stoner MK11Mod 0 with it's suppressor. ( a variation of the Sotner SR-25 LWM.
September 5th, 2004  
VEK
 
This does it for me:

http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/pw/pw_sr.htm

Having fired one many times, I have to say they're extremely accurate, even at uber-long range.

I do however, like the good old Springfield 1903. I got a shot of one (replica) for a couple of days to go camping, and I love them.
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September 5th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Canadian Forces Long Rang Sniper Weapon.

Armament:
Ammunition: Amax .50 cal match ball ammunition
Calibre: .50 cal
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds

Specifications:
Weight: 11.8 kg
Length: 144.8 cm
Barrel Weight: 4.3 kg
Barrel Length: 73.6 cm
Scope Magnification: 16 power
Stock: Two-piece fibreglass with detachable butt stock and bipod stud
Operation: Bolt action, magazine fed
Entered Service: 2000


As well, a Canadian sniper made a 2.4 km shot in Afghanistan with this rifle.
September 5th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
http://www.sfu.ca/casr/101-ctac50.htm

Heres a link to the canadian sniper rifle! i didnt believe your quote for the range but apparently it is true.
September 5th, 2004  
SOT_II
 
Now is it a canadian rifle because it's made there or because it's used by them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowalker
http://www.sfu.ca/casr/101-ctac50.htm

Heres a link to the canadian sniper rifle! i didnt believe your quote for the range but apparently it is true.
September 6th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
I don't know if the LRSW is Canadian-made, but it's now the standard for snipers in the CF.
September 12th, 2004  
e=mc2
 

Topic: Re: Sniper rifles


Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowalker
What is the best sniper rifle currently avaliable! i belive the canadians are looking for a new one and wondering what you think is best! I perosnally think the british AL Artic warfare/L96 is the best for the smaller caliber rifles and possibly the .50 version is the best larger calibre rifle! what do you think!
There is no best. There are good ones for specific missions.

M82/107=anti material rifles. Shoot a landed helicopter, major commo node or ADA system for example.

M24=the sniper movie type weapon for in a forrest or under normal situations (If there is such a thing as normal in a war).

SPR or M14=the movie "Black Hawk Down" scenario where you have a target rich environemnt and need to shoot often and quikly. You may possibly need to clear buildings and be able to keep the weapon at the ready as you're moving and a bulky M107 would be a horrid answer. Yet you require improved acuracy over a normal M16.

You idealy have a light, medium and heavy system. This way you have a "mix" of capabilities and the sniper team can pick the weapon which suits the mission best. 3ID might have liked a SPR for sniper teams as their were many targets and the city was out of control when they first went in. Now, you may want a M24, or M107 if your thinking about killing people who may try to take cover behind a wall and because the wind in cities is squirly. Yet the 3ID sniper might have found a 15 shot M14 or SPR that is semi automatic and easy to manipulate better because he might get tangled up in something unintentionally where he needs to be able to use his weapon like a psuedo assault rifle.

Just an opinion
September 12th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Re: Sniper rifles


Quote:
Originally Posted by e=mc2

M14=the movie "Black Hawk Down" scenario where you have a target rich environemnt and need to shoot often and quikly. You may possibly need to clear buildings and be able to keep the weapon at the ready as you're moving and a bulky M107 would be a horrid answer. Yet you require improved acuracy over a normal M16.
M14 is a DMR, not a sniper rifle nor will it ever be....M24 yes, M40 yes, M14 no. Even the M21 is a warmed over M14 which became the DMR for both the Marines and Army.

Still one fo the best:
http://www.snipercentral.com/m40a3.htm[/quote]
December 4th, 2004  
mR.Hassan
 
 
In my opnion has to the Russian dragunov. It's small and compact but packs a big punch.