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Old 04-18-2005, 07:55 PM
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Wondering if anyone uses a "sniper rifle" for hunting and what you use.
(Opportunity to show off)
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:04 PM
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depends..Just what makes a rifle a "sniper rifle" ? Have an all black shotgun, so does that make it a "tactical shotgun" or a "sniper shotgun" ? Too many darn cliquey tersm now-a-days.
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:09 PM
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how far out would you trust it shooting for a one shot kill ..100yds... ?
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
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it seems this has already been hashed out on another thread...
"How many really shoot less than 1 inch MOA for a hunting rifle?"
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:25 AM
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my older bro uses his dad's 7mm rem. mag custom stock sako action lathed barrel, maybe when his dad shot it (he was a viet. sniper he had 1in moa, my bro though no. lol
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:36 AM
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I had a Rem 700P .308 w/ Badger rings & base, Leupold Vari-X III L1 tactical 4.5-14X5mm w/ 30 mm tube. Harris bipod...........and the whole 9 yds. Was just too damn heavy for anything besides setting up on Varmits.
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:12 AM
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Was just too damn heavy for anything besides setting up on Varmits.
This was my thought on the subject. Beyond a certain point, accuracy and stability come at a steep price..WEIGHT!
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:26 AM
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Depends on how you define a sniper rifle.

Civil war snipers more often than not, used iron sights, though a few crude telescopic sights were available.
The Boers tore the Brittish to pieces sniping them out to 700 meters using iron sighted mauser 96s in 7x57.
WWII snipers ran the gamut from .22 LR rifles with iron sights, to a wide vartiety mosin nagant models with irons or optics, to more advanced systems based on Enfield, mauser, Springfield, and garand rifles. There were even sniper rifles based on oddball semiautomatics including the sks, gewehr 41 and 43 and svt 40, not to mention dragonov rifles still used today.
Vietnam era snipers still largely used 1903 springfield sniper rifles.

A modern typical hunting rig using a remington, savage, weatherby, winchester, or browning rifle with decent quality glass is going to be more accurate than 99% of military sniper rifles used in the past.
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:30 AM
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The gist of my last post is that the term 'sniper' has more to do with the shooter than it does with the rifle he is shooting.
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:34 AM
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World I 1903Springfield A4
World War II M1D Garand Sniper
Korea Mod 70Win
Viet Nam Mod 700Rem M40 & M40A1 USMC
They had 8 weeks at rifle range and 8 weeks of survival training
in the jungles of Panama.
They had to be Sharp Shooters at 1000yds to graduate
and graduate from Survival Training.
The best Sniper the US Army had was Sgt. Gillie
That's the way it use to be.

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