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AS50 Sniper Rifle

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posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 11:39 AM
This may not be news to those in the field of military weaponry

On Discovery Channel's Future Weapons they did a program on the
AS50 sniper rifle. The latest development of Accuracy International, Ltd. The rifle is lightweight and easy to assemble.

They showed this rifle can fire 5 consecutive rounds of ammunition in a manner of seconds as opposed to shifting the bolt. The accuracy is great up to 600 yards away. Imagine having one of these in the sandbox.

More specs here

[edit on 17-1-2007 by Eden]

posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:26 PM
Semi-automatic sniper rifles aren't new, in fact, they've been around since World War 2.

But the significant reduction in weight should be a good thing, especially in the Middle East, what with all the urban warfare and fast moving battles.

posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 12:41 PM
great first episode.
I liked the 2000 yard snipe & the melons behind cement segments.
Show promises some nice toys.

posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 04:25 PM
I love how 'ordinary' people respond to this show, no offense meant to anyone BTW. It's just that Barrett did this quite a while ago.

posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 09:09 PM
Nice rifles, certainly not cheap either, and the .338 Lapua is a really nice bit of kit.

Only US retailer in the US is in Texas, price list below:

posted on Jan, 18 2007 @ 07:45 AM
The only sniper i would like in a engagement till 1km is the Gepard M6

posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 05:01 PM
Doesn't Barret have a Sniper Rifle that fires semi automatic. I remember watching a report on 60 Mins about the weapons, I know they have bolt action. Pretty crazy

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 06:29 AM

Originally posted by WestPoint23
It's just that Barrett did this quite a while ago.

if you wish to start the " we did it first " game :

i give you the japanese type 97 AT rifle

20mm , " portable " < cough > infantry support .

i would have to look through some books to be sure there was no other large caliber semi auto weapon availiable prior to the type 97 , but i doubt it .

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 09:18 AM
accurate up to 600 yards? was that a typo, i was in the marine infantry and our m16a4 and m4a1 is accurate up to 500meters w/o a scope...

posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:05 PM
Shiny. look slike they put a bit more effort in than in the origional aw50.
(looked like an l96 but with a .50cal barrell mounted ontop).


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