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Originally posted by rreeves5
reply to post by SantaClaus
Ak's are a peice of crap!
Go with an M4A1 or a Famas.
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by BadBoYeed
If I were going to faced with a SHTF scenario I would grab my AR and 2000 rounds and run off into the hills. If I had to engage hostile forces I'd would still be far more mobile than I would be if I had to carry 7.62x39.
Long story short, I would bring the AR rifle. There a is a far better parts availability than any other weapon in the US, better access to ammo, more accurate, and the ammo is lighter.
With the advent of consistently better rifles and optics the record for the longest-range sniper shots in history keeps being stretched. Long range rifle-armed snipers have prowled the battlefield since the 19th century. During the US Civil War (1861-1865) Union General Sedgwick was felled by a well-placed confederate sniper at a range that approximated 1,000 meters (historians argue this). At the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874, frontier buffalo hunter and Army scout Billy Dixon made confirmed hits at no less than 1,400-meters with a 50-caliber black powder Sharps rifle. The Sharps rifle was later made famous in the books of many western authors as well as the movie Quigley Down Under.
Read more at Suite101: Longest Range Sniper Shots www.suite101.com...
and just what is a tac 50 world.guns.ru... i think it is self talking.
In a stunning display of marksmanship, and the ultra-long-range capability of the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge, a British sniper killed two Taliban machine-gunners at a confirmed range of 1.54 miles. The distance to the target was GPS-ranged at 8,120 feet or 2,706.6 yards — well over a mile and a half. According to Britain’s Times Online, this successful engagement was the longest ever: “The previous record for a sniper kill is 7,972 feet, set by a Canadian soldier [in Afghanistan] in March 2002.” (Canadian Cpl. Rob Furlong used a McMillan Tac 50 in his 2002 engagement.)
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
The "best" rifle doesn't exist.
What you can shoot accurately and carry comfortably is what's important.
Any of those rifles can serve you well if you're familiar with it (range time)
As others have stated avoiding conflict and remaining hidden are the most important things in a SHTF