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Originally posted by Cosmic911
I thought it might be interesting to see what ATS members thought about what makes a great sniper rifle.
I found a list of the world's top 10 sniper rifles. Let's take a look!
No 10. M24 (American)
No 9. SR25 (American)
No 8. L42 Enfield (British)
No 7. M21 (American)
No 6. PSG1 (German)
No 5. Dragunov SVD (Soviet Union)
No 4. AS50 (Bristish)
No 3. Barrett .50 Cal (American)
No 2. Cheytac .408 cal (American)
No 1. L115A3 AWM (British)
Originally posted by aorAki
I would have thought that the person using it would make the difference.
I dislike Chuck Norris, for the record, and am not a fan of guns either, but I thought my observation was pertinent.
Originally posted by 46ACE
simple winchester model70 30.06: ( good enough for Carlos( "gunny") Hathcock!)
Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by Cosmic911
Robert Furlong - Canadian Sniper Team attached to US Special Forces
Shah-I-Kot Valley, Afghanistan
Longest Kill Shot in History: 1.5 Miles.
He was using American made ammo.
Update: Robert Furlong's 2002 shot was succeeded in 2009 by a British soldier at 2,475 yards in Afghanistan. Just 45 yards longer than Furlong's shot. Ouch! .338 Lapua L115A3.