Sniper Rifles: Top 10

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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:06 PM
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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)




posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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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)


Barrett .50 cal should betop of the list,'tis like the chuck norris of snipers!



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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I'm a big fan of Chuck Norris and .50 caliber weapons as well my friend!



I know that record sniper shot in Afghanistan over 1.5 miles was with a British L115A3. Oddly enough, it was the No.1 rifle on the list. It was a Canadian who fired that shot.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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No love for the M40?!? It has a longer service history then any of the other rifles mentioned (dont quote me on that) and many more confirmed kills.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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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.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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Didn't it take him 3 shots to make the hit?

I have a Savage 110BA in 338LM, it'll drop 5 shot groups into a 20c piece ~ 500yrds.
Shooting a 250g at 3000fps I think they are around 1800yrds before the cross the transonic zone, depending on altitude.

The AI versions can better the 50 cal in trajectory (not energy), with a 300g projectile, hence the reason 50's are not primarily used for anti personnel.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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As good as this thread is, The rifle isn't complete without a good shooter behind it in the first place.

Anyone can shoot one of these guns, but it takes a skilled marksman to fire one to its full capability.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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I like them all! Any of those weapons in the right hands is a deadly weapon.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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I have read of female snipers with the Soviet Union that took out hundreds of enemy soldiers with the Mosin Nagant during WW2.... The Barret is a crew serve weapon that is more likely to be set up on a Battalion perimeter than carried on a long range patrol... Carlos Hathcock was making some long shots from the base at Dong Ha to Rt 9 at Cam Lo Vilie at night firing single shots from a Browning .50 caliber machine gun.. As a shock and awe weapon the .50 caliber Browning round is hard to beat....



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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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.


For someone that is not a fan of guns, that is an impressive observation. Yes, the individual and the proper training is the combination that makes the difference. Although, some weapon platforms are superior and more intuitive than others. Thanks for the reply!



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:38 PM
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simple winchester model70 30.06: ( good enough for Carlos( "gunny") Hathcock!)



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by 46ACE
simple winchester model70 30.06: ( good enough for Carlos( "gunny") Hathcock!)


Ultimate badass! NVA placed a $30,000 bounty on his head!! Hoo Rah!



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Robert Furlong - Canadian Sniper Team attached to US Special Forces
March 2002
Shah-I-Kot Valley, Afghanistan
Operation Anaconda
Longest Kill Shot in History: 1.5 Miles.
MacMillan Tac-50

He was using American made ammo.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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Originally posted by Skewed
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Robert Furlong - Canadian Sniper Team attached to US Special Forces
March 2002
Shah-I-Kot Valley, Afghanistan
Operation Anaconda
Longest Kill Shot in History: 1.5 Miles.
MacMillan Tac-50

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.









posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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I confused the information in this post. See follow up post.



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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I stand corrected.




posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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At the beginning of our involvement in Vietnam the Model 70 in .243 was being used by Army Special Forces.. The Marine 2 man teams were equipped with armory enhanced M-14 and the the Model 700 variant called the M40.. Both fired Norma Match ammunition in 308 Winchester, ( 7.62 NATO) rounds.. I was with a team during a fire fight where thousands of rounds had been fired and the snipers were making all of the kills until an arial observer came on line and was directed over the enemy position followed by fixed wing with snake and nape..... I became a believer in one shot one kill that day.. We had Snipers attached to us quite often and I had never seen one of them spot a target and heard that some did a whole tour and never saw a live NVA or Vietcong soldier in their sights..



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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I stand corrected too! lol




posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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honestly...have you ever seen the ntw-20..makes the barrett 50 look like an airsoft...its an antimaterial rifle that takes two people to carry look it up that thing is insane..i want one to go hunting with..what would i hunt you ask..any damn thing i wanted...deer...cars...planes...dinosaurs



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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As a home owner, all your weapons are over kill. As someone trying to over throw the government, you will definitely not succeed.

I really hate these over testosterone posts. The horrible thing about weapons in the household is that the statistics are overwhelmingly accurate...........it will cost a life in your household.

I don't advocate getting rid of your weapons. That is your right. I stand by that. However, if your a good shot, a pellet gun or sling shot will disable an assailant. Place your weapons in a secured area.

Ughh...too much testosterone.





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