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Old 12-04-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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The standard bolt-action sniper rifle is based on a hunting rifle - the Remington M700
7.62x51mm (.308) and .30-06.

I haven't seen a 5.56x45mm (.223). If you are a "sniper" a .223/5.56mm isn't what you are going to be using in bolt action form.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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The attachment didn't come through, would you be so kind as to PM it to me? TIA...
Sorry.. I posted the file mistakenly and it isn't really pertenant..
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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My personal preference is my Norinko Mac 90... Can be made accurate with a little tweaking, ammo is cheap and it is dependable.. Throw it in the mud, shake it off a little and fire it..
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Handguns are the problem--banning assault weapons is not what's really needed.



And most offenders and victims are young men.



Bureau of Justice Statistics Homicide trends in the U.S.: Weapons used
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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I just got done shooting the Ruger .223 - I assaulted alot of targets with it . Love that rifle.
Yes, I've put more expensive holes into pieces of paper than I care to think about LOL...

I buy 2 kinds of ammo- cheapo deapo FMJ for the range, and Hornady FPD rounds for life's little "Oh, sh*t, something really bad is happening and I need to kill something for reals!" moments. Just 2 weeks ago is the first time I ever loaded those into my rifle. We were visiting my wife's parents, and her mom thought she saw a gator in the backyard, so I went to investigate.

No gator. No shots fired. All is well.

Here's to hoping I never have to use one of those rounds! But I'm glad to know they're there.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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A "sniper" rifle as used by FBI SWAT..... FN A3G

FNH USA - Distinct Advantage :: SPR A3G
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Well ignoring for a second the ballistic profile presented by a manual bolt action versus gas operated one. I'd go for the bottom one in the hands of a skilled "sniper" being a much more deadly weapon in an urban envrionment where this "gun control" is prevelant.

Hiding behind a short wall and spraying rounds over the top while not bothering to sight down range is great for suppressing fire but not so hot for counting the enemies bodies later.

For the purposes of gun contol it's the guy with a slightly longer range ability in a Texas Tower they need to be afraid of unless someone walking into a crowded room is what they're concerned about and virtually any larger magazine weapon is then suspect isn't it?

You could go around and around with this forever. Each is equally deadly in the hands of someone skilled in it's use.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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Handguns are the problem--banning assault weapons is not what's really needed.



And most offenders and victims are young men.



Bureau of Justice Statistics Homicide trends in the U.S.: Weapons used
Banning handguns isn't either.....even for the guys who have a LIFETIME CCW that never expires....
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Well ignoring for a second the ballistic profile presented by a manual bolt action versus gas operated one. I'd go for the bottom one in the hands of a skilled "sniper" being a much more deadly weapon in an urban envrionment where this "gun control" is prevelant.

Hiding behind a short wall and spraying rounds over the top while not bothering to sight down range is great for suppressing fire but not so hot for counting the enemies bodies later.

For the purposes of gun contol it's the guy with a slightly longer range ability in a Texas Tower they need to be afraid of unless someone walking into a crowded room is what they're concerned about and virtually any larger magazine weapon is then suspect isn't it?

You could go around and around with this forever. Each is equally deadly in the hands of someone skilled in it's use.
What's the "sniper's" spotter armed with?

A M-4 variant of the M-16. That "sniper rifle" is only as good as the shooter. Once your position is IDed...you are f***ed!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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You want to rid yourself of gun deaths? Ban stupid people....
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