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StandoffTiger63 03-04-2011 11:14 PM

Cheytac .408 sniper system - Any Civilian Models?

Hey everyone,

Recently saw on the Military Channel the "Top 10" they do for various weapons and technologies of the military and this episode was on sniper rifles and systems. The number one spot, the cheytac .408 sniper system, was something I've never heard of before and was immediatley interested.
It boasts the firepower of a .50 cal but claims it is more accurate at longer distances then the popular Baretta .50 cal sniper rifle.

I think the rifle is brand new and I've done some research and heard the special round is for military only and I think it might be illegal to own this rifle unless your apart of the company or a active serviceman.

Does anyone have any information on a civilian model or does anyone actually know the legal issues with this rifle?

I hear it goes around 10k in America so it's definatley the Lamborghini of sniper rifles but if anyone has any information I'd be real curious to learn more about this sniper system.

Heres the wikipedia link for anyone interested: CheyTac Intervention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dillinger 03-04-2011 11:29 PM

A civilian model exists, but the software that makes the system so effective is available, but it's SEVERLY lacking from the military version.

Yes, the Cheytac Intervention is one hell of a long range tactical system, but as a civilian you can not buy the "Intervention" package. You can get something close, but it's going to cost you.

What, specifically, do you want to know?


Biohazard2 03-04-2011 11:30 PM

Give them a call.
Cheytac LLC - The Leader in Extreme Long Range Precision Rifle Systems

Txhillbilly 03-04-2011 11:38 PM

While Cheytac makes a nice weapon system,but why would you want to spend 10k on a specialty type rifle if you have no use for it?

If the look of the weapon is what got you looking,save about $8500 and look at a Savage BAS-K in 300WM or 338 Lapua.

Savage Arms Firearms > 110 BA

canebrake 03-04-2011 11:42 PM

Yep, it's a serious round!

Theunsb 03-04-2011 11:43 PM

Who cares about cost when you have the itch.

JonM 03-05-2011 03:48 AM

that has got to be one of the ugliest rifles ive ever seen. they had to have gone waaaay out of their way and actually spent money to research how to make it that ugly

Dillinger 03-05-2011 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by JonM (Post 457860)
that has got to be one of the ugliest rifles ive ever seen. they had to have gone waaaay out of their way and actually spent money to research how to make it that ugly

Haven't seen the ballistics of the round, or the world record it holds, have you? ;)

Trust me brother. The full blown Cheytac Intervention is THE STANDARD right now for a "Long Range Tactical Solution" Shooting. Well, that and the World Record Grouping it holds at over 2400 yards. :rolleyes:

PS - 1760 is ONE MILE. :eek:

StandoffTiger63 03-05-2011 05:18 AM

I pretty much wanted to know if there was a civilian model and if it was worth the purchase. From what you guys seem to be saying, by not being able to purchase the special .408, your basically paying for the body of a ferrari without the engine.

I'm not really sure how "ugly" the gun is, if you ask me it looks like a rail gun from some sort of video game. I'm sure all of the unique physical features you call ugly are just something you haven't seen before that all works together to make it a ground-breaking weapons system.

I wonder how many people thought the M16 was ugly before it was named the leader in assault rifle technology...

doctherock 03-05-2011 05:23 AM

Ugly is good. Just look at the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

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