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Old 12-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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If the goal is just to find the most accurate rifle, I'd probably second the AI in .338 LM. Currently holds the record for longest range sniper kill (and a double at that) from a British sniper. But I'd say the guy behind the trigger, along with his spotter had more to do with the results. But the rifle was definitely repeatable with accuracy past a mile and a half. First kill took a few shots to find range and windage holdovers. Second kill was a single shot using the same holdovers.

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If the goal is just to find the most accurate rifle, I'd probably second the AI in .338 LM. Currently holds the record for longest range sniper kill (and a double at that) from a British sniper. But I'd say the guy behind the trigger, along with his spotter had more to do with the results. But the rifle was definitely repeatable with accuracy past a mile and a half. First kill took a few shots to find range and windage holdovers. Second kill was a single shot using the same holdovers.
followed by another shot that disabled the machine gun itself!
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followed by another shot that disabled the machine gun itself!
Yes that too.

Not a really affordable rifle, not really practical for plinking at the range and getting skills up if you don't have them. Wicked expensive ammo. Not real practical for shooting at short ranges either, but the OP didn't ask those questions.

A super accurate match grade .22 bolt action is an awesome place to start, followed by a great bolt action in .223 because of the volume if shooting you can do for price, while focusing on mechanics, wind, light, mirage effects, etc. then when you have learned a lot on those platforms you can pick the next caliber for the kind of shooting you really want to focus on. It may be a 6.5 based cartridge for bench or 1000 yd competition, or a super sniper round and platform. But often tightening up the nut behind the butt stock is the best investment.
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Yes that too.

Not a really affordable rifle, not really practical for plinking at the range and getting skills up if you don't have them. Wicked expensive ammo. Not real practical for shooting at short ranges either, but the OP didn't ask those questions.

A super accurate match grade .22 bolt action is an awesome place to start, followed by a great bolt action in .223 because of the volume if shooting you can do for price, while focusing on mechanics, wind, light, mirage effects, etc. then when you have learned a lot on those platforms you can pick the next caliber for the kind of shooting you really want to focus on. It may be a 6.5 based cartridge for bench or 1000 yd competition, or a super sniper round and platform. But often tightening up the nut behind the butt stock is the best investment.
and most of the people who get to get good with rifles that shoot very expensive ammo are in the military and don't have the same ammo budget constraints as a civilian shooting the same rifles!

even reloading, the 50 BMG and the 338 L.M. are still expensive.
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The most accurate rifles are built for short range BR competition. The second most accurate are those built for 1000yd BR competition. The third most accurate are rifles built for 50 cal BR competition. Next would be dedicated "F" class rifles, followed by the so-called "tactical" rifles. Out to 1000 yd, in calm conditions, a good 15 pound 6BR will shoot ten shot groups of 6 inches or less. A real good one willshoot into four inches or less. When it comes to bigger cartridges and longer ranges, the 50 BMG can be shockingly accurate with precision ammunition and sub-1/2 MOA at long ranges is not uncommon from the 50 Cal BR rifles. GD

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this baby right here

I would like to check out that cheytac rifle though
the Cheyenne Tactical rifles are pretty expensive rigs. about $11000-13000 for the rifle.

they used one in the movie "Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg. it was the one he used to shoot the can in the first part of the movie.
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the Cheyenne Tactical rifles are pretty expensive rigs. about $11000-13000 for the rifle. they used one in the movie "Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg. it was the one he used to shoot the can in the first part of the movie.
yeah but they have the computer that plugs into the scope and automatically adjusts for range and environmental factors
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yeah but they have the computer that plugs into the scope and automatically adjusts for range and environmental factors
that $11000-13000 is just for the rifle. no scope included.
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This!

Pretty.

Not the absolute in accuracy though. Dared and somewhat fragile optics. But truly great in its day.
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