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Old 08-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #11
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I would like to point out that members of this board do not own sniper rifles. What we own is precision long range target and hunting rifles, for our enjoyment of the shooting sport.

Unless you are active military or active National Guard and have attended sniper school, graduated, then you are not a sniper, no matter what rifle you own.

The LEA's do not have snipers they have marksman/sharpshooters.

Civilians are sportsman and target shooters.
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I would like to point out that members of this board do not own sniper rifles. What we own is precision long range target and hunting rifles, for our enjoyment of the shooting sport.

Unless you are active military or active National Guard and have attended sniper school, graduated, then you are not a sniper, no matter what rifle you own.

The LEA's do not have snipers they have marksman/sharpshooters.

Civilians are sportsman and target shooters.
I do own an actual russian sniper rifle from ww2 but im not a sniper. The last person my sniper rifle might have been used on was a nazi sometime between 1944 andd 1945.

I agree with opaw less you got a real milsurp what your buying over the counter are just target rifles that have never been in the hands of a real sniper.

Just cuz one has the gear doesnt make one a sniper. The rifle doesnt define the role.

If you join the military go through sniper school graduate then from that point on any rifle you buy will be a sniper rifle
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I personally own and recommend a Stevens 200 in .223 Remington. It meets all your criteria. I topped mine with a 4-16x40AO mil-dot scope and am very happy. It is deadly accurate. I have "sniped" bobcat, coyote and opossum with one shot kills. Ammo is cheap and the felt recoil from the .223 is almost nothing.
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I wasn't referring to my gap as a sniper rifle if yall were referring to me. I was just saying that GA PRECISION makes probably the best rifles out there short of spending the money to have a custom built. They gauntee 3/8" MOA out of the box
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does any one know of a good cheap bolt action rifle that is less powerful then a 30/6
I think mitymouse completely misunderstood the OP. How does a $3850 gap crusader answer the OPs question? Don't forget the $1500 optics.

My Stevens 200 .223 with less than $100 optics can shoot sub-MOA pretty easily. Not 3/8".... but under an inch for sure. All for about $400.
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Yea I did sorry about that.I was reading another post and relied on this one. Ruger makes an great rifle also in the 204 caliber and the accu trigger is hard to beat from the factory
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I would like to point out that members of this board do not own sniper rifles. What we own is precision long range target and hunting rifles, for our enjoyment of the shooting sport.

Unless you are active military or active National Guard and have attended sniper school, graduated, then you are not a sniper, no matter what rifle you own.

The LEA's do not have snipers they have marksman/sharpshooters.

Civilians are sportsman and target shooters.
Yeah, what's with all the "sniper rifle" this, and "sniper rifle" that.

I dread offering advice to some individual on the internet who

goes out and follows it to no good end...

The training for a sniper is rigorous. It's a hard life. Lots of running,

climbing, hiding, laying still for hours in cramped positions, many

times while bugs are eating you alive.

Military snipers use what they can get from an armory, many times.

SWAT snipers have pricey guns which are good for little else.

To ensure accuracy, many times these rifles are

uncomfortably heavy, bulky, and long.


What, exactly, is the intended purpose of this "sniper rifle", now

that big brother and his spider are watching?
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