Originally Posted by opaww
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?