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Old 03-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #41
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I have a 50 Calibre Sniper Rifle and it weighs 12.9 kg.

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Let's be honest. Gaining weight makes you a better shooting platform for larger calibers.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #43
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Don't worry about the weight...you will get used to it.The average marksman rifle weight is about 4.9 kg, the weight of a sniper rifle is 5+ kg.The weight of a anti-material rifle(usually a .50 BMG) is 12+ kg.It doesn't make any difference once you get use to it.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:04 AM   #44
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when you pass 50, you get practical. All those old injures come back to haunt you. Ankles, knees, tendons, they all hurt in short order. You are not moving fast. I can toss a 6.75lb 6.5x55 w/ a 4x32mm scope over my shoulder and be just fine w/ having to get a little closer.
This is what I am talking about. You wind up doing a lot more tracking,

glassing, and stalking. Heavy rifles just don't factor in, anymore.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:10 AM   #45
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Snipers can end up waiting for days before they see their target. You are talking about a person that can tote a 75 lb pack for miles at a fast pace. I really doubt they consider the weight of the gun. They take the rifle that will get the job done, regardless of the hardship a heavy rifle with heavy ammo creates.
When I served, the weight of our rifles was a non issue. Now it is the issue.
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