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Old 03-18-2014, 10:53 AM   #41
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I have a 50 Calibre Sniper Rifle and it weighs 12.9 kg.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:21 AM   #42
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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, 10:21 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, 07:04 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh View Post
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, 09:10 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
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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