Im sorry about my last "sniper" thread, I was unaware it was such a open question and that so many "sniper systems" were out there. I thought some of the older ones woulda been mentioned more.. Then it became a argument of what a "Sniper rifle" was... I started it because I like to collect old mil-surps and dont really have any scoped rifles, so I thought this would be a way I could get some scoped rifles and still add to my collection (Maybe take and hunt with once in a while too!) When I refer to a "Sniper rifle" I mean a rifle that was built by a military and issued to their Snipers, thus making it a "Sniper" rifle. I really dont care about your custom, highly tuned, and trued what-nots with scopes that see a mile away.. (Most of those put the military rifles to shame anyways..) So, ill try again.... Im looking to start collecting military "sniper" rifles... Im mainly into the old stuff but dont want to be limited or I woulda posted in the C&R section (M40? M27?).. Im more of a collector who shoots but would like something I could take hunting if I wanted to... The only high powered scoped rifle I have so far is a WWII Russian Mosin PU "sniper" So far I thinking about: Russian SVD- I have a "thing" for Russian guns, The SKS was my first gun, and the Mosin was my first bolt gun... The SVD is the replacement of the Mosin right? I would prefer the SVD over the PSL, from what I understand a PSL is a variant of the AK and not the Dragunov? Do they even make a Russian PSL? 1903 "Sniper"- I like the 1903 I got not long ago, but how much better would it be with a scope?!?! From what Ive read here a scoped .30-06 is essential... I would love a Japanese Arisaka Type 97/99 "Sniper" but from what Ive read there a nightmare if the scope doesnt match the rifle. They cant be adjusted and those who have them have to buy/sell/trade until they can find the scope fitted for the rifle they have. I dont care for the M1 sniper variants, a "standard" IH one will do... So what would be some ballpark prices on these? What else is out there I might like? Did all militarys have a sniper program? Military "Sniper" Rifles are expensive and a bit of a investment so, any thoughts/suggestions?