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Old May 2, 2012, 10:21 AM   #26
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Kurbsky, you know you tickle my giggle and I am going to pull on your chain to see what rattles. You asked about what would make a good sniper gun, any accurate rifle will make a good sniper gun, why and who are you going to snipe at. Your question leaves lots of possibilities.

Personally I would get a
Savage 10FCP LE 308 HS PREC STK if I was looking for another long range weapon but I know you aren't a bolt gun guy so my suggestion would be a nice M1A. made by Springfield or TRW but I think you would like this one better.
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:27 PM   #27
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To me you could have a rifle that performs as well as a sniper rifle, without the rifle being an actual sniper rifle and the owner not being a real sniper.

the same person, still not a sniper, could own an actual sniper rifle, Surplus or LEO ect.

I see two ways a person could be a sniper; trained and served in some institutions such as an organized army or law enforcement. Or an individual that is engaged in guerilla activities or hiding an randomly murdering people at unspecified distances. These individuals could be trained or untrained.

but, it is entirely possible for s non-sniping individual to own a sniper rifle or sniper-like rifle.
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:19 PM   #28
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Oh, you mean trained snipers, the types that get their butts handed to them on Top Shot by Christian camp counselors and IT geeks?
Any trained sniper knows that his job primarily is reconnaissance and fieldcraft.... he earns his money in his stalk and preparation.... with shooting secondary. not punching holes in neat little black circles in an environment with no risk of death upon compromise.

just sayin.

anyway, as for rifles, any nice floated barrel AR will do ya well.

so um... how far away is considered self defense? b/c a floated, heavy barrel AR is gonna be unwieldy in close quarters, no matter what the guy on future weapons said about the SR-25.
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Old May 2, 2012, 07:19 PM   #29
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Wow, resurrected a 2+ year old thread just to make a silly statement? IBTL!

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Old May 2, 2012, 07:29 PM   #30
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You're right it is old, shoulda caught it on the topsho5 remark LOL
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Old June 13, 2014, 08:06 AM   #31
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Kurbsky, Based on your criteria I think DPMS's 20"Bbl. LR-308L Hunter model would be your best choice. As far as some of the comments as to what is or what is not a sniper rifle, I would consider our military's thoughts on the matter. Their newest Model M110 SASniperS rifle is a AR-10/LR-308 clone in many ways similar to DPMSs LR-308s. IMO Almost any off the shelf DPMS 308 will with a good after market trigger, good scope, and good ammo, can easily meet the military's SASS accuracy requirement at about half the price of the current supplier's model. So there you go . . . you pay your money and take your choice.
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Old June 13, 2014, 08:20 AM   #32
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for a military or threat response a .308 would be best and a .260 rem or 7mm-08 would be best for long range target rifle

however for a 1000yd yard hunting gun one would need a snyper type rifle.

.30 or .338-378
7mm or .300 RUM or .338 RUM

Jerret makes the .300 jerret

a 300 or .338 magnum with a cut rifled heavy barrell,muzzle break

there is a gun smith in Keene,NH named Larry Racine who can build such a gun for him he has a website
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Old June 13, 2014, 05:47 PM   #35
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Kurbsky's last post was in January, 2010. I sorta doubt he's reading this thread.
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