NFR British Sniper

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  1. Old406Kid

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  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    That ought to keep 432 virgins gainfully-employed . . .
     
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  3. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    I guess the islamists were surprised because this sort of thing never happens in the 7th century.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    . . . which is where they still live . . .
     
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    I cannot even fathom a rifle that can hit a target that far away. Seems surreal.
     
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    Allah Akbar!
     
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  7. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Do you have, seen, or shot a Remington 700 in .308? Then you can fathom one. :)
     
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    No. Jerry, I've never shot a gun with a scope on it, only iron sights. Before switching to archery, my deer rifle was a Winchester 30-30. Pretty old fashioned.

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  9. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to shoot a 700 in 30-06 with open sights. I just meant if you ever were around that rifle, then you've seen a rifle that does that shot.
     
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    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Btw it's a misconception that anyone can grab a high powered rifle with a scope and make long to very long range shots. It's amazing the science that goes into a shot over 600 meters. Even close shots with a scope, the shooter makes all the difference, not always the rifle.
     
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    IIRC the AW338 is spittin' out .338 Lapua magnum 300 grainers...
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I know SOC is using a mix of .308, .300 win mag, and .338 Lapua. Just depends on who you are in SOC. Just know that the .308 would be a caliber most guys will have had their hands on that a sniper would use. :)
     
  13. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I couldn't agree more. A lot of things come in to factor when shooting long range. But it is a ton of fun learning how to do it. I'm fairly consistent out to 800 yards. I will be looking to build something bigger in the near future for longer distances:)
     
  14. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    the weapon's made by Accuracy International, and as distance goes, the shot was-according to them-850m. Not all that long a shot for a competent sniper, and as Jerry says, certainly within the range of my Remington 700CDL SF in .300WSM. 180gr Hornaday SST boattail match. Great round!
     
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    Wasn't the record something like 2000 meters plus with a .50 in Afghanistan?