Originally Posted by britz
There is sooo much more to a sniper rifle than the longest shot. IMHO one of the Lapua mags or a 308 should have been picked due to the practicality factor. Besides, from what I hear, the 416 is a much better rifle than the Cheytac.
How long does a barrel last on something like the Cheytac? Is it enough to train a solder on, or to keep proficient??? That is one of the best things about the good old 308. won't overheat the way those big guns do.
Did you see the Desert tactical arms? SHORT!! switch barrel/caliber bull pup. 243, 308, 300, 338LM all on one platform!
Desert Tactical Arms - Stealth Recon Scout
308 is 31.5" with a 22" barrel, the 338LM is only 37.5" with a 26" barrel.
I have fondled the system!! VERY SWEET!