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Laser and light on a LR rifle!?

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Unread 09-01-2011, 03:36 PM
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Laser and light on a LR rifle!?

Maybe I'm just being naive or dense, but what is a laser aiming device and a light doing on this 110 FCP? SAVAGE ARMS 110 FCP .338 LAPUA MAG

I can't think of any practical reason for them to be there on this type of weapon.

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Unread 09-01-2011, 03:48 PM
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Re: Laser and light on a LR rifle!?

I got that magazine just for that article to read before I received the rifle. IIRC it had 2 lasers. Maybe it appeals to the tacti-cool crowd. It was a well written article and the rifle does not come with that rail set up.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 03:51 PM
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Re: Laser and light on a LR rifle!?

Cause you'll double your sales to the tacicool guys for each thing you can hang of your LR rifle to make it work in building.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:16 AM
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Re: Laser and light on a LR rifle!?

A laser plus a visible spotlight is an effective aiming device at night out to the "point blank" maximum range. That should be over 200 yards for most hunting cartridges with accuracy equivalent to metallic sights. It could be useful further if the laser is equipped with calibrated target knobs. At a distance of about 400 yards a rifle mounted spotlight becomes ineffective because of near field back scatter. (aerosol dependent)

Is it suitable for hunting? That would depend on your hunting laws, what you are hunting, and when your are hunting. I've experimented with night shooting using night vision scopes, spotlights, and lasers. There are applications where they have advantages.

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