An artical about the new military sniper rifle

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  1. blackco

    blackco Well-Known Member

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    Here is a link to an artical about the newly adopted U.S. military sniper rifle. I haven't heard about it yet but maybe it is old news to some of you.

    It's interesting reading though.

    The Army's New Sniper Rifle
     
  2. Buffalobob

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    The fact that all of the M21s were deployed should have been a clue, but I guess there isn't as much money to be made by just building what you know works. And that is what war is all about, making money.
     

  3. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    For some but the rest of us have to pay for it$$$
     
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    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    Nostalgia, aside the M14 series is not a good choice for a SWS anymore. Doubtfull Knight will actually deliver rifles that shoot...
     
  6. Buffalobob

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    You are undoubtably right. Hard to fight progress and the improvements it has brought in the last 50 years, except for music. Music has been going downhill since the mid 70's.
     
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    Wonder why they don't look at something like the Tubb 2000. They just have to have a semi? Why the M24 is not sufficent is beyond me
     
  8. BountyHunter

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    Bolt guns are great in the traditional sniper role of one shot one kill. However, we are now in a world where they sniper many times has a "target rich environment" and fast multiple shots have become very normal.

    I think you will find that the Knight guns can shoot. Some units have been using them for a long time with combat ammo and getting .5 MOA.

    BH