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Sputty

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#11 16 years ago

Isn't the No4 30 cal as is the Garand? I know the M1 Carbine is a "short" bullet, but isn't the Garand using the same ammo as the No4?




striderx2048

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#12 16 years ago

now you know why CS has default left handed models, you get to have the correct gun model and only have to reload with one arm.




Ohioan

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#13 16 years ago

I like the DICE garand, but the old one was just fine too. I think the sniper variant is a little ugly though, the scope seems really out of place..

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FactionRecon

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#14 16 years ago

wow that does look wierd...it looks like its going off the side toward the back. Plus the scope appears to be looking right into the Garand itself instead of above it. If it wasa just a bit higher it would look better




emonkies

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#15 16 years ago

Was the scoped Garand that common?

I thought the scoped Springfield 1903 was the main US sniper rifle in WW2?




Mihail Advanced Member

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#16 16 years ago

nope, semi-auto rifles were not used as "sniper" rifles often




C38368

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#17 16 years ago

AFAIK, Springfield '03s were the primary rifle used by US snipers in WWII, for two reasons: one, they were being phased out as infantry rifles, which meant there was a surplus of them, so why not use them for sniping? Second, they're bolt action, which generally means higher muzzle velocity (and thus, greater range/killing power). Could an M1 be used for sniping? Sure, but that's one less autoloading rifle for infantry use...




Uncle_Sam

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#18 16 years ago
McGibsYou can probly expect a new one from me sometime. I'm almost done skinning my k98.

Yea McGibs, how's that coming along?

AFAIK, Springfield '03s were the primary rifle used by US snipers in WWII, for two reasons: one, they were being phased out as infantry rifles, which meant there was a surplus of them, so why not use them for sniping? Second, they're bolt action, which generally means higher muzzle velocity (and thus, greater range/killing power). Could an M1 be used for sniping? Sure, but that's one less autoloading rifle for infantry use...

Not to mention bolt-action is generally more accurate.




C38368

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#19 16 years ago

Quite often, yes.




hawkeye47x

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#20 16 years ago
FactionReconwow that does look wierd...it looks like its going off the side toward the back. Plus the scope appears to be looking right into the Garand itself instead of above it. If it wasa just a bit higher it would look better

other ppl will no more about it than me, but the garand, since its loading technique, couldn't have the scope on top, the scope was put on the side i believe the garand sniper wasn't used much until korea... if i remember correctly