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ConstanceJill

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#11 11 years ago

Why would you want a sniper rifle to be noisy ? ... Also, if you just want to shoot at the firing range, a .22 is enough, if I remember well with standard ammo it can hit a target at 2 km ...




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#12 11 years ago

Im curious. Would this be the first time you're shooting a gun on a more regular basis for fun? Or your first time all together?

A .22 is a fairly decent gun to start off with, but then again, like RE said, depends on the ammunition. I can't stand to use the regular little pissy .22 rounds, no challenge for me in using those, however, .22 magnum bullets.. much more fun.

A .303 wouldn't be too bad either, or even a .228, guess it is a matter of preference.




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#13 11 years ago
ConstanceJill;3693101Why would you want a sniper rifle to be noisy ? ... Also, if you just want to shoot at the firing range, a .22 is enough, if I remember well with standard ammo it can hit a target at 2 km ...

Yes, with the muzzle raised at an angle of around 29 degrees (45 in a vacuum. 29 to 35 due to air resistance). The average .22LR usually has a maximum range of about 0.8 miles.




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#14 11 years ago

Sniper Rifles of the World for reference purposes. If you want something with a kick and goes booom.. then get solid rounds for a 12g shotgun. However, that's no sniper rifle and won't have near the range. You won't find one that goes boom.. they're meant to be as quiet as possible so they don't give away your position to the enemy.


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#15 11 years ago

sniper rifles are quite loud. as loud as any other rifle. Few sniper rifles carry sound suppressors because they effect accuracy and would require subsonic ammunition in any event.




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#16 11 years ago
Milo;3693197Im curious. Would this be the first time you're shooting a gun on a more regular basis for fun? Or your first time all together?

I've shot plenty of guns, this would be the first rifle I'd buy and take to the range occasionally. I looked through that list of guns though, and I forgot all about the old Springfield. Any idea how much those run?




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#17 11 years ago

Rebuilt 1903 Springfield in shootable condition will run you a $900-$1000 easy. a Springer in accurate precision shooter grade will be in the nosebleed territory of $2500+

The cheaper 1903's. in the 600-700 range are WW1 shooters that cant safely handle modern 30-06 loadings so if you go that route be prepared to down load your own ammo to keep the rifle from detonating on you.




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#18 11 years ago

I read that the military uses a .308 bullet for a sniper. I asked my dad and my dad thinks that a .300 Winchester Magnum would be a great one...whatever that is. I think that is more for animals or something. Edit: I told my dad it had to be under $500 bucks. He said a used bolt action 7mm Remington Mag.




Shintsu

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#19 11 years ago

Just curious, how much do .50 cal rifles run?




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#20 11 years ago

Illegal in California, that's how much:\