Review

Dakota T-76 Longbow

The T-76 Longbow was designed by Dakota Arms for military and law enforcement applications. It has a matte finish and the stock comes in black or olive drab. The cheekpiece and length of pull are adjustable. The action uses control round feeding and a claw extraction system, a Model 70-style trigger that will not seize from dirt or freeze in rain. The rifle has a highly efficient muzzle brake, and with the .338 Lapua round, it needs it. The longbow is an awesome weapon, Dakota even guarantees .5 MOA. The ergonomics of the design are sound, but the price is a little steep at about $4300 USD. If you can… Read more »

Review

HS Precision Pro Series 2000 HTR

The review below was performed in the 1990s, obviously, many things have changed since then… not the least of which is the quality and thoroughness of our reviews! Hopefully you will still enjoy it! … HS Precision (Thanks Patricia!) was kind enough to lend me a HS Precision Series 2000 HTR for evaluation while attending some additional sniper training. The three weeks in which I evaluated the rifle was both rewarding and exciting. The rifle was shipped with a Leupold Veri-X III 4.5-14x40mm Scope. Generally these scopes are of the highest quality, but for some reason this particular scope would not group worth a darn. I believe a serious drop… Read more »

Review

Brown Precision Tactical Elite

The Elite Tactical series is an excellent example of some of the fine custom sniper rifles that are available out there. This is a true custom rifle, where the customer can have the rifle custom made for them. This rifle can be made in ANY caliber, wildcats included. The accuracy and functionality of these rifles is SUPERB! They are tailored more toward the police arena, but if you are part of an elite military unit that can purchase non-issued sniper rifles for use, then some serious consideration should be given to the Brown Precision Tactical Elite rifle. The Brown Precision rifles came out long before the other major custom tactical… Read more »

Review

Knights Armament SR-25

Developed by Eugene Stoner, This rifle exhibits some of the characteristics of his former designs, notably the AR-10 and the M-16. However, this is not just an upgraded assault rifle, but was designed from the beginning as a sniper rifle. There has been mixed results about this rifle. Some people swear by them, and others do not like them at all. (The 1st SFG comes to mind here). The accuracy has never been an issue, they all tend to be VERY accurate, with .5 MOA attainable. But the reliability during field operations has been questionable. If you decide to go with one of these rifles, you will need to maintain… Read more »

Review

Robar SR-60 & SR-90

Based on the USMC M40A1, using a Remington 700 action, completely accurized with a bench rest quality stainless steel barrel, and a Remington trigger. Robar has built an excellent quality sniper rifle, it is built to military specifications (M40A1). The SR-60D has a detachable box magazine and an adjustable stock, both length of pull and comb. The SR-90 is a more advanced rifle featuring a very nice McMillan adjustable stock with palm swells and other nice features Both of these rifles are excellent and deliver exceptional performance. There is nothing new or ground breaking with these rifles, just good ol’ high quality performance.  

Review

Harris Gunworks M-86

Harris gun works was a break off from McMillan back in the 1990’s and they have since gone out of business. When they were build custom rifles they had a reputation of high quality tactical rifles. The M-86 had been employed by the Navy SEALS and other special forces units. The M-86 used the McMillan McHale stock and they had several other standard rifle models that could be ordered different from the M-86.

Review

Remington 700 Milspec 5R

The Remington 700 Milspec 5R rifle was first introduced as a limited edition rifle back around the turn of the 21st century, and ever since then it has been of keen interest to many shooters. The ability to have a rifle with the same barrel as the M24 SWS used by the US Army, and other nations around the world, but at a fraction of the $6000 price tag of the M24 is a big drawing point. While the milspec is not a standard item in the Remington catalog, it is still being made when possible and they are still popular. We decide to take a look at one more… Read more »

Review

Remington 700 VTR

Well, here we are, another new year, and another few new tactical models introduced by Remington. Of all the rifle makers out there, Remington seems to be the one taking the most advantage of the tactical rifle popularity by introducing a couple of new tactical rifles just about every year. One of the new ones this year is the Remington 700 VTR, or Varmint-Tactical Rifle. This particular rifle has a few new twists to make it unique and we ordered one in to test these new twists and see just what kind of a tactical rifle the VTR is. Yes, here is another Remington 700 with the same action as… Read more »

Review

FN Herstal Patrol Bolt Rifle (PBR)

First off, thanks goes out to Sniper Central Forums member Caver101 for providing the off the shelf FN Patrol Bolt Rifle with 20″ barrel for review. A lot of hype has been made about the new FBI HRT contract with FN Herstal for their new tactical rifles (a special version of the FN SPR rifle line). The FN was chosen after extensive testing between competing models. The PBR rifle reviewed here is a lower end tactical rifle that was intended to be carried in patrol cars (hence the name). But does this rifle have the ability to be used as an everyday tactical rifle? If so, it would be in… Read more »

Review

Remington SPS Tactical

We recently performed a review on the Remington 700 SPS-Varmint to test the suitability of that rifle as a tactical rifle, but this time around we will be testing the Remington 700 SPS Tactical rifle to see how well it performs. The SPS Tactical is only available through Remington premium dealers, but in reality they should be fairly easy to find. These rifles are specifically labeled and marketed as a tactical rifle and as such we will be evaluating it as a tactical rifle and not a varmint rifle filling a tactical rifle role. We ordered a rifle from our supplier and prepared for the evaluation. The 700 SPS Tactical… Read more »