Review

Remington SR8

The SR8 was an experimental rifle project by Remington and now falls into the historical reference section of Sniper Central. The current Remington 700P MLR project is based on things learned from this prototype. The SR8 was designed in response to a request that the Italian Army was looking to buy new sniper rifles in .338 Lapua. So the boys at Remington came up with a rifle based on their M700 Long Action, and utilizing the trigger from the M24. The rifle is distantly related to the M24, it shares the same stock and trigger. The barrel even has the same 5R rifling, but 1 twist in 11.5″ compared to… Read more »

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Remington Model 700 P & LTR

The Remington 700P is a very nice sniper rifle for the money. This “Entry Level” rifle is quite capable of shooting .5 MOA right out of the box (.75 MOA is more common). This rifle has all the right features for the right price. It uses a HS Precision stock with palm swells and an aluminum bedding block. The actual action and barrel are the same that are used on Remingtons varmint rifles, with the difference mainly in the stock. Packaged combinations, known as the 700P Tactical Weapons System (TWS) can be bought from the factory and includes a carrying case, Harris Bi-Pod and a Leupold Veri-X III 3.5-10x Tactical… Read more »

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Barrett M-82A1 (XM107)

Believe it or not, the M82A1 is not that bad to shoot. The spotter actually suffers more than the shooter (Due to the muzzle brake sending the concussion out and back, usually right into the spotters face). While the potential for extreme long range shooting is there, the current military ammo is not up to the task. There is no military match ammo, and that really kills the accuracy potential of this rifle. Even with match ammo, the rifle will have a hard time holding its claimed 1 MOA, there is just too many moving parts. But, for its designed purpose as a long range hard target interdiction rifle, the… Read more »

Review

USMC M40A3

In 1996 the USMC started on the design for the replacement of the M40A1, the result was the M40A3. It uses a Remington 700 short action, with a steel floorplate assembly and trigger guard built by D.D. Ross. The Unertl rings and bases have been replaced with D.D. Ross base and G&G Machine rings. The rifles also come with a harris bipod and an accessory rail, also built by G&G Machine. The stock is a new McMillan A4, with adjustable cheek and length of pull. As the M40A1’s rotate in for service and repair, they are replaced by M40A3’s. All M40A3s are built by USMC armorers at Quantico Virginia. The… Read more »

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USMC M40A1

A little bit of history of perhaps the first of the modern military sniper rifles

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U.S. M25 & XM25 Sniper Weapon System

The M25/XM25 is a joint venture sniper rifle, built for both the US Army Special Forces and the US Navy SEALs. It was originally developed by the 10th Special Forces Group (SFG) based at Ft. Devens in response to a requirement for a match grade M14 for Special Forces sniper teams. USSOCCOM was dubbing the rifle the “Light Sniper Rifle”, and its also known as the “Sniper Security System” and “Product Improved M21”. The M25 is similar to the M21 in many regards, it is a National Match M14 glass bedded in a McMillan fiberglass stock, uses a special gas piston, a National Match spring guide and a Brookfield Precision… Read more »

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Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T M2 Illuminated TMR

Leupold is constantly coming out with new models in their Mark 4 tactical lineup, and one of the new models they came out with for 2006 was the 3.5-10x40mm with M2 knobs and earth brown anodized finish from the factory. The M2 knobs are very interesting and I have wanted to take a look at them closely for a while and the only LR scope they are available on happened to come in earth brown, so a few things were worth reviewing. Leupold Mark 4 scopes have been reviewed by many people, many times, though I just realized I have never done an official write-up on one. I am not… Read more »

Review

U.S. Army M24 SWS

The M24 brought the US Army into the modern bolt action sniper rifle game in the late 1980s, and it was a gem