Posts Tagged: Rifles

Winchester Custom Classic Sharpshooter II

Back in the 1990’s, the Winchester Custom shop built a Classic Sharpshooter tactical rifle. We put one of these classic rifles through the full test to see how it does today…

US Army M21 and XM21

The M21 is a classic sniper rifle built during, and for, the Vietnam war where it served with great distinction. We provide a history of the XM21 and M21 system here.

Tikka T3 Sporter

A few years back we took a detailed look at the T3 Tactical rifle with the 24″ barrel and found some things we liked and did not like about the rifle. Tikka has continued to make some higher quality rifles that are relatively affordable which have been imported by Beretta USA. Unfortunately Beretta does not import every rifle that Tikka makes so we in the USA miss out on some of the unique stuff, like their T3 tactical chambered in 260. One of the more recent rifles that Tikka has introduced is their T3 Sporter which is designed to be a competition target rifle that is similar to their old Master… Read more »

Springfield Armory M1A EBR

We check out an EBR M14 to see how it does in a sniper and designated marksman role

CZ 750 S1M1

CZ 527 Varmint HS

I do not normally review .223 rifles, as the caliber is not sufficiently suitable in the sniping role. (Read here to find out more). But, I was looking for an accurate and affordable to shoot practice rifle, just to get trigger time. At the same time, I have been hearing some good things about the CZ 527 Varmint rifle, and decided it would fit the bill nicely, and I’ll review it for possible law enforcement use. So out I went to pick up a CZ527 Varmint Kevlar. This was suppose to be a bargain rifle, but to be honest, the price was more then I thought it would be for… Read more »

CZ 700 M1

The CZ 700 M1 is a new rifle, but CZ has been making quality rifles for many years. The 700 M1 uses a laminated wood stock, which is better then standard wood, but still flexes more in changing weather then a synthetic stock ever would. The stock is easily adjusted with external knobs, but those same knobs may also get in the way and be knocked lose while in the field, some lock tite might be in order once you have the stock adjusted to the desired position. The trigger is fully adjustable externally, which is always a nice feature, and I love the large bolt handle. The bolt has… Read more »

Philippine MSSR – Marine Scout Sniper Rifle

The MSSR was developed out of a need for a designated sniper rifle for the Landing Battalions of the Filipino Marines. They were operating on a limited budget, and didn’t have the expert gunsmiths to modify a M14 or any of the other standard rifles used for sniping. But they do have the experts who know how to work on M16’s. They have been producing the M16A1 under license for several years, and all the troops are framiliar with the handling of the weapon. So they did the logical thing and built a sniper rifle on the M16A1 platform. The armorers take an existing M16A1 lower receiver and replace the… Read more »