Posts Tagged: sniper rifle


The A3 model of the M40 was a natural progress of the A1, but it took a while to arrive


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

U.S. M25 & XM25 Sniper Weapon System

We dig up some information about this little known special operations used semi-auto sniper rifle

U.S. Army M110 SASS

A detailed look at the US Army M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS)

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

Tactical Operations XRay-51

Another Tactical Operations masterpiece using the McMillan A5 stock

Tactical Rifles M40T4

Tactical Rifles is another one of the high quality custom tactical rifle manufacturers here in the USA. They have been around for a while now and have been producing some very high quality rifles, originally based on the tried and true Remington 700 action, but now they have developed their own “Chimera” action and are building most of their rifles on this new “similar to the 700” action. Tactical Rifles recently provided us the opportunity to fully test and evaluate one of their M40T4 rifles chambered in 308 Win., which we were happy to accommodate. While the rifle is called the M40, do not confuse it with the USMC M40… Read more »

Tactical Rifles M40T2

We review another Tactical Rifles build, this time in .260 Rem

Russian Dragunov SVD

The SVD (Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova)-Dragunov Sniping Rifle was the first rifle designed from scratch as a sniper rifle, and was introduced in the 1950’s. It has very limited similarities to the Kalashnikov series of rifles. The SVD can be expected to shoot 2 MOA with quality ammo. I have some personal experience with an original SVD (circa late 1970’s). While the weapon was a bit crude when it comes to workmanship, it still functioned flawlessly. We shot extensively out to 900 meters. The rifle is extremely deadly, even with cheap surplus ammo, out to about 600 meters. After that, your pressed to hit consistantly. We easily were maintaining sub 2… Read more »