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- Long-Range Power and Accuracy
Sniper Rifles | Interesting Facts You Might Not Know Of
Long-Range Power and Accuracy
Sniper Rifles. One shot, one kill, the sniper model. Sniper teams operate with little combat support from their parent units and they specialize in using high precision rifles reaching long-range marksmanship.
Although the U.S. wasn’t the first country to develop sniping as a formalized military skill, the U.S. is currently at the cutting edge of innovation of snipers and sniping systems. Our hero-backed boys over at Military.com showcase five things you don’t know about sniper rifles.
Sniper Rifle Fact Number 1
When firing a Raufoss Mk211 round, the M107 will fly at 2700 feet per second, penetrating a cinderblock wall and destroying anything behind it. Including your morning.
Sniper Rifle Fact Number 2
The primary difference between the M40 and M24 is Action length. These M24 7.62 Nato bolt action rifles have a 5-10 round magazine and a muzzle velocity of 2300-2800fps (depending on ammunition power).
What is Muzzle Velocity? This is the speed of a bullet as it leaves the muzzle of a firearm.
The M40 7.62 Nato bolt action rifle has a 5 round internal clip with a range of 800 meters.
Sniper Rifle Fact Number 3
The M25 is actually an upgraded M14. The overall length of the M25 is 44.3 inches, barrel length is 22 inches, its weight is 4.9 kg and boats a ball-shrinking max range of 900 meters.
Sniper Rifle Fact Number 4
On the introduction of the MK12, it was the only semi-auto sniper rifle firing 5.56 ammo. The MK12 gave the sniper the capability to put more rounds down range without impeding accuracy.
Sniper Rifle Fact Number 5
The M110 was the first semi-auto sniper rifle designed from the ground up. The M110 was designed for long range accuracy in almost any conditions, but it's the firepower that makes the difference.
Here's a video by Military.com on 5 things you didn't know about sniper rifles:
How's that for a little education on sniper rifles? Regular gun owners don't necessarily have to purchase and own these powerful guns.
But if you have the financial capacity to purchase one and long-range marksmanship is your thing, these sniper rifle facts might come handy one way or another.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 19, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.