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View Poll Results: What is your favorite sniper rifle for your PC?
M-21 14 19.72%
SVD 8 11.27%
M-40 4 5.63%
Barrett M-82 .50 cal 9 12.68%
Accuracy International .338 Lapua Magnum 15 21.13%
C3A Parker Hale 4 5.63%
other (explain below) 18 25.35%
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:43 AM
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Default Poll - Favorite Sniper Rifle

And to close the loop, let's get this one rolling too!
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Other: Gepard in 14.5mm. Not for girlie-men though.
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Ok, I missed that one.

I put the Accuracy International in specifically for you, Targan! My long-distance mind reading failed... ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's gonna end...
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Heh heh. I went even more munchkin in my campaign and let the PCs get hold of an A1 version of the Gepard in 15mmBMG.
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Heh heh. I went even more munchkin in my campaign and let the PCs get hold of an A1 version of the Gepard in 15mmBMG.
I'm with you. I'll take the Steyr IW-2000, which fires a hypervelocity 15.2mm sabot round. It's gigantic, but looks like fun!
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Stoner SR-25 and variants: designated by SEALs as the Mark 11 Mod 0. Adoped recently by the Army as the M110 (the Military Channel's Top Sniper show highlighted several Army teams using the weapon, along with the AF's team)
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PTRS firing AP ammo. It might be 60 years or so old and weight a tonne, but what range! What punch! What target?

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I'll take those 20mm sniper rifles used in the Winter War! Top that without going for nuclear weapons....HA!

Realisticaly though, I'd take a Styer SSG 69 in .375 with a detatchable box magazine of 10 rounds, to go. And can I get it supersized
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Default The Cheytac Longrange sniper system

I love this one...

and the Mechem 20mm AMR

http://thebigbookofwar.50megs.com/DO...iper%20Rifles/
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120mm cannon
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120mm cannon
Why limit yourself? Why not go 155mm or better yet 203mm?
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Only if they fit in an Abrams turret.
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Only if they fit in an Abrams turret.
203mm HE - near enough is good enough.
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You have a point, do they do tac nukes in that calibre?
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You have a point, do they do tac nukes in that calibre?
The US developed nuclear munitions for the 203mm and the 155mm.
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I my reading, the rifle that stands out from all of the others is the 1917 Enfield A3.

With a trained man behind the scope, the Enfield served both the US Army and the Marines through WWI, WWII, Korea and into Vietnam.

Now that's a history of performance.

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The US developed nuclear munitions for the 203mm and the 155mm.
Called by the troops "golden bullets."
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I my reading, the rifle that stands out from all of the others is the 1917 Enfield A3.

With a trained man behind the scope, the Enfield served both the US Army and the Marines through WWI, WWII, Korea and into Vietnam.

Now that's a history of performance.

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The same thing with the 03 Springfield.
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I'm sensing a theme running through this, can't quite make it out though
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The AR-10/ SR-25. Love the AR action and is one one the most accurate semi autos you can get.
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Munchkin answer but the Walther WA 2000 always seemed near the top stat wise.
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Munchkin answer but the Walther WA 2000 always seemed near the top stat wise.
Yeah they look nice, but I read somewhere they are not that duriable, and for as much as they go for I would be afraid to look at it wrong.
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Yeah they look nice, but I read somewhere they are not that duriable, and for as much as they go for I would be afraid to look at it wrong.
As used by James Bond in one of his movies.

Does it have the range to be a good sniper rifle?
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Munchkin answer but the Walther WA 2000 always seemed near the top stat wise.
The real-life cost of one of those is hideous, and they can get thrown out of accurization very easily.
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The WA2000 was made as a highly accurate match rifle for competition shooting, it's far too delicate to be used in the field. It would be like taking your girlfriend to sit in the front row at a dirtbike race while she's wearing an evening gown - the slightest bit of dirt and it's ruined and so are your chances at anything else for the night
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The WA2000 was made as a highly accurate match rifle for competition shooting, it's far too delicate to be used in the field. It would be like taking your girlfriend to sit in the front row at a dirtbike race while she's wearing an evening gown - the slightest bit of dirt and it's ruined and so are your chances at anything else for the night
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As used by James Bond in one of his movies.

Does it have the range to be a good sniper rifle?
Yeah, it has good range it fires the .300 winchester magnum which is one of the flatter shooting rounds you can get without getting to exotic.
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I 'fell in love' with this gem in Germany back in the late '70's. German came to the range at the Rod and Gun club in K-town where I was putting holes in paper on a Saturday. He asked if he could shoot (they had to be 'sponsored by a member), which I agreeded to. He comes with this metal case, not long enough for a long gun I thought, but he opens it and takes out the UGLIEST rifle I've seen, at least the color on the plastic stock was. He procees to snap the barrel assembly to the receiver group, and takes a Zeiss scope out and attach.. He had it out, assembled and loaded in about two minutes I think. Then fired a three round test fire.. SHIT!!!! you could cover the group with your thumb, not in the bull, but close.. minor adjustment and X's ... I stood there with my jaw hanging.. and drooling..

I asked him what he did for a living? (Gun laws in Germany were (and still are) vERY strict and I could NOT see this guy just having a weapon like that as a private citizen.) He was a train driver (engineer to us Yanks) for the DB... (yeah you betcha.. so I figure he was either Police or BW reservist and this was his assigned weapon... I didn't pry, but he had a ROOM full of Mausers at his apartment.. He collected them.. had FIVE racks full and was only missing a couple to complete his collection goal to have one of each.. )

With double set triggers and the Zeiss scope.. what a dream to fire.. it is a TRUE sharpshooters weapon.
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The WA2000 was made as a highly accurate match rifle for competition shooting, it's far too delicate to be used in the field. It would be like taking your girlfriend to sit in the front row at a dirtbike race while she's wearing an evening gown - the slightest bit of dirt and it's ruined and so are your chances at anything else for the night
I kind of did that to a player once -- his character was meeting a female NPC his character was interested in at a hastily set-up dinner table in a slightly-damaged building. The female NPC shows up for the date in a red dinner dress (I never explained to the player where she got it, and never really thought it out either -- the NPC was CIA and I let her be a bit mysterious). The Uzi slung over her shoulder kind ruined the effect of the red dress, though.
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I kind of did that to a player once -- his character was meeting a female NPC his character was interested in at a hastily set-up dinner table in a slightly-damaged building. The female NPC shows up for the date in a red dinner dress (I never explained to the player where she got it, and never really thought it out either -- the NPC was CIA and I let her be a bit mysterious). The Uzi slung over her shoulder kind ruined the effect of the red dress, though.
Really? I think you just added to her sex appeal. That's like a bonus to her charisma roll.
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