Sniper Rifle Facts | 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sniper Rifles

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Increase your knowledge about the capability of sniper rifles and what these long-range firearms can do!

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In this article:

  1. Long-Range Power and Accuracy
    1. Sniper Rifle Fact Number 1
    2. Sniper Rifle Fact Number 2
    3. Sniper Rifle Fact Number 3
    4. Sniper Rifle Fact Number 4
    5. Sniper Rifle Fact Number 5

Sniper Rifles | Interesting Facts You Might Not Know Of

Long-Range Power and Accuracy

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Sniper Rifle Fact Number 4

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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

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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.

Are you a sniper rifle enthusiast? Tell us about your knowledge about sniper rifles not included in the list above. Share them with us in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 19, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

5 Responses to :
Sniper Rifle Facts | 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sniper Rifles

  1. Rowdy says:

    Sniperrifles are to buy freely ???

  2. Steven Hoelzle says:

    You left out the best sniper rifle available the Accuracy International AX with Night Force ATACR scope

  3. Ray says:

    Do not leave out my favorite: Heckler and Koch PSG1.

  4. Robby J. Hookham says:

    It is NOT the Snipers Model, it is the Snipers Motto.
    If your going to post a story in English, learn the English language!

    1. Sir’s, I recently purchased a Argentene FN take off with a tube for the scoap. The scope in stamped Sniper Scope. I am trying to find out about this Gun? It was an estate sale the gentlman was a retired Military Ranger. I think he was in the WW11 Theather. I also purchased a Walther P-38. How can I find out more about this Weapon? I can’t find it in any of my books! and I have a bunch Hardcopy and soft. It is 762×51. Thanks for helping

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