When was the 50 cal sniper rifle first used in combat?
The concept stems from anti-tank rifles which were developed mostly during the interwar period. To that end, the .55 Boys rifle could be considered the predecessor. However, these were largely unsuccessful, as armor had improved drastically during the Second World War.
There were reports of .50 M2 machine guns, in single shot mode, being used for sniping, including the (then) world record distance for a confirmed kill by Carlos Hathcock.
The first Special Application Sniper Rifle, arguably, was the Barrett M82/M107. It first saw operational use during Operation Desert Storm.
A sniper rifle is the weapon that they are used A sniper can be refered to a snipist who is hiding and stalking people
The Ferguson Rifle
The Dreyse Needle Rifle.
No, the battle rifle is because it can snipe, it has much more ammo capacity, and can also be used in close combat situations
The PTRS is mainly used as an anti- tank sniper and the 50 cal is just a normal sniper rifle. =============== The PTRS was a sniper rifle made by the Russians during world war 2, it was used to take down heavy infantry and light vehicles like half tracks and jeeps. The Barret 50 Calibre sniper rifle is an anti-infantry sniper rifle, used for all purpose battlefield deployment. However, the modern day anti-armour sniper is… Read More
You will have to define the term "Sniper rifle". It could mean anything. The only TRUE sniper rifle is a rifle issued to a sniper. They are simply rifles that are capable of long range accurate shooting. The rifles used by US military snipers during the Vietnam was were simply civilian hunting rifles with decent telescopes.
That's like asking "how much does a car cost?". A sniper rifle is simply any rifle used for the purpose of sniping, whether it's manufactured as a dedicated sniper rifle or not. To buy one, someone might spend anywhere from $50 to several thousands of Dollars.
The most commonly used sniper rifle in the Marines is the M-40A3. It is a standard bolt action rifle with a Remington 700 action that fires the 7.62X51 NATO round.
A sniper rifle used in ww2.
Actually there was no best sniper rifle during world war 2 because it was never tested. Different countries used different weapons.
Mainly the US and it's allies, but all sides have used sniper rifles.
This is subjected to opinion but they most used sniper rifles are the Barret 50. Cal and the Intervention. The Intervention is the more commonly used of the two so it is considered the best sniper rifle.
The Vietnam War was a transitioning phase for US military snipers; meaning that military snipers, for the first time in US history, were becoming a permanent part of the US military system...instead of being de-activated each time a war ended. With this "transitioning phase" in mind, the US Army was not totally interested sniper rifles, and adapted the standard issue M14 US service rifle as their official sniper rifle...and re-designated it as the XM21 weapons… Read More
Springfield Sniper Rifle or M1903 Springfield rifle was an American 5-round, magazine fed, bolt action rifle used in the early part of 20th century. It was 1.098 meters long, weighed 3.95 Kgs, had a 16 inch long bayonet and had a wooden body.
Who said this? Was this from the movie (film) "Sniper" starring Tom Berenger? "Snipers" are the current fad in America...sniper rifles, sniper websites, sniper characters on television ("NCIS" and possibly "Bones" are all ex-snipers...Hollywood types of course (meaning fiction), sniper books, sniper schools, and new powerful sniper rifles such as the BMG .50 caliber (BMG=Browning Machine Gun) and 20mm. South Africa's 20mm sniper rifle isn't totally new, the Japanese Army in WWII used one for… Read More
There are some accurised variants of the M16, SA80, and other 5.56 rifles out there which are designed and used as Designated Marksman rifles, but, in general, the 5.56x45 and .223 Remington cartridges really aren't the ideal choices for a sniper rifle.
The Airsoft M14 is a type of rifle. This rifle is electric, and is a type of sniper rifle. This gun can be used for many things, such as hunting and target shooting.
This particular gun is known as the M21 Ebr sniper rifle. It is also used in multiplayer.
The rifle was a kar 98k chamberd in 7.92x57. It is conciderd one of the best rifles in the would.
A melter c16 pretty impressive huh!
M1 grands and The Tommy gun and the springfield sniper rifle.
ALL sniper rifles are used for curtain targets.. Soft targets hard targets Macmillian tac 50 shooting a .50 bmg round is used to shoot aircraft etc. soft targets M200 cheytac intervention is the most accurate sniper rifle in the world to this day. but it acctually depends on the sniper and which gun hes is comfortable with the record kill shot was i think 2475 yards and it was fired with the mac millian the… Read More
The longest range of a single-shot rifle, meaning that one round is loaded directly into the ejection port and is pushed into the chamber by the bolt is 2600m. This is achieved by the Barrett M99 . The Barrett XM109 has the longest range of all Semi Automatic Sniper Rifles with an effective range of 2000m and a maximum range of 3600m The range of a sniper rifle is also affected by the ammunition used… Read More
Assuming you mean which sniper rifle (as it is quite obvious from the plot who the actual sniper was), the weapons used over the series include: * M40 (customised Remington 700); * H&K SR9T (a target-shooting variant); * SVD (Dragunov sniper rifle); * Mosin Nagant M91/30 (mislabelled as a Mauser in the film). Other weapons are used in the third film, but no record of their make could be found.
Barrett m107 Perhaps?
they used a water pistole they borrowed off alix and iqra
If you mean the SVD Sniper rifle manufactured by the Soviet Union, no, it is not a .50 caliber weapon. It fires a match grade version of the 7.62 X 54R cartridge- the same round used by the Moisin-Nagant 91/30 rifle (and the M38 and M44 Carbines). Wikipedia has a good concise article on the Dragunov sniper rifle. Enjoy.
Any rifle can be used for mulitlple taks, including sniping, so the answer is really no. A lot of folks will build a rifle to a particular set of specification and call it a sniper rifle.
There's a a few. Designated marksmen use specialised variants of the M16 and M14. The 'standard' sniper system is the M24, and is complimented with the M110 SASS.
yes it is legal in new york and used by many people
308 Rifle can hit a target over 300 yards away. The military used them as sniper rifles and they r more accurate than a .223
the SNIPER rifle that does the most would have to be, from my knowledge, the Barret m82 (otherwise know to gamers as the 50 cal) but the most powerful rifle that is not sniper that borders on being artillary is the PtRs41. this has something of a kick and can take out anks, which is what it was desighned for. a scope can be mounted, and the barrel is rifled, and if it is used… Read More
A "sniper gun" is any gun used by a sniper. A high quality precision rifle starts around $1500 that's not to say you can't buy a $600-$700 Remington 700 or savage 110 and shoot it very well.
Assuming that the question should read "what sniper rifle did the Germans use in world war 2" the answer is as follows: Most commonly the K98 Mauser was used, with an optical sight. Secondly the G41 semi-automatic rifle was used, designed by Walther. Also fitted with an optical sight.
What type of Kraig was used by the American sniper in the movie Saving Private Ryan. That rifle had a scope on it. Is it possible to know that rifle type and scope?
The rifle shown is a Springfield M1903. It is chamberd in .30-06(7.62x63).
They have a few different ones they use. The 'basic' sniper rifle of the Marines is the M40 in 7.62x51, which is based on the Remington 700. There's also the M39 Enhanced Marksman Rifle, which is a heavily dressed up M14, also in 7.62x51. The Designated Marksman rifle is a semi-auto and highly accurized variant of the M16, and then there's the M107, which is the same rifle Barret sells commercially as the M82. That… Read More
The marines issued a 7.8x Unertl scope. The army the 2.5x m84
yes and they found out that he used a sniper rifle.
Besides captured weapons/smuggled weapons, and the M1 Garand, the primary US WW2 sniper rifle was the 1903 Springfield (30-06) during WWII. Besides captured weapons/smuggled weapons, and the 1903 bolt action Springfield (30-06) sniper rifle, the scoped M1 garand was the primary US Korean War sniper rifle. Vietnam War USMC snipers used bolt action hunting rifles; US Army snipers used the XM-21 Weapons system (aka the M-14 service rifle). The 101st Airborne (Airmobile Division Vietnam) was… Read More
I will assume you mean a Sniper Rifle. First and foremost, the earliest "Sniper Rifles" were not even scoped. They were used by marksmen and hunters renowned for their skill at killing a small bird known as a Snipe, hence the term Sniper. The un-scoped rifles were extremely accurate for their day due to the "rifling" of the barrels; in other words, the bullet was given a spin to the shot, enhancing its accuracy at… Read More
The Mosin Nagant model 91 was adapted by the Tsarist Imperial Russian Army in 1891, and fought it's first major war during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. Sniper kills, like aerial combat kills (dog-fights between war planes) are OFTEN exaggerated. As any real hunter will state; game (targets-aircraft, enemy soldiers, etc.) are often killed and the hunter/sniper/pilot never knew it; or the hunter/sniper/pilot often thought he killed his target and it turns out he never… Read More
No. A pistol is designed to be used with one hand. A rifle is usually Automatic except for Sniper Rifles and Firearms of a similar type. However, a pistol is Semi-Automatic.
Neither: They both serve their own purpose. You would not use either one to do the others purpose. A sniper rifle is used to engage long range targets at a very low rate of fire, Commonly used to eliminate very specific targets with a very small window of oppurtunity that a rifleman can not take advantage of due to distance and the fact that a HVI (high value individual) is usually aware of ground forces… Read More
Warner & Swasey sniper scope used by US troops during WW!
There isn't a name to put to it. Sniping has been around for a long time - the name "sniper" comes from Colonial America, where, as a test of marksmanship skill, the settlers would attempt to shoot small, fast birds known as Snipes. Sharpshooters were used in the American Revolution - the Kentucky Rifle had a superior range, and was slower to reload than the smoothbore muskets, thus making it better suited for long range… Read More
Depends on the sniper and the rifle. Add about 15-20 inches to the barrel length, same as any other rifle. The Remington 700 action used to be very common and probably still is. Barrel lengths are about the same as any varmit rifle, from 20-26 inches roughly. Contrary to popular belief, a longer barrel will not make your rifle more accurate, and people who shoot for a living should be aware of this fact. That… Read More
Yes, they were also used in ww1. they would just put a scope onto a standard rifle.
Some law enforcement agencies have used the .270 as a sharpshooter's weapon, but it was never military issue.
The most commonly-found sniper rifle out there is probably the Russian SVD-1 Dragunov. I had to laugh when the first ones of these got into the US Army's hands. All the experts were running around laughing that the Soviets weren't issuing "match grade" rifles to their snipers. Well gee guys, if the Soviets were to issue match grade rifles to their snipers it wouldn't matter--they aren't good enough shots to be able to take advantage… Read More
In the case of the Barrett M82 rifle, about 30-31 lbs, depending on the model. The scope may add several more pounds if a night vision scope is used.