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History of the M1903A1 Sniper Rifle

by Dieter Stenger, Curator of Ordnance, United States Marine Corps Museum During the 1920s and 1930s, the .30-caliber M1903 Springfield rifle served as the principle military service match rifle. In 1908, the M1903 became the official National Match (NM) rifle. By 1910, select rifles were test-fired and their barrels star-gauged for accuracy. In 1929, the NM rifle was modified with ...

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50 Caliber Sniper Rifles

The 50 caliber sniper rifle is the largest caliber rifle available to American citizens. Rifles of a caliber larger than .50 are restricted by law. Other than this artificial distinction created by ignorant beauracrats, the .50 caliber sniper rifle is no different than a sniper rifle in any other caliber. The .50 BMG is known internationally as 12.7x99mm. Outside of ...

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The M16A2 5.56mm rifle is a lightweight, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed, shoulder- or hip-fired weapon designed for either automatic fire (3-round bursts) or semiautomatic fire (single shot) through the use of a selector lever. The weapon has a fully adjustable rear sight. The bottom of the trigger guard opens to provide access to the trigger while wearing winter mittens. The upper ...

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Browning Rifles

Perhaps the most famous Browning rifle is the¬†Browning Automatic Rifle. Articles on Browning Rifles Browning BLR: A better lever rifle The BLR .358 is light, compact, fast handling, powerful, reliable and accurate. It’s a very useful rifle for a lot of hunting situations. Currently the BLR is offered in both short and long actions and in 14 cartridges, including .450¬†Marlin, ...

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Remington Rifles

Some of the most popular Remington rifles are: Remington 700 Remington 710 Articles on Remington Rifles Remington goes retro alled the “Guide Rifle.” it could serve well in that capacity, and with its 22-inch barrel, it does qualify as a rifle. Cosmetically, it looks a lot like the old Model 600. The ventilated rib is there, nut it’s now made ...

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