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  • i was reading a magazine in school today :) another productive class and saw a sniper rifle remington .308 forgot the model but

    i was reading a magazine in school today another productive class and saw a sniper rifle remington .308 forgot the model but they said it weighed 14.25 pounds. is this true?

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    It was probably a Rem. 700, that had been "worked" up for a military sniper rifle. The weight sounds about right for one of those "bad boys". They'll crank one out there(1000 yds+). I believe there is an ex(?) sniper that reads this page regular, so I'd look for his response too.
    Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Probably.

      Tactical rifles are generally pretty heavy for accuracy, steadiness, minimal recoil, etc.

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      • #4
        like shane said, the extra weight comes from a bull barrel, stabilizers and recoil reducers

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        • #5
          And for that era, it wasn't really much heavier than anything else. The M14 was 11-12 pounds if I recall.

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          • #6
            To Jeff4066 : Right at as I recall.

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            • #7
              go to your local gunshop and pick up what the promoters call a "tactical rifle" and then you will understand what these guys are talking about. But i do get where your coming from..you would think a rifle that a sniper uses expecially in war time senarios would be light weight for ease of travel and use

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              • #8
                Agreed with Jeff4066 and + 1 for you sir!!!

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