Large bore "sniper" rifles like the Barrett M82 / US M196 are worth mentioning in reference to the skills used by the shooter, but these rifles are not commonly used for hunting. Sporting purposes of these rifles includes some long range hunting of big animals, and target shooting. Many of the large bore rifles of this sort are specifically set up for target shooting and while supposedly capable of using standard military ammunition, the chamber tolerances are so tight that they will only function with specific match grade ammunition.
Military variants like the Barrett are actually not quite as accurate as the dedicated target rifles, but they tend to be more reliable and tolerant of military ammunition which was originally designed to function in heavy machineguns. These military rifles are primarily for precision destruction of material at moderate to long range. This can include shooting surface laid land mines with explosive tip ammunition in order to detonate mines from a safe distance, the destruction of specific enemy equipment and disabling vehicles. While it is next to impossible to shoot down a flying aircraft with one of these rifles, they are quite efficient for wrecking critical electronic and engine components on the aircraft while they are on the ground. They are also used by unconventional warfare units to provide long range direct fire support in defense of fixed positions and to disable enemy vehicles. These large bore long range rifles in general fill in something of a gray area between heavy weapons and regular firearms. With that understanding, the survivor should realize that these rifles have very little practical use but can be one of the very few commercially available weapons on the market which can hold some more serious significance on a battlefield.
The Danish company Empire North is currently working on a special kind of sniper rifle. When gamers hear the words ‘sniper rifle’ they immediately think of some first person shooter game or another. However, this is not the case with this particular rifle.
Empire North is working on a GPS-based sniper rifle dubbed ID Sniper that is built to embed a tiny GPS tracking device on a target up to 1.1km away. This rifle will also be able to take pictures of the ‘target’ with the scope. Straight from the movies, the target will not …
World’s First Sniper Rifle in 20x110Hispano from Truvelo Manufactures S.Africa
Truvelo, the South African barrel manufacturer of internationally accepted infantrySpecial Forces Weapon systems, known for highly accurate, easy to handle, SniperRifles, is proud to add the world’s first Anti-Materiel Rifle in Cal. 20x110 Hispano.The receiver and barrel form one solid unit and are bedded in sturdy and solid aircraft aluminum stock, for high stability in extreme temperatures and all environmental conditions. The barrel is free-floating and the only movable part is the bolt.The AMR is a single shot rifle and is shootable from the shoulder.Since Truvelo entered into the firearms manufacturing in 1970 the company has established an unmatched name in the manufacturing of highly accurate weapons.The newly designed Anti-Materiel rifle in 20x110Hispano can be viewed at theTruvelo Armoury stand in Hall 5A, Stand No. N230e.