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The sniper rifle is a highly refined tool for the military profession of sniper. The sniper has an important, specialized role for regular ground forces and special forces.
Sniper Rifles of the U.S. Military
This section of Olive-Drab.com features the sniper rifles used by the U.S. Military from World War II forward. Snipers have been a part of military tactics since the rifle was invented, but have become increasingly sophisticated. Early sniper rifles, such as the M1903A4 Springfield, had little except a scope to distinguish them from an ordinary infantry weapon. Today's sniper weapon systems, such as the M-107 .50 cal. Long Range Sniper Rifle, are technical marvels that can reliably engage targets out to 2000 meters with a high probability of a kill.
Sniper Rifle Directory
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