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neomentat
07-18-2007, 5:51 PM
I'm trying to build a sniper style rifle, just for looks and mock tactical play on the pigs when I go hunting. Should I go semi-automatic or bolt action? What caliber and which rifle? C&R or modern?

My budget is limited but I can start the project and try to finish it over the course of few years. So far i'm looking at the Remington 700, M1A, M1 Garand, Enfield, Mauser. The final build can't be too heavy as I need to carry this in the field.

I know bolt actions will be the most accurate but I'm not a very good shot, so fast follow up shots are essential.

Please show me a pic of your "sniper" and cost to build it. thanks

Budd
07-18-2007, 5:52 PM
Search for the "precision rifle" thread. Plenty of pics to entertain you..........

Scouter
07-18-2007, 6:00 PM
Well if you are on a limited budget and you don't want anything heavy, you just ruled out the M1's and AR308's.

Hunting rifles are just for that... hunting.

Prc329
07-18-2007, 6:09 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=47532

rksimple
07-18-2007, 6:15 PM
The final build can't be too heavy as I need to carry this in the field.


How heavy is too heavy? Most precision rigs are not "hunting rifle" light.

neomentat
07-18-2007, 6:22 PM
How heavy is too heavy? Most precision rigs are not "hunting rifle" light.

I think 10 pounds would be too heavy, under 10 pounds would be perfect. ;] I guess a better name for this thread is how to make my hunting rifle look like a sniper :D

porkchop
07-18-2007, 6:52 PM
http://www.savagearms.com/10fp.htm

Jicko
07-18-2007, 6:52 PM
Most important question: "My budget is limited" <- define limited...

Some people have a $500 limit... some people have a $5000 limit.... :D

People are on different "budgets"..... I maybe on the first one, while prc329 is definitely on the later one :D .... still.... our budgets are... *limited*... :rolleyes:

ts
07-18-2007, 7:37 PM
rem 700

davedog665
07-18-2007, 11:06 PM
http://www.savagearms.com/10fp.htm

that or the rem. 700

go with .308 30-06 or .260

xenophobe
07-18-2007, 11:33 PM
$219

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/images/SNP-S001M.jpg

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=311&zenid=3ebacfe8039c2b882acf6bb5466405d1

Mute
07-18-2007, 11:41 PM
$219

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/images/SNP-S001M.jpg

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=311&zenid=3ebacfe8039c2b882acf6bb5466405d1


:rofl2:

Oswald2001
07-19-2007, 12:46 AM
http://www.savagearms.com/10fp.htm

There's your answer. :)

Jicko
07-19-2007, 1:20 AM
$219

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/images/SNP-S001M.jpg

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=311&zenid=3ebacfe8039c2b882acf6bb5466405d1

"a sniper style rifle, just for looks and mock tactical play on the pigs " <- PERFECT!!

:84:

randy
07-19-2007, 1:47 AM
You want a semi auto because your not a very good shot so you need to make quick follow up shots. Is that so you can miss faster?

If you can't make the first shot then after you get even more revved up how do you expect to make the 2nd or 3rd shot hits?

Build a sniper shotgun.

Josh
07-19-2007, 2:03 AM
Take any winchester 70 or remington 700 with a heavy barrel and stick it in a oversized rigid stock. That will give you the look you want.

Easiest way is to just get a turn key setup from savages law enforcent series.

I know bolt actions will be the most accurate but I'm not a very good shot, so fast follow up shots are essential.



This just means you will miss twice. The first shot is the easier one to make, you have surprise on your side and time. The pig isnt going to stick around to find out what the loud noise is when you miss.

Fjold
07-19-2007, 7:03 AM
You want a semi auto because your not a very good shot so you need to make quick follow up shots. Is that so you can miss faster?

If you can't make the first shot then after you get even more revved up how do you expect to make the 2nd or 3rd shot hits?

Build a sniper shotgun.



+1,000,000, Fast follow up misses are no better than slow follow up misses.

RobG
07-19-2007, 10:21 AM
I'm not a very good shot, so fast follow up shots are essential.

I think more of your time should be spent working on your marksmanship; the animals we hunt are deserving of such.

pklin1297
07-19-2007, 10:46 AM
Get an out of the box Savage 10fp and work on getting good with it, then you probably won't need anything else, except maybe a better scope.

xenophobe
07-19-2007, 11:06 AM
:rofl2:

I wasn't joking.

I need a car, it's gotta be fast enough to race on the highway and easy to drive, but carry a heavy load and go off road, but can't be too large, it should be small, and it's gotta get great gas mileage and it's gotta be cheap. :laugh:

A matchbox car?

rjf
07-19-2007, 2:40 PM
Get a swiss K31 milsurp and put a scope on it.

rksimple
07-19-2007, 3:39 PM
Get a swiss K31 milsurp and put a scope on it.

While that may actually work, I think it's the "look" he's after.

neomentat
07-19-2007, 4:36 PM
lol a sniping shotgun is just what i need, too bad they're not long range. I love shotguns, noob cannons are blast fun.

I guess what one previous post said make sense, I do need to work on my marksmanship and I will most likely go with a bolt action.

I'm into that tactical look, should I just get a Mosin Nagant 91/30 and get a crazy looking stock and a nice scope for it? Budget is around $700.

porkchop
07-19-2007, 4:47 PM
I'm into that tactical look, should I just get a Mosin Nagant 91/30 and get a crazy looking stock and a nice scope for it? Budget is around $700.

no.

Sniper3142
07-19-2007, 5:26 PM
What you should do is LEARN to SHOOT PROPERLY.

Then, based on your NEEDS, select the specific rifle you should get.

The NRA has lots of programs to help noobs learn.

:(

The LAST thing we in the PRK need is a non-shooting noob with a Sniper Type rifle blasting away!

8200rpm
07-19-2007, 5:46 PM
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8909/dontworryrv7.jpg

Czechsix
07-19-2007, 6:03 PM
a tactikool 10/22

rksimple
07-19-2007, 6:19 PM
a tactikool 10/22

At least with this he may get some practice...

Josh
07-19-2007, 6:48 PM
lol a sniping shotgun is just what i need, too bad they're not long range. I love shotguns, noob cannons are blast fun.

I guess what one previous post said make sense, I do need to work on my marksmanship and I will most likely go with a bolt action.

I'm into that tactical look, should I just get a Mosin Nagant 91/30 and get a crazy looking stock and a nice scope for it? Budget is around $700.


Savage arms

xenophobe
07-19-2007, 8:18 PM
Something like this would probably be perfect for you...
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1586/sksmainqx8.jpg

Timberwolf
07-19-2007, 9:34 PM
Just get a Rem LTR in .308 and top it with a Nikon variable

Nahuatl
07-21-2007, 8:41 AM
If pigs could read. :rofl2:

ar15barrels
07-21-2007, 9:57 AM
The LAST thing we in the PRK need is a non-shooting noob with a Sniper Type rifle blasting away!

Have you ever been to a public range?

MicronuT
07-21-2007, 6:03 PM
timberwolf, do you have any timberwolves?

MicronuT
07-21-2007, 6:04 PM
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=64159&fpart=1

buddy of mine started this thread on the hide. 56k go hang yerselves

tankerman
07-21-2007, 6:32 PM
WTF? Look like a sniper rifle? One can of black spray paint and the largest piece of crap chinese gunshow scope you can find. You'll look KOOL, trust me.

grammaton76
07-21-2007, 7:31 PM
If you want to work on your marksmanship, yet you want it to look cool... my recommendation would be this:

1. Mosin-Nagant 91/30, decent bore. Or an SKS, but I recommend the Mosin.
2. Add ATI monte carlo stock, in black.
3. Add a 'scout' scope mount, not one of those drill-and-tap jobs. Reversible, and holds zero well. Use whether you go SKS or Mosin. This is not negotiable, as a mount that won't hold zero is WORTHLESS!
4. Spend the rest of the money on a nice-quality scope; you don't need the top of the line, but you don't want the stuff made for Airsoft. Avoid NC-STAR and BSA's scopes (not red dots, just the scopes) like the plague.

Keep in mind that just getting a rattletrap rifle isn't going to improve your marksmanship any. When you're limited by your rifle (I was limited until I turned 20, with a BB gun my parents said was 'good enough' - the barrel shifted freely inside, unsupported within its sleeve... minute of barn indeed). You will never learn to outshoot your rifle, and if your rifle shifts zero and is inherently way off (i.e. the dust cover mounted SKS scope above), you will not improve. On the other hand, there isn't any reason you need to buy a rifle that's so far beyond your capabilities that the barrel will be shot out by the time you're able to appreciate it, either.

There's nothing wrong with your marksmanship that some quality, improvement-minded (not just blasting) time with a good-condition 91/30 won't fix. You'll look reasonably tacticool with the ATI stock as well.

Kestryll
07-21-2007, 8:07 PM
Go buy a Stevens Model 200 in either .223 or .308, I would recommend .223 while learning to improve your marksmanship. Lower ammo cost and lower recoil can be a good thing.
The Stevens is made by Savage and is a Model 10/110 without the Accu-trigger. Full floated barrel and pillar bedding included at about $300.
http://www.savagearms.com/st_200short.htm

And they look somewhat 'tactical'
http://www.savagearms.com/images/stevens/Stevens_200.jpg

Jarhead
07-22-2007, 8:52 AM
+1 on the Savage, but would recommend a Swedish M41B over a Scout Mosin - 6.5MM is a much more accurate round than the 7.62 X 54. I rate the SKS as just a plinker.

Savage is way to go.

kantstudien
07-22-2007, 9:53 AM
Have you ever been to a public range?

The aforementioned reasons are why I have stopped going.

grammaton76
07-23-2007, 12:51 PM
+1 on the Savage, but would recommend a Swedish M41B over a Scout Mosin - 6.5MM is a much more accurate round than the 7.62 X 54. I rate the SKS as just a plinker.

There is that, but availability isn't as widespread or as cheap on the 6.5mm. I figure the Mosin'll be able to outshoot him for a decent while.

And, are there synth stocks for the M41B?

Jicko
07-23-2007, 1:38 PM
JUMP ON THIS!! $450 308 Savage 10fp!! NIB!!

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=64154


I'm trying to build a sniper style rifle, just for looks and mock tactical play on the pigs when I go hunting. Should I go semi-automatic or bolt action? What caliber and which rifle? C&R or modern?

My budget is limited but I can start the project and try to finish it over the course of few years. So far i'm looking at the Remington 700, M1A, M1 Garand, Enfield, Mauser. The final build can't be too heavy as I need to carry this in the field.

I know bolt actions will be the most accurate but I'm not a very good shot, so fast follow up shots are essential.

Please show me a pic of your "sniper" and cost to build it. thanks