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Old 03-10-2012, 10:09 AM's Avatar is offline
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Originally Posted by donw View Post
the DISTANCE involved in "Long range" sniping is why the military is going to higher powered cartridges now; 338 lapua and 50 BMG are two in use now. (they have tested .416 and .450 as well but the .338 is the most widely used and accepted at the moment for ranges within 2000yds.)

the new technologies emerging now, make things change from day to day, though. as an example: there is a fin guided, computer chip controlled, .50 cal, "Smart", round being tested right now for ultra-precision 'sniping'.

technology like that will render the "Sniper", as we now recognize him, obsolete.

caliber...distance to target... accuracy...and more... all factor in in "Effective killing" range of any projectile
Any more info on that?
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