View Single Post
Old 12-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #689
Reedo302
Registered User
 
Reedo302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 7,776
My Ride: F30 328i M Sport
The USASOC Sniper Comp is geared towards combat conditions, and the for at least the last three years, semi-autos have dominated the competition over bold actions. The past two years have been won by LaRue OBRs, and I believe this year was also won by guys running LaRue OBRs. The M110 and Mk11 rifles perform very well in most portions, but the outright accuracy of rifles like the OBR and other custom .308 ARs is hard to beat. .308 ARs are printing equal accuracy to the M24 and M40 bolt guns, but they have a much faster rate of fire with a higher magazine capacity. For military applications on the battlefield, the .308 bolt gun is pretty much obsolete.
It's for this reason that the Army is transitioning all M24s over to .300 Win Mag or .338 Lapua, and the USMC is going to be moving away from the M40 and going to the Mk13 .300 Win Mag rifles. For the extreme long range game, bolt guns still rule, but they have to be in the heavier magnum calibers.

In civilian competitions, bolt guns are still the big winners, but nearly everyone winning is using a .260/6.5mm cartridge. .308 rifles are pretty much obsolete in civilian competitions, unless they're an action/steel challenge type comp.
__________________



Gunfighter Training Development and Evaluation
AR15/AR10 Armorer/Advanced Armorer
Glock Armorer


Gunfighter Training YouTube Channel
Reedo302 is offline   Reply With Quote