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Russian sniper rifle headed to U.S. market...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rangerruck, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. rangerruck

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  2. RedLion

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    Here's what it reads

     
  3. Almond27

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    Looks interesting, but doesnt sound like their rifles will be cheap.
     
  4. rodregier

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    apparently some kind of .416 cartridge.
     
  5. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    Damnit

    When I heard "Russian Sniper Rifle" I thought maybe they finally decide to make a 7.62x54r Saiga.
     
  6. offthepaper

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    Now that's something I'd like to have in the collection.
     
  7. JWF III

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    Why not just buy a PSL? They're already here. Easy to find. Reasonably cheap. And work off the AK action. Yeah, it might be Romanian and not Russian, but who cares? Saigas arn't Russian military. Just commercially made in Russia.

    Wyman

    Oh yeah, one other thing. The PSL comes already scoped. No mounts to buy. No rings to buy. No scope to buy.
     
  8. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    Are they new manufacture or made from decades old parts kits?

    Also FYI Saiga-12 sees military use in Russia.
     
  9. Zak Smith

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    The U.S. has a very competitive and developed marked for high-end precision long-range rifles. ;)
     
  10. pkoch62

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    You got me excited for a minute, I thought someone had somehow started bringing SVDs in again.
     
  11. MD_Willington

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    They could make a "7.62*54r Saiga"... take a tigre and rub off tigre and mark it "Saiga 54R"

    Then its not on a prohibited list...

    You just have to play .GOV's little game...

    Hell you could take a Tigre and mark it "Ural truck x54r"
     
  12. Cosmoline

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    They're not exactly bombproof. A Saiga would be better able to handle heavy ball.
     
  13. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    Have you seen a Tigr anywhere besides the internet?

    So far the only one I've seen for sale is $3,500

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=143535140
     
  14. Dr.Rob

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    Did you watch the video? It's a bolt action rifle.
     
  15. Big_E

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    Huh, not bad. But I will stick to American companies and just build off of R700 and Savage actions for precision rifles.
     
  16. Bob R

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    Yea, but you get one of them to "shoot out the eye of a rabbit at a distance of one mile". :D

    BOB
     
  17. Gaiudo

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    Pretty funny report, actually. Wish I saw more of those here stateside. Good press for the manufacturer.
     
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    i know whats on my want list!
     
  20. DIM

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    Interesting receiver and bolt design

    mg_7140_1254126700_full.jpg
     
  21. rangerruck

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    wow, that looks both awesome, and for the cartridge, tight~!

    Looking more closely at the russian website, there is a pic of a group of receiver/bolt assys., and i swear, it looks like there is a trigger pac under 1 of the bolts; It looks like a darn remmy 788 trigger pac!
    Also further down the page, there is a pic of a 500 m group, that with 4 shots, the group is only 15mm big; that is tiny, but the 5th shot flyer opens it up to over 3 cm. But at 500m , that is still a tiny group. Appears to be using a 6br or 6ppc of some kind.

    one of the dudes looks like he is driver a vw bus, and another guy has a military trac vehicle, for his off roading! plus it looks like a lot of these dudes are using various 6mm's'; I see a 6br, a 6ppc, 6.5-284 etc., plus someone is using a 338 Lapua and 300 winmag...
     
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    It seems like whenever anything new is rumored to be imported soon everyone becomes a fanboy and over what. Its just another ho hum precision rifle. There are already too many of them out there. I have found production rifles to be accurate enough. Sure the custom jobs are a little bit more accurate but who are you kidding anyway when your shooting off a sandbag. How much more accurate is the custom rifle going to be when you are shooting offhand. Probably not much better than a Savage off the shelf. Shooter not rifle.
     
  23. Mandolin

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    Persion sniper rifles, from the peolpe who brought us the AK-47 and PPSh-41, the guns that havn't heard of accuracy? I guess democracy is good for firearms.
     
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  24. Walkalong

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    There are plenty of world class actions to choose from, made right here in the US of A.
     
  25. MJR007

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    Like I will ever be good enough to say, "I shoot better than my Hart barrels and 700 actions - only if I could get something better!".
     
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