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Wisdom from the Sniper Country  Duty Roster

The Sniper Country Duty Roster is a forum that presents all our visitors the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with those of lesser fortune.  The following are some of the entries and threads of discussion on the Duty Roster that we think are worth highlighting separately.  It was taken verbatim from the archives, with no attempt to clean up either spelling or grammar.  Any queries regarding this page, and the entries contained herein, should please be addressed to Sniper Country.  Any queries regarding the details of the entries should be adressed to the respective posters, whether in private or on the active Duty Roster.

We hope you will enjoy this page, and join us in learning from the combined wealth of information.

The Sniper Country Council.

 

Last Updated:  February 24, 2003
Now includes information from the archives: September 17, 1998 - February 28, 1999
August 01 - August 13, 2000

Where do I find/contact...
Where do I shoot?

Equipment:

    - Ammunition:
        - The effect of temperature
        - Federal 168gr Match
        - Federal 175gr Match
        - General comments
        - Hornady TAP
        - M118 ball
        - M852 ball
        - Sierra 175gr Match King

    - Barrels:
        - 5R Barrel Technology
        - Flash Hiders - some thoughts on flash hiders and muzzle breaks
        - Fluting a barrel
        - Remington composite barrel
        - Remington barrels - twist rate
        - Selecting a barrel
        - Selecting a barrel length

    - Binoculars
    - Bipods
    - Carry cases
    - Drag Bags
    - Firearms Safes
    - GPS

    - Handguns
        - 9mm vs .45, and the guns
        - Choosing
        - Glock

    - Knives
    - Laser rangefinders

    - Magazines
        - M14
        - M1A

    - Night Vision Scopes:
        - Russion NOD

    - Rifles:
        - AR15 - some thoughts on building and customising
        - Browning A-bolt

        - Calibers:
            - Choice between 6mm ( .244 ), .257 and 6.5mm ( .264 )
            - .270 Win
            - .300 Whisper
            - .308 VS 30-06
            - 338 Variants
            - 7.7 Japanese

        - CIL
        - Designated Marksmanship Rifle
        - Dragunov
                - Followup comments
        - Enfield
        - HK91
        - M1 Garand
        - M24 SWS
        - M21/M25 
        - M40A1
        - Mauser Actions
        - Remington 300 Ultra Mag
        - Remington 700
        - Remington 700VS
        - Remington 788
        - Remington M700 feeding problems
        - Remington M77
        - Remington Tactical Light
        - Remington VS Savage
        - Romanian Romak-3 Dragunov
        - Ruger M77
        - Ruger Mini-14
        - Safeties
        - Sako
        - Savage
        - Shootout between manufacturers
        - SSG
        - UARS
        - Winchester Sharpshooter
        - Wind Runner .50BMG

        - Selecting a rifle:
            - Choosing between an AR-10 and an M1A - and details of each
            - General - for hunting and accuracy, what sniper calibres etc.
            - Medium to high end - and their copies
            - Selecting a .308 Semi-auto
            - Selecting a caliber/bullet for Urban Sniping - in LE type scenarios
            - Suppressed sniper rifles?

    - Scope Mounting:
        - Building your own rings
        - EAW Mounts
        - General comments on scope mounting
        - General comments on scope mounts
        - Mounting directly onto barrel
        - Mounting the scope permanently
        - MWG Mounts
        - Shims

    - Scopes:
        - Manufacturers:
            - Burris
            - Kahles
            - Leupold
            - Leupold BDC's and M3 scopes Feb 24, 2003 )
            - McMillan VisionMaster
            - Nightforce
            - Redfield
            - Schmidt & Bender
            - Shepard
            - Springfield Armory
            - Tasco
            - Unertl
            - US Optics
            - Weaver Scopes
        - Technology/Techniques:
            - Ballistic cams?
            - German style picket-post reticle
            - How do I choose?
            - Parallax
            - Resetting to zero?
            - Reticles
                - Choosing yours
            - Testing your turrets
            - Turret increments
            - Turret Tagz

    - Spotting Scopes:
       - Angled or straight eyepiece?
        - Bushnell
        - General comments
        - Kowa
        - Lens flash
        - Swift

    - Stocks
        - Arctic Warfare
        - Choate
        - HS Precision

    Sunshades & ARDs: Scope and spotting scope
        - ARD
        - Butler Creek

Fieldcraft:
    - Camouflage:
        - Ghillie suits
            -    Making your own
            -    Carrying in the field
        - Glasses - do you wear them in the field?
        - Painting a barrel?
        - Rifle camouflage

    - Data/log books:
        - Field books
        - NSW Log Book

    - Field Supports
    - Gear - what to take along in the field ( also includes discussions on field shooting supports )
    - Measuring distance - in the field
        - Mildot or laser range finder?
    - Muzzlewrap - how to protect your barrel
    - Night Paper
    - Shooting from the stalk
    - Slings
    - Stalking & creatures - watch where you're going
    - Thermal detection
    - Tracking
    - Waterproofing your BDUs

Handloading:
    - OAL for your rifle chamber
    - Ballistics programs
    - Ballistics for the .223 - some thoughts on bullet and load selection
    - Ballistics for the 300 WM - some thoughts on bullet and load selection
    - Ballistics for the .308 - some thoughts on bullet and load selection
    - Blending powders?
    - Brass damage
    - Brass for 308
    - Case capacity used
    - Chronographs
    - Compressed loads
    - General comments
    - Military brass
    - Moly-coating your bullets - some tips
    - Remington BR brass

History
    - Sniper rifles used in SEA
    - Snipers in World War II

Medical:
    - Supplies in the field

Miscellaneous:
    - Books
    - The media's portrayal of killers as "Snipers"
    - Publications and reviews
    - Shooting the gun out of a perp's hand?
    - Women and Guns - Is the woman in your life interested?
    - Women in combat
    - Youngsters and Snipers being "Cool" and visiting Sniper Country

Shooting skills:
    - Acceptable target wobble in sight picture?
    - Alternative Shooting Positions
    - Attitude
    - Bolt manipulation
    - Bullet trace & vapor trail
    - Cold-bore shot?
    - Competitions - for scoped bolt-guns
            - Competition - Canadion DCRA
    - Dust signature
    - Flinching
    - Moving targets
    - Missing long shots

    - Safety:
        - General
        - Hearing protection
        - Negligent discharges - and training

    - Shooting in the wind
        - Effects of altitude
    - Shooting on a slope
    - Shooting under stress?  Winter biathlon
    - Trigger techniques
    - Windage
    - Windage for M16A2
    - Changing zero - same rifle, different shooter?

Technical:
    - Bedding:
        - Devcon Plastic Steel
        - How do you do it?
    - Breaking in a new barrel
    - Cleaning
        - Cleaning the M1A
    - Cold-weather testing your equipment
    - Crowns
    - Cryogenic treatment for barrels - does it help?
    - Determining barrel twist - existing barrel
    - Firelapping
    - Gunsmithing - general comments
    - Magnus Effect ( spin drift )
    - Night Vision Scopes - how to zero at night
    - Out-of-the-box acuracy - Including custom-built rifles
    - Receivers
    - Refinishing your rifle
    - Remington Bolt Disassembly
    - Sako extractor for Remington 700?
    - Slamfires/double fires - why and how to prevent
    - Selecting/determining best twist rate
    - Triggers
        - Savage
        - Remington

Training:
    - Dry firing
    - Failures
    - Instructors and schools
    - Teaching your Youngsters - some thoughts on the must and must nots
    - Yards and meters


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