Remington - Used in SEA?:
I was going to do some research on some weaponry, then I thought, hell I'll just ask the good folks at snipercountry. What was the military designation of the Remington bolt-action sniper rifles in the late '60's early 70's? And what would be the closest comparison from today's crop? I'm looking to build my father a close match to the 30-06 he used to promote democracy in SE Asia. I am sure that the stock was more of a sporter type stock than a tac, but I'm thinking about setting him up tac anyway. Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated.
rapid city, sd, USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 01:11:21 (ZULU)
Hope this helps...
USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 02:01:30 (ZULU)
He did say that everything he used was labeled "X", or experimental, and it was a Remington, I will check if it was M40-x or whatever, and he had the auto ranging scope. He said it took a hearing aid battery. I do believe he thinks the scope was a Redfield, but I'm not quite sure. It was a wood stock, but had to be laminated wood as he said they had to take them in every 30 days to be re-laminated, the stocks would warp so bad from the humidity of the area.
Anyone know of anything about 'Dragon's Teeth' during the Vietnam era??? I'll tell you what I'm trying to do here, I'm trying to get enough info and to pry some old memories out of the old man so I can get him to write some memoirs about his experiences as an Army sniper. He has some damn good stories to tell that I think everyone would get a kick out of. If anyone has something to offer, let me know.
rapid city, sd, USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 02:50:15 (ZULU)
rapid city, sd, USA - Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 03:00:18 (ZULU)
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