sniper rifle

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Noun1.sniper rifle - an extremely powerful rifle developed for the militarysniper rifle - an extremely powerful rifle developed for the military; capable of destroying light armored vehicles and aircraft more than a mile away
Dragunov - a sniper rifle with a telescopic sight
rifle - a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; "he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Army only fielded one official sniper rifle in WWII--the "Springfield" Model 1903A4 as shown at right.
To make up for this short-coming the US Army hastily fielded the 1903A4 sniper rifle using commercial mounts and 2.2x magnification scopes in early 1943.
Barrett's MRAD, developed by company president Chris Barrett, is the answer to USSOCOM's search for a modular, multi-caliber, bolt-action sniper rifle capable of converting between 7.62x51mm, .300 Norma Magnum and .338 Norma Magnum cartridges.
True to traditional build techniques of the 1940s, this rifle is not glass bedded, and it's important to note that bedding it would disqualify it from vintage sniper rifle competitions.
"The attack was, of course, carried out with a sniper rifle. Let Venezuelans have no doubt that there are devil's puppets behind this attack", Maduro said in an interview with a state-run TV broadcaster on Wednesday.
Upmedia reported that Taiwan's ground force snipers have been trained in the United States and are mostly capable of carrying out shooting from a distance between 1,300 meters and 1,500 meters by employing a lightweight sniper rifle, and from a distance between 1,800 meters and 2,000 meters with a heavyweight sniper rifle.
"I was told I'll be trained on sniper rifles to target policemen and my duty would also be to transport weapons to Bahrain at sea, using my boat, and I agreed," he said.
"Fortnite" might be getting a new legendary sniper rifle in battle royale and it's rumored that it might be able to shoot through walls.
A source in Babel police told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that one of the elements of the popular crowd was martyred on Wednesday as a result of a gunshot wound by a sniper rifle in Al-Faresiya region of Jurf al-Sakhr, northwest of Hilla.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated "Heavy Machine Gun PK-16" while Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif NI (M) launched newly developed "The Light Sniper Rifle" produced by POF Wah at POF Stall on 1st day of IDEAS-2016 at Expo Centre Karachi.