10 Bad A** Sniper Rifles

An overview of some of the finest sniper rifles in the world.

1. Remington 700

Weight: 6 lb 12 oz empty

Cartridge: Varies with model, common calibers include .308, .30-06, .223

Effective Range: Up to 1000 yards (depending on model)

Feed System: 3, 4, 5, 6-Round internal magazine (detachable magazine in model 700 Police DM in .308 Win)

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50 Responses

  1. Lucas_SurvCache

    Awesome list!

    If only I could afford one of those serious ones… the Timberwolf or AI AWS look the best to me. Really reach out and touch somebody.

    I'm saving up for a 700

  2. CP Tex

    Better save hard for the .338 Lapuas. Running about $4 a round nowadays…

  3. Jimbo

    That bottom photo is a Barrett M82/M107, not a Tac 50.

    Also, the M40A3 and the Remington 700 are the same rifles, just the M40 is tweaked a bit for accuracy and given a military designation.

  4. hellion

    why is there an AI under PSG1?

  5. Ignatius

    The M40, M24 and the Remington 700 are all the same rifle. It's just a matter of different barrels.

  6. ricardomontalban

    Eh…where’s the AI AW Super Magnum

  7. bob

    M40 and M24 same rifle different actions the 24 has a long action the 40 has a short, the 24 has a long action so you can swap out the .308 for a 300 win wag

  8. volz1911

    that last pic you have under the mcmillen is actually a Barrett .50 cal m82, just fyi

  9. ben seager

    used a 700 chamberd in .308 for years in compettion "White Tang" swears by it!

  10. Yup

    Hey the m98b effective range is way larger than that at least by 1000yrds and is probably more accurate than all of those rifles but nice list

    • Abrakadeadguy

      Please tell me you're not basing this from a video game. CheyTac Intervention is the most accurate sniper rifle… period. I'm pretty sure it had a 3 shot group of 6 in at a mile.

  11. USMC Moon

    What about the L96? It is better (fact) and in my option def looks better than the dragonuv….

  12. Bear

    what about Remington MSR?

  13. A Random Person

    There was an L96 picture under the PSG1 and a Barret M107 picture under the McMillan Tac. 50

  14. Guy

    There was an L96 picture under the PSG1 and a Barret M107 under the McMillan Tac. 50

  15. tsmonger

    Have you idiots forgot the word is survival. to see not be seen which also meet you don't engage people at long range since you then have given them you general location within 1200 yards. keep your ego in your pants and let them walk by. if they don't encounter resistance you've won another day. If you shoot and can't kill everyone around the initial target they rest of the targeted party is now hunting for you. To survive now you must actively engage them or be found since they know your in their area of operation. Be quite let them walk by unharnessed, then they won't probably actively patrol your area as aggressively as if you fracked with them at long range. Piss off a beehive your going to get stung in this case it will kill you. Snipers are always aggressively hunted down and slaughtered not just killed as well as their groups they are supported by.

    • soundmind

      Well trained snipers for years have done their job without detection or problems with the scenario presented in comment. However the comment is correct if one is untrained in the art. Good warning for the wannabes (like me) thanks

  16. Jordan

    They forgot the Walther WA2000.

  17. Zachary T

    there was an AI in the psg section. the m110 section has a picture of an lwrc ar-15 and what looks like a dpms ar-10. in the accuracy international AWM section the bottom two are Remington 700's in accuracy international chassis. in the Barret m98b section the top pic is a Barret m107a1 and the one below is a Barret m107, neither of which are m98B's. under the timberwolf section the second pic is another remington 700 in an accuracy international chassis. in the Mcmillan tac-50 second the last pic is another Barret m107. so yeah! maybe put some effort in your picture research!

  18. mike

    just out of curiosity does the writer of this article have any idea what the affective range of different calibers are? .338 LM is only accurate to 800 yds? have you ever actually fired a single one of these rifles? i assume not because you cant even google the correct picture to put under the name of each rifle. Just an FYI a .338 can go past 2,000 yards in the right hands.

  19. connor

    Thats not a tac that is Barrett (the best one)

  20. Kevin

    You left out Desert Tactical Arms SRS rifle.. 1/4 MOA out of the BOX… just got back from their Precision 1 school and people who have never shot these are easily hitting 1000 yrds… sounds easy until you try it.. one guy was hitting 1800 yrds…!!! This system is SIC!

  21. Jeremiah

    why is tango 51 is not include in this list???

  22. Neoknight88

    Skipped the comments, so I don't know if anyone else has pointed this out, but the picture of the four "SVDs" aren't actually all SVDs. The top one looks like it is the SVD, which is chambered in 7.62x545R, second from the top looks like an NDM-86 (chinese knockoff of the SVD) also in 7.62x54R, the third is the Yugoslavian M76, which fires a different round (8x57mm) and has an action similar to the AK, not the SVD. Last is the Romanian made PSL 7.62x54R as well, which I would classify more as a designated marksman rifle, not a sniper rifle. It's action is built on the RPK, which is basically a larger version of the AK action.

  23. Kyle

    Ill be buy a .338 98b . The thing can hit a dog at 1400 m . Effective range again please?

  24. Ivan Blemise

    you have the wrong pictures for a lot of the rifles

  25. Arron

    um… the green gun under PSG-1 is actually a L96 (fluted barrel)

  26. Peter

    Wow!! These rifles are really best rifles I've ever seen. Controlling of these rifles are not so easy task at all. I'm now feeling curious for touching these in my own hand. Thanks dude

  27. benito

    Just look the area of the were bullet mag is placed and compare the differences of AWM and L96.

  28. benito

    Sorry for grammar

  29. benito

    Just observe the weapon part were bullet mag is placed and compare the differences of AWM and L96.

  30. Joo

    You forgot bout mosin nagant
    Its cheap, easy to clean and to repair, and stong.

  31. SgtAndrsn222Inf

    As an X US Army scout platoon sniper, the Cheytac .338 was my favorite, and the Barret 50 was a close second. But now this .408 Cheytac with M.E.R. of 3000 yards, I’M LIVING IT.

  32. R. Brock Watkins

    I've been around a long time and seen many developments and mods through the years and actually have a 15 gun sniper collection that dates from the first world war thru Desert storm. Additionally I hold two FBI snipers on the M70 FN actions and a TRG22 SAKO in 308. I've had the good fortune to shoot many of the guns listed in the piece but there is one rifle that I think should have made the list and that's the SAKO TRG 22. It's used by at lease 22 countries as their primary and also many 1000 yard competitors use it. I also see the 38 lapur version of the SAKO sniper and think it is even a better longer range candidate for the list.

  33. GBC 2 Para

    I think you need to think about updating the info on the AI as of November 2009 Corporal of Horse (CoH) Craig Harrison using a Accuracy International L115A3 using .338 Lapua Magnum Lock Base B408 had a double kill at 2,475 m (2,707 yd)
    (confirmed by GPS) in November 2009, also during the War in Afghanistan, in which he hit two Taliban insurgents consecutively. CoH Harrison killed the two Taliban machine gunners with shots that took the 8.59 mm rounds almost five seconds to hit their targets, which were 914 metres (1,000 yd) beyond the L115A3 sniper rifle’s recommended range. A third shot took out the insurgents’ machine gun.

  34. Keith

    I agree with all. The PSG 1 even though thought to be possibly the most accurate rifle in the world. They stopped using it for military and all spec op related missions. Brass issues. The damn thing throws brass more than ten feet away. Not a good thing for covert missions

  35. Millie

    Phemnoenal breakdown of the topic, you should write for me too!


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