French Army to replace marksman rifle

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Agreed, I think what annoys me is when the media refer to DMRs as sniper rifles, tthey aren't. A modern sniper rifle will shoot well under 1 MOA consistently out to 800m in 308W /1200m 300WM and maybe 1600m in 338Lap. By its nature sniping is long range precision shooting and as you say sniper rifles being bolt action are not always that suitable for FIBUA.
The media, sell through sensationalism, you say “sniper” everyone listens, you say DMR, they look at you funny. Same story with the mass shootings, it's always called a “military style assault weapon.”
 

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The media, sell through sensationalism, you say “sniper” everyone listens, you say DMR, they look at you funny. Same story with the mass shootings, it's always called a “military style assault weapon.”
I see what you mean. Mass shooting by Nutter with a DMR* by The Daily rag, would not sell too many copies,

*DMR = Designated Marksman's Rifle.
 

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