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    Commander in Chief apod's Avatar
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    New Sniper Weapons (split from New Equipment)

    I heard a good one today regarding snipers.Supposedly the sniper teams are FINALLY getting the .338 version of the ai this year as funding is now sorted.Even better one is that the snipers team spotters are supposed to be getting the hk417 c/w m203.They are also getting the new snipers suits/smock/mesh vests but i already knew that.
    Anybody in the know got more to add???:confused:

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    Why the change in weapon and calibre?

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    Dunno.Like i said thats what i heard.How true it is remains to be seen.

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    I have seen the sniper kit

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    little off topic, but did an Irish team take part in the Finnish sniper championship, I've seen a photo of a guy at it with what looked very like Irish DPM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    guich
    Thats the more exclusive French brand I presume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Thats the more exclusive French brand I presume?
    Army Slang for Attractive items.. or great kit :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Army01 View Post
    Army Slang for Attractive items.. or great kit :wink:
    No, thats Guici, Italian I believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    No, thats Guici, Italian I believe.

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    Guich - singular.
    Gucci - Plural.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    No, thats Guici, Italian I believe.

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    Guich - singular.
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    Same difference yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZULU View Post
    Why the change in weapon and calibre?

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    id hazard a guess that the HK417 being 7.62mm with a 20" barrel scope and a bipod (possible with a gren launcher ?) would give a more use full weapon then a styer for the spotter ,who would also be sniper trained , being capable of medium to long range fire ,, a degree of suppressive fire to get out a the s***t ,, US spotters were for a while issued ar 10s ,,,
    why a .388 change ? does it offer a significant advantage over 7.62 lupa .
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Dunno.Like i said thats what i heard.How true it is remains to be seen.
    I'll believe it once i see it! I would think if they are buying them it would be all over an cosantoir/connect like the new gpmgs and the USP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZULU View Post
    Why the change in weapon and calibre?

    If they're giving the spotter a weapon other than the Steyr, wouldn't something smaller and lighter - a PDW/SMG - make more sense, since the spotter is already carrying extra equipment?

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    Does anyone know what the outcome of fitting the Steyr (not STYER!) Rifle with the Leupold sight for the spotter on the Canadian Sniper comp was?

    And did they use a standard barrell or a HBAR variant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyfox View Post
    why a .388 change ? does it offer a significant advantage over 7.62 lupa .
    http://www.snipercentral.com/338.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyfox View Post
    why a .388 change ? does it offer a significant advantage over 7.62 lupa .
    Yeah, .338 has been adopted as a sniper round by other countries already, its has a flater trajectory and better range and accuracy. The graphs on FM's link show it pretty clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    If they're giving the spotter a weapon other than the Steyr, wouldn't something smaller and lighter - a PDW/SMG - make more sense, since the spotter is already carrying extra equipment?
    The spotter also needs to be able to support the sniper with fire - a good 556 weapon can reach out to 600m and can support a 308 equipped sniper, 308 for 338 and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come-quickly View Post
    Does anyone know what the outcome of fitting the Steyr (not STYER!) Rifle with the Leupold sight for the spotter on the Canadian Sniper comp was?

    And did they use a standard barrell or a HBAR variant?
    Standard barrel.

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    Not sure of the outcome but heard they did fairly well. Was there some mix up with weapons or something which made them use the steyr or was it always planned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVIS View Post
    Not sure of the outcome but heard they did fairly well. Was there some mix up with weapons or something which made them use the steyr or was it always planned?
    Well... What else is there to use?

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    Here's a comparison in size:



    Left to right: .5, .338, .308 & 5.56
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiannoglach View Post
    Well... What else is there to use?
    I dont know, you tell me

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    Sniper team....



    Beyond the call of duty..?

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