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    Irish Sniper & Shooting Success

    From An Cosantoir (Nov 04):

    The Irish Sniper Team was placed 2nd in the 8th Canadian International Sniper Competition out of 24 teams from around the world. They won both the Team Pistol and "Top Spotter" events.



    From Connect (Oct 04):

    A 12-man team represented the DF in the CENTSAM 2004 Military Shooting Competition in England in July. The result being 2 gold and 5 bronze medals. The competition included New Zealand, Brunei, Canada, Oman and Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MORTAR DAN
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    Having a look at the pic that accompanied the snippet in An Costanoir, it looks like scoped FN's are being used by sniper team spotters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMolloy
    Having a look at the pic that accompanied the snippet in An Costanoir, it looks like scoped FN's are being used by sniper team spotters.
    just saw it, it look's very nice

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    10 round magazine?

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    Those were Canadian rifles weren't they? The rifle was definitely a Parker- Hale.
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    right inthe pic there are 3 men, the CPL on the left has the FN, and it is an FN while the SGT on the right has the sniper rifle, and I agree it does not look like any Accuracy international rifle to me, it's something else :confused:

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    I've done some searching and I think it's a parker hale m85 with a heavier barrel, but why would they change from the Accuracy international? :confused:

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    Emmm, it was held in Canada...maybe someone decided Canadian issue rifles might look good in a pic?
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    Also if everyone used the host nations perfectly adequate weapon wouldnt that level the playing field a bit?
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    I would like to make contact with fellow snipers across the world. I have been in the aussie army for over 15 years and been badged since 1997. I would like to swap imforation and sniper badges. Anyone interested please reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come-quickly
    Also if everyone used the host nations perfectly adequate weapon wouldnt that level the playing field a bit?
    I don't think they use the ph M85, they use the m82, and they haven't used the FN for a long time, but you lad's are probably right
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    The other weapon is a scoped AR15 type, from what I recall of seeing the picture, considering the Canadians issue this type that would make sense.

    Anyone able to post it here?
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    if you look lat the fore grip, is that the right word?.........anyway it look's the exact same as an FN but not like any ar-15 type weapon..............can I get anymore vague, probably not :redface:

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    What ever weapons they used fair play to both members of the teams and their trainer who represented the DF in both competions.
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    canuck weapon's just browse forsniper weapon's and the new replacement sniper weapon

    http://www.sfu.ca/casr/101sm-arm.htm





    and I'm done

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    The fore-end of the spotter's rifle looks like that of an FN, but on closer inspection I don't think it is. The magazine well looks like that of an AR rifle.

    In any case, why would they bring FN's for the spotters & not AI's for the snipers?
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    I believe this is the same type of rifle as in the pic, it is indeed a canadian weapon, sorry :redface:
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    Has any1 else looked through that cnuck site, coz their army is still using the old enfield .303!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasplug
    Has any1 else looked through that cnuck site, coz their army is still using the old enfield .303!!!
    The best rifle ever produced. Ask any old soldier in the RDF about it and you could write the criticism on the back of a postage stamp.

    The British used it up to recently in 7.62mm as a sniper rifle.

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    Dead on balls accurate the .303, great rifle to introduce people to bolt action and sniper rifles in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf
    Dead on balls accurate the .303, great rifle to introduce people to bolt action and sniper rifles in general.
    Pray tell, how do you know this?

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    I know an awful lot of people who've fired it, and even a few who popped off rounds at Fritz with it back in the day.

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    army is still using the old enfield .303!!!
    The Canadian army doesn't use the .303, it's used by the Canadian Rangers, an organisation of mostly native inuits who live way up North, and were originally intended to keep an eye out for invading commies. Each member is issued with a No.4.



    http://www.rangers.forces.gc.ca/pubs...rs/intro_e.asp
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