Sound from it still rings in my ears!That little gong shot was SWEET!!
Thank you for watching! Rifle truly is a great shooter!Rob that was impressive! Had to watch that vid twice. Thanks for posting about these rifles.
Seems like the definition of sniper rifle is changing. I noticed the SVD deficiency claim several times on various forums, it is obsolete and a DMR at best they claim.. They were even claiming that a Stoner was a DMR even though many are sub half MOA. Hey, half MOA or most SVDs are accurate enough to serve as snipers IMO. The only problem with these rifles is a bit of a limit on range vs some like the Artic Warfare and even our 300 WM sniper. Seems they expect quarter MOA or it is not a sniper.No no no SVDs aren't accurate....it says so on the internet
We are using SB 174gr (red box) ammo.Congratulations - impressive shooting - Veronika's achievement as well - Congratulations.
May I ask for the clarification on the ammo? I've heard that 174 grain bullets were used, but about the abbreviation "smd" (?) I'm not so sure - Sierra Match ... ? Could you please give some more details about the ammo?
Yes, bullet arc on 700yds shots is really something else to watch...this is rather slow going round. Further you go with it, your margins of error for wind and range estimations are shrinking rapidly...Seems like the definition of sniper rifle is changing. I noticed the SVD deficiency claim several times on various forums, it is obsolete and a DMR at best they claim.. They were even claiming that a Stoner was a DMR even though many are sub half MOA. Hey, half MOA or most SVDs are accurate enough to serve as snipers IMO. The only problem with these rifles is a bit of a limit on range vs some like the Artic Warfare and even our 300 WM sniper. Seems they expect quarter MOA or it is not a sniper.
We are using SB 174gr (red box) ammo.
That was my guess. The bullets are either Hornady Match or about a duplicate. Very good bullets. I stocked up about 500 or a bit more of the bullets. I need to find a good hard quality primer so I can use them in my NDM. I had just OK results with that S&B, about the same as with 7N1. After getting Soviet Yellow box Match, I got the best results with it and it is best in everything I have tried it in except my NDM. Must be the heavy bullets are inadequately stabilized. They do well in PUs and M-39s. My remaining Match is rated at 7.2 and 7.7 cm, 20 rounds at 300 meters. Wish I had more.
I was noticing the vapor trails and considerable bullet drop. You also had a light wind but it varied at times enough to make it tricky. It was impressive how well you did, as usual. Veronica's PSL is amazing. Wish either one of mine could do half as well.
Haven't got around to reading the entire text in Am. Rifleman on the new infantry rifle that computes the distance, wind and everything. You just put the target on the aimpoint and it goes where it should without any operator calculation or worries out to 800 yds. If it is that good, sniper rifles that drop off effectiveness rapidly beginning about 800 yds will be unnecessary.
I honestly don't think suppressor has much impact on it, reason I'm saying this, because of thread on AK Files where many different users report similar or even better accuracy out of those rifles. So it looks like this is true winner.Rob,
Did suppressor jack up harmonics and alter accuracy ? This particular rifle is effective to 700 m...is that your analysis? If I understand correctly that rifle had a 4x optic which is a demanding scope to use at longer distances, no small challenge . Great shooting. Saluting Veronica for top gun on that match.
Lol, yes! But seriously, she is getting better and better at spotting too!Rob has Veronica spotting for him, a definite edge for success
This is tricky subject, yes, 4x is doing wonders on the fully uncovered human body - great field of view, and plenty of magnification to eliminate that target, but the moment you have to sort out targets in prone, camouflaged and partially covered, shit is getting complicated...that's why variable scopes usually are big help. Even with modern optics, i never shoot past 12x (10x is good for me 99%), but there are moments when I like to dial little up on magnification to positive ID the target, then dial down for actual shooting, unless I'm on the clock or etc.The Germans in WW2 studied what optic was adequate for targets to 800 meters and determined that 4X was the practical answer. Their 6X was determined to be un-necessary so they pretty much stuck to that study.
I'm using original threads. I removed the pins, inspected everything and decided it was worth trying. Everything seems still to be fine. I hope I didn't jinx it ,,,Rob, I have the same HD18 and a .308 NDM. I see you're running a can on the HD18. Are you putting the can directly on the external threads of the flash hider? Some people have said theirs were wonky and wobbly but mine seems very solid. I'm thinking of getting a JMAC 360 brake in 1.5x24 thread for the external threads of the brake and then slipping my Omega 300 on it. Thanks man!