Top Ten Best Sniper Rifles


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M82 Barret 50 Cal
It can shoot trough a wall, what a amazing weapon, I will buy 1 one of this day, hell yea!
the best sniper rifle in the world! I can't believe it!
the strongs gun in the world m82 barret.50 cal ultmite gun kicks butt
[Newest]Damn too heavy. Do you honestly think lugging around that weight would do you good in the battlefield? Forget the large caliber when it can't even be taken around properly.

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2CheyTac Intervention
For a sniper hitting a target, your weapon needs to have precision to hit it out of effective range and need to bring down the target must firepower, most modern weaponry does not contain these three atributos. Em terms of operational capacity, a weapon with great precision does not have an effective range as large, with very long effective range does not have much firepower and much firepower does not get much scope or precisão. O CheyTac M200 contains the three attributes together, not considering that a weapons system, 7.62mm.338 Lapua or.50 BMG are not accurate, effective range and firepower satisfactory, but only the M200 has all the extreme.. It is capable of hitting targets with precision to over 2300 meters, his bullet remains supersonic beyond 2000 meters making it the target will be reached before hearing the shot (probably after being shot will not hear anything else) and over distances of 700 meters from his bullet has more energy than a.50 BMG projectile ( 12.7 x99mm), but with an indentation menor. Esse very bright weapons system is not composed only by the gun, but also equipping called a Kestrel 4000 to measure wind speed and direction, but another difference is its Advanced Ballistic Computer that makes the calculations necessary to adjust the gun for accuracy in shooting and even takes into account the rotation of Terra. Para create such a system which would get a performance so amazing was necessary to draw even a new caliber,. 408CheyTac
2500 yards heres the man for the job its accurate but so heavy 31 pounds without scope but maybe future military rifle if cheytac makes a variant of this
Thirty years experience says The CheyTac M200.408 is with out a doubt, the most accurate system in the world! Any who says different is uneducated or bias. I own a Barrett 98B.338 and an Armarlite AR-30.338 Lupua mag Both amazing weapons. If you want the best of the best, and you have 12 grand to throw away, the the CheyTac M200 is the ONE and ONLY! The.408 is a custom round from CheyTac to match there sytem for presician and they got it right. Ask any one who knows what they are talking about and they will tell you the same thing.
[Newest]The best gun one could ask for. Shoots real far and has better accuracy than the Barrett.
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3Dragunov SVD
Once again soviet made. Reliable, stable and a great sniper rifle.
The svd sniper rifle is still used now. There is no question about it. Built by the Soviet Union, it is bound to be reliable, strong and an accurate weapon. The svd is like the sniper version of the ak 47, but bigger and badder. If someone were to face against you with an svd, I would suggest to hide your your wife and children because its a heck of a gun. Once again, the svd is the best there is... In my opinion!
This is a legendary sniper rifle, it has a good range for such an outdated rifle and can still hold its own against many modern sniper rifles
[Newest]Svd never failed me in many countries that end with the letter STAN.

4Mosin-Nagat (Scoped)
Probably one of the toughest and most accurate military rifles ever. I have two 91/30's that shoot 1"-2" groups at 100 yards with open-sights. I hand-load a variety of different loads and I have yet to find one that the rifles won't group well with. This rifle was designed to be accurate and tough.
Length of service, and a stand out long range shooter in it's time. Mosins still factor in long range rifle competitions today.
I have one of these, and a Finn with the slightly longer barrel, both go toe to toe with modern bolt rifles.
because is it a longrange and powerful
[Newest]Got one for $80 got an archangel stock and will out shoot any gun on this list at1000 yards and under.

5Scoped Springfield Rifle
A classic World War 2 sniper rifle that surely one of the bestof all time.


I've always just loved it! Adorable in every way.
It couldn't get any better

6Accuracy International L96A1
It's a real precision rifle. For instances the barret is not a sniper rifle. It's an anti-materiel weapon. The dragunov can't hit a head at 300 mts. The only rifles that deserve to be on the top ten are the m24 and m40
The legendary bolt-action sniper rifle used by the british military. Should be in the the top ten!
Hard to choose but in all round stats this is the best sniper rifle to have. Everything else excels at something and usually fails otherwise but you can't go wrong with this beauty.
[Newest]My favorite gun ever!

7McMillan Tac-50
Hard to choose one, as each of these guns are great rifles and unique in their own way. The Tac-50, though, is a great gun and currently holds the world record for longest kill at 2, 657 yards. A sniper rifle is meant to kill at long range, so my vote goes here.
This gun ain't just good, it's amazing. And Canadian! Thumbs up if your from Canada!
Accuracies and powerful sniper rifle
[Newest]Used it its worth it

Hundreds of dead Tangos can't be wrong. Thanks to the snipers and designated marksmen who have been trained and are proficient with these systems. Semper Fi and thank you.
I use this weapon in Afghanistan as a Marine, and it is the best I have ever used, and is more accurate than all other weapons on this list... I have used them all.
Its very simple as in the rifle is simply a rifle it is designed as a sniper rifle accurate with enough power to drop any target, and it is reliable and even if it does jam its very easy to fix, not that a marksman's rifle would ever jam as they are very well maintained
[Newest]The Remington 700 should be number 1 without a question.

9Sako TRG-22
Fantastic firearm all around, very smooth action, comfortable to use and consistently shoots 1 1/2 inch groups at 300m (I know because I own one! ). Used by many military's around the world; the Finns know a thing or two about making sniper rifles, regarded as one of the best along with the accuracy international. Not as affordable as a R700 but remember, you get what you pay for
I just got it and I hit all target straight out of the box with a night force scope

10Mosin-Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper
I have one of these and it is such a great gun. Tough as nails, high powered, accurate, et cetera. They're really affordable too! An amazing gun.
I think it is the same as #3.
Most respected sniper rifle, thanks to vassily

The Contenders

11PSG 1
A good looking, good handling, good shooting 308 sniper rifle that's good for Call of Duty as well


So silent, so lethal!
This silent combat sniper rifle is an ideal weapon for spying purposes.
Favorite of many Anti-terrorism forces.

12Walther WA 2000
Without question. More R&D dollars were spent on the WA2000. It was built from the ground up as a sniper rifle and was a total departure from any other rifle ever designed. The only issue was the WA2000 high price.
Walther has two versions of the WA2000. First version had problems with the gas system, fluted barrel and flash hider, The second and more desirable version was a Hugh improvement and vastly more accurate. They did away with the fluted barrel, improved the gas system and flash hider. Making the WA2000 second to none. Since the WA2000 was designed in the 1980's and in.300 Win. Mag, No other sniper rifle in this caliber to date comes close. Did I forget.. the WA2000 is a bull pup and semi-auto to boot. Anything on her business end is going to meet their maker at extreme ranges to boot.
WA2000 is the best sniper rifle ever made. Light years before its time. Not many produced because of its high dollar cost. More than 30 after the WA2000 sniper rifles are just starting to see what Walther already knew about the.300 Win Mag. That was the main caliber the WA2000 was built around. Now they are fetching more than $75, 000.00
This is a great sniper rifle for long range. Better than the R-700. Good for sniping in combat and a little shorter than the M82 Barret 50 CAL.

The M-24 and the M-40 are brothers, the 24 is a long action and the 40 is a short action. No two finer 7.62x51 NATO guns exist. Their accuracy even with crappy ammunition is always one minute or less. With good ammunition both rifles consistently shoot under one MOA. Gas guns have their place, there are many that shoot extremely well, but bolt guns will always shoot tighter. A well trained sniper with either the M24 or the M40 is a weapons system that can change the entire outcome on the battlefield.
I think close but no gold ring. More opinion speaking than actual expierence with weapons. Predjuice seems to always cloud ones judgement. Correct to a degree, but still not in the park. Several weapons out there that are beyond great. I am a average, no better shooter, had a one one half inch group with good wind at 496 yards with Accuracy International AW.50 BMG. That weapon trully rocks, will out shoot a Barrett M82/107 all day. I own both. Were I given a choice between the two the AI wins hands down. I have twenty five sniper rifles and every time I set eye 's on that
AI AW.50 BGMG me heart speeds up.

the biggest isn't the best (m85 barret 50. cal) you can get the same results from a smaller and quieter rifle like the M110.
This Sniper Rifle was adopted by The U.S. navy Seals including Seal Team Six. It's 7.62x51mm round can blow off a head at 750 meters! Also its a version of the proven M4/M16 weapons

15Barret M98B
The Barrett Model 98B in my opinion is one if not in the top ten best accurate sniper rifle system in the world up to date. It has flawless precision up to 1500 yards. When it comes to accurate shots at long range targets this S-R delivers. The reason to that is the design of the weapon Barrett manufactuers and designers nailed it by making the weapon bolt action. Yes I like to have that option of semi-automatic fire when you are shooting at multiple targets but most semi-auto rifles aren't as reliable in accuracy do to the kick or recoil of the weapon. As every true compition shooters or weapons experts know, reduce the recoil increase the accuracy. This can back fire badly if the system is not put correctly, but if you design the ammuntion to level out the gases in the chamber and barrel of the weapon it should work out perfectly. Sounds easy but its a lot of hard work to prefect the pefect or close to perfect weapon in this case the Barrett Model 98B should take the spot in top ten Sniper Rifles ever built.
Probably the best replacement, or equal to the Barret 50 cal. Although it is bolt action, it's muzzle velocity is high and it looks good. I believe that this sniper rifle DESERVES to be number 2 or even number 1.
This the most accurate tool I've ever used. Once it's dialed in there isn't much that throws the shot once you let it go. My only complaint being that there is a lot of induced movement and dust from the muzzle break which makes it a challenge to stay hidden after you take the shot. But then again, with the Bravo, you only need one shot.
[Newest]I think the best sniper rifles (bolt action) are made by Barrett. The M98b is the best sniper rifle and one of the most accurate sniper rifles in my opinion. I say put it number 2 to 4 on list.

It's actually an M14 EBR which stands for Enhanced Battle Rifle. It was first used in action but the US Navy SEALS. It is now the preferred Semi Automatic sniper rifle and used by more military and police forces around the world than any other rifle, including the H^^K G3
Great rife, dependable and accurate. Being semi auto its easier to get that all important second shot if needed at the original target or a secondary target.
This is probably the best sniper in the world. Semi-Automatic, can be used with or without a scoper, powerful, and best of all... MW2

Compact sniper rifle, great accuracy I would say

Said to be the shortest sniper rifle and their claims are they make more accurate rifles then both accuracy international and sako, witch are known to make some of the most, if not the most accurate and reliable sniper rifles in the world


The DTA is top of the line and is comparable to the AI. Look around, and you will not find many complaints if any about the DTA. Desert Tactical is also innovative coming out with more calibers conversions everyday.
1/2 minute MOA can change cals in a minute super reliable just love it. Can go from a 243 to 308 and 300 win mag right up to 338 Lapua

This is one of the hardest-hitting bolt action sniper rifles, and is a good balance between accuracy, weight and power. While the M82 may be more accurate and harder-hitting, it's way too heavy to carry around in the battlefield. Besides, large caliber sniper rifles leave a clear vapour trail behind it, instantly revealing your position.
This sniper rifle, although uses the horrible 7.62 NATO round, has pinpoint accuracy due to it's bolt action nature. Since sniping is also about staying stealthy and scouting, I highly doubt whether anti-material rifles like the M82 or the Tac-50 are suitable for this role anyways. Good luck going around in a ghillie suit with an M82. The American military chose this rifle for a reason: It's battle tested, it's accurate, and it's highly reliable.
This is not the standard infantry sniper rifle for nothing.


[Newest]One of the most reliable bolt action systems in the world

19Accuracy International AXMC

Not an actual sniper. Was an anti-tank rifle, but a truly amazing gun!


21Barrett M107a1
Are you kidding this destroys the 82
I think barret is most powerful snipper

22Winchester Model 70
My off the shelf 30-06 drove tacks with old surplus ammo. Minus 1-MOA till the barrel got hot.
A lot depends on exactly which gun you get some are better out of the box. Also every gun has a loading it likes the best.
Being able to shoot also helps.
My 2011 M70.300 Win Mag w/ 4-16X Luepold puts 5 190 gr Sierra Matchkings into.400 inch groups while providing one of the smoothest actions and incredible factory triggers ever.
My mod 70 243 will put 5 in a penny 70gri 100 yards

23Blaser Tac2

24Accuracy International AS50
Around the same power as the M82 but with A.50 moa which is impressive for.50 caliber. Able to penetrate through materials up to that of reinforced steel.


This is very accurate and has the world record for the largest sniper kill. It is also the Seal's favorite sniper rifle.

25Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle
The ebr is a sniper used on a calm weather activity as it has extreme power but not a lot of speed as it is a semi automatic rifle the barret 50 caliber rifle is good for extreme conditioning weather and terrain (desert perhaps) as it maybe semi automatic but has a reduced kick recoil mechanism or an easier way to describe it is a tube slides back in instead of a horizontal recoil.

26M14 w/ Swarovski Scope

27Mc-Millan Tac-338

28.416 Barrett
This weapon is the #1 we must have understand this
I'm sorry for my bad English...
Well it's the same as a barret 50 BMG with better ballistics and longer range.

29FN Special Police Rifle
I have shoot every rifle but the barret 50 but the fn police is the most accurate I have ever shoot using schamite bender scope

30Scoped Gewher 43 Rifle

31Parker Hale M82
Accurate, tough, superb trigger and a fantastic Kahles scope.

32Remington MSR
I KNOW Call of Duty MW3 is just a video game but it is the top on the game. (opinion) Plus it has a VERY sleek sniper
Rifle design.


34Accuracy International L115A3
Nothing better when it comes to Portability, Accuracy and Range. Get with the times people and do some research! I'd take this weapon over all of the others in a heart beat!
Not only does it have the record for longest sniper kill at 2,707 yards twice! But it also has record for most kills with one bullet killing 6 guys with yes just one bullet from 930 yards away. Hands down greatest sniper period.
What an jerk list! L115A3 should be ranked 1st... It holds the record for the longest kill shot And with.338 lapua, no other sniper can match it~~~

35Windrunner M96

36FN Ballista
Has an appearance of an MSR and fires.338 Lapua rounds. The Ballista has some excellent handling, used by Navy SEAL snipers for high precision.

37Scoped Kar98k
Having fired one, I have to say that even on the iron sights these weapons are a blast to shoot. The 8mm has solid statistics and the weapon has to be respected in that it was also their battle rifle of the time.
If you were smart you would pick a mauser k98k over a barret 50 cal. K98 is lighter more accurate and easier to fire than the barret. And really a PTRS antitank rifle at number 7 what!
It's so great for Call of Duty

38Barrett MRAD
Hands down best just shoot it

39Istiglal IST-14.5 Anti-Material Rifle
Very good sniper rifle, which has won a competion in Pakistan.

40M1903 Springfield
This is the original sniper rifle! Laugh out loud Known for its accuracy and dependability. I am very lucky to own this gun
The m1903 springfiele is good weapon this weapon called in ww2 the silent hill

41Barrett M99
Single shot chamber (meaning higher psi rates in the barrel),. 50 caliber with a 50 BMG. Anti-Material Rifle.


I own a 99 very accurate and barely kicks holds the target well

42Scoped Lee-Enfield Rifle

The replacement for the m24 SWS
If it shoots the mk248 mod 0 or mk 248 mod 1.300 Winchester magnum that was ordered for the us military to be used with this rifle, it is said to reach 1370m/1500 yards

Its maximum effective range is certainly proved to be better then 1200m



45Zastava M93 Black Arrow
Good rifle, proved in battle
Very good rifle, good build & material, good price. And spec forse of Serbia is using

46.300 Remington Ultra Magnum

47Scoped M1 Garand

48.270 Winchester
So accurately can hit a moving hair...

49MacMillan Tac-50
This weapon made the second longest kill shot. The distance was 1.51 miles

50Orsis T-5000
By far one of the most accurate rifles in the world
The most accurate sniper rifle in the world.

51Mauser M98
This, in my opinion, is the the greatest sniper rifle of all time. Not only was the action of this rifle the basis for most bolt actions in the first half of the twentieth century; but the first confirmed kills between 1000 meters and 1000 yards were done with this rifle. If you look at the Springfield bolt action, it is a Mauser action; if you look at the Mosin 1931 redesign it has similarities to the mauser action. And it spawned the K98K.
Really no other votes?



547mm Remington Magnum

7.62*51 NATO. Based off of the m14, composed of fiberglass and custom fitted for the shooter. Used in Vietnam. It had double the rifling than the m14 and had a range over 1000 yards accurately.

56Mauser SP66

British sniper and it is by far the best sniper rifle in the world. The longest sniper shot of all time was done by a British Royal Marine used this perfectly made rifle.
The longest Kill shot was done with this rifle. The distance was 1.54 miles.

This gun is actually a pretty good sniper rifle and is still used by Russian armies.

59Steyr SSG 69
It's been around for a long time - been the baseline for most other sniper rifles. Hard to beat with the accurate hand loads and the factor set trigger.

60FNH SCAR MK20 SSR 7.62

61Accuracy International AWM
Great weapon! It does the job without hesitation or trouble. And come on it made some of the longest shots ever up to 2km!

62Brügger & Thomet APR
This sniper rifle should be included in d best 5 sniper rifle world! Not besr 10

63PGM Hécate II
Just because it's in SAO2

Best sniper rifle
Low recoil
High power
7.62 nato

65VSS Vintorez
This should as least fifth.

66FN Tactical Sport Rifle


686.5x55 Swedish Mauser
Checkout their competation in Sweden and see deadly polars bears have been brought down withis round

69Scoped Arisaka
One of the best snipers made. The early ones anyway. Dead nuts accurate, and very reliable



72Spingfield M1A Socom
Good accurate, hard hitting, durable, lightweight, and 20 round detachable magazine and 1913 rail system to add a good mounted scope for precise shots

73Simonov SKS
Good, but not the best.

74Accuracy International L118A1
It is in the family that took away lives of three Taliban fighters more than two point five kilometers away injuring the third one sriously

75Barrett M98A

76Barrett M80 Cal

77H&K PSG-1

78OTs-03 SVU

79Steyr Scout

80Blaser R93


82TrackingPoint XS1
The rifle aims itself


.50bmg that's a round that goes right through armor come on ANTI-MATERAL

Semi auto no bolt Pretty good


86Hecate 2

87P17 30-06 Enfield

88DPMS, 7mm SAUM AR10 conversion
In Afghanistan, it should take more than one sniper team with a back-up team in front with a SAW 5.56 and Spotter in front, nighttime with infrared scopes, with a second team in the rear with.338 Allen Express or.375 Chey-tac with spotter in reserve for the extra-long shot. Let's be warriors, the 30 cal. Is not the end all, do all bullet, too much recoil for the ballistic package sent, give me a 7mm SAUM DPMS conversion and the.338 or.375 will have my back.

89Gepárd GM-6 Lynx




93.300 Winchester Magnum
It never failed my grandfauther and it is not for sail and it will never be for sail.

It's standard issue for our military and with a combination of light weight, accuracy and fire power it's a dang good rifle


96H&K G11

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