Top Ten Best Sniper Rifles


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1M82 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

It can punch through walls and a heat sensitive kick-ass

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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), ...more

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.

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

This is the best

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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

Got one for $80 got an archangel stock and will out shoot any gun on this list at1000 yards and under.

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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

Carried this weapon on many lonely nights. It ended some conflicts quickly, I will admit. Enough said. Good steady positive impact with range balanced well, all with good effect on tango(s).

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6Scoped Springfield Rifle

A classic World War 2 sniper rifle that surely one of the bestof all time. - aeromaxx777

I've always just loved it! Adorable in every way.

It couldn't get any better

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7Accuracy 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.

You can't beat it very accurate and has fantastic stopping power

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8McMillan 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

Used it its worth it

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9Walther 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. -

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10Barret 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 ...more

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.

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.

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11Sako 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

Silk action and comfort shooting deadly accurate rifle sako trg22. I own trg22


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

13PSG 1

A good looking, good handling, good shooting 308 sniper rifle that's good for Call of Duty as well - lolipop101

Great all around work a day unit accurate reliable and relatively quiet gets the job done with no muss or fuss

So silent, so lethal!
This silent combat sniper rifle is an ideal weapon for spying purposes.

Favorite of many Anti-terrorism forces.

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14Mosin-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


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


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.


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. - aeromaxx777

One of the most reliable bolt action systems in the world

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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 - 13thmistral

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

19Accuracy International AXMC

They made new ones of these but for this list this is the best unless you want to snipe long ways through a car window windshield to hit someone or to stop a car then you want the TAC 50 it will pit a hole in a engine block from a long way out cheytac will do the same

This is the most accurate rifle in this list. Yet has all the power one needs from 50 cal all the way down to a 308

Should be #1 hands down. Best rifle in this list


Not an actual sniper. Was an anti-tank rifle, but a truly amazing gun! - metallicaholic95

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1. Mosin-Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper
2. Winchester Model 70
3. M40
1. CheyTac Intervention
2. Scoped Springfield Rifle
3. Mosin-Nagat (Scoped)
1. CheyTac Intervention
2. Accuracy International L96A1
3. M82 Barret 50 Cal

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