Top Ten Best Sniper Rifles

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The Top Ten

1 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

Armor can't save you from this. If it misses, it is semiautomatic.

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2 CheyTac 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.

408 - enough said, One of the most expensive also. U get what you pay for here.

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3 Dragunov 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

A awesome sniper rifle used by marine commandos of India

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4 M40

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

Way too good this gun is awesome!

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5 Scoped 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

proven

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6 Mosin-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.

Wonderful Rifle well made Durable long barreled and with care last forever. Accuracy for a Rifle Made in 1937 as mine was is amazing to say the least I put a Scope Rail over the open Sight and A Leupold Scope. I have no trouble grouping 5 rounds within A 1-2 Inch Circle at 1400 Yrds The Best $120.00 I Ever Spent I have since bought 2 more for myself and 1 each for my brother and Son for Birthday Presents lets just say come deer season the tags get easily filled and soft tip ammo is available and very accurate at ranges to 1000 yards with a scope and 150 yards on an open sight if you have the chance at the price they are selling for get yourself one it's a great gun and a great piece of pre-WW2 Gun History Also mine came with Bayonets a plus for Collectors who want a Useful piece of history

. Tough and accurate German snipers prized the Mosin Nagat Bolt action for its excellent balance and handling capability over the Mauser. The Nagant was built on the best and most accurate of the infantry rifles, simple to use and maintain. Scope is the only down side to this arm but this firearm was made over 75 years ago and with tec from WW 2. In its time one of the best and toughest snipers.

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7 Accuracy International L96A1

The legendary bolt-action sniper rifle used by the british military. Should be in the the top ten!

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

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.

This isn't just a rifle, it's a weapons system. Its smartly built and serves the British army very well along with other cOuntrys and Law Enforcement! The.338 Lapua firing Model claims the longest kill shot in the world and is perfectly ergonomic and nOt too heavy to be battlefield proficient! Unlike the M82 (which is an excellent rifle) this is an anti-personnel rifle and not an anti-material- rifle, and is the best in its class!

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8 McMillan 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

It is great and BUILT IN AMERICA!

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9 Walther WA 2000

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

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.

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. -

Precision is all!

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10 Sako 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

It's A GREAT GUN BUY IT

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The Contenders

11 M110

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 it's a version of the proven M4/M16 weapons

12 Mosin-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

I 💛 this gun

13 PSG 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

Favorite of many Anti-terrorism forces.

Very accurate. Semi Auto helpfull with follow up shots

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14 Barret 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.

Retired Vet US. Army this is the baby to take up and this
Future will depend on it.

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15 M-21

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.

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

I used one in Viet Nam. I loved mine. If it had been a woman, I would have married it. In the harsh conditions of that hot, humid country my XM-21 rifle never failed me once. I used it for sniping and downing a wild pig while on one patrol. That pig fed a large number of people to include American G.I.s and local villagers. My XM-21, the predecessor of the M-21, helped me win a sniper versus sniper gunfight one night. I learned to shoot that rifle from zero to 900 meters with no problem at all. It was a sweet rifle with great accuracy and great stopping power.

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

16 Accuracy 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

Shoots the lights out. Averages less than 3/8 groups for 6.5 or 308

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17 DTA SRS

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

18 M24

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.

19 R700

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 is not the standard infantry sniper rifle for nothing. - aeromaxx777

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.

One of the most reliable bolt action systems in the world

20 Barrett M107a1

Are you kidding this destroys the 82

The 107a1 is the improved m82a1 and 107. It's 5 pounds lighter and is slightly more accurate. I agree!

I think barret is most powerful snipper

21 Winchester 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 mod 70 243 will put 5 in a penny 70gri 100 yards

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.

22 Blaser Tac2

Most accurat rifle I ever shot

23 Accuracy 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. - alleksas50

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

Impressive accuracy, great damage, great effective range and amazing design make it number one of world

24 PTRS-41

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

25 M14 w/ Swarovski Scope
26 Mark 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.

27 Mc-Millan Tac-338

THIS IS THE BEST OF ALL SNIPER RIFLES FOR KNOCK DOWN AND DISTANCE, ACCURCY EVEN IN THE WIND

28 .416 Barrett

Well it's the same as a barret 50 BMG with better ballistics and longer range.

This weapon is the #1 we must have understand this
I'm sorry for my bad English...

29 FN 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

My fn-spr 308 with a us optic sn-3 will still hold a sub.50 moa after 5000 rds of blackhills 168 match ammo. I have video of me splitting playing cards on edge at 130yds would not sell it for anything

30 Scoped Gewher 43 Rifle
31 Parker Hale M82

Accurate, tough, superb trigger and a fantastic Kahles scope.

32 Remington 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.

33 KNT-308
34 FN 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.

35 Windrunner M96
36 Accuracy 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.

Gotta love this rifle. It's silenced, and has a very long range damage potential. The problem is the accuracy of the rifle since it is silenced.

I WANT HECATE

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37 Barrett MRAD

Hands down best just shoot it

38 Scoped 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

39 Istiglal IST-14.5 Anti-Material Rifle

Very good sniper rifle, which has won a competion in Pakistan.

40 M1903 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

41 Scoped Lee-Enfield Rifle

I got an L.e 303, I love it simply

42 xm2010

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 - 13thmistral

43 PGM Hécate II

Just because it's in SAO2

Its got just as much power as your.50 bmg. And is light and accurate

One of the GIGN weapons.

It's a very huge and effective gun on distance of 1-1,5km.
If the US-Army use this sniper, than I thought the Hecate 2 is more popular - DerKabel

44 Barrett M99

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

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

45 Zastava M93 Black Arrow

Good rifle, proved in battle

Very good rifle, good build & material, good price. And spec forse of Serbia is using

46 RSASS
47 .270 Winchester

So accurately can hit a moving hair...

48 7mm Remington Magnum

100 yards 7mm Mag Ruger No1'' 3 shots off a bench rest, a dime covered all 3 shots!

49 Scoped M1 Garand

In Medal of Honor: Vanguard the M1 Garand's upgrade was a sniper scope.

50 .300 Remington Ultra Magnum

I have one that I use for all my shooting, I load my own, it is very accurate. My longest shot was at 500 yards and had a 1 inch grouping. Very reliable gun

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