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    Default What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Came across this sniper rifle that Iran claims is locally manufactured. Looks like a hodgepodge of poorly fitting parts. What's it look like? I am sure we'll be seeing it in Syria soon.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Basic action is an old military Mauser 98. You can see the trigger guard still has the hole to move a swivel to. Likely a really old Gew 98 from WW 1 era donated the action. The bolt is also a stock 98 military bolt other then the odd bend and you can see the side of the bolt shroud as well. As for the stock fittings to make it a sniper rifle... WTF??? If it was well done by somebody who knows about headspace and action bedding it could be workable. It does look like the shroud/handguard is mounted on the receiver ring so the bipod would not bear on the barrel. The barrel is a bit lightweight for a typical sniper set up, but we don't know the quality of the barrel being used. I'd like to see the groups this guy gets with it before I pass judgement.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    The windage knob looks a bit odd too. I doubt they make their own optics. Not sure about the markings on the elevation knob. How does a 7.62 round fare in 1000+yards situations?

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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Video. Mostly just a montage of still shots.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    There's a bunch of hi-res photos on this Arabic website.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Why would the Iranians put Sniper in big letters on the side (in English). Are they going to start marketing them here?

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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Why would the Iranians put Sniper in big letters on the side (in English). Are they going to start marketing them here?
    Propaganda?
    Strike fear into the hearts of Americans? LOL
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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Why would the Iranians put Sniper in big letters on the side (in English). Are they going to start marketing them here?
    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Propaganda?
    Strike fear into the hearts of Americans? LOL
    To provide another target for the anti-gun crowd to focus on?
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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    Propaganda?
    Strike fear into the hearts of Americans? LOL
    makes it a lot easier for an American Sniper to pick them off

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    Default Re: What do you make of this sniper rifle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverPA View Post
    The windage knob looks a bit odd too. I doubt they make their own optics. Not sure about the markings on the elevation knob. How does a 7.62 round fare in 1000+yards situations?
    Those turrets look like a Schmidt & Bender scope to me... or a knockoff?
    I am not a lawyer.

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