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Now the Good Lord knows, when you want truth and accuracy about a subject the last place you look is Hollywood. Just as I cringe when I see someone in a movie or on TV doing forensic recovery work on a computer, I'm sure many of you sniper afficianados cring at things you see on TV and in the movies.

What are some of the things you have seen that just make you shudder with anger or laughter?

And along this note, you've all seen the typical movie sniper who opens up a suitcase and pulls out the pieces of his rifle and assembles them while crouched below a window or up on the rooftop. Now being an extreme newbie to the world of long range shooting, my first thought at seeing thise would be, "How the heck does that NOT throw off the weapons accuracy?" So is there actually a viable sniper rifle setup that breaks down like that? Maybe it's possible, but as a rookie I'm just not seeing how you could maintain your accuracy. Maybe if everything was machined EXTREMELY precise, I don't know.

No I'm not looking to buy one and would have no need for something that can break down like that, but I am curious if it does exist.
 

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It's possible, but I don't see how you'd ever manage to keep your zero.

Check out the SNIPER movies, I through III. That alternates between:
"They actually believe - Oh God. *Sob.*"
And uproarious, Coke-spilling laughter. And when I say Coke, we're talking about the beverage here. No illegal immigrants processing anything in my basement that you know about.

Oh damn. I shouldn't have said immigrant.
Oh damn. I definately shouldn't have said they were illegal.
And oh damn! I definately shouldn't have said they were processing anything.
Yeah. Watch me rip off "The Simpsons" blatantly.

What are some of the things you have seen that just make you shudder with anger or laughter?
Enemy At the Gates.
1) Good film.
2) Decent sniping, but just enough that it lulls you into a false sense of security, and all the things that are wrong slip by you. I'll watch it again... more closely, this time.
 

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Takedown

There are extemely accurate custom made take down rifles.

(such at the HS precision take down rifle)

My favourite piece of movie idiocy was the movie "Sniper". And in that movie Tom Berengere, (sp?) filed down the nose of his bullets in the misguided belief that doing so would improve accuracy at long range.


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AK said:
Check out the SNIPER movies, I through III. That alternates between:
"They actually believe - Oh God. *Sob.*"
And uproarious, Coke-spilling laughter.
You mean, for instance, in Sniper II, when shooting from a tall building window is "Not enough of an angle to worry about" :)
 

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I always loved the reticle with the flashing lights on the HK in the movie sniper. Looked like something from "Unreal" or some other PC game.

Yes, there are some very high end brake down rifles that will have repeatable accuracy. Some also brake down, or fold, the stock, right behind the action also.

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The folding-stock isn't as much of a handicap to retaining zero as pulling the barrel and optics off it is though.

And if there are such breakdown rifles commercially available, I hope that their sale is restricted. I hope so dearly.

Oh, funny point about the SNIPER films: Ever notice how his Ghillie always magically changes colour to suit the background?
 

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When I was a kid and I saw him filing down his bullets I thought he was making dum-dums or something. Then again, when I was a kid, that movie rocked lol.

Enemy at the Gates is one I am a big fan of though. It's not over the top or ridiculous when showing sniping, and if you just take it for what it is, a story, then its a really good story. I still remember going to Ottawa with my brother and watching that on the big screen...especially the part with the Stukas.

There was good character development, the weapons looked good, and it got a lot of reactions from me so I like it.
 

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Re: Takedown

madgunsmith said:
There are extemely accurate custom made take down rifles.

(such at the HS precision take down rifle)
Know of a few manufacturers and models?? The engineering sounds impressive.

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anzio ironworks makes a 50 caliber takedown with a 1.5MOA guarantee that will fit inside a standard corporate breifcase.
 

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I can't buy any more 50s, though, but something like a 223-308 sounds much cooler given the obvious implications of such a rifle.

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Enemy at the Gates is one I am a big fan of though. It's not over the top or ridiculous when showing sniping, and if you just take it for what it is, a story, then its a really good story. I still remember going to Ottawa with my brother and watching that on the big screen...especially the part with the Stukas.
Yeah, definately a good film. The book it almost seems to be based on is very good as well, "War of the Rats" by David L. Robbins. Very good read.

A .308 calibre takedown rifle would be absolutely sweet to see.
 
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