People travelled great distances by horse and buggy "without a problem" for many years too.Ballistic_Coefficiency said:The United States Marine Corps currently issues the M-40A3 that uses there "Marine-TEX" bedding... and with multiple confirmed kills at over 1,000 yards with a .308... i dont see what is wrong with it.
Accuracy isn't the only measure of a tactical rifle. If that were the case, benchrest rigs would be in the field right now. Superior durability, cold-bore consistency after rough handling, and no need to ever re-bed after contamination with solvents are compelling features that chassis designs offer...dude.Muzzleblast said:if it ain't broke, why fix it?
If someone wants a tube gun or a bonded chassis rifle, by all means go ahead, thats great. And I can see how it would benefit the competition benchrest shooter. As for the military I really don't see what you mean by "covered wagons" dude.
Lets say we have an M-40. Arguably made by the best armourers in the world. I wouldn't be suprised to see it shoot .25 MOA. Now, for a tactical sniper rifle, why would you ever need any more than that? As long as you can hit your person, it doesn't have to be right in the left eye, and the group size doesn't matter cause you're not shooting for groups. Heck, .5 MOA is great for a sniper's rifle. By rule, that would be 5 inch groups at 1000 yards.
I don't see why the new technology is even needed.