I am a bit of a rifle lover myself! I am also set apart from the crowd. I go for the long range target type rifles.My latest craze is in the short magnums from winchester. And guy’s, the new 325 wsm…lets just say it gets me there. I bought the 325wsm in the browning a bolt,stainless,composite stock.It is a beuty! A varixIII by leupold is mounted flat on top. A 1 inch MOA at 100yds aint shit for these short mags.You guys should try them out some time if you get the chance.
This is the coolest fucking thred ever. I live to shoot guns. I do all of it, but my main gig is sniping. Im all about the long shots.
Biscuite: your right man those WSM are awesome I recentlly just picked up a .300 WSM with a NightForce scope that ran me about $2,000, and Im shooting a solid 1MOA @ 800yr with it. In the spring I will take over 1000yr.
As for the discution of AR vs mini 14, I my self am a big fan of the ARs. they are much more accurate than the mini-14 (which is only good for about a 3 MOA grouping at 100yr) Also because the AR modle is every where the mods you can do to these arms are endless. So if you got the extra coin get your self the AR over the mini-14.
Now for cal comparisons:
Yes the 5.56 is smaller than the 7.62, but there practical range is not that much different, and if your looking at tactical rifles your range will always be much less than what the cal can manage. for Tac situations the 7.62 does have more know down power but because of its extra force in the recoil it generaly is harder to reaquire target there for making you less accurate.
As with any CQ combat situation your only going to be as effective as your shot placement is. The 5.56mm is also cheaper to shot.
And really when I dropped a Bull Elk with one shot @ 235yr with my .223rem rifle, That told me they have plenty of power for any CQ tactical assult situation, its just all about shot placement.