Is anyone else tired of these internet forums bashing each other because someone called their rifle a sniper rifle? Personally, I am sick of it. Here is what I have come to conclude:
1) If you are going to post an answer to a topic, research it. I am so tired of people just posting what they feel. What happened to the informed person, the one who actually took the time to research a topic and not just post something because thats what the vast majority said.
2) Being PC about rifle terms is ignorant. I don't care what you call it. Call it a sniper rifle, a hunting rifle, a target rifle, or a precision rifle. The fact is, if you are at the range and a person sees your rifle, it doesn't matter what you tell the it is called, to them it looks like a "sniper rifle."
3) I did look up the definitions on the internet through various dictionaries. Here are the definitions:
Definitions of sniper rifle on the Web:
So, with that being said, only the 1st definition says it is for military purposes only. All of the other definitions state that if I have a .30-06 with a long-range optic on it. It can be called a sniper rifle.
I'm sure I will have a lot of opinions on this topic, but this is my main point:
Call your rifle whatever you want to. Don't listen to people that say: If you call your rifle a sniper rifle, it scares the public.
If the public are scared, they can move to another country.
The government will never take our guns away, because "We the People..." can rise up against them just like before.
"Of all the things i've lost, I miss my mind the most"