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sniper rifle

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  1. sniper rifle, precision riflenoun

    an extremely powerful rifle developed for the military; capable of destroying light armored vehicles and aircraft more than a mile away


  1. sniper riflenoun

    A long-range rifle, usually equipped with a telescopic sight and often a night-vision device.


  1. Sniper rifle

    A sniper rifle is a high-precision, long-range rifle. Requirements include accuracy, reliability, mobility, concealment and optics for anti-personnel, anti-materiel and surveillance uses of the military sniper. The modern sniper rifle is a portable shoulder-fired weapon system with a choice between bolt-action or semi-automatic action, fitted with a telescopic sight for extreme accuracy and chambered for a high-ballistic performance centerfire cartridge.


  1. sniper rifle

    A sniper rifle is a high-precision, long-range firearm specifically designed for sniper shooting. This type of rifle often includes features that aid in accuracy, such as telescopic sights, a free-floating barrel for reduced harmonic vibration, and stocks designed for both comfort and stability of the shooter. Sniper rifles are usually chambered for high powered cartridges to provide better ballistic performance, including a flatter trajectory and higher kinetic energy.


  1. Sniper rifle

    In military and law enforcement terminology, a sniper rifle is a precision-rifle used to ensure more accurate placement of bullets at longer ranges than other small arms. A typical sniper rifle is built for optimal levels of accuracy, fitted with a telescopic sight and chambered for a military centerfire cartridge. The term is often used in the media to describe any type of accurized firearm fitted with a telescopic sight that is employed against human targets, although "sniping rifle" or "sniper's rifle" is the technically correct term for such a rifle. The military role of a sniper dates back to the turn of the 18th century, but the true sniper rifle is a much more recent development. Advances in technology, specifically that of telescopic sights and more accurate manufacturing, allowed armies to equip specially trained soldiers with rifles that enable them to deliver precise shots over greater distances than regular infantry weapons. The rifle itself could be based on a standard rifle; however, when fitted with a telescopic sight, it becomes a sniper rifle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sniper rifle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sniper rifle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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