Remington 700 (.308)

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Remington 700

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The Remington 700 Sniper Rifle is a conventional bolt-action rifle chambered in .308, and equipped with a 4X magnification optical scope. This combination allows accurate shooting from extremely long range. It carries five rounds in an internal flush magazine which must be loaded singly.

Experts can cycle a bolt-action rifle and have a second shot ready in less time than it takes for the target to hit the ground from the first shot. Unfortunately, you're no expert - like the rest of us, it takes you quite a bit longer. The sniper rifle has the lowest rate of fire of any of the firearms, including the Ithaca. That fact dictates how the rifle must be used. If you wade in toe to toe with someone, you're likely to be mowed down by their greater volume of firepower, unless you're an incredible wing shot from the hip. This weapon is intended for a wholly different role - staying well back, out of the action, and picking people off before they know what hit them. If you have a knack for finding hidey holes and sniper nests, and if you're good enough to pick someone off with the first shot, the life of a sniper may be for you.

The sniper rifle is chambered to fire .308 ammunition.


.308

Metric Dimensions: 7.62x51mm

Bullet Weight: 180 Grains

Bullet Velocity: 2650 Feet Per Second

Total kinetic energy at the muzzle: 2,750 foot pounds

Relative Stopping Power (RSP) index: ???

Marshall's One Shot Stop percentage: 99%

Serpentine Damage Factor: 95


Also known as .308 Winchester, .308 NATO, 7.62 NATO or 7.62x51mm, this is accepted as the prime battle rifle caliber of the free world. It's also commonly used in sniper rifles and light machine guns (such as the legendary M60). The .308 borders on overkill for man-sized targets, retaining a significant amount of energy after passing completely through a human body. I can vouch from personal experience that it pulverises boulders into gravel.

Ammunition:

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A single .308

This is a single, solitary round of .308; it's ideal for the Remington 700. Snipers make every shot count, and if you can do the same, this one round represents one kill.


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Loose .308 ammo

This is a handful of .308 - 5 rounds, to be exact. While it may not sound like a lot, this is enough to fill the internal magazine of the Remington 700... and if you can't defend your sniper nest with a fully loaded rifle, you might want to consider a new line of work.