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Tactical Rifles

What can you do with one? Well, unless you’re in the military or a sworn law officer, you can’t shoot people. But if you get one in .223 or .308 you can shoot in Sniper Class matches, and with the .223, light up prairie dog towns. In .308 or .300 Win Mag you have an exemplary beanfield rifle.
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Tactical rifles, like sporting clays guns, didn’t even exist not so long ago. The military cobbled bolt-action hunting rifles for its snipers, and there were bull-barreled target guns that did double duty, but nothing existed that was close to what we have today.

At least one rifle maker produces a “tactical rifle” by putting a bull barrel and a target stock on its standard rifle and adding a thousand dollars to the price. But it’s not a true tactical rifle. The real thing consists of the following:

All tactical rifles are either bolt or semi-auto. The former is simpler and probably still slightly more accurate than the latter, but the semi-auto allows you to engage multiple targets more efficiently and does away with the need to work a bolt when you’re trying to hide from people who would like to see where you are so they can kill you.

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