October 6, 2007
The Rise of the Low-Powered Rifle
Michelle Malkin reports of The Goose Creek Two: Megahed reportedly researched high-powered rifles. Ah, yes. The rise of the "high-powered rifle", as opposed to the lesser known "low-powered rifles" that are safe to play with. I'm not saying these guys are terrorists or are not terrorists. I have no idea. But a rifle is a rifle is a rifle. Last time I checked, there was no such thing as a "low-powered rifle". Just media scare tactics.
Posted by Rob Kiser on October 6, 2007 at 9:45 AM
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Rifles to be used in High Power Rifle competition must be equipped with metallic sights (Some long range, 1000-yard matches allow the use of "any sights"), should be capable of holding at least 5 rounds of ammunition and should be adapted to rapid reloading. Tournament programs often group competitions into two divisions, Service Rifle and Match Rifle. The rifles currently defined as "Service Rifles" include the M1, M14, M16 and their commercial equivalents. Winchester and Remington have made their Model 70 and Model 40X rifles in "match" versions and custom gunsmiths have made up match rifles on many military and commercial actions. 1903 and 1903-A3 Springfield, 1917 Enfields and pre-war Winchester Model 70 sporters in .30-06 are all equipped with clip slots for rapid reloading. The most suitable rear sights are aperture or "peep" with reliable, repeatable 1/2 minute (or finer) adjustments. Front sights should be of either the post or aperture type.
Posted by: NRA High Power Rifle on October 6, 2007 at 9:59 AM
My point is that the term "high-powered rifle" is used as a scare tactic by the media. I have never in my life heard any rifle referred to as a "low-powered rifle". Let me know the next time you hear it come up in conversation. Also, the article I read made no mention of the type of rifle he had "studied". But, if studying rifles is a crime, then we're all in trouble, aren't we. ;)
Posted by: Rob Kiser on October 6, 2007 at 10:49 AM