A Designated Marksman Rifle & Cartridge That Won’t Break the Bank

The Defensive Training Group

First, let’s understand what I mean by, ‘Designated Marksman Rifle.’  Simply put, it’s any rifle that can reliably hit to and beyond the maximum effective limit of the riflemen being supported.  That means if you’re going to support ‘off the rack’ AR’s or iron sighted .30 caliber rifles being used by your NPT, you’re going to need something that can hit consistently between 550 and 650 meters and be effective.  Effective means ‘put the target down.’

                                            For Illustration Purposes – Dead German Soldier circa WWI

Extrapolate that to mean the platform and cartridge chosen must be able to do what it needs to do at the specified range typically with the first shot (that doesn’t necessarily mean kill, either.  If you have 3 zombie bikers coming, and you…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.