What rifle did snipers use in Vietnam?

What was the most common sniper rifle used in Vietnam?

The M40 rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle used by the United States Marine Corps.

M40 rifle.

M40
Used by United States
Wars Vietnam War Lebanese Civil War Invasion of Grenada Gulf War War in Afghanistan Iraq War
Production history
Designer Remington Arms

What caliber do snipers use?

The most popular military sniper rifles (in terms of numbers in service) are chambered for 7.62 mm (0.30 inch) caliber ammunition, such as 7.62×51mm and 7.62×54mm R.

Maximum effective range.

Cartridge Maximum effective range
5.45×39mm 600–800 m
5.56x45mm NATO 600–800 m
7.62×51mm NATO 800–1,000 m
7.62×54mmR 800–1,000 m

Was the Mossberg 500 used in Vietnam?

I served in Vietnam. Among the weapons I carried was the Mossberg 500 shotgun. It was the most dependable weapon I used there. If you didn’t serve in Vietnam, you have no right to want to acquire one.

Is 30.06 a good sniper rifle?

The 30-06 Springfield served as the United States primary sniper round from WWI up through the first half of the Vietnam conflict when finally both the US Army and USMC standardized on the 7.62x51mm NATO. The ought-six offers good ballistics and served as an outstanding sniper round while in service.

What’s the longest shot in history?

Confirmed kills 1,250 m (1,370 yd) or greater

Rank Sniper Distance
1 JTF-2 sniper (name withheld) 3,540 m (3,871 yd)
2 2 Cdo Rgmt sniper (name withheld) 2,815 m (3,079 yd)
3 Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison 2,475 m (2,707 yd)
4 Corporal Rob Furlong 2,430 m (2,657 yd)
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