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    British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

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    Not a bad shooter, but makes the L42a1 feel like a lightweight!






    The little RMR on top actually works quite well out to 300m on largish targets.:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    The little RMR on top actually works quite well out to 300m on largish targets.
    And it's nice to have both eyes open for close in targets.

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    Yes quite an impression system. I saw the moderator trials at Sennybridge two years ago, as we were trialling a data trail recorder, and wondered where it would sit in the Infantry line up for section use.
    It survived severe weather on the Beacons and I understand did well in the sandpit too. Shame we couldn't put back into service those on the back wall...........yes you guessed it the SLR!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    Yes quite an impression system. I saw the moderator trials at Sennybridge two years ago, as we were trialling a data trail recorder, and wondered where it would sit in the Infantry line up for section use.
    It survived severe weather on the Beacons and I understand did well in the sandpit too. Shame we couldn't put back into service those on the back wall...........yes you guessed it the SLR!!
    I guess its really just a fancy SLR at the end of the day Gil, what used to be regarded as a standard infantry weapon, has been elevated to the lofty heights of "Designated Marksmen Rifle"

    I was speaking to someone who was issued with the L129A1 in the Sand Pit, he really rated it, accurate reliable and tough, Armalite heritage mated to 7.62mm NATO, close to a perfect union in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    .... Shame we couldn't put back into service those on the back wall...........yes you guessed it the SLR!!

    I would rate the accuracy of the L129a1 at least 4x better than any L1a1 I've ever shot. It likely isn't as dirt-proof, but that doesn't seem to be a problem in "real world" applications.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    I was speaking to someone who was issued with the L129A1 in the Sand Pit, he really rated it, accurate reliable and tough, Armalite heritage mated to 7.62mm NATO, close to a perfect union in my opinion.
    That's the full circle again, it's what the AR10 would have been after 50 years of development.

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