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bolt action/semi auto

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by powder86, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. powder86

    powder86 SHOOT SAFE!

    I've watched several military specials on sniper rifles and such, and they keep discussing how bolt action rifles are inherently more accurate than semi auto rifles. I guess I just don't understand why. All things remaining the same, it doesn't make sense to me why with 2 rifles the bolt action is more accurate than the semi auto. There has to be something more to it than just the action of the gun.
     
  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith 3Gunner Millennium Member

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    More moving parts, more parts moving during firing. This affects the mechanical accuracy and the level of technique required to shoot each to its potential.