GarryB Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:00 pm
At a recent shooting match the T-5000 came first, a Sako TRG came second and an SV-98 came third.
The SV-98 is not a bad rifle and should be rather accurate.
I actually think the older SV-98 looks better than the new model with the folding stock because the latter just looks like all the other new plastic sniper rifles... though I think it would look better in black rather than green, and of course modern resin/thermoplastic rather than wood.
I just noticed the T-5000 was missing its bolt during that photoshoot.
When the mission is to get your photo taken, then the bolt... along with ammo become surplus to requirements.
It's also probably the reason they have their fingers on the trigger when they shouldn't (at least that's what I'm hoping. .)
I rather doubt they would have their best trained special forces acting as clothes horses for the media...
Besides when there is no bolt in the weapon... "trigger discipline" is just anal.