56 Best Sniper Rifles

There's nothing quite like the sniper rifle. Has there ever been anything cooler than watching someone peg a target from a mile away in your favorite war movie? At GunCritic, we're always trying to put together lists of the best of the best. So first, a little history of the sniper rifle.

The first sniper rifle is credited to Sir Joseph Whitworth in the 1850s. It was considered a major technological advancement over the Enfield because of it's accuracy. According to Wikipedia, It used "barrels with hexagonal polygonal rifling, which meant that the projectile did not have to bite into the rifling grooves as was done with conventional rifling." This increased it's range at the time to around 2000 yards, which made it incredibly deadly. However, accuracy was another story.

Fast forward to today, sniper rifles are extremely accurate up to over 1000 yards, and are able to fire repeatedly with accuracy hardly being affected. Sniper rifles are popular in every military conflict and in guerilla warfare and other engagements with lopsided forces.

Below you'll find GunCritic's list of the best sniper rifles in the world. We tried to get a mix of accuracy, reliability, and just plain cool factor. Also, if you click any of the links you'll find the best deal we can find on that particular rifle online. That's our mission at GunCritic, to show you the coolest lists and content, and help you find the best deals. Please let us know if we missed your favorite on the list and we'll add it!
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Ruger Precision Rifle

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Ruger Precision Rifle

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Ruger Precision Rimfire

From $609.99

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Ruger Precision Rimfire

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91%

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Barrett M82A1

From $10036.99

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Barrett M82A1

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98%

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Barrett M95

From $6312.27

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Barrett M95

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96%

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Barrett M107A1

From $12812.99

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Barrett M107A1

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Remington 700 SPS

From $899.99

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Remington 700 SPS

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93%

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99%

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Tikka T3x TACT A1

From $1079.00

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Tikka T3x TACT A1

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100%

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Tikka T3x CTR

From $1050.82

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Tikka T3x CTR

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94%

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99%

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Remington M24

From $2.00

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Remington M24

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50%

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99%

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Cheytac M200 Intervention

From $10981.15

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Cheytac M200 Intervention

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50%

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99%