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KH223 01-31-2021 08:38 PM

Tanker Sniper
 
While stumbling around on the internet looking at Garand pics, I ran across this interesting Tanker Garand converted into a sniper.........anyone ever seen anything like this or built one like this?

https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=101208194

I thought it was a pretty neat looking gun

rob30-06 02-01-2021 06:27 AM

7.62 Tanker M1D
 
Yes sir,
I built this 7.62 Tanker from parts purchased on this forum a few years back. It shot well once I figured out how to get it running.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/64X9IdZ.jpg?1[/IMG]

I even took it hunting a few times, though never shot anything with it.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/tCg6rSm.jpg?1[/IMG]

Rob

BSAGuy 02-01-2021 07:25 AM

To each his own, but why? A "tanker sniper" sounds like a huge oxymoron to me. Quite a contradiction in concept vs. actual utility/functioning.

dnmccoy 02-01-2021 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BSAGuy (Post 2010774)
To each his own, but why? A "tanker sniper" sounds like a huge oxymoron to me. Quite a contradiction in concept vs. actual utility/functioning.


If you were talking about a modern battle rifle I would agree, but with the M1 I could see how it would work. The M1C/D werent specified to have the same sub MOA accuracy that todays rifles are. To go from the 24" barrel to the 16" probably didnt effect accuracy that much out to 3-400 yards

rob30-06 02-01-2021 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BSAGuy (Post 2010774)
To each his own, but why? A "tanker sniper" sounds like a huge oxymoron to me. Quite a contradiction in concept vs. actual utility/functioning.

I found the shorter version in 7.62 X 51 to be very handy and easy to use. The scope also helped but wish I would have had the 1" mount back when I had the rifle.
Accuracy was not great but good enough for me to feel confident hunting in the deep woods we have here in east Tennessee. 40-60 yards would have been typical range and frequently a lot closer.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/YqSdLeN.jpg?1[/IMG]

KH223 02-01-2021 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rob30-06 (Post 2010764)
Yes sir,
I built this 7.62 Tanker from parts purchased on this forum a few years back. It shot well once I figured out how to get it running.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/64X9IdZ.jpg?1[/IMG]

I even took it hunting a few times, though never shot anything with it.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/tCg6rSm.jpg?1[/IMG]

Rob

Nice looking gun.............I had thought about building something similar at one time. I like the compactness of the gun

Henrymstr 02-01-2021 10:29 AM

I see a nice compact deer drive gun.

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73bronco 02-01-2021 06:52 PM

scoped tanker
 
I did the same conversion to my tanker garand last year. It is a lot of fun to shoot and gives good accuracy out to 300 meters. To me its a lot nicer then just having iron sights. John

jason60chev 02-02-2021 12:02 AM

Someone bought that rifle.


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