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Old 01-31-2021, 08:38 PM
KH223 KH223 is offline
 
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Default 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
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:27 AM
rob30-06 rob30-06 is offline
 
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Default 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.

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

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Rob
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Old 02-01-2021, 07:25 AM
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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.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:03 AM
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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
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:24 AM
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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.

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Old 02-01-2021, 09:30 AM
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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][/IMG]

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

[IMG][/IMG]

Rob
Nice looking gun.............I had thought about building something similar at one time. I like the compactness of the gun
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:29 AM
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I see a nice compact deer drive gun.

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Old 02-01-2021, 06:52 PM
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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
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Old 02-02-2021, 12:02 AM
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Someone bought that rifle.
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