No, no no. The DMR rifle is designed to look like a standard rifle and not let the person with advanced shooting skills stick out like a sore thumb - like they do with a bolt gun. You carry a bolt gun - you are a 'high value' target. You carry and M1a/M14 - you also stick out like a sore thumb. The DMR is nothing more than the same M4 carbine - except it has a match trigger, match bolt, and match barrel that is 18". And instead of 62gr FMJ ball he's shooting 77, 80 or 90 HPBT bullets. This combo allows him to easily extend his reach to human sized target to 600 yards. (you are hard pressed to hit much byond 200 with the M4). The hope is it will be very difficult to tell the difference between the standard 14.5" carbine from the 3.5" longer barrel guy with the DMR. The DMR is not a 1,000 yard rifle - because the 5.56mm is not a 1,000 yard cartridge. I shot long distance competition in the military. Even with a very nice Service Match AR-15 and the best ammo that can be made - all it takes is just a tiny little bit of wind and the bullet is hosed on it's way to a 600yd target. Granted - the 77, 80, and 90 grain bullets today fly much better than the 69gr ones I used constantly - but there is no free lunch in ballistics. When you up the weight, you drop the velocity - and lost velocity means that gravity and wind have more time to lead the bullet astray. Bottom line. The DMR is just a military Service Match rifle in disguise.