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USMC sniper story

January 7 2005 at 12:27 PM
G Creager  (no login)
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USMC sniper confirmed from 1050 yards away. good painting reference photo in story.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/81846E3645B6298285256F7D006744CD

Gray Creager
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65.148.250.112

Get some!

January 7 2005, 12:44 PM 

Ooooorah! Semper Fi! It's because of the Second Amendment that Americans are able to shoot well.

 
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152.163.100.74

Carlos Hathcock would be proud N/T

January 7 2005, 1:32 PM 

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208.20.44.91

Interesting site........

January 7 2005, 6:52 PM 

and think of the similarity Hancock........Hathcock
and chalk up some points for the good guys.

Cheers,
TRIAD Tim

 
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68.11.41.199

U.S. Army record in Vietnam

January 8 2005, 2:53 AM 

An army sniper using a cal. 308 (7.62mm) Remington 700 BDL with an Accu-range scope zeroed at 600 yards made a sniper kill at 1700 yards.
Folks, that is 60 yards short of a mile.
Remember this from the NRA American Rifleman magazine.
Ken

 
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69.195.209.3

Longest combat sniper shot

January 8 2005, 8:56 AM 

IIRC, the longest sniper kill under combat conditions was just over a year ago in Afghanistan by MCpl Perry, 3rd Bn Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as part of 3rd Bde 101 (US) Division.

Distance: 2,430m using a McMillan .50..something like a 4 second time of flight!

Perry and 4 other Patricia's were Mentioned in Dispatches for their professionalism under fire during Op ANACONDA.


 
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65.150.179.7

Not likely

January 8 2005, 11:11 AM 

I don't know of any .308 loads that will do that kind of distance. Easy to believe with a .50 cal., but next to impossible with 7.62!

 
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Greg Knowles
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Ed, the McMillan IS a 50 Cal. . .

January 8 2005, 3:36 PM 

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65.148.250.178

Duh!

January 9 2005, 11:25 AM 

I was commenting on Ken's "story" about the army 1,700 yard shot with a 7.62mm sniper rifle. It sounded like a "load" to me. I seem to recall Hathcock making a very long shot in Vietnam with a .50 cal. BMG mounted with a scope, 2,000+ yards! See, I'm not quite as dumb as you thought!

 
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212.181.108.200

I wonder...

January 8 2005, 9:46 AM 

... why this has with fine scale modeling to do, or am I just a slow scandinavian?

/Valter (Sweden) :-/

 
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65.150.179.7

Of military interest

January 8 2005, 11:14 AM 

One would think that military modelers might be interested in things related to the military. Besides, when I do my sniper diorama I can get the distance to scale. Anyone know off the top of their head how many inches equals 1,000+ yards in 1/35?

 
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69.47.236.215

Well I don't have my calculator but...

January 8 2005, 11:34 AM 

12 inches per foot 3 for yard 1000 + yards divided by scale =A LONG SCALE DISTANCE

Do you own a bowling alley?

 
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How about 86 feet..........

January 8 2005, 11:48 PM 

Somehow a shadowbox forced perspective sounds
really good.

Cheers,
TRIAD Tim

 
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really puts the shot in perspective!

January 9 2005, 11:46 AM 

86 foot long diorama in 1/35th scale ~ that would make an interesting training aid during the theory of shooting lectures.

 
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