|January 7 2005, 12:44 PM |
Ooooorah! Semper Fi! It's because of the Second Amendment that Americans are able to shoot well.
Carlos Hathcock would be proud N/T
|January 7 2005, 1:32 PM |
|January 7 2005, 6:52 PM |
and think of the similarity Hancock........Hathcock
and chalk up some points for the good guys.
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.
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.
|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!
Ed, the McMillan IS a 50 Cal. . .
|January 8 2005, 3:36 PM |
|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!
|January 8 2005, 9:46 AM |
... why this has with fine scale modeling to do, or am I just a slow scandinavian?
/Valter (Sweden) :-/
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?
|Matthew W. Malogorski|
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?
How about 86 feet..........
|January 8 2005, 11:48 PM |
Somehow a shadowbox forced perspective sounds
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.