USMC sniper story

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USMC sniper story

G Creager
G Creager

January 7th, 2005, 5:27 pm #1

USMC sniper confirmed from 1050 yards away. good painting reference photo in story.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000. ... 7D006744CD

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Ed Keene
Ed Keene

January 7th, 2005, 5:44 pm #2

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

January 7th, 2005, 6:32 pm #3

USMC sniper confirmed from 1050 yards away. good painting reference photo in story.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000. ... 7D006744CD

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January 7th, 2005, 11:52 pm #4

USMC sniper confirmed from 1050 yards away. good painting reference photo in story.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000. ... 7D006744CD

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

Cheers,
TRIAD Tim
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Ken Daigle
Ken Daigle

January 8th, 2005, 7:53 am #5

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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Graeme Davidson
Graeme Davidson

January 8th, 2005, 1:56 pm #6

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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Valter Turkalj
Valter Turkalj

January 8th, 2005, 2:46 pm #7

USMC sniper confirmed from 1050 yards away. good painting reference photo in story.

http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000. ... 7D006744CD

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

/Valter (Sweden) :-/
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Ed Keene
Ed Keene

January 8th, 2005, 4:11 pm #8

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
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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Ed Keene
Ed Keene

January 8th, 2005, 4:14 pm #9

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

/Valter (Sweden) :-/
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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Matthew W. Malogorski
Matthew W. Malogorski

January 8th, 2005, 4:34 pm #10

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

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