posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 03:38 PM
.50 Caliber rifles/MG's are permitted to use against enemy personnel.
Marine Corps Training and Education Command PPT
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Look a few slides down...not definitive proof, but the best so far.
I havent had the GC class since OEF kicked off...but I remember some duschebag asking that question to the instructor...anyways, the instructor pretty
much said that it's not recommended, only if we have too. Then someother Knuckle dragger ask if it was against the GC and the guy said "NO" it is
Anyways....the farther the better, IMO. Why get up close with small arms when you can do the job from a distance....and 50cals are sometimes the only
weapon you may have accessible. Example, many LVS's, HUMV's and other vehicle are outfitted with 50cals so they can stand a chance at stopping
other tanks and vehicles. It's not just for material...what are you gonna do when enemy personnel shoot at you, hold your head out the window or
crew door and shoot back with your M4 or M16...hell no, your gonna shoot with the 50 cal or whatever is on top...
We had a .50 BMGs on our perimeters in Vietnam and Carlos Hathcock pioneered it's use in Vietnam as a sniper weapon.
Good point Grady
24-year old Marine sharpshooter named Carlos Norman Hathcock II chalked up the farthest recorded kill in the history of sniping - 2,500 yards (1.42
miles) in February 1967 he fired a Browning M2 .50 Cal. Machine Gun
-Wall Street Journal March 24, 1997-
Ah yes....Carlos Hathcock. R.I.P....
[edit on 13/7/2005 by SportyMB]