Originally posted by devilwasp
just asking when is a sniper going to get a chance to shoot at a target at 1 mile not unless hes standing straight at atention
Originally posted by intelgurl
I wouldn't know about with sniper rifles, but my brother was reading a factual book about a marine sniper in vietnam who was using a 50 cal to snipe with. He said the round would cause the victim to literally do a back flip when hit from 2000+ meters.
Not that it answers your question - just putting my 2 cents worth in~
im pretty scared now, i had no idea that snipers and their rifles were so accurate at such distances
Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
I saw an article way back in Desert Storm 1 about navy using .50 cal Barretts to shoot mines from ships.
thats y they aim for head, and i heard of carlos hathcoc k killed a vietnamiese soldier in 'nam, with a browning .50 calibre machine gun with scope at 2 MILES!!!
Originally posted by cleggy
me and a m8, somehow ended up having this discussion today
if someone was wearing body armour and was shot at with a sniper rifle at a range of about 1000m - 1600m, would it kill them?
when we said sniper rifles we meant a PSG1/M24.
i argued that it probably wouldnt as some body armour can stop AK47 rounds at close range, and that even if a very powerful sniper was used (M82 etc...) at such distances the velocity would be decrease enough to not pierce the body armour?
as people in here have fired weapons and some have been in the army, maybe you could settle the discussion.
Originally posted by Russian
MOST snipers do kill at 1 km range.
even a AK-74 with a good shooter can kill at 1km.