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posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 08:05 AM
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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


According to the story running around the intel circles the Canadian sniper who made the shot had witnessed a Mullah who would show his emnity for the anti Taliban forces by observing his morning prayers out in the open (on a mountain top) in full view of the American forces. The American commander got the green light to take him out and the Canadian made the shot. Sometimes piety equals stupidity.

hrxll




posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Great avataar... ready for the movie?

Sniping and the Punisher... seem to recall something...

Yes, I know it's a comic book, but as far as "heros" go, I trust the informtaion in this series (especially the older ones from the 80's, early 90's)...

With the origional question, using the Barrett 50 cal, a 3000 yard hit is not unheard of.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:02 PM
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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~


True story. Carlos Hathcock with a "butterfly" .50 cal machinegun and a x20 scope.

Now with certain types of ammunition? Even body armor is not a bet I would make.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 01:44 PM
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any competent sniper could kill at on KM with the right gun EX 50cal



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:40 PM
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Easy Man... Very Easy with the right weapon


[Edited on 8-1-2004 by KillerD]



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 05:01 PM
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During Desert Storm 1. USMC Sniper Scout.



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 05:42 PM
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im pretty scared now, i had no idea that snipers and their rifles were so accurate at such distances



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 05:47 PM
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im pretty scared now, i had no idea that snipers and their rifles were so accurate at such distances


They could hit a klik back in my day now its 2-3 times that far



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 05:54 PM
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still goddam terrifying!

and even class IV body armour doesnt stop a bullet larger than 0.30 cal

so basically u get shot with a sniper rifle and ur screwed



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 06:02 PM
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you could drop a Afgan warlord from 1 KM like a alter boy at the Popes mass!!


world.guns.ru...

this here is a 50 cal Sniper rifle hehe try 3 to 4 miles



posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 06:23 PM
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I saw an article way back in Desert Storm 1 about navy using .50 cal Barretts to shoot mines from ships. Seals using them to shoot the fuel tanks on Scud Missles as trucks were moving them around. Then when they tried to launch...boom!


Also about some Seals (4?) who kept a battalion pinned by shooting the front door of their fort from well over a mile away.



posted on Jan, 9 2004 @ 10:30 AM
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posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 09:30 PM
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MOST snipers do kill at 1 km range.

even a AK-74 with a good shooter can kill at 1km.



posted on Jan, 11 2004 @ 09:01 AM
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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.


I was stationed onboard the USS Midway (CV-41) during the Great War of 1991 *snicker*... the weapons personnel did, indead, use 50 caliber machine guns to remove targets in nearby waters. BUT, most of the time, they used M-60's as well. The M-60's were not mounted to anything, so you had a wider flexability as where you wanted to go. The 50 cal's were hard mounted to the ship.



posted on Jan, 11 2004 @ 11:37 PM
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i bet any 50 cal will made it at 1 km.


(with a good shooter)



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 06:35 PM
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of course you'd kill! kalashnikov's bullet travels 3.5KMs and has dead shot at 1.5 or 2 i don't remember exactly



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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I grew up in a family of competitive shooters...yes...most of you would be surprised what a WW2 .30'06 in armor piercing will go through...but with a .50 BMG its overkill...that round AFTER it has traveled
2700 meters still has MORE energy than a .44 magnum at the MUZZLE....



posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 08:19 PM
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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.
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!!!



posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 06:03 AM
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It would be extremely hard even with a 50cal unless the target was stationary for a long period of time in perfect conditions (no wind at all, no rain). The .50 projectile is huge and drops alot over even shorter distances.

Its a bit of an overkill using an anti-material rifle on a human



posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 06:10 AM
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Originally posted by Russian
MOST snipers do kill at 1 km range.

even a AK-74 with a good shooter can kill at 1km.


Most combat occurs within the range of 300m of the enemy. Thats why the flat shooting remmington 5.56 m16 was brought into service instead of bulky heavier caliber rifles.

I seriously doubt you could hit anything past 500m with even a scoped supported AK-47. The fact is that it is a rugged, cheaply made assault rifle, not a specialised boltaction long distance rifle.






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