posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 04:38 PM
arent the barrels of those weapons removable in the first place?
on an amazing side note...
Using an Unertl telescopic sight and a mounting bracket of his own design, Hathcock could quickly convert the M2 into a sniper rifle, using the
traversing-and-elevating (T & E) mechanism attached to the tripod to assist in aiming at stationary targets. When firing semi-automatically, Hathcock
could accurately hit man-size targets beyond 2000 yards—twice the range of a standard-caliber sniper rifle of the time (a .30-06 Winchester Model
70). In fact, Hathcock set the record for the longest confirmed kill at 2,250 m (2,460 yd), a record which he held until 2002.