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Originally posted by crimson tears shini
Originally posted by markygee
Thats nothing! I killed somebody with a potato gun and don't talk to me about distance I actually fired into the past, with my eyes closed...on one leg...er from the moon.
Beat that then!
i shot a fire extinguisher with a air rifle and it exploded in a mountain of foam blowing out all the windows in the dissuaded abandoned asbestos garage 0_0 hows that?
Originally posted by Luke Idea
Could it be some kind of modified 50 cal?
Originally posted by serbsta
What's this used for?
Oh wait... these are weapons used by murders.
Whats the point of glorifying this 'achievement'?
Originally posted by Extreme Pilgrim
As someone who has fired this rifle, I am aware of it's limitations over those of the operator. Any round that is fired from any rifle will form what is known as a beating zone...
... if I remember right the .338 (or L115A1 rifle in British military parlance) using a .338 Lapua Magnum round had a diameter of 2m beyond 1200 meters, whereby the rifle becomes an offensive 'harassing' weapon as a opposed to an accurate weapon.
I may not be spot on with the figures as it is a number of years since I carried out any sniping tasks but the point is to demonstrate that you can not always believe what is writen in the UK press.
I would also like to point out that I do not decry the efforts of this soldier but these 'good news' stories are merely used to boost the flagging moral of the UK population and the MoD in a 'war' that has fewer and fewer supporters.
Originally posted by PaddyInf
Oh, just thought I'd throw this fella into the mixer.
Five targets in 28 seconds from over 1600m. 37 dead Terrys in a four month tour.
When I was on HERRICK 4 in 2006 one of the snipers from 3 Para got 39 confirmed with a L96.
It has to be said, Brit snipers are really doing the business at the minute.
[edit on 15-5-2010 by PaddyInf]