Sniper hits ISIS Commander from 1.5 miles

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Sniper hits ISIS Commander from 1.5 miles

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Post by skeathley » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 am

This may not be new, but it just came to me from another source.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -away.html

Terrorist literally blown apart by long distance .50 cal bullet.

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Post by puma guy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:40 am

skeathley wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 am
This may not be new, but it just came to me from another source.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -away.html

Terrorist literally blown apart by long distance .50 cal bullet.

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The most amazing part is the shot was made with a Browning .50 Cal machingun with a "special" sight! :cool:
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Post by Pawpaw » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:36 am

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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:20 am

I think the reporter got a lot of facts wrong. Perhaps a .50 cal sniper rifle was used, but not a .50 cal machine gun.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:59 am

bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:20 am
I think the reporter got a lot of facts wrong. Perhaps a .50 cal sniper rifle was used, but not a .50 cal machine gun.
Carlos Hethcock sniped a VC commander in Vietnam with an M2 with an optical sight mounted on it. The distance was something like 1700 yards.
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Post by powerboatr » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:30 am

either way 1.5 miles.....Wholly cow batman. that is an incredible shot and lots of just right wind and luck.
but overall its freaking awesome :hurry: :hurry:
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Post by Jusme » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:59 am

I wonder how many of his troops decided, there are easier ways to make a living, after he suddenly exploded in front of them? From that distance you would probably never hear the shot.

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Post by MaduroBU » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:55 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:59 am
bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:20 am
I think the reporter got a lot of facts wrong. Perhaps a .50 cal sniper rifle was used, but not a .50 cal machine gun.
Carlos Hethcock sniped a VC commander in Vietnam with an M2 with an optical sight mounted on it. The distance was something like 1700 yards.
I believe that GSgt. Hathcock held a patent on that scope mount.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:04 pm

Jusme wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:59 am
I wonder how many of his troops decided, there are easier ways to make a living, after he suddenly exploded in front of them? From that distance you would probably never hear the shot.

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Somewhat like Quannah Parker when Billy Dixon shot Parker's medicine man off of his horse at about a mile away. (BTW, he was using a 50-90 Sharps.)

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:24 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Jusme wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:59 am
I wonder how many of his troops decided, there are easier ways to make a living, after he suddenly exploded in front of them? From that distance you would probably never hear the shot.

:eek6 :leaving
Somewhat like Quannah Parker when Billy Dixon shot Parker's medicine man off of his horse at about a mile away. (BTW, he was using a 50-90 Sharps.)

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Post by jmorris » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:00 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:20 am
I think the reporter got a lot of facts wrong. Perhaps a .50 cal sniper rifle was used, but not a .50 cal machine gun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Browning?wprov=sfla1
M2 as a sniper rifle
USMC M2 fitted with a Leupold CQBSS variable power scope.
The M2 machine gun has also been used as a long-range sniper rifle, when equipped with a telescopic sight. Soldiers during the Korean War used scoped M2s in the role of a sniper rifle, but the practice was most notably used by US Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock during the Vietnam War. 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. When firing semi-automatically, Hathcock hit man-size targets beyond 1,800 metres (2,000 yd)—twice the range of a standard-caliber sniper rifle of the time (a .30-06 Winchester Model 70). Hathcock set the record for the longest confirmed kill at 2,250 metres (2,460 yd), a record which stood until 2002, when it was broken in Afghanistan by Canadian Army sniper Arron Perry.[62][63]
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Post by bblhd672 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:14 pm

jmorris wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:00 pm
bblhd672 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:20 am
I think the reporter got a lot of facts wrong. Perhaps a .50 cal sniper rifle was used, but not a .50 cal machine gun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Browning?wprov=sfla1
M2 as a sniper rifle
USMC M2 fitted with a Leupold CQBSS variable power scope.
The M2 machine gun has also been used as a long-range sniper rifle, when equipped with a telescopic sight. Soldiers during the Korean War used scoped M2s in the role of a sniper rifle, but the practice was most notably used by US Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock during the Vietnam War. 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. When firing semi-automatically, Hathcock hit man-size targets beyond 1,800 metres (2,000 yd)—twice the range of a standard-caliber sniper rifle of the time (a .30-06 Winchester Model 70). Hathcock set the record for the longest confirmed kill at 2,250 metres (2,460 yd), a record which stood until 2002, when it was broken in Afghanistan by Canadian Army sniper Arron Perry.[62][63]
Obviously I don’t know what I’m talking about! Just seemed odd to me with the wide range of sniper rifles in use that a M2 would be used.
I don’t really care what they use to take down ISIS soldiers just get ‘er done!


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Post by philip964 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:04 pm

Seemed pretty serious it was a machine gun.

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Post by Deltaboy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:37 pm

Now that is reaching out and touching someone! :tiphat:
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