NFR British Sniper

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  1. Old406Kid

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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    That ought to keep 432 virgins gainfully-employed . . .
     
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    I guess the islamists were surprised because this sort of thing never happens in the 7th century.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    . . . which is where they still live . . .
     
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    I cannot even fathom a rifle that can hit a target that far away. Seems surreal.
     
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    Allah Akbar!
     
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    Do you have, seen, or shot a Remington 700 in .308? Then you can fathom one. :)
     
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    No. Jerry, I've never shot a gun with a scope on it, only iron sights. Before switching to archery, my deer rifle was a Winchester 30-30. Pretty old fashioned.

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  9. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to shoot a 700 in 30-06 with open sights. I just meant if you ever were around that rifle, then you've seen a rifle that does that shot.
     
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    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Btw it's a misconception that anyone can grab a high powered rifle with a scope and make long to very long range shots. It's amazing the science that goes into a shot over 600 meters. Even close shots with a scope, the shooter makes all the difference, not always the rifle.
     
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    IIRC the AW338 is spittin' out .338 Lapua magnum 300 grainers...
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I know SOC is using a mix of .308, .300 win mag, and .338 Lapua. Just depends on who you are in SOC. Just know that the .308 would be a caliber most guys will have had their hands on that a sniper would use. :)
     
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    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I couldn't agree more. A lot of things come in to factor when shooting long range. But it is a ton of fun learning how to do it. I'm fairly consistent out to 800 yards. I will be looking to build something bigger in the near future for longer distances:)
     
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    the weapon's made by Accuracy International, and as distance goes, the shot was-according to them-850m. Not all that long a shot for a competent sniper, and as Jerry says, certainly within the range of my Remington 700CDL SF in .300WSM. 180gr Hornaday SST boattail match. Great round!
     
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    Wasn't the record something like 2000 meters plus with a .50 in Afghanistan?
     
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    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, was like 2500 meters. He did two consecutive shots with that rifle at that range. But, again, it was a 50. Not belittling the shot at all. That's a super tough shot with even that round, and making two it's amazing. I do believe the longest shot though with a standard rifle (that 50 cal is a BEAST if your team is assigned it to carry, the mag alone weighs a TON empty) is like 1400 yards. Funny, they can get more "umph" if they let the round warm up before they shoot it. Amazing little fact I had learned about "sunning" the rounds in the sun.
     
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    But, it wasn't a .50. The shooter was a corporal named Craig Harrison, with an AI AWS L115A3 in .338 Lapua mag in 2009. The range was 2707yds, projectile was a 250gr Lapua LocBase B408. And I'll bet my next month's paycheck, they gave the rounds a sunbath, like you said! Good shooting, much better than my M40A1 on her very best day... Pity.
     
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    Alex, the story I read was a British soldier with a .50 cal. It was a SOF article, not civilian.
     
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    Alex, it's pretty amazing.. Spoke to my brother in law about it and he was giddy about that shot.

    Just an amazing shot. Putting a bullet that size into target 27 football fields away. Especially when you factor in the variables at that range.
     
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    It's like calling artillery at that distance! My fav though is the Whitworth rifle during the Civil War. The Brits were only able to get a few past the blockade, but they were reputed to be accurate to 2000yds--this from a muzzleloader!!! Where's Quigley when you need him, eh?
     

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