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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Sniper Show on History

Did anyone else catch this the other night? The show was various stories of successful long shots in history. The whole show led up to a mile and a half yes 1.5 mile shot with a tac 50 a Canadian sniper made in Afghanastan with American ammo.

To summarize, they had ran out of Canadian made bullets, so they switched to US ammo and they noticed either the prop was different or something, bullets had just a bit more velocity on them. They say three guys coming down the side of a ridge, sniper and spotter were at 8500 feet elevation, the insurgents were all the way at 1800 feet elevation. Three crosswinds, that much of an elevation drop and gravity effect, and the impact the less dense air going to more dense air had - WOW! He said the windage was completely maxed, and he was using the scope dots as more of a lead. Anyway first shot was low and right, second shot hit the guys backpack and from there he knew what to do so third shot disintegrated the guy.



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They had an ex navy seal sniper try to replicate the shot in Arizona as best they could. He was shooting fairly flat at 1800 feet elevation with two crosswinds @ 1.5 miles, the spotter and shooter never even saw splash after 10 shots they quit.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 10:31 AM
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yeah i saw th show it was pretty bad ass that 1.5 mile shot was unbelievable

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Coworkers were telling me about the show. I think this was it:
http://www.history.com/shows.do?acti...isodeId=515740

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Yea I caught it, thought it was pretty sweet.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 02:41 PM
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Its pretty good glad I recorded it missed a few parts when it was on.
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Saw that as well, pretty cool show... Crazy to think about the variables that come into play over ~3 second flight time.

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It always made me chuckle when people say you have to consider the rotation of the earth on some of these shots and adjust for it.

Fuck me - I have enough problems dealing with wind at 800 yds.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 03:42 PM
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For what little bit I caught it was a good show. A 1.5 mile shot is beyond impressive. Now factor the weather conditions those snipers where experiencing that time of the year in the Shahi-Kot (SP?) mountains. I have been near that mountain range for a few days in the winter and it is no joke. Now imagine taking pulling trigger on that shot. Damn.

I have met a 19yr old SPC that got a confirmed at 1800m with Barrett M82A1 .50.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 04:20 PM
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That ex Seal at the end has the last name of McMillan, as in McMillan Tac .50
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 02:14 PM
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I liked the almost 1400 meter shot with a .308 in Iraq where the army sharp shooter admitted he was only trying to scare the tango off the balcony and ended up hitting him center of mass with the cross hairs no where near the target!

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 05:06 PM
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Didn't Carlos Hathcock have a 1.42 mile (2,500 yard) confirmed kill? That's what R Lee Ermey said on one episode of "Lock 'n Load". He said he did it with a .50 BMG sniper rifle.
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Didn't Carlos Hathcock have a 1.42 mile (2,500 yard) confirmed kill? That's what R Lee Ermey said on one episode of "Lock 'n Load". He said he did it with a .50 BMG sniper rifle.
Yep..But the gun was a converted 50 Cal machine gun.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 09:09 AM
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Yep..But the gun was a converted 50 Cal machine gun.
Yea they ust threw a scope o it and did a lil work on the stand the gu was sitting on.
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