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Old 04-15-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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From WaPo, no less. Wonder why that rag even let this one post?

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The three quick shots off the fantail of the USS Bainbridge that terminated the piracy incident in the Indian Ocean early Sunday night made a number of points for various pointy-headed political pundits to chew on, cudlike, for a few weeks. But one they'll probably miss is the following: The three shots make clear to a wider public what has been clear to people who pay attention to such things -- we are in the golden age of the sniper.
My favorite definition of reach out and touch someone....!

washingtonpost.com
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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My definition of catnip for Rambo wannabes.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I'm not a 'Rambo wannabe' but high performance ballistics do interest me. The chemistry, math and physics behind it all are fascinating. The mechanics of the weapon, the physical discipline, I suppose it is catnip for a shooting enthusiast. I own three such weapons. capable of this type of shooting, and it's thought provoking setting up for those 500 yard plus shots. It's a science, not a mindless ooga booga Rambo with an M-60 thing. Lol, insult all you want catto. The simple minded always insult what they can't understand or comprehend in a vain attempt to impress others of their intelligence.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Live by the sword and you die by the sword..
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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Live by the sword and you die by the sword..
True. Also, speak softly and carry a big stick, like this one.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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My definition of catnip for Rambo wannabes.

Maybe a bit jealous because you couldn't be one of the elite a hit a head shot on a ship?
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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The chemistry, math and physics behind it all are fascinating. The mechanics of the weapon, the physical discipline, I suppose it is catnip for a shooting enthusiast.
And none of those were the subject of the article.


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I own three such weapons. capable of this type of shooting, and it's thought provoking setting up for those 500 yard plus shots.
500 hundred is mildly thought provoking, 1,000 is interesting, 1,500 to 2,000 now that gets my interest.

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It's a science,
I think of it more as a craft...

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The simple minded always insult what they can't understand or comprehend in a vain attempt to impress others of their intelligence.
Vain attempt... I doubt it. As for understanding... you know what they say about Ass-U-ME'ing.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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"Happiness is a warm gun...." Lennon/McCartney
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:23 PM
 
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NVplumber

An example of a much better main stream story.

Pirates Beware: Soon Rifles That Kill from a Mile Away - TIME
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:56 AM
 
Location: MS
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And none of those were the subject of the article.
But like NVplumber, I do try to learn the details of what interests me. I read both articles and while they didn't go into this level of detail, I have read enough to know some of the different technologies that are available to the new sniper rifle.

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500 hundred is mildly thought provoking, 1,000 is interesting, 1,500 to 2,000 now that gets my interest.
As a person who is still working on a consistent grouping at 100 yards with their new rifle, any distance is interesting.

The SR-25 mentioned in the article. My guess is they were using the MK-11 version.
Knight's Armament SR-25, Stoner Rifle 25, 308 Caliber, SASS I've thought about purchasing a similar rifle from Rock River Arms or just building one like I am with my 6.8 AR.

-Robert
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