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Pretty intense. Gotta be a certain type for sure.

Imagine if they deer hunt....they are trained to sit dawn to dusk and 600yd shots are a chip shot to these guys.
 
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Good read, I am always impressed by what these guys are able to do. Certainly not a line of work I would be interested in though.
 

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British and US sniping is high level stuff. Those guys are awesome. The weaponry they have at their disposal are unbelievable. Makes a guy like Carlos Hathcock even more amazing though. I'm sure there are a bunch of stories like this, just a lot of which are classified. God Bless those guys!
 

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1430 meters= .89 miles. That is no 7.62x51(.308). The .300WM will reach out to 1500 yards so 1564 yards (1430 meters) is doable on a perfect day w/ a 190gr at 2900fps. The .338 Lapua, now that is the ticket. Not a 7.62 but it is used in the L96 platform. Once a bullet goes subsonic it looses accuracy real fast. A supressor reduces muzzle velosity by as much as 30%. Carlos Hathcock was using a hunting rifle w/ a modified Redfield scope, that is what makes him truely amazing. .30-06 was the 1000 yard standard for years. The man had balls of steel and could read everything natural around him perfectly.
 

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British and US sniping is high level stuff. Those guys are awesome. The weaponry they have at their disposal are unbelievable. Makes a guy like Carlos Hathcock even more amazing though. I'm sure there are a bunch of stories like this, just a lot of which are classified. God Bless those guys!
The Canadians are not far behind, I believe a Canadian sniper has the record for longest kill...

1430 meters= .89 miles. That is no 7.62x51(.308). The .300WM will reach out to 1500 yards so 1564 yards (1430 meters) is doable on a perfect day w/ a 190gr at 2900fps. The .338 Lapua, now that is the ticket. Not a 7.62 but it is used in the L96 platform. Once a bullet goes subsonic it looses accuracy real fast. A supressor reduces muzzle velosity by as much as 30%. Carlos Hathcock was using a hunting rifle w/ a modified Redfield scope, that is what makes him truely amazing. .30-06 was the 1000 yard standard for years. The man had balls of steel and could read everything natural around him perfectly.
Hathcock was a Winchester Model 70 man...His longest kill was with a "Ma Deuce" .50 cal...
 

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The Canadians are not far behind, I believe a Canadian sniper has the record for longest kill...



Hathcock was a Winchester Model 70 man...His longest kill was with a "Ma Deuce" .50 cal...
You are correct, but it was a modified Ma Deuce machine gun, not a rifle. The pre 1964 M70 was a civilian hunting rifle w/ a bull bore and standard stock, slightly modified. I has truely impressed w/ the sniper in Fallujah that took an insurgent at 1200 yards w/ a .308(7.62x51) M40. That is a custom rig. He even was shocked he hit. The Canadian that hit at 1.5 miles, that has been past by the .408 and .416.
 

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I saw a program on snipers on the military channel. One of the guys was picking off insurgents from 800 yards as they dashed across a road. He had something like 4 seconds to aim and fire and he was drilling them.
 

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Read a lot of books on snipers from Iraq Afghanistan and Vietnam. Extremely impressive what those guys do no matter what they have in their hands
 


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