As far as the 50 BMG not being legal to use in war against human targets...... Where did you get that. There are stories all over hell about US, Canadian and UK snipers using the 50 BMG for long range sniping using specialized single shot precision rifles. If this was not legal, I am pretty sure they would not be able to report on these long range kills on the enemy.[/QUOTE]
We were officially told the .50 was to be used for vehicles and equipment, not to engage individuals. However, unofficially we were told if an enemy fighter was carrying a weapon, pack, basket of puppies, or anything else then we could "shoot for the gear." If we happened to go through the person while doing so, shit happens. If anyone asks about it, be sure and tell them you were shooting at the equipment. That's Marine logic
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