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US sniper in Iraq makes 1,250 meter shot with M24 7.62 NATO

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Unread 02-28-2006, 07:52 PM
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Re: US sniper in Iraq makes 1,250 meter shot with M24 7.62 NATO

Those Marines can shoot!

If he help 12 ft for drop, I wonder what he held for windage. I know, depends on wind speed and direction. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: US sniper in Iraq makes 1,250 meter shot with M24 7.62 NATO

    I am very surprised that the shot was at all possible, considering the "INFERIOR" optics (that we are led to believe by some posters)of the LEUPOLD scope being used. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    It would have been virtually impossible for staff sgt Gillard to even "SEE" the target judging by the poor clarity of the LEUPOLD lenses we get told about, or the fact that the LEUPOLD scope was able to hold its zero long enough to get a shot off. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Was the 12ft hold over actually a result of the faulty less then perfect LEUPOLD internal adjustment system we are often reminded about
    Now that this LEUPOLD scope has been mounted on a rifle that has actually fired a shot, "Those in the know" tell us that it would have to go back to the factory for re-calibration! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    I actually found it hard to believe that this shot had been taken with anything other then a S&B as we are constantly told that this is the only scope capable of this sort outstanding performance.

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    Re: US sniper in Iraq makes 1,250 meter shot with M24 7.62 NATO

    Ian,

    'Decaf only' for you from now on. OK? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: US sniper in Iraq makes 1,250 meter shot with M24 7.62 NATO

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    Those Marines can shoot!



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    Especially when they're in the Army! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
    Quote from story:
    Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M-24 rifle, Army Staff Sgt. Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier
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    Re: US sniper in Iraq makes 1,250 meter shot with M24 7.62 NATO

    Apologies for getting Staff Sgt Gilliland's name wrong in my previous post, no dis-respect meant.

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