Re: Exploding Prairie Dogs.....
Lones Wigger trained all of my snipers at the Chu Lai sniper school. I never met him personally but he did a great job and they were really fantastic shots after he got through with them.
The mans other exploits are better known to the public but to me he is a legend for his ability to take a 19 year old kid with a clunky old national match M-14 and turn him into a formidable sniper. I ran Echo Recon 2/1, 1970-1971 up in I Corps: Chu Lai, Da Nang, DMZ, Khe Sahn, Hill 845.
I have found his email address and intend to ask him if he would happen to know where I could get a hold of the Americal Division sniper record for Viet Nam. I am interested in whether my man is recorded with the longest kill. I will not mention the guy's name here but Wigger will know of whom I speak.
I will think about the bullet spin and make some calculations. But I myself will not argue with the man over guns and shooting. I would just sit and listen and learn. It was my experience with my snipers that got me thinking about how togo about shooting elk on the next ridgeline. I reasoned if they could hit something as small as a person that surely I could hit something as large as an elk.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club