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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 04:18
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Well done, eh!
That is some distance over which to "reach out and touch someone" as an old workmate who once wore black nomex used to put it.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 04:40
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Did he shoot the person he was aiming for or the bloke next to his him?
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 04:56
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I think either was a bonus!
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 06:14
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Kudos to the spotter too ..




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Look forward to the movie "Canadian Sniper"
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 08:54
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As someone who used to shoot full bore target rifles at ranges out to 1200 yrds, at Stickledown Range, Bisley, many moons ago. The Bulleye was a full 3 ft across(if memory serves!). The whole target was truncated from a square to a rectangle to allow it to be moved by the Butt Markers.
This shot is staggering.
The technical aspects alone,of being able to make this and other super long range sniper shots, are mind blowing.( No pun intended!)
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 08:58
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Originally Posted by Eddie Dean View Post
Did he shoot the person he was aiming for or the bloke next to his him?
Reminds me of Spike Milligan in the North Africa campaign. The Lieutenant commanding a 7.2 drops a round straight on to a German tank.

Milligan: "Well done, sir, you've hit one!"

Lt: "It wasn't the one I was aiming for, Milligan"
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Otterburn Ranges have sheep grazing all over the training area. When the artillery practice starts they all crowd around the targets.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 09:07
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
Otterburn Ranges have sheep grazing all over the training area. When the artillery practice starts they all crowd around the targets.
I was once told that the ambition of sheep was to wake up dead.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:29
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Does it really matter?


As great a feat his was.....it does pale when a guy can sit in an office in Nevada and whack the sniped Tango's pals standing around looking down at their BFF's body begin its trend to ambient air temp.....that pretty good shooting too!
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:42
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Read somewhere today that the shot would take about 10 seconds to hit the target, luckily the target never moved.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 16:50
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One should always lead the bird, Daz!

Shame if he'd ducked, he have missed out on an opportunity to be part of a record-breaking team. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in this case.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 17:08
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As Eddie Dean said, did he hit the target he was aiming at?

If it was a target rich environment then the chance of a miss was probably lower. It is said he was aiming to discourage; may be the kill was an accident.

but a kill's a kill
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 17:31
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Originally Posted by dazdaz1 View Post
Read somewhere today that the shot would take about 10 seconds to hit the target, luckily the target never moved.
Range reported as 2.2 miles = 3540m

Mean projectile velocity if the ToF was 10s on a near-flat trajectory = 354m/s

Sounds about right, to me.

Muzzle velocity would have been around 900 to 1000m/s at a guess, and sniper rounds are supersonic for almost all of the ToF usually, which fits with a mean velocity that's just a bit over supersonic.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 18:01
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Sorry, but my Uncle George regularly took out Afrika Korpsmen at 13,000 yards in N. Africa during WWII.

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Old 24th Jun 2017, 08:41
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Not to take anything away from the sniper but a slice of luck had to be involved. It's a bit like a golfer getting a hole in one. The skill is getting in the close vicinity, that raises your chances, the final bit though is down to luck. I think that there is more than a possibility that the guy hit was collateral damage like Milligan's lieutenant's tank.
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"......the sniper did not expect to hit the target at such a distance, but hoped his "harassing fire" would frighten the enemy combatants to flee."

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