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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 10:48 AM
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marines snipers take 1000yrd shots all the time
"Snipers" being the important word here. As in highly highly trained soldiers with very very good equipment.

BTW the longest sniper shot ever was by a Canadian sniper Crpl. Rob Furlong in Afghanistan. He broke Carlos Hathcocks record with a 2,657 yard kill with a McMillan TAC-50.

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my point is it can be done if you practice.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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without a doubt joel. if i can hit a pie pan 8 times out 10 with open sights at 1000 yards any one can do so. theres just a lot to it. did anyone look at that video on that website i mentioned?
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sorry i didnt go to it ronn but i have seen video of it before probably the same one.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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ronn I tried but my pop up blocker wouldn't allow it to run. I tried to allow the pop up but still couldn't get it????
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i try to kill them at 10 yards

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thats to bad its crazy. i wouldn't try it unless i did alot of shooting that one rifle.
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me either unless i had practiced at the range forever and i was starving to death.much rather be up close

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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[quote=Buckshot;23945]1000 yards???? I don't think so. How could you get an animal to stand still long enough for the bullet to get there.


That brings up a good question. The speed of sound is around 6-700 miles an hour I think. How fast are these bullets going? Depends on the gun and ammo of course but would it hear the shot before it got there?
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1000 yards???? I don't think so. How could you get an animal to stand still long enough for the bullet to get there.


That brings up a good question. The speed of sound is around 6-700 miles an hour I think. How fast are these bullets going? Depends on the gun and ammo of course but would it hear the shot before it got there?
That depends alot on the type of round. The speed of sound is approx. 2100 ft/sec. You have to be approximate b/c it varies with humidity, elevation, temperature, etc. With some rounds, like the 5.56 (.223) for example, the MV is sometimes over 2700 ft/sec so no to target wont hear the shot before it hits.

the 30-06, as well as the "sniper rounds" .308, and .50 BMG all have MV's approaching 3000 ft/sec, so again its doubtful that the shot would be heard.

Obviously the bullets will slow down as they travel, so you cant really say for sure. Ive spoken to quite a few OEF snipers who say that when they take shots and miss, the targets pretty much never show any signs that they were aware that they were being shot at.

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