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Old 11-26-2009, 11:52 AM   #1
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I got this in an email and don't know the validity, but it tickled me....

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This 19 year old ex-cheerleader (now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper) was watching a road that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engaged the target (i.e., she shot him). It turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban, and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.

The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated; he was blown to pieces. (Folks, that'* a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields!)

And the last thing that came out of his mouth ... was his ***!

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Old 11-26-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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nice one venom and you would be surprised how far the sniper rifles can let you see and shoot
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I think they can go 2500 meters now. That'* a long shot.
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they have a new one the are testing that does 3200m under 10x magnification
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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Good gravy, that'* 2 miles
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and it'* just a hair smaller then a 50 caliber it'* like a 419 or something like that
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I got to watch a 50 when I was in training, didn't get to shoot it, but wow, what a bang.
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i like 50'* reallt like the ma duece i can rip that down to armourer level and put it all back together and fully functioning in about 5-6 minuites
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Some of the newer 50'* have a very good recoil buffer in them and they don't feel at all bad. I would not want to shoot one without a recoil compensator and a good buffer assembly though...I think that would drive my shoulder backwards through my arse and that would not only hurt, it would not be pretty!
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...then of course there are the French Snipers.

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