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Old 02-13-2013, 02:32 AM   #31
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I'll be honest. I have no idea. My face when I read this question o_O Haha. OK now something harder. Who was the sniper with the most kills in WW2?
Monty! General Montgomery. He always considered the Battle of El Alamein and beating Rommel in North Africa as his greatest success and the title "of Alamein" followed him even after death.
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Some Russian guy whose name I can never remember/pronounce. Real odd looking Siberian type...
Incorrect. The answer is Simo Hayha, a finnish sniper who used only an open sight Mosin to achieve 505 confirmed kills.
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I give up. Please, inform me.
British .55 Boys anti tank rifle. In service from '37-'43. Three variants. 35ish pounds, 5 feet, 2 inches long. 18 or so millimeters of penetration at 500 yards, (on tank armor) 5 round detachable box mag, muzzle velocity of 2400, but rising to 2900ish fps in later years.
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Monty! General Montgomery. He always considered the Battle of El Alamein and beating Rommel in North Africa as his greatest success and the title "of Alamein" followed him even after death.
Hmmm....makes sense. Thanks for the info.
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Some model of the Mauser rifle. K98?
Correct -- a 7mm Mauser. Still a great, and underestimated, cartridge!

What Spanish-American War related development persuaded the US to adopt the 1911 .45 Automatic as its primary sidearm?
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British .55 Boys anti tank rifle. In service from '37-'43. Three variants. 35ish pounds, 5 feet, 2 inches long. 18 or so millimeters of penetration at 500 yards, (on tank armor) 5 round detachable box mag, muzzle velocity of 2400, but rising to 2900ish fps in later years.
Ahhh, I've heard of it, but I haven't seen enough pics of one to recognize it. Listen to me...excuses excuses :-)
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Correct -- a 7mm Mauser. Still a great, and underestimated, cartridge!

What Spanish-American War related development persuaded the US to adopt the 1911 .45 Automatic as its primary sidearm?
I thought it was some skirmish in the Philippines?... Durn.
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Hmmm....makes sense. Thanks for the info.
Not to me: I think he was a very lucky SOB there, quite nuts overall, and held in too low regard the lives of his men vs. personal gain. He was a stuck-up dinosaur.
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Correct -- a 7mm Mauser. Still a great, and underestimated, cartridge!

What Spanish-American War related development persuaded the US to adopt the 1911 .45 Automatic as its primary sidearm?
Wasn't it because the Colt .38s they had wouldn't stop the spanish soldiers because they were so drugged up? That might be some other conflict, but i'm not sure.
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Here ya go. Mr. Fox- this one has been around for a while. 10 questions, international in flavor.

http://www.quizyourfriends.com/take-quiz.php?id=0909182033042106&a=1&

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