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Old 11-19-2011, 04:01 AM   #11
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That's because I wasn't there or any Marine for that matter....lol j/k. Congrats!
All of us marines could have been there and only a few could shoot w them boys....we dont miss that often just joking guys. All honesty congrats and thanks for serving guys. I was the marksman for my platoon and it just amazed the guys at how i can shoot and i didnt and still dont think those shots were spectacular. I mean i was shooting 5 shot groups at 300 yards and covering them with a half dollar most of the time. A 3 shot group i was covering w a quarter and a nickel on a good day.
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Congrats, Ranger!

I didn't realize you were still an operator...

Do they let you go TDY for this competition, or is it on your own dime???

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Congrats, Ranger!

I didn't realize you were still an operator...

Do they let you go TDY for this competition, or is it on your own dime???
Oh it's my own dime but it's only a 45 mile drive....

Not really an "Operator" at the moment ; I'm an Instructor at Army Sniper School....
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Congratulations! If you do not mind me asking, what rifle were you using?
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WOC,

A couple of other notes. Since the spotter isn't subject to recoil and muzzle flash/gases, it's easier for him to see the actual impact of the round and make corrections. And the spotter often provides security for the sniper, armed with a rifle with a higher rate of fire than the sniper rifle.

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Congratulations! If you do not mind me asking, what rifle were you using?
AI .338 Lapua Mag and my Chey Tac .408
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Congrats! That is a skill I would love to have, but not willing to put the work into it that you have.

I guess the losers all had to buy your beer that evening?

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Congrats on 3 First Place finishes. How does the scoring work...best single shot, best group, etc?


The scoring is based off of how many shots you can get in a certain amount of time (accurately, of course) on some targets.....

On others, it is the shot group (while shooting @ an 800M target.....

In the CQB "FIght and Hide", you are, on average, 500-750 meters away shooting at pop up targets..... THe object of this phase of the competition is to engage a target, and then move to another hide/cover position and engage that target before time passes and/or another target pops up (all this is controlled by the guy with the "God Gun"....

The last and final phase of competition is strictly a long range shoot. Targets start at 925M and go out to 1700M. Shooters/Spotters get 4 shots at each target:

Target A) 925M
Target B) 1000M
Target C) 1175M
Target D) 1300M
Target E) 1500M
Target F) 1700M


On the final targets, teams only get 4 shots. IF they hit the target, they receive a point for each hit. For those teams that hit all targets, every time, they measure the groups.

I had a 3" group on Target A; 4" group on B, 4.25" group on C; 5" group on D; 6'' group on E; and I had a 7.75" group on F, but only hit it 3 times.

The 2nd place team was almost identical to myself and my spotter, but I hit Target F 3 times and they only hit once
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Target A) 925M
Target B) 1000M
Target C) 1175M
Target D) 1300M
Target E) 1500M
Target F) 1700M

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I had a 3" group on Target A; 4" group on B, 4.25" group on C; 5" group on D; 6'' group on E; and I had a 7.75" group on F, but only hit it 3 times.
only!?
Jesus, Mary & Joseph!
Congratulations!


And here I am 'window shopping' what tools might make the most sense for me to develop marksmanship up to 300 yards max.
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only!?
Jesus, Mary & Joseph!
Congratulations!

And here I am 'window shopping' what tools might make the most sense for me to develop marksmanship up to 300 yards max.
Lol

It's taken me, at LEAST, 100,000 shots to be able to shoot as well as I do now. I spend 12 hours a day, every day, at the range though....
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