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    I just don't have the energy to put out all those wind flags to 2.2 miles, not to mention my eyesight these days?

    Supper shot though.

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    There is not really much you can ad to this. Most of us are Riflemen. We know what is involved in pulling off a feat such as this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    There is not really much you can ad to this. Most of us are Riflemen. We know what is involved in pulling off a feat such as this.
    Not to take away from this incredible feat I would venture to also give credit to some luck.

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    Some luck

    Quote Originally Posted by martin zuck View Post
    Not to take away from this incredible feat I would venture to also give credit to some luck.
    Some luck I would say a hell of a lot of it. When you know how many intervening variables come into play. I would like to see these guys shoot an agg at that range and see what it measured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkittine View Post
    I just don't have the energy to put out all those wind flags to 2.2 miles
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    The sniper did a great job. He had superb training as part of a team consisting of a spotter, gunsmith, kill verifier, etc. He was not a benchrest shooter! He is a human computer who analyses several variables and then pulls the trigger. Let's not belittle him by introducing LUCK as a factor.

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    You have to give credit to the spotter too, who usually does the calculating. So assume that the rifle is capable of 1/4 MOA. What would the expected possible variation be with no wind at 2.2 miles in inches?

    We get wind flags and sighters. Now matter how you look at it, the results were perfect and if the shooter wasn't that good then there would not have even been a chance.

    Bob

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    2 mile shot

    Praise got and pass the ammunition..........
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    Why not count on a little luck

    The bullet has to go somewhere and that rag head had bad luck that day.

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    When I shoot

    Quote Originally Posted by TheoW View Post
    The sniper did a great job. He had superb training as part of a team consisting of a spotter, gunsmith, kill verifier, etc. He was not a benchrest shooter! He is a human computer who analyses several variables and then pulls the trigger. Let's not belittle him by introducing LUCK as a factor.
    When ever I have managed to shoot a group where the first decimal place is a zero I can thank good equipment, Good load development, accuracy in reading the wind flags and divine intervention or as we aussies call it good old bloody luck. If it wasn't then there is no reason I shouldn't be able shoot the remainder of the groups the same size or something close. The reason I have never agged in the zeros is because my bloody luck ran out after the first group. At that distance he could have shot two or three more but I am sure the next couple would have missed. So I am not belitteling the sniper when I acknowledge both his ability and his luck or his enemy's lack of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wynne View Post
    The bullet has to go somewhere and that rag head had bad luck that day.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin zuck View Post
    Not to take away from this incredible feat I would venture to also give credit to some luck.
    Yeah, lots of luck. No way to account for the wind over that distance. At two miles out the bullet is falling to the earth on an almost verticle line, miscalculate distance by 20 yards or so and the bullet drops in front of or behind the intended target. A lot can happen in the ten second flight time, the target can simply walk away and get a cold beer.
    Chances are the shooter missed his first shot, the spotter saw the strike 15 feet away. The ISIL combatant was unaware that he was under fire. The shooter adjusted his aim point and Bingo, one bad guy down.
    Thats the way it works shootin' ground hogs anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkittine View Post
    I just don't have the energy to put out all those wind flags to 2.2 miles, not to mention my eyesight these days?

    Supper shot though.
    That is what indigenous vegetation is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nader View Post
    At two miles out the bullet is falling to the earth on an almost verticle line, miscalculate distance by 20 yards or so and the bullet drops in front of or behind the intended target. A lot can happen in the ten second flight time, the target can simply walk away and get a cold beer.
    Chances are the shooter missed his first shot, the spotter saw the strike 15 feet away. The ISIL combatant was unaware that he was under fire. The shooter adjusted his aim point and Bingo, one bad guy down.
    Why do you think the often quoted statistic for snipers is 1 kill per 1.7 shots? Again, this takes nothing away from the shooter, but it does stress just how difficult connecting with such a shot is.
    Last edited by Asa Yam; 06-29-2017 at 08:00 AM.

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