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Posted: 10/27/2004 9:48:17 PM EST
1) Hatcock's farthest kill was with a recoiless rifle, correct? Could you post a link to the story?

2) What were the Canadian's using in A-stan when they got their longest kill? Again, can a brotha get a link? TIA
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:54:34 PM EST
No link, but it was a MacMillan, IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:56:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By SamK:
1) Hatcock's farthest kill was with a recoiless rifle, correct? Could you post a link to the story?

2) What were the Canadian's using in A-stan when they got their longest kill? Again, can a brotha get a link? TIA



1) .50 cal (I think)

2) .338 Lapua

3) google WTF?

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:58:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 10:01:36 PM EST by Zardoz]
A "recoilless rifle" in the military at that time was a cannon (literally-57mm, 75mm, and 106mm).

May have been a 90mm also, but I'm not sure of that.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 10:04:51 PM EST
Both were .50s. An M2HB for Hatchcock, a MacMillan for the Canucks.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:31:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:53:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By SamK:
1) Hatcock's farthest kill was with a recoiless rifle, correct? Could you post a link to the story?





Nope, a fitty. Hit a bike frame of a Gook carrying arms. Then capped him. 2 miles.



Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:57:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 2:58:14 AM EST by Cypher214]
Hathcock's farthest kill was with an M2HB Browning machine gun. He had someone build him a scope mount for it and mounted a sniper scope (not much in those days) to it. The kill was at 2500 yds. (not 2 miles) and he scored two hits... one to the bicycle the guy was riding, then one to the guy himself.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 2:59:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 3:00:03 AM EST by garandman]

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Hathcock's farthest kill was with an M2HB Browning machine gun. He had someone build him a scope mount for it and mounted a sniper scope (not much in those days) to it. The kill was at 2500 yds. (not 2 miles) and he scored two hits... one to the bicycle the guy was riding, then one to the guy himself.



Ooops....what Cypher said. A mile and a half (almost)

Like it matters at that distance
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:00:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By FreeAmerican:
This is a good link

www.snipercountry.com/SnipHistory.asp



+1
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:02:00 AM EST
I thought the Canucks scored a confirmed 2800 yd hit with a Barrett in A'stan....
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:04:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Hathcock's farthest kill was with an M2HB Browning machine gun. He had someone build him a scope mount for it and mounted a sniper scope (not much in those days) to it. The kill was at 2500 yds. (not 2 miles) and he scored two hits... one to the bicycle the guy was riding, then one to the guy himself.


The book, "Complete History of Sniping" by Senich, has a photo of an M2HB fitted with a scope and being used as sniper weapon, it was also set-up for single shot.

Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:08:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 3:09:04 AM EST by mr_wilson]

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By SamK:
1) Hatcock's farthest kill was with a recoiless rifle, correct? Could you post a link to the story?





Nope, a fitty. Hit a bike frame of a Gook carrying arms. Then capped him. 2 miles.







Sorry G-man, post above is somewhat incorrect.

The kid on a bike was just that a VC kid toting arms (hundreds of pounds) Carlos shot the bike out from under him with his rifle and only took his life after the kid began firing "hopelessly" at him, as range was far beyond that of the AK......


the M2 50cal is correct (scoped with a 10X Unertl IIRC) but his longest shot was an adult VC running across a rice paddy after a sweep at 2500 yards, (1.42 miles).

Info above is correct the Canuks used a McMillian 50cal topped w/ 36X Leupy (or maybe that was the spotters') and set the NEW LD kill record at 1.51 miles or 2430 meters (2658 yards).

Hope this helps clear things up,
Mike
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:47:48 AM EST
To add from the unverified rumour mill...
I had heard/read that the Canadian sniper(s) where using their own .50 weapon. but were using the American .50cal ammunition as it was better suited to the job at hand.
As an aside: There was quite a controversy re. Canadian soldiers receiving awards...I forget which medal from the US (Bronze Star?). Our gov't wouldn't allow it. I guess some Canadians had been instramental in assisting US soldiers in some firefight or battle situation and the Army was going to issue the medals in recognition of this...
I guess Ottawa felt in politically incorrect to admit that Canadian Soldiers had actually killed.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:52:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
I thought the Canucks scored a confirmed 2800 yd hit with a Barrett in A'stan....



It was a McMillan bolt gun.
Damn accurate rifles.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 8:49:12 AM EST
Thanks
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