Wednesday, November 15, 2006


armyvideo: "Live camera shots of US snipers taking out Taliban with 50 caliber sniper rifles in

Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is lying on top of the
peak in front of you... When you hear the shot fired... Watch what happens. Our
sniper is about a half mile away... or more.
These are some examples of the fight in Afghanistan. These video shots are not
made through the shooter's telescopic sight..... They are made looking through the
spotter's scope. The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper to
find and home in on the target. The sniper is using a 50 caliber rifle. A 50 cal.
round is about 7-8 inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter. The
bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and one-half inches long."

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