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(Guardian)   It's just like Where's Waldo, but with fewer scrolls and more 30.06 rounds plowing through your skull   (theguardian.com) divider line 47
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2014-02-19 10:49:05 PM  
Switching over to thermal vision...
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2014-02-19 10:54:23 PM  
Steven Seagal would find them and destroy them.
 
2014-02-19 11:42:40 PM  
Snipers aren't that hard to spot. Just hit the M key and look for red dots.
 
2014-02-19 11:47:42 PM  
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2014-02-20 12:18:41 AM  

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Exactly what first came to mind for me also, followed by...


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2014-02-20 01:26:05 AM  
So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.
 
2014-02-20 02:15:41 AM  
so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...
 
2014-02-20 02:23:30 AM  

meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.


I have to admit, I couldn't see most of them either.

Probably all the ninjas in the way.
 
2014-02-20 02:24:21 AM  
 
2014-02-20 02:25:20 AM  

meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.


They're easier to spot than some lurking animals. Octopi are their own automatic ghille suit.

That said, easier doesn't mean easy. There's an awesome painball video where a single sniper scout takes on a whole amateur paintball team. They walk over him without noticing. You know he's there, they don't, and as they walk you forget he is center frame. Freaky.
 
2014-02-20 02:26:45 AM  

doglover: meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.

They're easier to spot than some lurking animals. Octopi are their own automatic ghille suit.

That said, easier doesn't mean easy. There's an awesome painball video where a single sniper scout takes on a whole amateur paintball team. They walk over him without noticing. You know he's there, they don't, and as they walk you forget he is center frame. Freaky.


Link? I love me some sniper action.
 
2014-02-20 02:28:55 AM  
What military uses 30-06 for snipers subby? Me thinks .308, .338, .50 BMG.
 
2014-02-20 02:31:22 AM  
Sounds like a job for Daisy cutters.
 
2014-02-20 02:33:16 AM  
Can't find it now. On muh phone. plus there's a ton of crappy sniper scope gopro shiat now. Messin' with muh search.
 
2014-02-20 02:34:28 AM  

Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...


.308 Win is a fantastic "do-it-all" cartridge. After a hiatus from shooting since I left the army I think it's time to explore competitive shooting again. I had the privilege of shooting with the CFSAC team a few years back. That's me rocking the J-Lo shades.

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/Saw 4 of 'em
//Would have been long since dead
 
2014-02-20 02:44:09 AM  
Livingroom:  ya know. .308 is where it's at...

also known as a 'Kate'

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2014-02-20 02:44:57 AM  

Incetardis: Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...

.308 Win is a fantastic "do-it-all" cartridge. After a hiatus from shooting since I left the army I think it's time to explore competitive shooting again. I had the privilege of shooting with the CFSAC team a few years back. That's me rocking the J-Lo shades.

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/Saw 4 of 'em
//Would have been long since dead


Is that like all of Canada's military?
 
2014-02-20 02:47:41 AM  
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Think of the Steadycam systems used to stabilize movie cameras on choppers. Now tie that in with a very small helicopter, Predator overwatch, and a tandem remote rig.

Remember, gentlemen, if you build a robot that is capable of doing maintenance and repairs, it must not be able to repair itself or similar maintenance bots. In the event of an uprising I'd like to know we could just wait them out.
 
2014-02-20 02:47:43 AM  
Oh HELLS NO!  I am NEVER leaving my house again!  Thanks a lot ;)
 
2014-02-20 02:47:44 AM  

doglover: Incetardis: Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...

.308 Win is a fantastic "do-it-all" cartridge. After a hiatus from shooting since I left the army I think it's time to explore competitive shooting again. I had the privilege of shooting with the CFSAC team a few years back. That's me rocking the J-Lo shades.

[fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 648x484]

/Saw 4 of 'em
//Would have been long since dead

Is that like all of Canada's military?


17/35th's
 
2014-02-20 02:50:11 AM  

doglover: Incetardis: Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...

.308 Win is a fantastic "do-it-all" cartridge. After a hiatus from shooting since I left the army I think it's time to explore competitive shooting again. I had the privilege of shooting with the CFSAC team a few years back. That's me rocking the J-Lo shades.

[fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 648x484]

/Saw 4 of 'em
//Would have been long since dead

Is that like all of Canada's military?


Yes - and we all had to share the same rifle.
 
2014-02-20 02:57:26 AM  
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2014-02-20 02:59:36 AM  

doglover: meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.

They're easier to spot than some lurking animals. Octopi are their own automatic ghille suit.

That said, easier doesn't mean easy. There's an awesome painball video where a single sniper scout takes on a whole amateur paintball team. They walk over him without noticing. You know he's there, they don't, and as they walk you forget he is center frame. Freaky.



When I was in the Air Guard, we did paintball one afternoon.  I had my full BDUs and cap.  It was really not fair.  I zapped two or three before I let them nail me.
 
2014-02-20 03:00:32 AM  
But don't dare ask why he has been deployed there in the first place. Gun porn, indeed
 
2014-02-20 03:04:48 AM  
done in four
 
2014-02-20 03:23:14 AM  

meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,


Ditto. As far as I can tell, someone just took a bunch of landscape photos and randomly added red circles.
 
2014-02-20 03:27:53 AM  

HotWingAgenda: meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

Ditto. As far as I can tell, someone just took a bunch of landscape photos and randomly added red circles.


(that's the idea)
 
2014-02-20 04:26:27 AM  
Honestly if you go walking outdoors sometime and your eyesight isn't 15/20 a marksman that's semi trying or a sniper could be within 800m in a three piece suit or Lakers uniform and you wouldn't spot him in the time it takes for him to shoot you 30 times over. Camo and if you don't physically step on me type of hidden is all well and good against long term observers but the short term "man, he'd have shot me before I saw him" scenarios it's beyond necessary.
 
2014-02-20 04:46:10 AM  
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2014-02-20 04:52:12 AM  
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2014-02-20 04:55:02 AM  
Yeah it's been a week, but we did this already.  Next week's challenge: no Where's Waldo reference.
 
2014-02-20 05:16:52 AM  

doglover: meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.

They're easier to spot than some lurking animals. Octopi are their own automatic ghille suit.

That said, easier doesn't mean easy. There's an awesome painball video where a single sniper scout takes on a whole amateur paintball team. They walk over him without noticing. You know he's there, they don't, and as they walk you forget he is center frame. Freaky.


But honestly, who is looking for a guy in a gorilla suit?
 
2014-02-20 05:20:22 AM  
Considering the distance record for longest sniper kill is 2707 yards just searching the7.5 square miles of ground would take hours or days and there is a newly invented 50 caliber rifle round that is laser guided which will turn everyone into a world class sniper and increases the accuracy range out to the maximum range of the bullet makes it exponentially more difficult.
 
2014-02-20 05:34:34 AM  

Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...


FALSE. .30-06  is prefered over .308 in precision circles for it's ability to load 200+ gr bullets to near .300 win mag pressures.  208 AMAX or 210 Bergers seem to be the favorite.
 
2014-02-20 05:53:34 AM  

Jarhead_h: Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...

FALSE. .30-06  is prefered over .308 in precision circles for it's ability to load 200+ gr bullets to near .300 win mag pressures.  208 AMAX or 210 Bergers seem to be the favorite.


Going by your handle and jargon, I'd say you have no idea what you're talking about.

/please don't kill me
 
2014-02-20 06:02:03 AM  

GWSuperfan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4xO0k9LcIU


Are silencers really that quiet though?  I thought that's just a movie thing.
 
2014-02-20 06:08:00 AM  

meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.


I chalk it up partly to the high skill of the snipers and partly up to the shiatty low-resolution images. I'd be interested in seeing high resolution, sharp versions of those pictures with which to try again.
 
2014-02-20 06:10:25 AM  
A repeat with a headline ripped off from the previous greenlight. awesome
 
2014-02-20 06:15:39 AM  

Jarhead_h: Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...

FALSE. .30-06  is prefered over .308 in precision circles for it's ability to load 200+ gr bullets to near .300 win mag pressures.  208 AMAX or 210 Bergers seem to be the favorite.


Yup. The .30-06 outranges the .308 somewhat, but the .308 is more consistent, at least 40-some years ago when the '06 was replaced. A lot of Army M24s have been revamped and rechambered to .300 Win. Mag., using 220-grain Matchkings. If memory serves, it's called the Mk 319.

And the .30-06 rounds our sniper have been using in Vietnam were 172-grain match rounds. And Carlos Hathcock liked 700 yards as his ideal minimum range.
 
2014-02-20 06:51:29 AM  

mamoru: meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

That's impressive and scary at the same time.

I chalk it up partly to the high skill of the snipers and partly up to the shiatty low-resolution images. I'd be interested in seeing high resolution, sharp versions of those pictures with which to try again.


Ok, so I clicked on the link.

I see nothing.
Red circle....can't see a sniper in the red circle.

There is nothing to say the photographer isn't pulling our leg. It's not like he showed us a guy geared up, then asked us to find him, then when we couldn't he circled him for us to see and go "wow!

Wasn't there a movie where the sniper in practice kept shooting the target with some officers trying to find him, and when they gave up and asked him to stand up he was at their feet?
Other sniper movies you'd recommend?
 
2014-02-20 07:04:14 AM  

Resident Muslim: Wasn't there a movie where the sniper in practice kept shooting the target with some officers trying to find him, and when they gave up and asked him to stand up he was at their feet?


I get the feeling I've seen that kind of scene more than once, but I'm pretty sure the one you are thinking of is in "Clear and Present Danger".
 
2014-02-20 07:15:22 AM  

Kiwimann: Are silencers really that quiet though?  I thought that's just a movie thing.


They muffle the sound of the shot being fired.  The bullet itself will still make a sonic crack/boom as it travels through the air in excess of the speed of sound, but it makes it very difficult to hear where the shots are coming from.

So... "sort of".  The farther away you are when you take the shot, the more helpful the sound suppressor will be.
 
2014-02-20 09:45:41 AM  

Gyrfalcon: HotWingAgenda: meyerkev: So I didn't see any of those, even when they were pointed out,

Ditto. As far as I can tell, someone just took a bunch of landscape photos and randomly added red circles.

(that's the idea)


I get the idea, camo/stealth really helps but a nice zoom in to show how the sniper was positioned would've really drove home the HOLY SHIAT! factor.   Have the original picture with maybe a series of progressively closer shots to reveal the sniper.  I got tired trying to see if I could make out part of the rifle or irregular patterns.
 
2014-02-20 10:58:30 AM  

Resident Muslim: Jarhead_h: Livingroom: so, subby, 30.06 rounds arent generally preferred for any distance shooting anymore, ya know. .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...

FALSE. .30-06  is prefered over .308 in precision circles for it's ability to load 200+ gr bullets to near .300 win mag pressures.  208 AMAX or 210 Bergers seem to be the favorite.

Going by your handle and jargon, I'd say you have no idea what you're talking about.

/please don't kill me


Good gawd, just do a search for two shooters, USSR and montannamarine on Sniper's Hide forums, There's another guy that posts there sometimes that works for US Optics(forget his handle) and sells scopes by pinging steel at a mile with a 208AMAX sent out of a 30in barreled win Model 70.  Bottom line is that the .30-06 has enough extra capacity to give  about 200 meters more range with the same bullet weight as the .308, and then start sending heavier bullets like 190s and up.  If we're talking MILITARY then obviously it's a different ballgame, (.308, .300 winmag, .338 Lapua, and that's all that's allowed) but for handloaders there are a lot more options.

Short history lesson - the 30-03 standardized in 1903 originally sent a 240 grn bullet with a hefty powder charge.  dized in 1906, hence caliber .30, year '06, or .30-06. The new spec had a lighter bullet in front of a slightly reduced powder charge.,  The load was found to carry too far to comply with Army safety regulations so they bumped the bullet weight and charge down again and settled on a 150 grn fmj  leaving the 24in barrel of a Model 1903 at about 27090 FPS.  This load would become the M! ammo which would be used through two world wars and Korea before being pawned off on US allies to be used through the 1980's.  It was a very light load which ALL of the automatics were designed around, particularly the Garand, which can't handle a heavy load without bending the op rod guide.  It was this amunition that the Army Ordinance Board sought to redesign along with the M! Garand.  The result was the M-14 and the 7.62x51(.30-06 is 7.62x63) where the 51 refers to the case capacity..  The new round sent the same 150 grn bullet after the same primer ignited a smaller powder charge in the smaller case to result in only a slight speed decrease of about 100 FPS.

So yes, a .308 is just a shortened .30-06 based of of a LIGHT .30-06 load.
 
2014-02-20 11:13:04 AM  

mamoru: Resident Muslim: Wasn't there a movie where the sniper in practice kept shooting the target with some officers trying to find him, and when they gave up and asked him to stand up he was at their feet?

I get the feeling I've seen that kind of scene more than once, but I'm pretty sure the one you are thinking of is in "Clear and Present Danger".


"Looks like he had lunch here sir. A quarter pounder. With cheese."

That was an awesome scene. I laughed. A lot.
 
2014-02-20 12:00:59 PM  

Livingroom: .308 is where it's at, what with that whole NATO thing and all... 30.06 is pretty much relegated to the deer rifles of history now...


.308 is pretty much the bottom of the barrel when it comes to sniper rounds.  I'd even venture to say it's a better fit with the designated marksman role than the true sniper role.

For snipers, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua are the go-to rounds.   And then there's the .50 BMG...

Never shot a .338 Lapua, but you definitely know it after you've shot a .300 win mag.... and so does everyone else.   Farking thing is LOUD.
 
2014-02-20 12:15:57 PM  

Incetardis: .308 Win is a fantastic "do-it-all" cartridge.


I agree.   It's a very respectable round.  My next 2 rifles are going to be a .308 bolt action (probably a Ruger scout or a Remington 700) and a SCAR-17S.   Probably not this year though, wife's getting the kitchen remodeled.
 
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