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Subject: 50. cal snipers, waste of money?
paddy    1/3/2005 7:20:23 AM
Ive bin reading up about the M82 and M650 sniper systems. I was a sniper myself but never got to see these weapons in action. If anyone here ever used one could you give me your own verdict on the weapon, either in the anti personel role or anti material role
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Ehran    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/3/2005 9:47:10 PM
the canadians in 'stan chose to carry the big rifles in lieu of body armour at times so they must have liked them rather a lot. personally i wouldn't fancy lugging one around but for long range shooting it's awfully hard to beat them.
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WinsettZ    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/7/2005 2:01:46 PM
Ideally snipers won't be drawing fire and won't need body armor, so I can see the logic behind that move. Psychologically, I'd be pretty uncomfortable ditching the body armor, being the coward that I am. ;)
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CJH    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/9/2005 4:03:53 PM
Don't snipers rely on stealth, mobility and distance in lieu of body armor for safety? Do they move cross country on their own power or are they pretty much tied to vehicles?
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Ehran    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/9/2005 4:21:03 PM
nothing cowardly about snugging up in the old body armour besides at that altitude it's extra thermal layering.
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Ehran    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/9/2005 4:24:03 PM
in the op i was thinking of the bad guys were potentially anywhere in the operational area and could have been encountered at any time at virtually any range when the teams were in transit. snipers are masters of stealth and concealment and much prefer to move about on foot in the op area.
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god of war    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/11/2005 8:53:26 PM
I heard the 50 cals rip enemy limbs off. Seems to me that it might be a morale killer to see your buddy's arm get ripped off knowing you're next.
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F22    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/15/2005 12:57:31 AM
As I understand it, US snipers don't normally wear body armor because it hinders their shooting. Apparently, the US military does not currently field body armor designed specifically for snipers. Does anyone know if that's true?
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ls_freak    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   1/15/2005 9:38:50 PM
I'd say they're worth the cost. They can do incredible damage to both human and vehcile targets, especially with the new Mk.211 Raufoss ammo (armor-piercing explosive incendiary). Here what they can do to 1.25mm armor plate
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mjm    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   6/18/2005 12:12:37 AM
Well I can tell you for long range shooting they can't be beat. If you want to hit something at 2000 meters that is lethal you need a .50 cal. I have seen what it does to its targets. I have seen people trying to spy from mountains up to a mile and a half away not knowing they are being targeted blown apart. the m107 is one of the most amazing weapons i have ever seen. Like others have said though, the weight is brutal, most don't like to lug them around. Your looking 30-35lbs for the m107.
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Bluewings    RE:50. cal snipers, waste of money?   6/18/2005 2:25:50 AM
I wish I could try one ... Cheers .
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