Skip to comments.The 5 Most Impossible Sniper Shots Ever Made
Posted on 04/14/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Snipers are the elite masters of the art of killing somebody from a distance before he or she has any idea what is going on. Of course, shooting from such a long range incurs a wide array of difficulties, leading to situations where making a successful shot is, by all logic and reason, impossible. It is in these situations where the best snipers sniff, wipe the sweat from their eyes and make the shot anyway.
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Those are all crazy shots.
The Barrett rifle is amazing. Thanks for sharing that!
Re: #4 Shooting through a wall
That was using a .50 round with a ring of RDX embedded in it for that extra “kick” in the fragmentation effect.
The Sniper movie with Tom Berenger was based on the “shot” by Carlos Hathcock. But here’s an excellent comment in the comments section:
POST: Mythbusters tried the scope shot and declared it busted, I’m probably the 600th person to say so.
REPLY: Mythbusters didn’t go to Marine boot camp and do two tours in Vietnam.
I was wondering how he killed all three.
I saw that movie. It also had Billy Zane. Was Carlos the guy who left a feather after his kills?
I love the post and reply...classic.
Incompetence can be a blessing.
That was the episode where I really started becoming skeptical of Myth Busters. There are been numerous episodes where I think they really need some good engineers on their team.
I used to like Smash Lab because they were just flat out better than Myth Busters.
I consider myself an average shot. I’ve had some formal training, and a fair amount of experience firing everything from handguns to shotguns to modest power hunting rifles (30 cal class). I’ve also had the unique pleasure of firing a Barrett 50 cal. I honestly don’t know if all sniper rifles are like this or not but damn! With that big bright scope, the extremely steady hold made possible by the bipod, and the ridiculous hitting power of the round... I can see how modern snipers have the confidence to make the tough shots. Me, I just don’t have the knack nor the solid technique. But there are some damn fine pieces of equipment out there to support those that do...
I got to meet him and his beautiful wife awhile back here in TX. They are such "salt of the earth" types. I feel very fortunate I got to shake his hand, and thank him for his service to Our Country.
To add, the Mythbusters team are full of Obama ass-kissers. obama appeared on that show plus both hosts are liberals.
I have the Sniper trilogy on DVD. There was an exchange on Sniper 3 where the war-hating guy didn’t want to be in the operation and Berenger replies “you can head home and start peace protesting if you want but when you’re here, shut the f up and obey your orders”.
Nor did Myth whatever win the Wimbledon Cup 1000 yard match. Carlos’ marksmanship was beyond unbelievable.
What myth busters fail to take in consideration was distance. They preformed there shots at 30 yds, this was to close. The velocity was to high and the bullet had not fully stabilized. There were experiments done many years ago and it takes at least 100 yds to stabilize a 30 cal. 173 gr. bullet. To high of a velocity causes a bullet to fragment. A slower moving bullet will stay together and penetrate deeper..
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