Monday, July 6, 2009
Back by popular demand. Not for our more sensitive viewers.
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 7.26 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.
Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is laying
on top of the peak in front of you... when you hear the shot fired....
watch what happens. The sniper is also about a half mile away... or more.
It is not known if the sniper team is US Marine or Army. It is known
that a Canadian Forces sniper has the distance record in Afghanistan of 1.5 miles.
This is Macroeconomics since it is your tax dollars at work.