Sniper

The Day Lincoln Was Almost Hit By A Sniper.

by Daniel Russ on February 11, 2013

  Abraham Lincoln at Antietam   In 1864, once again the Shenandoah Valley was filled with the throaty echoes of cannon fire as a Confederate force once again muscled its way towards Western Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Jubal Early almost brought a massed cavalry regiment into Washington but was intimidated by the formidable Union earthworks […]

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(The following discussion is fascinating to me if not a complete answer, since I still don’t know if a sniper round would have cooked off an 88mm round with a head on hit). As a former M1A1 Abrams tank crewman, please accept that I do have knowledge of the inside of one of these things.  […]

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8.6mm Lapua Round Favorite For Long Range Shots

May 6, 2010

“May 4, 2010: It was recently revealed that, last November, a British sniper (corporal Craig Harrison) set a new distance record when he killed two Taliban in Afghanistan, at a range of 2,620 meters (8,596 feet). He did this with a L115A3 rifle firing the 8.6mm Lapua Magnum round. The previous record was held by […]

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M24 Fixes Planned

March 12, 2010

“PEO Soldier announced yesterday it is aggressively working on an improvement program for the venerable M24 7.62mm sniper rifle. According to PEO for Soldier weapons Col. Doug Tamilio, the service is taking “some” of its Remington-made M24s and converting them to .300 Win Mag shooters — which Tamilio says will increase the rifles range beyond its current […]

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