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Top 10 Snipers in History
http://bezbrige.com/index.php/Interesting-Facts/top-10-snipers-in-history.html ^

Posted on 12/10/2009 2:37:34 PM PST by tired1

103 Confirmed Kills

Was an avid hunter as a kid and joined the Marines in 1967. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and holds the record for number of confirmed kills for Marine snipers, exceeding that of legendary Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock. In just 16 months he killed 103 enemies and another 216 kills were listed as probable’s by the military, only because it was too risky at the time to search the bodies for documents. When he left the Marines he told no-one of his of his role during the conflict and only a few fellow Marines knew of his assignments. It was nearly 20 years before somebody wrote a book detailing his amazing skills as a sniper. Mawhinney came out of anonymity because of this and became a lecturer in sniper schools. He was once quoted saying “it was the ultimate hunting trip: a man hunting another man who was hunting me. Don’t talk to me about hunting lions or elephants; they don’t fight back withrifles and scopes. I just loved it. I ate it up.”


(Excerpt) Read more at bezbrige.com ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: charlesmawhinney; snipers

1 posted on 12/10/2009 2:37:34 PM PST by tired1
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To: tired1

Please tell me he’s a conservative, Palin loving FReeper...


2 posted on 12/10/2009 2:40:53 PM PST by jessduntno (Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: tired1

Just an FYI: As I navigated to the linked souce, by virus alert alerted.


3 posted on 12/10/2009 2:41:34 PM PST by Quilla
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Bump for later


4 posted on 12/10/2009 2:41:53 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: tired1

bump for later viewing


5 posted on 12/10/2009 2:42:06 PM PST by MattinNJ (O is going to get his candy ass kicked by a girl. Go Sarah.)
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To: tired1

Take it to them Gunny!

Don’t let their Souls rest.

Deny them the Pleasure of their Virgins.

God Bless our Troops, Especially our Snipers.

Thank You for your Service, White Feather.


6 posted on 12/10/2009 2:44:40 PM PST by SwedeBoy2
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To: tired1

Don’t try to run. You’ll only die tired.

— source unkown.


7 posted on 12/10/2009 2:44:42 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

lining up a rifle shot]
Private Jackson: Be not Thou far from me, O Lord.


[lining up a rifle shot]
Private Jackson: Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.


[lining up a rifle shot]
Private Jackson: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust.


[lining up a rifle shot]
Private Jackson: O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.


8 posted on 12/10/2009 2:48:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: Quilla

Yes, my McAfee virus alert came on too.

I am sure I read somewhere that the most successful sniper of all time was a Finn with several hundred, maybe a thousand kills against the Russians.

BTW from an article I read years ago by two American researchers on air to air victories, All nations tried to keep accurate records except for one. Any thing the Russians claimed was basically unsupported by facts. I would guess the same would hold true for their snipers tho they obviously had many air to air victories and had snipers who killed.


9 posted on 12/10/2009 2:51:56 PM PST by yarddog
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To: tired1

These “Top” whatever pieces rarely list the criteria by which selection was made.


10 posted on 12/10/2009 2:52:34 PM PST by fso301
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To: yarddog

Yeah.

He made that list.


11 posted on 12/10/2009 2:54:10 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: tired1
I am sure that General Sedgewick could attest to the accuracy of some Confederate sniper with a Whitworth.
12 posted on 12/10/2009 2:59:13 PM PST by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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To: tired1
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Was this guy a badass or what? When the Russians heard of a bunch of their guys were being killed they sent in a countersniper. He was never heard from again so they sent in teams of countersnipers. When those turned up dead, they sent in a battalion. The guy was fnally shot in the face but survived. He racked up 705 CONFIRMED kills in less than 100 days.
13 posted on 12/10/2009 3:06:58 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: tired1; All

14 posted on 12/10/2009 3:21:51 PM PST by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: tired1

The top sniper in Vietnam was US Army.

Just sayin’.


15 posted on 12/10/2009 3:22:31 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

Carlos awarded my son his Hog’s Tooth last year. And Carlos is still regarded as the best sniper ever.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 3:25:53 PM PST by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: CT

Just checked. I stand corrected. It was a later sniper. But he was from Vietnam. Carlos died in 1999.


17 posted on 12/10/2009 3:28:17 PM PST by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: tired1
No. 1 on the list: Simo Häyhä (See-mo Haoo-ha). Finnish sniper. About 5' 2". Used a shorter rifle to fit his frame. Iron sights. No scope.

Over 700 confirmed dead Russians, 1940. Took a bullet in the jaw, which didn't kill him, but really messed up his face.

18 posted on 12/10/2009 3:28:44 PM PST by behzinlea
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To: Bad Jack Bauer
Very Impressive!

In temperatures between −20 and −40 degrees Celsius (−4 and −40 degrees Fahrenheit), dressed completely in white camouflage, Häyhä was credited with 505 confirmed kills of Soviet soldiers,[2][4] and 542 if including the unconfirmed deaths.[4] The unofficial Finnish frontline figure from the battlefield of Kollaa places the number of Häyhä's sniper kills over 800.[5]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_Hayha

19 posted on 12/10/2009 3:28:58 PM PST by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: CT

Really?
Last year?

He’s been since 1999.

If he really awarded your son LAST YEAR, I’d agree he’s the best sniper since Jesus Christ.


20 posted on 12/10/2009 3:29:07 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Perdogg

No viruses for this humble Mac user (this CPU is 14 years old), thanks tired1, interesting article!

There’s been at least one FR topic about the #1: “Simo Hayha... Nicknamed ‘The White Death’... In less than 100 days he was credited with 505 confirmed kills, 542 if including unconfirmed kills, however the unofficial frontline figures from the battlefield places the number of sniper kills at over 800. Besides his sniper kills he was also credited with 200 from a Suomi KP/31 Submachine gun, topping off his total confirmed kills at 705.” The Russians figured out it was just one guy, sent out a sniper to get him, the sniper came back as a hood ornament, so they sent a sniper team, none of them survived, tried to hunt him down with a battalion, still no luck...


21 posted on 12/10/2009 3:29:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: CT

I’d say Simo’s stats and conditions make him the best, without a doubt.

I go with the numbers.


22 posted on 12/10/2009 3:30:58 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Responsibility2nd

Best parts of the movie....


23 posted on 12/10/2009 3:31:20 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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Okay, so, I'm enjoying this article a little too much. I'm still laughing about this one:
Adelbert F. Waldron... "One afternoon he was riding along the Mekong River on a Tango boat when an enemy sniper on shore pecked away at the boat. While everyone else on board strained to find the antagonist, who was firing from the shoreline over 900 meters away, Sergeant Waldron took up his sniper rifle and picked off the Vietcong out of the top of a coconut tree with one shot (this from a moving platform). Such was the capability of our best sniper." Nuff Said.

24 posted on 12/10/2009 3:32:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SJSAMPLE

HARTMAN: Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was? None of you dumbasses knows? Private Cowboy?

COWBOY: Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!

HARTMAN: That’s affirmative. Charles Whitman killed twelve people from a twenty-eight-storey observation tower at the University of Texas from distances up to four hundred yards. Anybody know who Lee Harvey Oswald was? Private Snowball?

SNOWBALL: Sir, he shot Kennedy, sir!

HARTMAN: That’s right, and do you know how far away he was?

SNOWBALL: Sir, it was pretty far! From that book suppository building, sir!

HARTMAN: All right, knock it off! Two hundred and fifty feet! He was two hundred and fifty feet away and shooting at a moving target. Oswald got off three rounds with an old Italian bolt action rifle in only six seconds and scored two hits, including a head shot! Do any of you people know where these individuals learned to shoot? Private Joker?

JOKER: Sir, in the Marines, sir!

HARTMAN: In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will be able to do the same thing!


25 posted on 12/10/2009 3:34:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: CT

If you’re speaking of Hathcock, he’s been dead for over 10 years.


26 posted on 12/10/2009 3:34:54 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama is a DIC....... Ditherer-in-Chief)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The most moronic question ever asked:

Katy ... and what do you feel when you pull the trigger?

The Best answer to a moronic question

Marine .. a slight recoil.


27 posted on 12/10/2009 3:36:15 PM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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I think that just starting the list with number ten was a good idea, because after one reads this, one would either be greatly inspired, or have all the wind knocked right out:
Thomas Plunkett, died in 1851... During the battle at Cacabelos during Monroes retreat in 1809, Plunkett, using a Baker Rifle, shot the French general at a range of about 600 meters... not wanting his army buddies to think he was a bit lucky decided to take the shot again... this time at the trumpet major who had come to the generals aid. When this shot also hit its intended target, proving that Plunkett is just one badass marksman, he looked back to his line to see the impressed faces of the others in the 95th Rifles.

28 posted on 12/10/2009 3:38:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: dfwgator
That may do a lot to explain this thread Ermey Says He’ll 'Square Away' Birthers.
29 posted on 12/10/2009 3:43:23 PM PST by x
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To: Responsibility2nd

Great scenes those.


30 posted on 12/10/2009 3:45:48 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: tired1
The date was May 9th 1864, when Sgt Grace, a Confederate sniper, achieved what was considered to be an incredible shot at the time, and what is definitely the most ironic demise of a target in history. It was during the battle of Spotsylvania when Grace took aim with his British Whitworth Rifle. His target was General John Sedgwick (pictured above) and the distance was 1,000 yards. An extremely long distance for the time. During the beginning of the skirmish, the confederate sharpshooters were causing Sedgwick’s men to duck for cover. Sedgwick refused to duck and was quoted saying “What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn’t hit Elephants at this distance.” His men persisted in taking cover. He Repeated “They couldn’t hit elephants at this distance” Seconds Later Grace’s shot hits Sedgwick just under his left eye.

I swear you couldn’t write it. Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union casualty in the civil war and upon hearing his death Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant repeatedly asked “Is he really dead”.

31 posted on 12/10/2009 3:49:15 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: Quilla

Use Firefox with NoScript and you won’t have those problems. The description of each sniper & their feats is very interesting.


32 posted on 12/10/2009 3:59:24 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: tired1

Well I went back and read the list despite my McAfee warning. I will repeat what I mentioned earlier.

Any claims made by Russians in WWII should be taken with a grain of salt. That doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of kills by them, just that they were notorious liars to the extent that any claims made by them were almost certainly false.


33 posted on 12/10/2009 4:20:06 PM PST by yarddog
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To: visualops
Sedgwick Co., KS, is named for General Sedgwick (the county of which Wichita is the county seat).

The list doesn't include Jack Hinson, a Tennessean living in the Land between the Rivers area, who may have killed over 100 men after some Union men murdered two of his sons. (There is a recent book about him, Jack Hinson's One-Man War, which is said to be very good.)

34 posted on 12/10/2009 4:22:41 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: tired1

PRIVATE JOKER: How can you shoot women and children?

DOOR-GUNNER: Easy! Just don’t lead ‘em so much!!!!

Haw Haw ......


35 posted on 12/10/2009 4:26:03 PM PST by Tommygun99 (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Yep. Went back to check. It was another famous Marine sniper that gave my son his Hog’s Tooth. But my son is a little busy right now to ask.


36 posted on 12/10/2009 6:07:56 PM PST by CT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx8CCjoL4E&feature=related)
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To: dfwgator

Love that movie.
The first half, anyway.


37 posted on 12/11/2009 8:12:31 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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