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What can a mere rifle do?
weaponsman.com ^ | 2/7/2014 | unknown

Posted on 02/07/2014 8:49:18 AM PST by rktman

Long, long ago US Special Operations Forces extensively studied what you can do with a sniper rifle, beyond just killing people. And they discovered that some items are highly vulnerable to what’s called in the trade a “standoff attack”.

Someone, in the United States, has gone beyond studying targets and has attacked at least one of them in this way; the FBI and other agencies are investigating, and playing their investigation very close to the chest. Hold that thought while we can consider what a mere rifle can do, and in a while we’ll tell you what a rifle or rifles did last April.

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More on the substation "attack" in Cali. And some other interesting info on these scenarios. (Shhhhh. Don't let the bad guys see this) ;>}
1 posted on 02/07/2014 8:49:19 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

what a concept


2 posted on 02/07/2014 8:55:39 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: rktman

Thread from yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3120097/posts

Link to Wall Street Journal Story:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2FSB10001424052702304851104579359141941621778&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2FSB10001424052702304851104579359141941621778&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.4346j0j4&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8


3 posted on 02/07/2014 9:02:18 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rktman; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...
Now that they've decided that the can get away with confiscating deer rifles, this practically unreported incident from last April (the day after income tax day!) is suddenly news again.

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

4 posted on 02/07/2014 9:02:53 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Kartographer

5 posted on 02/07/2014 9:03:34 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rktman

First thing the feebs should check is whether any prison would be left without electric power from a substation assault. Drug cartels might want to spring their comrades using these grid disabling techniques don’tchaknow.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 9:03:54 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: sauropod

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7 posted on 02/07/2014 9:05:48 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: MHGinTN

If someone did this to the SNAP (food stamp) processing location you could conceivably set off nationwide riots.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 9:06:41 AM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: rktman

In 4GW, this strategy is not limited to hardware only. ‘Wetware’ can expect they’ll receive attention, too.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 9:12:15 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: null and void

Your graphic is hypnotic.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 9:12:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: null and void

null and void you should have posted a warning not to look directly at the screen!


11 posted on 02/07/2014 9:14:37 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: null and void

ping


12 posted on 02/07/2014 9:14:46 AM PST by glasseye
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To: null and void

i know this will SHOCK you but i have had comments removed relative to this subject

nice vid


13 posted on 02/07/2014 9:15:11 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: MHGinTN

Pretty sure anything like that is going to fail in the ‘safe’ position.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 9:15:37 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: rktman

It took them this long to figure out a bullet to a substation transformer could cause a failure of the gear?
“Brilliant”!
How much did the study cost $80mil? “Brilliant”!
There was a case in AZ where someone took off all the nuts on the bolts holding the transmission tower legs to the tower foundation pads. They did many towers in a row.
They hoped for a strong wind to blow the towers over.
Not a shot fired! (Problem was found by inspection crew before anything happened.)


15 posted on 02/07/2014 9:15:39 AM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: bigheadfred

The day is young...


16 posted on 02/07/2014 9:16:34 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void


From the last Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot?
17 posted on 02/07/2014 9:16:44 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: null and void

ok after reviewing your vid further i have concluded what we have here is the assy knoll shooter


18 posted on 02/07/2014 9:18:19 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Bulwyf; MHGinTN
Pretty sure anything like that is going to fail in the ‘safe’ position.

I'm pretty sure Argentina didn't expect all their bank records to burn up either...

19 posted on 02/07/2014 9:19:17 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

and she never runs out of bullets


20 posted on 02/07/2014 9:23:21 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: null and void
I'm pretty sure Argentina didn't expect all their bank records to burn up either...

Not to hijack the thread but I'm pretty sure that's just what they wanted.

21 posted on 02/07/2014 9:25:41 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: TaMoDee

Cutting fiber optic lines isn’t that good of an idea if your goal is to delay notification that the site has an issue. Keep alive signals are usually monitored and a dropoff causes a notification with priority to a monitoring system. It won’t be the police but the operators may very well call them as a precaution.

If it was a team it’d be wiser to coordinate so firing starts the moment the lines are cut. Burn only as much time as it takes to fire the shots and flee.

They only got away because of luck this time


22 posted on 02/07/2014 9:31:02 AM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

23 posted on 02/07/2014 9:33:47 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: null and void

Geez, I’d like to be there to help her steady her @ss. “Lean into it, darling, start your trigger squeeze, I’m right here behind you.”

Hunting rifles are already “medium range sniper weapons” to the U.N. gungrabbers. Now they’re “high powered grid disruptors” used by “militant antigovernment fanatics”.

War is almost here, folks. We have the rifles, we have the blades of grass.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 9:35:54 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Kartographer

The best thing about the picture is the smile on her face.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 9:40:45 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: bigheadfred

I almost have to laugh, at these fools who don’t relize what a threat this is and especially those who don’t take it seriously because of its simplicity. Seems so many of you forgot what was accomplished with a few box knives and some plane tickets just not that long ago.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 9:44:11 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: null and void

Nice. Thank you b


27 posted on 02/07/2014 9:45:20 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: bigheadfred

FR needs a “Like” button. LOL


28 posted on 02/07/2014 9:50:24 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Kartographer; null and void

actually the thread i had comments removed from was from a thread many moons back about someone capping a joe blow street transformer that killed power in a multiple block area


29 posted on 02/07/2014 9:57:46 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Kartographer

“I almost have to laugh, at these fools who don’t relize what a threat this is”

And it’s nothing new. There was talk about this 30 or more years ago.


30 posted on 02/07/2014 10:01:27 AM PST by DBrow
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To: bigheadfred
That's actually a viewer-friendly 3-d model taken from a story in yesterday's New York Post.

Rumbling Inna Belly

First several lines of story:

It’s the awe-inspiring pride of the United States – and it harbors a deadly power that could kill us all.

A pristine wilderness, full of scenic landscape and iconic hot-pools and geysers that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year.

But it’s what lies beneath that has scientists scurrying.

Yes, and many of us, ah, laymen too.

31 posted on 02/07/2014 10:02:28 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Kartographer
I almost have to laugh, at these fools who don’t relize what a threat this is and especially those who don’t take it seriously because of its simplicity. Seems so many of you forgot what was accomplished with a few box knives and some plane tickets just not that long ago.

And yet others forget that the only reason a few box cutters were as effective as they were was because 'our' government had systematically disarmed us all on airplanes, and it's even worse today. Even with completely disarmed passengers, on one flight an ad-hoc disarmed militia was able to successfully foil the hijacker's plans at the cost of their own lives.

I wonder which of our liberties they will toss aside in order to "protect" the unprotectable electric substations mentioned in the article.

32 posted on 02/07/2014 10:08:13 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Fightin Whitey

WHAT thread am i on


33 posted on 02/07/2014 10:10:35 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: null and void

I cannot identify the type of firearm involved. Can anyone help?


34 posted on 02/07/2014 10:13:47 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Not most Argentinians, but point well taken.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 10:15:51 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: bigheadfred

You okay?

You seem a little wobbly. Or jiggly...something...


36 posted on 02/07/2014 10:16:24 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: bigheadfred

What, Fred, are you on?


37 posted on 02/07/2014 10:18:05 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

still suffering from hypothermia after finally getting the pipes thawed


38 posted on 02/07/2014 10:22:42 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Had the same thing here. Thirty freakin below, actual temp, yesterday a.m.

Up both nights tending to pipes in outbuilding.

Restless naps, dreams of sugarplums bouncing, wiggling, a rifle going off....wait a minute...


39 posted on 02/07/2014 10:27:53 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: UCANSEE2

Neither does her man :)


40 posted on 02/07/2014 10:31:57 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: reg45
What we know is:

Then, for 19 minutes, someone opened fire from long-range.

The sniper apparently utilized 7.62x39mm rounds, such as those used in an AK-47, to target the oil-driven cooling systems for 17 large transformers. The shell casings found at the scene had been wiped clean of fingerprints. According to Newsmax none of the transformers exploded, but the damage was significant enough for PG&E to force their electricity feeds to reroute through another station in an effort to prevent a widespread blackout

So it could have been an AK or it could have been anything that fires 7.62x39mm.
41 posted on 02/07/2014 10:33:41 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: null and void

Geez......is it hot in here, or is it just me?


42 posted on 02/07/2014 10:40:18 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kartographer

Funny choice for sniper work.


43 posted on 02/07/2014 10:43:32 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: null and void

Is it okay to say nice shot???

The Metcalf station has been shot at more than once but this time the shooter(s) did some real damage


44 posted on 02/07/2014 10:49:59 AM PST by Nifster
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To: dangerdoc

Why is it siper work?? 200 yards many of those transformers are 6’X 8’ and it doesn’t matter where you hit it its going to cause damage. The idead is not to place one shot and knock it out it was to put many shots to not only knock it out, but make it unrepairable.

This is not a ‘James Bond’ operation its is down and dirty insurgency/sabotage. You use what gets the job done.

As I said earlier you like so many have forggoten what was accomplished with a few box knives and some plane tickets just not that long ago.


45 posted on 02/07/2014 10:53:39 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rktman

mark


46 posted on 02/07/2014 11:15:44 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: null and void

Did she hit it?


47 posted on 02/07/2014 11:19:03 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Kartographer

What kind of rifle is being fired by the woman in the video?


48 posted on 02/07/2014 11:34:02 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: 2001convSVT; Lazamataz

Just like Laz!


49 posted on 02/07/2014 11:37:40 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: reg45

I can’t tell, her ghillie suit head dress is in the way...


50 posted on 02/07/2014 11:39:27 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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