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A picture is worth a thousand words...
The Sniper ^

Posted on 03/13/2010 10:25:54 AM PST by ponsdorf

But The Sniper adds a few good ones.


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KEYWORDS: pimpmyblog; sniper; ttiuwp

1 posted on 03/13/2010 10:25:54 AM PST by ponsdorf
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To: ponsdorf
A picture is worth a thousand words...

Indeed!

2 posted on 03/13/2010 10:28:57 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: ponsdorf

God Bless and keep safe the American soldier.

Thank you for this, it is an uplifting reminder in a time of despair that this country is a greater force for good. How could it be otherwise when it produces heroes such as this.


3 posted on 03/13/2010 10:30:48 AM PST by Jvette
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To: ponsdorf

Great!

4 posted on 03/13/2010 10:31:24 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: ponsdorf

5 posted on 03/13/2010 10:32:04 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: ponsdorf

Excellent. I really like that. Thanks for sharing.


6 posted on 03/13/2010 10:33:07 AM PST by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: ponsdorf
God bless our soldiers...bttt

This picture is sweetly heartbreaking.

7 posted on 03/13/2010 10:39:11 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Windflier

There are almost no words to describe the sense of duty, honor, sacrifice...God given?


8 posted on 03/13/2010 10:43:22 AM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: ponsdorf

What a beautiful picture. God bless our troops, and Father God, put a hedge of protection around them with your Holy Angels.


9 posted on 03/13/2010 10:44:19 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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WOW


10 posted on 03/13/2010 10:45:30 AM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: ponsdorf

Too bad we can’t get the soldiers a weapon that can reach out and touch someone instead of the anemic M-4.


11 posted on 03/13/2010 10:45:47 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: ponsdorf

Excellent! When I saw that picture I’d thought of doing the same thing.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 10:45:57 AM PST by 2sheds
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To: ponsdorf

God bless these Marines.


13 posted on 03/13/2010 10:46:03 AM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I am sure there are bigger weapons in overwatch. From the looks of this picture, they are certainly not overmatched.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 10:47:41 AM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: eaglesiniowa

The problem is that the distances involved in Afghanistan are often outside the effective range of the M-4. They need a round that has more punch beyond 250 yards. Since we already have 7.62 NATO round for machine guns, and there are several battle proven rifle designs available.


15 posted on 03/13/2010 11:02:21 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: LibreOuMort

ping to #4


16 posted on 03/13/2010 11:10:56 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: ponsdorf

Bump for the bravest! ;-)


17 posted on 03/13/2010 11:11:06 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Springfield M-1A Supermatch does MY talking!


18 posted on 03/13/2010 11:15:40 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: ponsdorf

bookmark


19 posted on 03/13/2010 11:19:01 AM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: MsLady
What a beautiful picture. God bless our troops, and Father God, put a hedge of protection around them with your Holy Angels.

I second every word, tagline included

20 posted on 03/13/2010 11:31:53 AM PST by Clay+Iron_Times (The feet of the statue and the latter days of the church age)
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To: Clay+Iron_Times

Amen!!! Our troops are the best!!!


21 posted on 03/13/2010 11:42:37 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: wastoute

Nice rifle, but for the average soldier, the FN-FAL will be plenty potent. I have actually built FN-FAL based rifles that will get to sub MOA. You just need a heavy barrel (which I make), a FF hand guard, and some trigger work.


22 posted on 03/13/2010 11:49:10 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I have a DSA SA-58 I’d love to get an HB and trigger job for. Are you a smith?


23 posted on 03/13/2010 11:58:14 AM PST by rahbert
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To: rahbert

I can make you a barrel, but I am not a licensed gunsmith. I can loan you the tools to replace your barrel. It’s really easy, just unscrew the old one and screw on the new one. If you are close to Nashville, you can drive down after it is finished and we can replace it together and then take it out for testing. FF hand guards are available from Entreprise or DSA for about $100.

The ones I make use an Israeli HB gas block so if you want iron sights, you will have to get some Israeli front sight parts. You can use either an inch pattern or Israeli gas plug.

The work of the trigger I have seen is a company that makes a device that depresses the trigger return spring and locks it out of place. Look over at the FAL Files for more info.


24 posted on 03/13/2010 12:05:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: rahbert

P.S. I see you are in Washington. Kind of a long drive.


25 posted on 03/13/2010 12:06:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I saw the Israeli barrel on the web site but they
didn’t mention the dependency on Israeli pattern
sight. I supose I’d have to get rid of the bipod
to fit the FF HG.

I take it that headspacing these bad boys is straightforward then? I sent out my 03A3 for its
barrel change since these need machining to fit
correctly, according to several sources.


26 posted on 03/13/2010 12:14:33 PM PST by rahbert
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The M-14 comes to mind. It’s a heavy rifle I know but a .30 caliber round puts ‘em down and keeps ‘em down.


27 posted on 03/13/2010 12:33:57 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: freedumb2003

Attention Tom Hanks!


28 posted on 03/13/2010 12:35:41 PM PST by donaldo
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To: donaldo; Chieftain; SandRat

OOOO-RAH!


29 posted on 03/13/2010 12:45:02 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: freedumb2003

Should be sent to Tom Hanks!


30 posted on 03/13/2010 12:47:03 PM PST by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: lonestar; donaldo

>>Should be sent to Tom Hanks!<<

Big truth — Hanks’ use of WWII to increase his personal fortune and stature while disdaining the mission (and thus the soldiers) is pathetic.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 12:50:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: freedumb2003

Hanks outdid himself this past week!


32 posted on 03/13/2010 12:51:57 PM PST by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Guenevere
This picture is sweetly heartbreaking.

brought tears to my eyes... the looks on the faces of the man and the baby... and the soldiers just doing what they are there to do... taking care of business like it's another day at the office... i don't know how they do it...

33 posted on 03/13/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: eaglesiniowa
IIRC, the pictures were taken at the start of ops outside Marjah a couple weeks ago. The original caption was something like "Marines with Afghan man and child under fire outside Marjah". God bless our soldiers!

afghan2
34 posted on 03/13/2010 1:39:45 PM PST by 2sheds
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To: eaglesiniowa

“God Bless these Marines”

Oh yes!, this picture brings me to tears.


35 posted on 03/13/2010 1:52:20 PM PST by Jennikins (It matters not what we want, as we are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: 2sheds

Thanks, I dunno where The Sniper got the original photo - that is, before he turned it into a motivator.

He’s a a pal, I’ll pass this along.


36 posted on 03/13/2010 2:43:11 PM PST by ponsdorf (different strokes for different folks)
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To: rahbert

The metric style front sight might fit an Israeli but I have never tried. But I know for certain that the metric gas plug is longer than the Israeli and inch pattern plugs.

The FN-FAL uses an interchangeable locking shoulder for head spacing. Just check the head space and then determine if you need a thicker one (too much head space) or a thinner one (not enough head space) and then pound out the old one and pound in the new one.


37 posted on 03/13/2010 3:44:46 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: John-Irish

Any .30 cal semi auto battle rifle will weigh in at 10 lbs or so.


38 posted on 03/13/2010 3:45:38 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ten pounds doesn’t sound too heavy but would it be practical as a field weapon for todays military?


39 posted on 03/13/2010 4:03:55 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish

It’s not just the weapon, it’s the ammo, too. Ten 20 round mags of 7.62 would easily weigh three times as much as ten 30 round mags of 5.56.


40 posted on 03/13/2010 4:27:42 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I see what you mean. Still, there has to be some weapon light enough for our guys but packs stopping power too.


41 posted on 03/13/2010 5:01:15 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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