Somthing alot of folks dont know is that part of the basic Marines marksmanship program is proficiency with his weapon (M-16A2)while engaging a man size silhuette from 500 yds. 200 and 300 yds shots are considered the money makers or the easy ones (half silhuetts). Submitted for your SA.
posted on 04/23/2003 5:53:51 PM PDT
SOME of us, are old enough to remember having to qualify with the M14 at 1000 yards..in the prone position with no rest bags --- just the body, the ground and the leather sling around your upper arm...
The fear of seeing "maggie's drawers" at 1000 yards was enough to encourage each Marine to study the wind socks, tighten the sling, mold into the earth, draw a breath, exhale slightly and SQUEEZE the trigger until the shot came as a surprise...
That damned bulleye looked as small as fly shit at 1000 yards.
posted on 04/23/2003 6:34:23 PM PDT
by river rat
(War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
Anyone that can hit something as small as a running man at 350 yds, through a treeline, while on the adrenaline rush of combat, has my admiration.
Glad that the Marines didn't water down their training standards. Out guys are alive because of good training, their guys no longer matter.
posted on 04/23/2003 7:58:32 PM PDT
by texas booster
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