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To: TheGunny
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.

Semper Fi
19 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...)
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To: river rat
I was frigging amazed the first time I hit the damn thing that far away.

It was the first kind word my DI said to me.

"Nice shot Private. I may make a Marine out of you yet", he said.

Nobody else saw it, but I had tears in my eyes when he walked away. I know I'll never forget that 3rd Phase Evolution....

One shot, one kill.

Semper Fi,

L

26 posted on 04/23/2003 9:08:07 PM PDT by Lurker ("One man of reason and goodwill is worth more, actually and potentially, than a million fools" AR)
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