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  • Turkish gunfire wounds two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria

    11/08/2018 2:42:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Reporters Without Borders ^ | Updated on November 8, 2018 | none stated
    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Turkish authorities to guarantee the safety of journalists during their military operations after shots fired by Turkish soldiers injured two Syrian Kurdish journalists in the border town of Tal Abyad, in northeastern Syria, on 2 November. Ibrahim Ahmad and Gulistan Mohammed, who work for the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA/Hawa, sustained gunshot injuries while covering the clashes between Turkish and Kurdish forces and the Turkish army’s cross-border bombardment of the town.  The condition of Ahmad, who was hit in the leg, is stable, but Mohammed’s condition is much more worrying because the bullet struck her in the face....
  • Remembering the Old Sniper | Shooting USA

    10/02/2018 2:56:35 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 3 replies
    Shooting USA ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Shooting USA
  • Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

    09/20/2018 6:50:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2019 | Staff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time. Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company's shooting range outside Moscow.
  • Sniper Shoots ISIS Fighter Dead From Over One Mile Away With 40-Year-Old Gun

    08/12/2018 10:17:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 118 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8-12-18 | Jason Lemon
    A British soldier from the elite Special Air Service has shot and killed an ISIS commander from more than a mile away, in what is thought to be the best long-range shot in the regiment’s 77-year history. Using a a huge .50 Calibre Browning machine gun, which is nearly 40 years old, the unnamed sergeant, who is a veteran of Iraq and Syria, managed to hit the fighter directly in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder. “The Islamic State commander was briefing his men and clearly liked the sound of his own voice...
  • Highway sniper wounds 3, kills self; likely inspired by Parkland suspect, sheriff says

    05/06/2018 10:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/6/2018 | unk
    A gunman, allegedly influenced by Parkland, Fla., shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, shot at multiple cars on a highway in northern Georgia Friday before taking his own life, authorities said. Found inside Harbour's vehicle were three 9mm pistols, a 12-gauge shotgun, a BB gun and more than 3,400 rounds of ammunition, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Investigators found at least 17 shell casings near the site of the shooting, Couch told the newspaper, adding that none of the weapons were believed to have been stolen.
  • Carlos Hathcock Method of Sighting in a Rifle

    04/20/2018 7:11:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Sighting in a rifle is an important thing to do if you want your rifle to be dead on when taking a shot. Which brings us to the Carlos Hathcock way of sighting in a rifle. For those that don’t know who Carlos Hathcock is, he was a United States Marine Corps (USMC) sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a serious threat to the NVA (North Vietnamese Army), which they placed a bounty of U.S....
  • SAS sniper’s ‘one in a million’ shot slays ISIS chief from ONE MILE away

    03/18/2018 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Timocrat · 72 replies
    Daily Express - UK ^ | 03/23/2018 | Simon Osborne
    The elite sniper shot dead the terrorist chief with what senior defence sources said was a shot achieved at a range of more than 1,500m with a window of opportunity of just 15 seconds.Military insiders said the sniper was using a US-made McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle, which fires a huge .50 calibre round......The source said: “The bullet struck the ISIS commander in the back of the head and basically took off his face. He died instantly.”
  • The World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Shot Dead at 3,871 Yards

    01/22/2018 5:44:52 AM PST · by billorites · 76 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 20, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    In mid-2017, the sniping community was rocked by incredible news: a Canadian sniper team operating in the Middle East had made a successful kill at a distance of more than two miles. The team, deployed to fight the Islamic State, killed an ISIS fighter at a distance of 3,871 yards. The shot was a record breaker and more than a thousand yards farther than the previous world record. The shot, which bordered on the impossible, was made only slightly less so by the skill of the snipers involved. On June 22, 2017 the Globe and Mail [3] reported that two...
  • Feared Iraqi Sniper who Killed more than 300 ISIS Fighters Dies

    10/10/2017 4:44:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2017 | B Seay
    An Iraqi fighter known as “the sheikh of snipers” was killed last weekend in a battle with the Islamic State. Abu Tahsin al-Salhi had been fighting for more than four decades in the region, beginning with the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. He was killed in northwestern Iraq while trying to reclaim the town of Hawija from ISIS fighters, according to the Daily Mail. Tahsin had a grey beard, wore fingerless gloves, rode an off-road motorbike, and used an Austrian-manufactured Steyr rifle. Read the rest of the Iraqi sniper story here.

    10/03/2017 6:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 168 replies ^ | October 2, 2017
    STEPHEN PADDOCK Born on April 9, 1953 Birth Name Stephen Craig Paddock Occupation Accountant / Auditor Net Worth $5,000,000 USD Hometown Sun Valley, California Parents Benjamin Hoskins Paddock(father) Girlfriend Marilou Danley Cause Of Death Suicide Siblings Eric Paddock (brother) Bruce Paddock (brother) Profiles Stephen Paddock Instagram Stephen Craig Paddock (April 9, 1953 - October 1, 2017) was an American mass murderer who committed a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017, that left over 58 people dead and over 515 others injured. He resided in Mesquite, Nevada and was the partner of Marilou Danley Las Vegas Mass...
  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    08/14/2017 10:19:31 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 72 replies
    FOXNews ^ | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. The new record was set using a McMillan TAC-50, a .50-caliber weapon...
  • VIDEO: Kurdish Female Sniper Laughs off ISIS Bullet That Missed Her

    07/02/2017 10:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 30 June 2017
    A Kurdish female sniper was almost killed on Tuesday when a sniper from the extremist organization in the city of Raqqa in the north of Syria whizzed past her. The bullet missed her head by a few centimeters but she appeared unfazed. In fact, she did not let the incident bother her and laughed off what just happened. As many as 7,000 young Kurdish women form the “Protection of Women” unit, which has been engaged in fighting against ISIS. The sniper was exchanging fire with ISIS members when one shot was aimed at her head. However, the bullet missed the...
  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    06/22/2017 3:09:08 PM PDT · by Hadean · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. “ ... the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed...
  • A great sniper shot at link, no one hurt

    05/22/2017 9:54:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Video at link.
  • Report: Brit Special Forces sniper takes out ISIS sniper 1.5 miles away(.408)

    05/22/2017 5:41:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | thomas lifeson
    Imagine firing a gun and taking out a sniper so far away that the bullet takes 3 seconds to arrive, traveling at supersonic speed. With one shot! But an unnamed British SAS Special Forces sniper is reported to have done just that. The UK Daily Star has the story: The long-range shot took place almost two weeks ago as part of a counter-sniper operation during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out...
  • US Army to Search for New 7.62mm Rifle

    04/28/2017 4:07:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 68 replies ^ | 27 Apr, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army soon will begin searching for a 7.62mm rifle to become its formal squad designated marksman rifle for combat platoons and squads. A recent directed requirement from Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn prompted Army weapons officials to write a new requirement, and most likely they will conduct a competition that will result in the service equipping each combat arms squad with a new 7.62mm squad designated marksman rifle, Matt Walker, deputy for the Lethality Branch at the Maneuver Center for Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, told Equipping units with SDM rifles so they can shoot...
  • SOCOM Looks to Ditch 7.62 NATO For Better Long Range Performance

    04/19/2017 5:08:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 72 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 19 Apr, 2017 | Bob Owens
    SOCOM has seen the light, and is finally looking to drop the 7.62 NATO in favor of a lighter and better-performing rifle in a 6.5 short-action caliber. Special Operations Command is exploring a new caliber for its semi-automatic sniper rifle needs and upgrading one of its bolt-action sniper rifle systems. Maj. Aron Hauquitz told Military Times Tuesday that SOCOM is in the preliminary stages of exploring a sniper rifle chambered in the 6.5 mm caliber. The two commercially available rounds being evaluated are the .260 Remington and the 6.5 mm Creedmoor. Research shows that both rounds will “stay supersonic longer,...
  • Chavista Sniper Identified & Name Spread on Twitter

    04/11/2017 10:30:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Self | April 11, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Talk about being in a world of sh*t! That today is the situation for one Oliver Yamarte. That is the name of a Chavista sniper who has been identified and had his name spread on Twitter for the past day. Not only can you see videos of him firing into protestors HERE but they even have his official voter ID up including his registration number. His days of anonymity are OVER. The only possible future he has is as a refugee in Cuba but if he stays in Venezuela, he will have to face justice in the not too distant...
  • ISIS Puts $1 Million Bounty On Danish Student’s Head For Killing 100 ISIS Militants (Photos)

    02/09/2017 8:18:35 AM PST · by Bratch · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 9th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
      Stunning 23-Year-Old Kills 100 ISIS Militants Meet Joanna Palani, the gorgeous 23-year-old Danish student who burst onto the world stage after reports of her combat performance began to surface. While women in the United States were busy mocking President Trump by wearing pink “pussy hats,” Palani was busy killing ISIS militants. Just how many militants are we talking about? According to the Mirror, she has killed 100 militants in her role as a sniper while fighting in Iraq and Syria. The Mirror also reports that she believes that she has a $1 Million bounty on her head from ISIS as a result. Vice reports that Palani is an...
  • Chelsea Clinton’s dig at Kellyanne Conway sparks Twitter feud

    02/03/2017 4:57:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/3/2017 | Rob Fredericks
    <p>Chelsea Clinton and Kellyanne Conway traded sharp Twitter jabs Friday — with the former first daughter mocking President Trump’s counselor for inventing a terror attack and the White House aide firing back about how the Clintons “lost the election.”</p> <p>“Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack … or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don’t make up attacks,” Clinton tweeted Friday morning, the day after Conway appeared on MSNBC to defend Trump’s immigration order.</p>