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  • Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In Iraq

    07/16/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Pat Kessler
    Defense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar. That’s the claim in the best-selling war memoir “American Sniper” by the deceased author Chris Kyle. It’s about to be made into a movie. But the bar fight is a claim Ventura says never happened. For the last two days, Navy SEALs have claimed in court that they saw one part or another of the bar fight. Ventura, described in the book as “scruff face,” is accused of shooting off his mouth about the war and...
  • Witness Says She Saw Ventura Get Punched in Bar

    07/14/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/14/14 | AP
    Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called "Scruff Face." Kyle later identified the man as Ventura. DeShazo said she was in the bar to attend the wake for a friend of Kyle's. While there, she, her sister and her brother's girlfriend poses for a picture with Ventura.
  • Widow of 'American Sniper' Author: My Husband Doesn't Lie

    07/09/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Jennie Olson / AP
    The defamation trial for former Gov. Jesse Ventura continues Wednesday with a videotaped deposition of the late author of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle. Ventura claims Kyle defamed him in his autobiography by saying he knocked him down during a barroom incident in 2006 after Ventura allegedly made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. Kyle referred to the man he punched as "Scruff Face" in the book but acknowledged in later interviews he meant Ventura.
  • British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet

    04/01/2014 8:00:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/01/2014 | By Holly Watt
    A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt. The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast. The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year. Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of...
  • Sniper takes out 6 Taliban militants in Afghanistan — with one bullet

    04/01/2014 5:54:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/1/14 | c chumley
    <p>A sniper with a highly accurate eye has shot and killed six Taliban militants in Afghanistan — with a single bullet — various media reported.</p> <p>The unnamed star shooter is a 20-year-old lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards in Britain, The Telegraph reported.</p>
  • Can You Spot the Snipers in These Photos?

    03/10/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 16 replies
    http://www.vice.com ^ | 2/12/2014 | Simon Menner
    Can You Spot the Snipers in These Photos?
  • Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

    02/11/2014 7:02:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | February 11, 2014 | James Smith
    "My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.” - Mark Swab’s appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order – they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of...
  • Sniper Basics For The SHTF Survivalist

    01/30/2014 8:03:04 PM PST · by Errant · 104 replies
    Alt Market ^ | 30 January 2014 | Brandon Smith
    Editor’s Note: The following primer for Survivalist Snipers is a must-read (and implement) for anyone who is serious about preserving their life and liberty in the event of a worst-case scenario. Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com has generously contributed his time and energy to developing this guide and sharing it with our community.(Pictured: Alt-Market.com founder Brandon Smith)God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best - VoltaireFor a long time sniper tactics have been consider by many, even in the military, to be akin to a kind of state designated “murder”...
  • Soldier Killed by Sniper Fire Near Lebanon

    12/15/2013 9:25:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/13 | Gil Ronen & Elad Benari
    IDF First Sergeant Shlomi Cohen, 31, of Afula, was killed on Sunday evening after being hit by sniper fire near Israel's northern border with Lebanon. The attack took place near Rosh Hanikra, in northwestern Israel, and was perpetrated by a soldier from the Lebanese army. A military source who spoke with Arutz Sheva said that the Lebanese soldier fired at least seven bullets at an IDF vehicle. Cohen's family has been notified. Israel has filed a complaint with the UN over the incident, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement. “The IDF reserves the right to respond when and...
  • Lebanese sniper kills IDF soldier near border

    12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/15/13
    A Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier near the border fence near Rosh Hanikra on Sunday night. An initial IDF assessment, based on data from lookout positions on the border, found shots were fired by a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone. Six to seven shots were fired at the IDF soldier who was standing on a road adjacent to the electronic border fence with Lebanon.
  • 85-year-old U.S. Army sniper veteran proves he hasn't lost his skills @ 1,000 yards

    12/06/2013 3:01:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    He may be 85 years old, but when Army sniper veteran (Battle of the Bulge) Ted Gundy was given the chance to show off the skills he used in World War Two, he proved he still could....(video 5min.)
  • Who hired the Law Enforcement Snipers at Keene Pumpkin Fest 2013?

    10/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 98 replies
    Graham Colson, an area resident for 15+ years who has been to Keene Pumpkin Fest for just as long, said the presence of snipers was unprecedented. He was able to take the above image of a two person sniper team on the rooftop of the Keene Apartments building overlooking Roxbury & Central Square earlier today. KPD Confirms: "The pictures you put on your website were police officers."
  • Ventura's deposition in suit against 'American Sniper' author reveals he never read the book

    08/07/2013 4:50:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-6-13 | David Hanners
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura couldn't enumerate just how a Navy SEAL sniper's book defamed him, but he said he'd had a hard time finding work since the book came out. He also said his main complaint about it -- that the late Chris Kyle's tale that he decked Ventura for badmouthing SEALs was untrue -- left him worrying if people think he's a traitor. "Every day of my life, I walk around looking over my shoulder now, wondering who believes that and who doesn't," Ventura said in response to a question from Kyle's lawyer, John Borger.
  • White House cancels Obama's African safari after plans are revealed to include a military SNIPER

    06/14/2013 4:54:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13 June, 2013 | David Martosko
    President and Mrs. Obama are planning a trip to sub-Saharan Africa later in the month, but the White House has scotched a plan to include a Tanzanian safari on the agenda after a reporter revealed that a team of snipers with high-powered military assault rifles would accompany him in the wild. The Washington Post reported Thursday afternoon that the itinerary's dangers 'would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat.' The newspaper based its report on a confidential planning document leaked...
  • Lookie how Obama is using your tax dollars now: Sending Syrian jihadists our most advanced sniper

    04/03/2013 12:38:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 3/31/13 | staff
    FSA jihadist rebels are now using the most advanced sniper rifle available today. The AS-50 is used by the Navy SEALS and will penetrate steel and concrete from an extremely long range. How long before this rifle is used to kill Israeli soldiers patrolling the Syrian border, FSA rebels have already started taking potshots at patrolling Israeli Soldiers in the past week, imagine what they can do now with the mother of all urban warfare Sniper rifles in their possession?. We know that the most of the weapons that the U.S is funneling to the FSA ends up in the...
  • The Legend of Chris Kyle

    03/26/2013 8:00:34 PM PDT · by jyro · 18 replies
    dmagazine ^ | 3.18.2013 | Michael J. Mooney
    The deadliest sniper in U.S. history performed near miracles on the battlefield. Then he had to come home. There’s a story about Chris Kyle: on a cold January morning in 2010, he pulled into a gas station somewhere along Highway 67, south of Dallas. He was driving his supercharged black Ford F350 outfitted with black rims and oversize knobby mudding tires. Kyle had replaced the Ford logo on the grill with a small chrome skull, similar to the Punisher emblem from the Marvel Comics series, and added a riot-ready aftermarket grill guard bearing the words ROAD ARMOR. He had just...
  • SWAT officer attracts ridicule after he’s pictured with his rifle sight on backwards

    03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle. As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless. Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.
  • Chris Kyle Memorial - live streaming

    02/11/2013 11:12:15 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 18 replies
    NBCWashington.com ^ | Feb 11, 2013
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  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper's death: "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword"

    02/04/2013 11:21:16 AM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday. Kyle was the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.
  • Renowned Navy SEAL Sniper Shot Dead At Texas Gun Range

    02/03/2013 12:57:33 AM PST · by zeestephen · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02 February 2013 | Jessica Stanton
    Chris Kyle, known as “the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history,” was reportedly shot and killed on Saturday. “Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from PTSD.”
  • Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

    02/02/2013 8:28:28 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 2-2-2013 | Jack Murphy
    Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost by Jack Murphy · February 2, 2013 · Posted In: SOF News I am saddened to have to announce the tragic loss of another one of our own. This has been a hard year for the Special Operations community, perhaps the SEAL community most of all.Today Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the...
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • SAS sniper jailed for 18 months for 'forgetting' about pistol(UK)

    11/12/2012 11:12:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 11 November, 2012 | NA
    Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was sentenced to 18 months in a military jail last week. A working 9mm Glock handgun, given to him after he trained a counterterrorism force in 2007, was found in his home by police last year. He said he forgot he had the weapon and failed to declare it. His wife Sally described the father of two as a 'hero who has been betrayed', while the sentence came in for more criticism after it was handed down in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday. Sgt Nightingale's lawyer said his client...
  • Navy SEAL and deadliest sniper Chris Kyle to speak at Fellowship Church (D/FW) this weekend

    06/27/2012 10:30:18 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 3 replies
    A Special Interview with Highly Decorated Military Hero Chris Kyle Ed Young hosts a special interview with Chief Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of American Sniper. Join us as this American hero describes how his love for God, family and country shaped his military career and how he continues to serve and support our troops. Can't join us? Every weekend you can watch the worship experience at FellowshipLive.com Services at Grapevine, Plano, Fort Worth, Dallas (Texas) and Miami, Florida campuses this Saturday night and Sunday morning. Fireworks show at Grapevine campus Saturday night. Rebroadcast online afterwards: www.fellowshipchurch.com/messages See website...
  • National Lab Seeks Partner to Commercialize Self-Guided Bullet

    03/15/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT · by U-238 · 17 replies
    Wharton Aerospace ^ | 2/02/2012 | Wharton Aerospace
    Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a partnership with a private company to commercialize a new guided bullet that its engineers have invented, according to the U.S. government lab, which is managed by Lockheed Martin. The Sandia researchers, Red Jones and Brian Kast and their colleagues, created a dart-like self-guided bullet for small-caliber firearms that uses laser guidance to hit targets more than a mile away. "We have a very promising technology to guide small projectiles that could be fully developed inexpensively and rapidly," Jones said. The prototype was built using commercially available components and the initial testing in computer simulations...
  • Meet the big shot SEAL is America’s deadliest sniper

    01/02/2012 9:19:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 1, 2012 | GARY BUISO
    In north-central Texas, Kyle grew up dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail — a cowboy at heart. The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill. From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. Dead. From more than a mile away. “God blew that bullet and hit him,” he said.
  • U.S. Army Specialist from Longview Killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2011 9:57:04 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 27 replies
    The Daily News Online ^ | December 22, 2011 | Erik Olsen and Marqise Allen
    A female Mark Morris High School graduate was shot and killed Wednesday in a guard tower in Afghanistan, according to the soldier's stepmother. U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla Anne Bragg is Cowlitz County's first casualty in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, according to Daily News archives. Bragg, 21, was scheduled to leave Afghanistan around Christmas and return to the United States on Jan. 6, stepmother Amber Bragg of Longview said Thursday. Bragg enlisted right after she graduated high school in 2008, Amber Bragg said. According to her Facebook page, Bragg's primary duties were as a motor transport operator for...
  • Pregnant mom dies shielding schoolchildren from rooftop gunman in Brooklyn

    10/22/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT · by Immerito · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 21, 2011 | BY Kerry Burke, Mark Morales, Bob Kappstatter AND Rocco Parascandola
    A gunman perched on a Brooklyn rooftop opened fire Friday, grazing an 11-year-old girl and killing a pregnant woman who was shielding several of her kids. A second woman was wounded when the the gunman unleashed a hail of bullets from atop a building near Public School 298 in Brownsville about 2:30 p.m., police said. Zurana Horton, the 33-year-old pregnant woman, was hit in the head in front of the Lucky Supermarket at Pitkin Ave. and Watkins St. after she threw herself over a group of children, cops and witnesses said. "Moments before, she was seen hovering over several children...
  • Iraqi sniper who killed two Marines released as families mark fifth anniversary of deaths

    08/21/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/21/11 | Michael Daly
    The Iraqi sniper captured after he killed two Marines has been freed and is at liberty - even as the still-grieving families of Brooklyn-raised Capt. John McKenna 4th and Queens-raised Michael Glover gather in Rockaway today for a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of their deaths.The families had been assured that "as long as there is a Marine in Iraq, the sniper will remain in jail." Their already overwhelming loss has been compounded by the failure of the Defense Department to inform them that Muhammad (Big Ears) Awwad Ahmad had been released.
  • Legendary anti-terror sniper killed (Israel)

    08/18/2011 8:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YNET ^ | 8/18/11 | Omri Efraim
    Most veteran sniper in police’s elite anti-terror unit killed in Thursday’s terror offensive in south; Pascal Avrahami, 49-year-old father of three who moved to Israel from France in 1977, hit by terrorist fire near border Police in mourning: The most veteran sniper in the Israel Police’s elite anti-terror unit, YAMAM, was killed Thursday in the terrorist offensive in southern Israel. The 49-year-old Pascal Avrahami left a wife, Sima, and three children aged 25, 20 and 18. His death brought the toll in Thursday’s terror assault up to eight. The religious Avrahami was born in France and moved to Israel in...
  • Sniper snooper: 'Boomerang' can tell where Taliban marksmen are by 'listening' for enemy gunfire

    08/05/2011 4:31:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Dailey Mail ^ | Ian Drury
    A revolutionary device called Boomerang which ‘listens’ for enemy gunfire and instantly alerts soldiers to the sniper’s location is helping British troops fighting the Taliban. The system can work out exactly where shots are coming from, allowing soldiers to move quickly to safety or return fire. The Ministry of Defence says the device has saved lives. It has spent Ł20million to place Boomerang III at isolated British patrol bases and checkpoints on the frontline in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
  • Dead Men Risen: The snipers' story (WOW! AMAZING SHOOTING - EVEN A QUIGLEY!

    03/13/2011 4:46:25 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 86 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 13, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    Operating from a remote patrol base in Helmand, two British snipers were responsible for killing 75 Taliban fighters in just 40 days. In one remarkable feat of marksmanship, two insurgents were dispatched with a single bullet. The arrival at the newly-established Patrol Base Shamal Storrai (Pashto for “North Star”) in late August 2009 of Serjeant Tom Potter and Rifleman Mark Osmond marked the start of an astonishing episode in the history of British Army sniping. Within 40 days, the two marksmen from 4 Rifles, part of the Welsh Guards Battle group, had achieved 75 confirmed kills with 31 attributed to...
  • Rifle Improves Rapid Target Engagement

    01/22/2011 8:29:53 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 56 replies · 1+ views
    ASDNews ^ | 1/21/2011 | USMC
    As a presence in several evolving conflicts around the world, Marines must remain up-to-date on the newest technology in order to defeat the enemy and complete the mission at hand. For the sniper community, that title belongs to the Model 110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System. "What (Marines) were finding as we got into Iraq and Afghanistan is that the bolt-action M40 sniper rifle we had was not able to rapidly engage targets in a built-up environment," said Capt. Carlos Cuevas, precision weapons team lead, program manager, Product Group 13 (infantry weapons), Marine Corps Systems Command, Headquarters Marine Corps in Quantico, Va....
  • XM2010 Kits Arrive In Time For The Holidays

    12/20/2010 8:59:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/20/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army has delivered, to troops in Afghanistan, 250 upgrade kits for their M24 bolt-action sniper rifles. These kids converts the M24s to the more powerful XM2010 sniper rifle. This main changed is allowing 7.62mm M24 rifles to fire the .300 Winchester magnum (7.62x67). This is a more powerful round than the NATO 7.62x51 round currently used in the M24. The conversion kit includes a new receiver and barrel, a new scope, a new flash suppressor and a folding buttstock. The XM2010 weighs 8.5 kg (18.7 pounds) and is 1.33 meters (52.2 inches) with the flash suppressor. The conversion...
  • One Way to Retire an Old Rifle

    12/12/2010 8:12:54 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 56 replies
    NYT Blog ^ | December 10, 2010 | C.J. CHIVERS
    Earlier this year, as part of the tools of war series, At War published photographs of Taliban small arms from Helmand province, along with data on the types of firearms in insurgent use. The photographs included images of bolt-action rifles, including one, a Lee-Enfield rifle, that dated to 1915. In spite of their advanced age, Lee-Enfield rifles, along with Soviet Mosin-Nagant bolt-action arms, have seen continued service in Afghanistan for two reasons: they offer greater range and accuracy than the assault rifles in more common circulation, and their ammunition remains available on Afghan black markets. Many readers wrote with questions...
  • The XM2010 Sniper

    12/08/2010 7:08:40 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 38 replies
    thefirearmblog ^ | October 7, 2010
    Solider Systems noticed that the new M24E1 sniper rifle is now being referred to as the XM2010. PEO Solider says ... The XM2010 is distinguished by its advanced design and represents a quantum upgrade over the M24. The shooter interface can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of shooter preferences and its folding stock provides Soldier flexibility in transporting the weapon during operations. The weapon also incorporates advanced corrosion resistant coatings to ensure longevity. The aluminum, steel, and high impact polymers used in the weapon’s construction are lightweight and rugged. The ESR is equipped with a Leupold Mark 4...
  • Upgrade kits for M4 Sniper Rifle come in 2011

    10/19/2010 12:47:41 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 10/19/2010 | Defense Talk
    The Army expects to field the new sniper rifle, the XM2010, by January. And conversion kits for the M4 rifle will come next year. A panel of program managers from Program Executive Office Soldier met Oct. 14 at the Pentagon to discuss the status of several programs in the PEO's portfolio. Included in the discussion was the status of the new sniper rifle, development of the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern uniform for use in Afghanistan, Mounted Soldier System development, and the improvement program for the M4 carbine. Col. Douglas Tamilio, program manager for Soldier Weapons, said the Army will...
  • Sniper Teams to Increase Accuracy with Guided Rounds

    10/18/2010 9:29:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 10/18/2010 | Defense Talk
    Sniper teams remain the most lethal force on the battlefield and have been credited with many successful engagements. As effective as sniper teams are however, their accuracy is fundamentally limited by random variables such as changing winds, muzzle velocity dispersions and round-to-round variations. The DARPA EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program aims to maximize the effectiveness of sniper teams while improving their safety. Through EXACTO, DARPA is developing a guided round capability in a .50 caliber platform. It is currently intended to provide snipers the capability to engage targets moving at much greater speeds, in tougher environmental conditions such as...
  • Darpa's Self-Aiming "One Shot" Sniper Rifle Scheduled for Next Year

    10/10/2010 9:34:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 10/01/2010 | Rebecca Boyle
    A sniper crouches near an open window and zooms in on his target, who sits a half-mile away. He peers through a scope and holds his breath, preparing to squeeze the trigger. But it’s windy outside, and he can't afford a miss. What to do? A new DARPA-funded electro-optical system will calculate the ballistics for him, telling him where to aim and ensuring a perfect shot, no matter the weather conditions. Lockheed Martin won a $6.9 million contract this week for the second phase of DARPA’s One-Shot system, which will provide direct observations of a target, measure every variable that...
  • U.S. Army Upgrades To .300 Winchester Magnum

    10/08/2010 10:07:43 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 50 replies · 2+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/7/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Army has ordered 3,600 upgrade kits for its M24 bolt-action sniper rifles, which will convert them to the M24E1. This will turn the existing 7.62mm M24 rifles into ones capable of firing the .300 Winchester magnum (7.62x67) round. This is a more powerful round than the NATO 7.62x51 round currently used in the M24. The conversion kit includes a new receiver and barrel, a new scope, a new flash suppressor and a folding buttstock. The conversion will take five years and will cost about $7,800 per rifle. Last year, the army ordered 38.4 million rounds of .300 Winchester...
  • Juarez Officer Shot, Killed Near US-Mexico Border(2 others wounded)

    10/07/2010 5:25:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KFOX ^ | October 7, 2010
    Two Others Hospitalized MEXICO -- Authorities investigated a crime scene along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday morning after shots were fired on the embankment on Mexico's side, near Paisano by Asarco. According to our partners at the El Paso Times, a Juarez traffic officer was ambushed and killed by an unknown shooter near the U.S. border. Roxana Monroyl, 33, was shot about 10:30 a.m., said Juarez city spokesman Jaime Torres. After she was shot, she called for help. Two other traffic officers arrived at the scene to assist her and were also shot, he said. Those officers were taken to a...
  • Self-Aiming Sniper Rifles Coming Next Year

    10/04/2010 3:40:57 AM PDT · by Doogle · 61 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 10/01/10 | Rebecca Boyle
    A sniper crouches near an open window and zooms in on his target, who sits a half-mile away. He peers through a scope and holds his breath, preparing to squeeze the trigger. But it’s windy outside, and he can't afford a miss. What to do? Clearly, he needs a self-aiming gun. Fortunately, one should be available next year. Using the One-Shot system, under development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a new electro-optical system will calculate the ballistics for him, telling him where to aim and ensuring a perfect shot -- no matter the weather conditions. Lockheed Martin...
  • One mile kill shot 7 minute video!

    08/28/2010 8:47:40 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 18 replies
    Military.com ^ | 8/28/10 | military.com
    This is detailed video footage of a US sniper team at work at a 1 mile range. This dude punches a round through a brick wall where a 3 man assault team is hiding with heavy weapons and absolutely obliterates them into pink mist! Other targets hit as well at 1 mile range.Video here
  • Sniper in Afghan Town Puts Marines on Edge

    08/19/2010 5:49:12 AM PDT · by Freeport · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | AUGUST 19, 2010 | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    SANGIN, Afghanistan—Somewhere in this dusty town, concealed among the cornfields, irrigation canals and mud-walled compounds, is a man the Marines particularly want to kill. They don't know what he looks like. But they know he is a very good shot with a long rifle, and, every day he remains alive, he is drawing Marine blood. In the seven days since the men of Lima Company, Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment arrived in town, the Sangin sniper has persecuted them with methodical, well-aimed shots, fired one at a time. His toll so far: two men killed—one American and one British—and one...
  • Gunmen Target Greyhound Bus on I-95

    08/16/2010 10:38:00 AM PDT · by brytlea · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 8/16/2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Gunmen opened fire on a Greyhound bus traveling on I-95 Sunday night, the second shooting on the highway in South Florida in the past two weeks.
  • Sniper sues Army over error which put him in danger of being kidnapped by al-Qaeda

    07/31/2010 9:25:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies · 3+ views
    telegraph ^ | 31 Jul 2010 | y Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent
    Police feared the soldier and his family could face retaliatory attacks by British-based Islamists after it was disclosed to the media that he had shot dead several Taliban gunmen at a range of 1.5 miles during during a tour in Helmand.
  • Cable Guy Arrested in Sniper Attacks

    06/25/2010 3:09:34 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    NBC4LA ^ | June 25, 2010 | Yvonne Beltzer and Mary Parks
    CHP investigators have arrested a 40-year-old cable TV installer in connection to the series of sniper attacks on Inland Empire Freeways. For weeks now, someone has been shooting out the rear windows of SUVs on the freeway. On Thursday, CHP investigators said they caught the suspect red-handed as he shot at an Escalade as he drove along Interstate 15 at the 38 in Wrightwood. The suspect has been identified as William Frye of Hesperia. His gray Toyota Tundra has been impounded along with several weapons. The seven-week shooting spree damaged more than 70 vehicles. Frye now faces up to 70...
  • USA Fielding M110 7.62mm Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle

    06/09/2010 9:10:58 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 99 replies · 491+ views
    Defense Industry Daily ^ | 6/9/2010 | Defense Industry Daily
    In this war, snipers matter in close-quarters urban fights. So does penetrating power. Accurate ranged lethality is equally important for squads in open areas, where engagement distances can easily make 5.56mm rounds ineffective. Bolt-action sniper rifles solve these problems, but can get your best people killed in close-up automatic firefights. Semi-automatic weapons have traditionally been less reliable and accurate, but offer the only reasonable approach that covers both extremes. The result has been the emergence of a hybrid approach, on both a people level and a technical level. On the human end, militaries like the Americans and British are adopting...
  • US Army Charges Sniper For Lost Gear After He Was Shot

    06/03/2010 3:04:58 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,070+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-3-2010 | Vince Veneziani
    US Army Charges Sniper For Lost Gear After He Was Shot Vince Veneziani Jun. 3, 2010, 5:17 PM Image: Seattle Weekly Sniper Gary Pfleider was wounded while in patrol in Iraq back in 2007. A sniper shot him through his left leg and he didn't think he was going to make it. Luckily, he pulled through and received a Purple Heart for his bravery in combat according to Seattle Weekly. But that's not the only thing the Army awarded him with. They also gave him a bill for more than $3000 because of the gear he had to leave behind...
  • Smaller Bullet Gets The Longer Shot

    05/23/2010 6:29:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 30 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/17/2010 | James Dinnigan
    It was recently revealed that, last November, a British sniper (corporal Craig Harrison) set a new distance record when he killed two Taliban in Afghanistan, at a range of 2,620 meters (8,596 feet). He did this with a L115A3 rifle firing the 8.6mm Lapua Magnum round. The previous record was held by a Canadian soldier, corporal Rob Furlong, who dropped an al Qaeda gunman at 2,573 meters (7,972 feet) in 2002, also in Afghanistan. Furlong, however, was using a 12.7mm (.50 caliber) rifle. These weapons are good at 2,000 meters or more, but weigh twice as much as the 6.8...