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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fosbery, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Fosbery

    Fosbery Well-Known Member

    This picture caught my eye (pun fully intended).


    I'd like to see his face after he fires that thing :uhoh:
  2. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Hmmm. Posed?

    This is from the BBC?

    What was the article's context?

    Is this one of the famed "snipers" we keep hearing about?
  3. scout26

    scout26 Well-Known Member

    If he's one of them, I hope he has it on full auto.

    If he's one of us, then I hope some helpful US or Allied NCO quickly walked over to him and corrected his techinque before he pulled the trigger.
  4. ndh87

    ndh87 Well-Known Member

    somethings are best learned the hard way:evil:
  5. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    I had seen a similar photo years ago in the book Guns of the Elite. (It went over some of the firearms used by some of the elite forces of the world.) In the photo, a British (IIRC) soldier was peering through a scope of a rifle in a similar manner with the buttstock over the shoulder. The caption read that he was merely looking through the scope to obtain a better view of whatever target he was looking for and not in the process of firing.

    It appears that the individual above is doing the same thing.

    Not meaning to OK his mission in life (and hopefully death if it is indeed an insurgent sniper), just an observation.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
  6. Wesson Smith

    Wesson Smith Well-Known Member

    That is priceless! Never send a boy to do a man's job.
  7. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    you may be right hksw, it is on safe.
  8. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

  9. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    theyre probibly all so used to RPG's or shooting ak's from the hip, they dont know how to shoulder a rifle
  10. Fu-man Shoe

    Fu-man Shoe Well-Known Member

    Some of ya'll need to check it at the door...your ignorance is showing.

    Comments like


    show a serious lack of "high road" attitude.

    As another poster said, you can see the rifle is on 'safe', and the guy
    is seemingly just eyeballing something through that little scope.

    What, you mean you've never 'birdwatched' through a rifle scope?

  11. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    Because he’s totally NOT holding it like an RPG, and they ARNT notorious for spray and pray, shoot from the hip.

    you can drop the "Holier than thou" act at the door too. its a comment on a photo.
  12. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    wow. i seem to have the ability to kill a thread like no bodys bussiness huh?

    mk back on topic...

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