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85 year-old WWII Sniper shoots new Army Sniper Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .455_Hunter, Mar 9, 2011.

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  1. .455_Hunter

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    I wonder if they're going to stop loss him! 1,000 yards is seriously impressive.
     
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    > But his modesty was greater than his skills and he managed with
    > ease to pick off the target, with three impressive head shots all
    > within five inches of each other.

    Now that is impressive. 5 inches at 1000 yards. I wish I could do that at 500 yards. Good for him !
     
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    That's an incredibly touching story.

    That's so cool that they awarded him with a replica 03A4.
     
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    A soldier through and through.
     
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    Looks like they re-ran it and news outlets like UK's Daily Mail picked it up and ran with it. Must be a slow news day. I don't think last February was even the first air-date.
     
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    I think the World War II generation was called the Greatest Generation. If not, that's what I would call them. I cherish the ones we have left because they are sadly disappearing quickly.
     
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    That was a pretty amazing story. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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    awesome
     
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    Just came across this article online, very awesome!.
     
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    A great man, and he is one heck of a shot
     
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    Great story, thanks!
     
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    Great man equals great story!
     
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