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Anyone see the new 'sniper' story today?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cobrian45, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. cobrian45

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    http://www.ketv.com/news/15111995/detail.html

    First off, it's the classic "high powered rifle" deal. In the preliminary report, it turns out to be a .243 reported as a Winchester 670A. And then there's this: "Considered a pure sportsman's rifle by some, it is a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload." Like because it's not an "assault rifle", it's practically a muzzle loader. I'm glad they haven't seen someone like me working a bolt or they'd be wanting them banned as well.

    I've seen secondary reporting focusing on the fact that he was also a "deer hunter". Be prepared for the reporting fall-out on this one.

    There is more than I posted here regarding the victim. I just posted the story. You can check the link for the full story.

     
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    I read it at lunch today expecting an article about a sniper. Wrong.

    I particularly liked the part about "Considered a pure sportsman's rifle by some", although the Blue Book simply says "another economy version of the Model 70." I suppose that makes it a sportman's rifle, but pure?

    Oh, and the part about "a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload." Maybe if you're working the bolt with your teeth.

    Sad event all the way around.

    John
     
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    Hmmmmm
    SOMETHING LIKE... Either it was or it wasnt..

    Bolt operated and takes some time to reload??????
    Geez.... If the dude shot her 7-10 times i could see the use for a statement like the latter but how many times was she hit...

    Yes tragic
     
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    Karma will catch up with that kid in prison.
     
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    Darn, there must have been a lot of threads posted. I figured it would be pretty close to the top as recent as it had been. Oh, well. Close if you must, oh Moderators in the sky.

    :evil:
     
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    He saw a cop when he was drunk and stoned and ran. So he got an ingesting narcotics charge. All he had to do was stay out of trouble, then he goes and "hunts" innocent people? That's ridiculous. How stupid do you have to be?
     
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    "a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload." Are they thinking it is a muzzle loader?

    I just saw that article online and was wondering if anyone on here had the same thought that I did.
     
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    Use this as an example to our hunting bretheren when they go into the "2A is about hunting not EBR's. This AWB and stuff'll never affect ME"
     
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