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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Andrew Wyatt, Aug 25, 2004.

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  1. Andrew Wyatt

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    Heard beforehand: Dude, you're totally paying for my sunglasses if they get hit.
     

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  2. Tharg

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    I love my troops and served... but in a completely unrelated not so emotional way - (as in if we weren't there any more etc... or if this was an enemy doing this trying to draw american sniperfire)

    Sniper trainer to sniper trainee: "Now this is what we call a 'bank shot'"

    heh

    J/tharg!
     
  3. Stand_Watie

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    Are you suggesting that a sniper round might ricochet off the kevlar and hit the soldier? Because I wondered about the possibility of that too.
     
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    "Heads up."
     
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    An Army of None
     
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    Trapper, you had me laughing loudly.

    Hope I didn't wake anyone. :D
     
  7. mattz357

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    Do these sunglasses make me look fat?
     
  8. Andrew Wyatt

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    "Wilson the volleyball serves his country"
     
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    "Hey Sergeant, I don't think First Sergeant is buying it. He knows you're trying to sleep on guard duty. Besides, how are you going to sleep with your arms in the air like that?"
     
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    The low quality of rations has caused extreme weight loss in some
    soliders.
     
  11. Sergeant Sabre

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    Nope. Even a 5.56 NATO will penatrate both sides of that helmet. It is made to deflect fragmentation, not bullets. At the Air Force Special Operations School in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, they have one of those helmets in a display case with a bunch of entry/exit holes in it. Each one is labeled with a marker "7.62x29", "5.56x45", etc...
     
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    "Well I hope this works, and by the way John can you point that barret at the enemy not me"
     
  13. FMarlon

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    I was waiting till someone noticed that rifle in the background.

    to try my hand at it:

    "John, come away from there and quit harassing Mr Hussien"

    Ok, so it stinks:D
     
  14. Mak Maven

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    I'd call that picture:

    Sniper for Dummies
     
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    "Soldier, the 'Lon Chaney' bit was funny the first time, ten months ago, but I'm warning you-keep it up and your learn first-hand about 'Friendly Fire'!!"
     
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    Actually, it just depends on whether or not it's "your day." There are as many pictures of ballistic helmets that worked against rifle fire as there are that didn't. It comes down to a lot of physics and angles and just pure luck. But, yes, they are made to stop fragments and not bullets.

    Mark
     
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    "C'mon Achnod, gimme that third Purple Heart":neener:
     
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    "Oh, great. Now my nose starts itching."

    I've heard about countersnipers doing this sort of thing before. They hold up a dummy head and look at the angle of the shot through the dummy head and search for the sniper in that area. I think it started in WWI and was also used heavily in WWII.
     
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    You'll shoot yer eye out!
     
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    "Here, sniper, sniper."
     
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    The new issue helmets are designed to stop up 7.62 rounds. When I went through the Rapid Fielding program at Camp Victory, I got issued one. It is also almost a pound lighter and fits a lot better. The old head band is gone and multiple adjustable pads are used instead. It is a much better helmet.

    I was told if I lost it, I would have to pony up $850. I kept really good track of it.
     
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    OK, these are my favorites so far,

    TerryBob
     
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    "Hey Bob. Do you mind if I borrow your Ray Bans?"
     
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    "How To Get A Head In The Army."
     
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