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Question about American Sniper RE: guns used

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CaseyRyback, Apr 28, 2015.

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  1. WardenWolf

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    According to the movie, the enemy sniper was about 800 yards out when Kyle killed him. That's at the upper effective antipersonnel range for a Dragunov or PSL, according to a Russian sniper that said he could reliably hit man-sized targets out to 800 meters and vehicles out to 1200. So yes, the enemy sniper WAS in range to kill him and lay the hurt on our boys.

    Not a veteran, but I never particularly liked the stuff either. I played paintball and various other "war" games. I never found the pattern effective, and found it not very comfortable. I could make the grey ACU camo work by carefully choosing how I hid, and did on many occasions. Never had woodland successfully hide me.

    After I discovered the Russian Flora camo, it was immediately evident how superior it was to our woodland camo. The pattern was more disruptive and blended better. It was also far more comfortable.
     
  2. RustyShackelford

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    Ahh the 1990s ....

    I did not mind the 100% cotton ripstop type woodland BDUs as much.
    I even wore a ripstop BDU cap with sewn in rank for about 60% of my enlistment.
    The problem in the early 1990s was the fabric and patterns could not take the heavy wear/tear & wash-ironing.
    A new cotton/nylon uniform was phased in but that was around 1995 or so. This held up much better to weather/field use.

    I for one like the cool ATACS pattern. It's used in many military type garments but it's not GI. The desert and the woodland green are good.

    Military uniforms that make no sense are the current ANG & USAF "tiger stripes" :confused:. It's like some USAF colonel said: "hey, general we have a budget surplus, quick what do we do????"....
     
  3. russianbear

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    In his book American Sniper Chris Kyle wrote, not in his exact written words that the American Government supplied clothing boots and protective Armor was worthless. His family or himself bought what he felt was needed.

    I remember this guy who was advising W Bush think his name was Donald Henry Rumsfeld.

    said when asked about our military's lack of proper equipment,he replied we go to war with the equipment we have.

    That was his answer I thought then what equipment, was he referring to and just what if he really understood about the needed equipment.

    Looks like things had not changed much for our American fighting men.:fire:
     
  4. mavracer

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    Did read the book and watched the movie multiple times, that's why I asked if you were sure you saw the Sig with the hammer back.
    Also in the book he only says P220 not P220R, I don't have any idea what actual model P220 Kyle had, but rest assured nobody was in any danger from Bradley Coopers cocked and holstered gun in the movie they don't give actors live rounds
    Casio-G-Shock-DW-6600-1-Bradley-Cooper-American-Sniper.jpg
     
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  5. RustyShackelford

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    Argo....

    I'm not going to split hairs on who wore what and when.
    For all I know Bradley Cooper toted a SIG P226 or Mk25 SEAL 9mm.

    :rolleyes:
    I'd add that for you watch buffs and error wizards, in Argo, actor Ben Affleck has a digital watch from 2011 in 1979. :confused:
     
  6. rodregier

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    Pockets on the upper sleeve :)
     
  7. HorseSoldier

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    There's a scene in the movie where some sort of higher up is telling Kyle the family of a guy he shot (not depicted in the film) was holding a Koran, while Kyle explains it looked a lot like an AK to him. I don't recall a line about the Mustapha guy specifically being armed with an AK.

    There's no black in Multicam, only dark brown.

    This. Scorpion is an Army attempt to pirate intellectual property, but of course it won't be called piracy since it's the .gov doing it.
     
  8. RustyShackelford

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    chocolate hard shell candies....

    Around 2008 or so I took a security course with a 9/11/2001 era military veteran who was still in the reserves. He gave our class students a few GI(real-recent) MREs(meals ready to eat). I opened a MRE curious to see what's changed in 20 or so years :uhoh: .
    The US Army MRE had a package marked: chocolate with hard shell coating. Curious, I opened it to find a small bag of regular M&Ms :D .
    I guess the DoD or DA could call candy or snacks by the trademarked brand name. Lol....

    Rusty
     
  9. Robert

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    Camo patterns, watches and movie gaffs are not really non topic for THR.
     
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