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The U.S. Army 25th Infantry Sniper 1969

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by longrange308, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. Float Pilot

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    Oh,,,, to be 20 and bullet proof again.
    Getting yelled at 5 times a day by the old Master Chief to get a frigging hair cut and get rid of that beard.
    Boy,,, I sure miss having hair....
     

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    True enough, but there is nothing in the picture to indicate being in battle. If they are engaged in battle, why are they all on top of the dyke making themselves more visible and less well protected targets? Why are some actualy seated upright and not using binoculars and not pointing rifles at the threat? Why aren't all the soldiers oriented toward the threat?

    When recreating a narrative to go with an image, it is helpful that the narative actually fits with what is in the image.
     
  3. tcrocker

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    Now adays if it doesn't have a fiber glass or some other from of synthic stock you can't hit a truck at 100 yrds. It's just like hunting rifles deer we have now are alot tougher than the ones our fathers had so you need a 300 super delux mag to have a chance of killing one.:D
     
  4. Vern Humphrey

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    Not to nitpick, but that's a 25th Infantry Division sniper. When you use the number and arm, you mean "regiment," not "division."
     
  5. msrfrog

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    very young looking, I am only 34 and he looks like a baby. But the kids today also look young in the mid east. much respect for all the military guy and girls.
    I really can appreciate the tough jobs they have to do and deal with at that young age.
     
  6. Vern Humphrey

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    In 'Nam we had a drafted Army -- most grunts were 19 or so, and a man of 25-30 was an "old man." I was a company commander at 27.
     
  7. longrange308

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    Nothing!
     
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    Not very high road there.
     
  9. joed

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    OK, I have to ask . . . How can you tell if it's a push feed by looking at the bolt handle?
     
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    Someone asked what was lying on the ground next to the shooter, I'll bet its not an Blackberry or a cell phone! I looked about that young in '68 when I was there, never was in country though, hauled the Riverine forces around in the LSD I was on, USS Gunston Hall LSD 5. Hope those "kids" made it home and are able to hold all their grandkids on their laps and read to them. May God bless all who serve and served back then!
     
  11. Jimro

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    Not the bolt handle, the bolt body. It appears to my eyes as a smooth round cylinder. The only controlled round feed actions around in that era were Mausers/Springfields/Arisaka/other milsurps and Winchester M70s with the distinctive "claw" extractor.

    I don't think anyone came up with "Push CRF" until the WSM line of cartridges came out.

    The bolt handle looks like it has a small divot in the bottom which is something I've seen on M70's, but the rest of the action looks like Rem700, from the safety to the bolt body. Which is funny because the Army didn't officially use M40s in Vietnam. But it could have been a unit purchase from the PX modified by an armorer or an M40 swiped from the USMC.

    Jimro
     
  12. meanmrmustard

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    Looks like grass.
     
  13. joed

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    When I first saw the post I thought how on earth can you tell by the bolt handle. Had me on that one.
     
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