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Old 28 April 2019, 09:54
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Old dusty sniper shit that still works.

Had a member PM me with a question about angle shooting this week. Made me go get out the old drag bag for a minute and I realized my shit is WAY dated. Still had an old "Slope Doper" circa early 90s in there and a MilDot Master, circa late 90's. Still have an Australian window in there for sketching back before digital photos were possible. I'm sure the current generation has much better equipment. Any current people still in the game, feel free to chime in about current gear.
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Old 28 April 2019, 14:05
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I realized my shit is WAY dated
My wife wants to know why I'm laughing...
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Old 28 April 2019, 14:53
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Doesn't seem like it, but June will be 13 years I've been retired.
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Old 28 April 2019, 16:22
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We're getting old.
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Old 28 April 2019, 19:52
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My first 3 weeks at SS School in 1991(Marksmanship Phase) my pregnant wife spent her days peeling burlap and girth hitching it on the volleyball netting I sewed, shoo-goo'd on my flight suit. I was only able to see her every Sunday for 11 weeks but she fully supported me. I had a few hundred index cards with the question on the front/answer on the back and every spare moment I had I was reviewing them with her quizzing me. I could tell some really funny stories from SS School but don't want to derail your thread.
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Old 28 April 2019, 20:13
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Ummm, I'm guessing "ghillie suit" but spell corrector took over.
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Old 28 April 2019, 20:31
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Lots of dudes used flight suits for the base of their ghillies.
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Old 28 April 2019, 20:47
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Lots of dudes used flight suits for the base of their ghillies.
Yep. It was about 2 chest sizes bigger than I but was somewhat breathable during stalks and convenient to put on & take off as long as I took care of the zipper. I also saw a few guys use the old school digital desert smock.
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Old 28 April 2019, 20:50
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So, it was a 38?
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Old 28 April 2019, 20:57
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^ I was about 150lbs at the time so 38 or 40 sounds about right. I also used to wear size 28 UDT's!
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Old 28 April 2019, 20:59
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A picture of me would wear 28's now.
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Old 2 May 2019, 18:22
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Affordable commercial LRFs are up to 3000+m ranging, no more spending half a months' pay on a Leica that might barely cover the max range of the M40 on a nice day.

Let alone wasting money on anything less. Might as well light it on fire.

I bought a nice optical rangefinder, but it's like hauling an AT4. S/F....Ken M
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Old 2 May 2019, 18:30
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Yeah, I had a Leica vector, circa 1991. It was good out to about 900. State of the art at the time. Junk today. Sort of like me.
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Sort of like me.
Nah man, you’re a Former Action Guy! Be proud!
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Yeah, I had a Leica vector, circa 1991. It was good out to about 900. State of the art at the time. Junk today. Sort of like me.
Still got mine.

Damn thing still works even after all these years and miles on it.

Went along to an open day at the local reserve unit and looked at all the shiny new kit. I sometimes wonder how we survived with the stone aged stuff we had...
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Old 8 May 2019, 07:25
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XM21 with ART 1 and ART 2...yeah, I'm dated.
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Old 8 May 2019, 07:31
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Yeah, my first one was a 21 with an ARt 2 on it.
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Old 10 May 2019, 14:57
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Nah man, you’re a Former Action Guy! Be proud!
Back in 1963 in basic we still had the M-1, in my company the M-14 were being issued to some units. We had to qualify on the KD range, for you younger guys that was a range that started at 100 yards & went up to 500 yards. There were a few that could not qualify. The ones that were hitting the BULLEYS at 500 yards, were selected for some additional training after basic.
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Old 10 May 2019, 15:37
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I was more advanced than Mr. Wildman, in 1964 we had the M14, I know how well it shot. Did old dusty snipers ever use open iron sights?
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Old 10 May 2019, 19:52
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Back in 1963 in basic we still had the M-1, in my company the M-14 were being issued to some units. We had to qualify on the KD range, for you younger guys that was a range that started at 100 yards & went up to 500 yards. There were a few that could not qualify. The ones that were hitting the BULLEYS at 500 yards, were selected for some additional training after basic.
So a KD range is kinda like a rifle rage with known distances?
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