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Old 10 May 2019, 20:36
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So a KD range is kinda like a rifle rage with known distances?
YOU get the Gold Star yes Know Distance.

When I use to go Deer & Elk hunting I had a scope, on My rifle which I used to look thru, but I could flip it to the side then I used V site to shoot with.
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Old 10 May 2019, 22:23
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What is this "known distance" thing that you speak of?
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Old 10 May 2019, 22:25
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It's another of those old dusty sniper things that still works.
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Old 10 May 2019, 22:34
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Mil dot reticles, knowing the size of the target, you know the distance...or now days just pull out the range finder.
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Old 10 May 2019, 22:36
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Milling is just so 90's.
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Old 10 May 2019, 23:04
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Milling is just so 90's.
Wait, I saw something about M21s and ART I and II around here. BTDT too.

Not rusty, petrified.
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Old 20 May 2019, 13:01
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Dusty? How dusty are these?

Disclaimer--I'm not a sniper. Thought you all might like these..or not. Just some pics for you dusty ass, wore out, over the hill, glasses wearing, wanna be again, marksman. 1st pic is a real one, next pics are mine as I'm still a wanna be.
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Old 20 May 2019, 16:21
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I should have stolen one of those old Unertl scopes when I had the chance.
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Old 20 May 2019, 17:08
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I should have stolen one of those old Unertl scopes when I had the chance.
I sold the last one I 'had' a few years ago--with the mounts.
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Old 20 May 2019, 18:23
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I should have stolen one of those old Unertl scopes when I had the chance.
NO you should have found one laying around some where
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Old 5 July 2019, 16:25
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Mil dot reticles, knowing the size of the target, you know the distance...or now days just pull out the range finder.
Average height of an Iraqi door or window..? Ha!
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Old 5 July 2019, 16:34
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Did old dusty snipers ever use open iron sights?

In 1985 at the 4 week SOTIC the whole first week was M21s with iron sights for KD range out to 1000 yards along with snaps out to 400 and movers to 600 yards.


Then the 6 week POI went to the first week being education in the Service Rifle Course of Fire out to 600 yards still with iron sighted M21s.
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Old 5 July 2019, 16:48
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Old 5 July 2019, 19:17
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Thanks.

Hey thanks for bring it up.

When I came back from C/1/10 to the Ft Devens SOTIC I was telling all that to a rather young instructor and he looked puzzled and asked how it was possible to shoot moving targets using iron sights and not using a mil dot reticle scope. Amazing.
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Old 10 July 2019, 15:03
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Milling is just so 90's.
You guys might be surprised to know it was still something we still did regularly in the A-10 through the end of the last century, thanks to the super advanced (read: Korean war era equivalent) computed gunsight the Air Force provided us.

Start low, and a 300 round burst would usually correct for any math errors. Not exactly sniper stuff but it did work pretty well out to a little past 3 miles slant range.
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Old 10 July 2019, 15:19
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You guys might be surprised to know it was still something we still did regularly in the A-10 through the end of the last century, thanks to the super advanced (read: Korean war era equivalent) computed gunsight the Air Force provided us.

Start low, and a 300 round burst would usually correct for any math errors. Not exactly sniper stuff but it did work pretty well out to a little past 3 miles slant range.
The grease pencil dot on the windscreen never fails...
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Old 10 July 2019, 15:21
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The grease pencil dot on the windscreen never fails...
Never had to get quite that medieval in the A-10...but I have in the -60
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Old 10 July 2019, 15:21
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The grease pencil dot on the windscreen never fails...
Absolutely. Used it many times.
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Old 10 July 2019, 18:19
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The grease pencil dot on the windscreen never fails...
So, was the grease pencil BII they made you sign for? Million dollar airframe and a grease pencil made it all come together! Ha!
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Old 10 July 2019, 19:28
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I got tasked with doing a sniper demo one time for a group of old vets. Laser range finders had just hit the market and I was using an M24 with a Leupold M3A on it. Short talk, shoot a few iron maidens at 200-600yds, then let the vets bang away a little bit.


One of the vets had been a sniper in 5th Marines in 67-68. He was chatting me up and said words to the effect of "if I'd have had this gear I would have killed 500 gooks in 'Nam". Too funny
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