Anyone who knows their history

Anyone who knows their history

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    Anyone who knows their history

    will appriciate this rifle. Carlos was one of the greatest snipers there was. It is amazing what you can find on gunbroker.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=37585962


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    Neat but Dang are they Expensive even the new Springfield Armory ones with Carlos Sig on them are way up there..


    COurse its funny all the stuff is no where near what he actually used .. If i rember off top of head it was a Winchester Bolt gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    If i rember off top of head it was a Winchester Bolt gun
    True he used a Win 70, 30-06 rifle with a Unertl 8X scope zeroed for 700 yrds.

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    Carlos actually used 2 rifles. 1st was the M70 in 30-06. 2nd was a M700 Rem. in .308(7.62mm). Very intresting fellow.

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    Hathcock will be fondly remembered for his abilities and service.

    Not the same that can be said for Lon Horiuchi!!
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    I wish someone would write a book on Chuck Mawhinney. No other Marine in Vietnam had more confirmed kills of VC & NVA than Chuck Mawhinney.
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    There are some books that mention his name, but your right, none writen soley about him. I have seen several documentaires about him, and he is mentioned in the books death from afar.
    http://www.nightscribe.com/Military/..._mawhinney.htm

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    They called him "White Feather" with 93 Confirmed Kills. I've read his biography (I AM a history teacher!) and it was fascinating. Remember the movie sniper? Also Saving Private Ryan? In both of those films there was a scene where a heroic American sniper kills an enemy sniper by shooting right thru the BG's scope. Well Hathcock actually DID that in 'Nam.
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