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    Strange, now that one came through just fine, and given a choice....... I'll take the Barrett one! Always wish they'd had the Barrett before I retired.
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    Bumper,

    Just wanted to confirm where and what targets on the video.

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    Good clip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    Just wanted to confirm where and what targets on the video.
    Afghanistan, counter sniper operations from what I understand. Those disassembled wads of meat are Taliban. In the second one, you can easily recognize a hand and arm. The shooter is one hell of a shot....
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    The shooter is really good! The politicians want the 50 banned in many places wonder why???? Nice clip indeed.
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    Thanks Bumper. I was figured the Stan, but wasn't sure. Definitely was people but I was wondering why there seemed to be only one. Counter-sniper makes sense now.

    Thanks for the video.

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    Impressive.

    Got to shoot this one again a few week ago, but not enough....what a blast!


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    Speaking of the Barrett...



    a closeup for those of you that have never seen one...I am zeroing it in my yard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyFive
    The shooter is really good! The politicians want the 50 banned in many places wonder why???? Nice clip indeed.
    Yes, they are good, very good........ But........... If I miss, I'm not going to put THAT shot in the "film"!
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    Well it was an interesting clip all right, but if I saw what I think I saw - bodies being lifted into the air - I'm calling BS. Good shots or not, until I am convinced otherwise, I don't believe even a .50 cal. can do that.

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    Tangle - I was having same problem!! However I have wondered if there is any possibility of higth performance bullets being used.

    If we scale up from lil' P Dogs and hits from say 22-250 - with Nosler's or similar - remembering there how the ''carcas!'' goes airborn (Dogbegone vids - seen em?) ... then I can imagine a similar effect on a much larger body from 700 or so grains travelling at 2500 or so downrange!

    Anyone know what the counter-sniper guys might have as ammo choice??
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Tangle - I was having same problem!! However I have wondered if there is any possibility of higth performance bullets being used.

    If we scale up from lil' P Dogs and hits from say 22-250 - with Nosler's or similar - remembering there how the ''carcas!'' goes airborn (Dogbegone vids - seen em?) ... then I can imagine a similar effect on a much larger body from 700 or so grains travelling at 2500 or so downrange!

    Anyone know what the counter-sniper guys might have as ammo choice??
    I hear ya! Good point, but high performance bullets or not, I don't see how a .50 cal. projectile can lift a 150 pound person well over 5 feet into the air. If I did my physics number crunching correctly, a 700 gn bullet traveling at 2500 f/s has 9704 Ft-Lbs of energy which is enough to lift a 150 pound object about 65 feet straight up, IF the object perfectly absorbed all the bullet's energy, i.e, the bullet doesn't exit the object AND the bullet is traveling completely vertical when it strikes the object.

    In this video clip, the bullet isn't travelling straight up but rather nearly horizontal so it should knock the target backwards, not upwards. Moreover the bullet is more likely to simply punch a big hole through a person and not move him so much.

    I have never heard of such dramatic response like this video suggests, but that doesn't really mean a lot; there's lots of things I've never heard of, but I'm sticking with BS until convinced otherwise.

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    Tangle - my thinking is based on the ''explosive'' effects of a bullet - like placing a charge inside a body and detonating it. The ground is solid so the ''remains'' can only go up and to side!

    If you watch what I am calling a ''scaled down'' effect with the P Dogs - they do almost explode and rise in pieces! Imagine a suitable expanding (almost frangible in effect) bullet which thru it's tremendous hydrodynamic pressure effects just ''blows up'' the target.

    I don't think BS on this as much as you - tho still am thirsty for more info. Is there not in fact a .50 cal option which is a small explosive head - small core of PETN or similar?

    I hope for more info tho. Ghoulishly fascinating!
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    My vote is for ground squirrels in Montana with a .30-378 Weatherby Mag. shooting Nosler 125gr. Ballistic Tips at 4100fps.

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