85-year-old U.S. Army sniper picks off 1000 yard target

85-year-old U.S. Army sniper picks off 1000 yard target

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    85-year-old U.S. Army sniper picks off 1000 yard target

    85-year-old U.S. Army sniper veteran proves he hasn't lost his skills as he picks off a target at 1,000 yards | Mail Online

    I'm amazed that his hand is still steady and his eyes are so sharp at his age. I am losing both.

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    God bless him! Just goes to prove, you don't mess with an old man!
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    Seriously? A 5" (1/2 MOA) group at 1,000 yards with a rifle completely new to him? With what, an hour of training on the system? If this is completely true, it is completely AMAZING.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Wow. Opfor, it seems your signature quote holds true.
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    Dude is a hell of a shot.
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    If you didn't watch the video at the bottom of the story, go back and watch it...

    And, if you're any kind of patriot, and it doesn't bring a tear to your eye... well then, you got no respect... It's a heck of a shot... no... heck of a group. and that man deseerves his balck cap...
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    I just read the article, and am waiting for the vid to load.

    My internet is slow. Not dial-up slow but only about 7-8 times better. ANYWAY,

    I had a lump in my throat reading the article, and my chest was heavy with pride, as I read the story.

    These old guy are true warriors.
    They had no conveniences and modern accouterments such as todays soldier, to fight against all odds, and reign supreme.
    This is the kind of stuff needing to be taught in World History.
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    Freaking Awesome

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    What an absolute warrior and gentleman.
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    WOW! That is AMAZING
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    Saw this when it originally aired. Great man from a great generation of Americans. Awesome shooter.
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    Guys like him who have served out country well should be honored and live a tax free life.

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    Very Cool! A great way to honor a great shot!
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    Always a Soldier and Warrior. His reaction when they presented him with the black hat and then the replica of his WWII rifle just about did me in. I sure hope his scope wasn't as blurry as my monitor.
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    A friend of mine emailed me a link to this video. The guy did an amazing job! I've seen the two Sgts. that were coaching him on the Military channel when Top Sniper competition aired. I've seen it several times--watch the series every time it airs. They won one year. They are amazing shots too!
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