Trivia: THE UNIT

This is a discussion on Trivia: THE UNIT within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Okay, I'm an avid watcher of THE UNIT and there is a good possibility they may even buy an episode I wrote for them so ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 43

Thread: Trivia: THE UNIT

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,782

    Exclamation Trivia: THE UNIT

    Okay, I'm an avid watcher of THE UNIT and there is a good possibility they may even buy an episode I wrote for them so that's another reason to watch. Anyway if you watch the show and ever see them look thru a scope you MIGHT notice a rather unique reticle. It took me but a split second to recognize my very own scope reticle. They are using the very proprietary SHEPHERD SCOPE sight picture! I know that a lot of special forces folks use the Shepherd but I have to wonder if Shepherd gave Hollywood permission to use their scope reticle.

    The show started out great but after the writer's strike, they stopped listening to Eric Haney (Founding SGM for Delta Force aka in the military jargon SFOD-D aka THE CAG) and started involving the wives in operations, so that made it ridiculous. But it seems they're getting a bit better and they are interested in my story.... so says my agent. Anyway, just wanted to know if anybody else took notice of the reticle......
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array Miggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Miami-Dade, FL
    Posts
    6,258
    They needed the Chick Flick factor for ratings I guess.
    And nope, I did not notice the reticle. They did have a nice weapons discipline entering the apartment going upstairs in yesterday's episode
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
    Randy Cain.

    Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
    Signed: Me!

  4. #3
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,849
    I know Shepard Scopes. I have used one out to 1000 yards with great effect.A few years ago in Little Rock the National Sniper Shoot Competition was won by a team from Arkansas using a Shepard scope.

    How are you connected with Shepard Scopes?
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


    AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
    Like custom guns and stuff? Check this out...
    http://bobbailey1959.wordpress.com/

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,782

    Wink Connected? Nope!

    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I know Shepard Scopes. I have used one out to 1000 yards with great effect.A few years ago in Little Rock the National Sniper Shoot Competition was won by a team from Arkansas using a Shepard scope.

    How are you connected with Shepard Scopes?
    I'm not. Just a happy and satisfied customer. I put one on my Springfield Armory M1A Supermatch which I then had ROBAR coat with it's NP3 on the interior of the gun and it's ROGARD finish on the exterior. All in all it's an awesome package. Especially since I had Shepherd set up the reticle for 168gr BTHP Match ammo. That is all it eats: Federal Gold Match. I can put three rounds into a group you can cover with a nickel at 100 yards. So far I've not been able to find a range near me with KD rifle lanes but I'd love to try her out at about 600-800 meters.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

  6. #5
    Senior Moderator
    Array HotGuns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    14,849
    Gotcha.

    Your setup sounds strangely familiar. A friend of mine has exactly the same setup with the same load and it is extremely accurate.

    At 600 yards, you can slap a nine inch gong every single time until it gets boring.

    You ought to try it. Its pure fun.
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


    AR. CHL Instr. 07/02 FFL
    Like custom guns and stuff? Check this out...
    http://bobbailey1959.wordpress.com/

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,782

    Exclamation ROFL

    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Gotcha.

    Your setup sounds strangely familiar. A friend of mine has exactly the same setup with the same load and it is extremely accurate.

    At 600 yards, you can slap a nine inch gong every single time until it gets boring.

    You ought to try it. Its pure fun.
    O-M-Goodness! I can't think of a single place anywhere in the state of Florida where I could find an empty stretch of land to find that out. Looks like I'm going to have to wait until I retire to Idaho to find out!
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array Patti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    The Show Me State
    Posts
    2,641
    IMO, involving the wives in operations was just plain stupid. I don't know why the producers thought it would help attract a female audience. Plus, the wives' acting skills are very lacking.

    Other than that, it's a good show. One of the few shows I watch.

    Good luck with your script.
    Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Winston Churchill

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array rottkeeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    3,194
    Stopped watching The Unit because it got to be like a soap opera with the wives involved. I did watch last nights episode but there was Molly front and center.
    For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the son of man be. Mathew 24:27

    NRA Member

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,818
    the wife parts are a drag. but i still watch, most of the time.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  11. #10
    Member
    Array ecbaatz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Michiganb
    Posts
    331
    When (thinking positive) your script gets accepted and produced you will have to let us know when it is on, I would love to see it.
    Eric

    EM1(SS) Retired

    For freedom is never free someone else just picks up tab.

    Kimber Custom II
    Kimber Eclips Pro II
    Marlin Camp Rifle .45acp

    A 9mm may expand but a .45acp won't shrink

    Remember there are only two types of Ships in the Navy, SUBMARINES and Targets!

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array Pikachu711's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    2,461
    I used to watch all the time. Then it started getting more like a soap opera as some have already mentioned. I still watch it if I'm home at the time.
    "Gun control is being able to hit your target."
    Glock 26

  13. #12
    Member Array alfack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Marysville, Washington
    Posts
    320
    I noticed the reticle, but didn't know what scope it was from. It is like a mil-dot but the dots are hollow, right?

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,782

    Wink "Aiming Circles"

    Quote Originally Posted by alfack View Post
    I noticed the reticle, but didn't know what scope it was from. It is like a mil-dot but the dots are hollow, right?
    They're aiming circles. Theoretically each circle is the exact diameter of the shoulder on a deer (coincidentally also the same area as a man's chest) when the target's torso fills the circle that's the correct range, shoot. Automatic holdover. Each scope is calibrated for an exact load so you'll always be dead "on." The down side is that you have to remember if you're shooting a load that's lighter, you're going to be a little high and heavier, then lower. But if you use the load for which the scope has been calibrated, you're going to find this is one smooth accurate and deadly machine.

    THE ONLY RANGE FINDING SCOPE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE 3 HANDS TO OPERATE

    If you intend to hunt ELK or some other game, you have to let the company know so they can adjust the size of the aiming circles on the scope you purchase.
    Last edited by ExSoldier; May 4th, 2009 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Add final note on aiming circle size
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

  15. #14
    Member Array alfack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Marysville, Washington
    Posts
    320
    Ah, that's cool. I never have used the mil-dots like they were intended to be used. I mean who is going to know the size of something that is 617 yards away and brings a calculator with them in the field, especially when they make laser range finders?

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,782

    Wink Actually....

    Quote Originally Posted by alfack View Post
    Ah, that's cool. I never have used the mil-dots like they were intended to be used. I mean who is going to know the size of something that is 617 yards away and brings a calculator with them in the field, especially when they make laser range finders?
    Military spec mil-dots are the exact length of an AK47 between the dots, as I understand it. Once you get used to the parameters I'm told they are very easy to use. But I've been spoiled by the Shepherd.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Naval Trivia
    By dukalmighty in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: September 9th, 2009, 01:18 AM
  2. Gun Trivia Quiz
    By Captain Crunch in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: May 7th, 2009, 10:30 PM
  3. Trivia Thread
    By Captain Crunch in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: August 11th, 2008, 04:53 PM
  4. A little trivia...
    By Sheldon J in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2008, 06:29 PM

Search tags for this page

patty shepherd scopes
,
the unit triva
,

the unit trivia

Click on a term to search for related topics.