And so many “new” designs have their roots in his original designs.
But in 1967 or 68 a Marine Carlos Hathcock did a shot around 2,500 yards with M-2 50 cal. He use standard ammo and a old scope and hit the Weedmonkey. That's around 48 years ago + or -. Now that was a shot! :yup:For a while, the M2 had the record for the longest recorded sniper shot.
And the Marines been building their own 1911's.That and some of the spec forces are going back to the 1911 ...
And the Hi power ( though it was not all his ) is still in wide use as is the 1919 in many 3 world counties ..Funny the power of some stuff
For 35 Years, The Longest Sniper Kill Was With a Ma-DueceBut in 1967 or 68 a Marine Carlos Hathcock did a shot around 2,500 yards with M-2 50 cal. He use standard ammo and a old scope and hit the Weedmonkey. That's around 48 years ago + or -. Now that was a shot! :yup:
What are those .50s mounted on?This is me back in 1968 on my twins. This is me with my 5''/38 twin mount on my tin-can. It fired a 55 pound round over 16,000 yards. It's from before WWII.
My river boat, I was brown water Navy.What are those .50s mounted on?
Fantastic pic. Did you wear earplugs?My river boat, I was brown water Navy.
First off, no ear plugs. I didn't worry about that, just getting shot.Fantastic pic. Did you wear earplugs?
My Uncle wanted to join so badly with his five brothers, that he forged his birth certificate. There parents brought them here, they are Arabic. So he was thrown into a P.T Boat crew. He did not know how to swim. The night before the swim test they all ate and ate, it was a going away party they threw themselves. He was asleep and the guy that came and woke our Uncle to go take his test, saw that he was not feeling well, so he ask my Uncle if he wanted him to take the test, so he he did and my Uncle passed it. He told us his friends pulled him out of the water four times during his tour, saved him from drowning. True story we just heard at this years family reunion for the first time. He is 87?. WWII