USMC sniper rifles through the years....

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We requested a sniper team after one of our guys got hit...but they were in high demand. Our CO told us to handle it ourselves and we did. Creep and peep, binoculars and nape. The Lord Givith, the F4 Taketh Away.
 

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“Pvt. Randall E. Josey, a Marine sniper attached to Co. H, 2nd Bn., 5th Marines, has a bead on a Viet Cong at over 1,000 meters. Using a 3 x 9 power scope, a Remington 700 rifle has accuracy up to 1,100 meters and has been used effectively up to 2,000 meters or more.” June 19, 1967 (Photo/caption: U.S. Marine Corps History Division)

Accuracy up to 1,100, used effectively up to 2,000, with a 1960’s 3-9x scope and standard wood stocks?! Either that’s exaggerated or those were some bad dudes...
 

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“Pvt. Randall E. Josey, a Marine sniper attached to Co. H, 2nd Bn., 5th Marines, has a bead on a Viet Cong at over 1,000 meters. Using a 3 x 9 power scope, a Remington 700 rifle has accuracy up to 1,100 meters and has been used effectively up to 2,000 meters or more.” June 19, 1967 (Photo/caption: U.S. Marine Corps History Division)

Accuracy up to 1,100, used effectively up to 2,000, with a 1960’s 3-9x scope and standard wood stocks?! Either that’s exaggerated or those were some bad dudes...

800 meters was about max effective range for the M40...but...Yes, they were bad dudes...but most of them BITD grew up hunting out west. One of my friends was a Marine sniper. He was born and raised in Bozeman MT and for fun as a kid used to shoot prairie dogs at 6-700 yards. A man's a bigger target.
 
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