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To take out the skinnies? Being an ex bathtub sailor I'm not as well versed in "sniper" weapons as am sure some here are. The news hasn't mentioned what type of rifles were used. We may never know but any guesses? M-16, M-24, M-21? Other?
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i believe seals use the stoner 25 as the standard field sniper rifle. the military designation is the MK11 SWS. seals also use a "light .50 cal", but i can't imagine they set those up at such close range...
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
i believe seals use the stoner 25 as the standard field sniper rifle. the military designation is the MK11 SWS. seals also use a "light .50 cal", but i can't imagine they set those up at such close range...

Makes sense. I was wondering if a .223 could effectively penetrate the glass in the port hole/window but a Stoner in a 7.62 x 51 would definitely do the trick.
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I am figuring something that tosses a round down range at 4200 ft/sec. on a flat trajectory.
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I'm thinking an accuracy international.
http://wikiwiki.jp/crossfire/?plugin...es&src=AWM.jpg
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I was wondering the same thing. Regardless, they're getting "skinnier" by the day.
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Haven't seen any pix but I'm pretty sure they used bullets to drop the perps.
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I haven't read the news stories, but were the SEALS on the Bainbridge the whole time, or did they come in on the second ship?
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post

I haven't read the news stories, but were the SEALS on the Bainbridge the whole time, or did they come in on the second ship?
I heard on the radio they parachuted into the ocean in the area under cover of the night. No idea if that is the same group that was on the ship that did the shooting or what. ;?

We'll just have to wait for the movie to come out, and then believe everything we see.
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Originally Posted by 11andy11 View Post
I'm thinking an accuracy international.
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Originally Posted by kingair View Post
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The snipper were dropped with their boat at night so that they were not seen boarding the ship. they took their boat to the big boat. they had been in position for about 36 hours before the shots were taken...

I do not guarantee accuracy, but this is what I remember from the news cast that I had heard.
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An absolutely amazing story! It took incredible skill (and a little bit of good fortune) to be able to synchronize the shots, much less hit their targets precisely in rolling seas. A great tactical move to convince the idiots to allow the boat to be towed and to bring one of them on board the Bainbridge for "negotiations". One less person to worry about and, most importantly, controlled range for the snipers. None of this was easy, great kudos all around to the US Navy!!
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I hope the Navy got it on video, and someone publishes it on Youtube. It would instantly become my new screensaver.

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Originally Posted by evensen View Post
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agreed...that's why i initially said the stoner 25/mk11 sws.


but in the movie, they will have them use that .50 cal 'cause it looks cooler.


edit: here's what they publicize anyway:

http://www.navyseals.com/m82a1-heavy-sniper-rifle

http://www.navyseals.com/mk11-sniper-weapon-system-sws
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Originally Posted by Hydro View Post
An absolutely amazing story! It took incredible skill (and a little bit of good fortune) to be able to synchronize the shots, much less hit their targets precisely in rolling seas. A great tactical move to convince the idiots to allow the boat to be towed and to bring one of them on board the Bainbridge for "negotiations". One less person to worry about and, most importantly, controlled range for the snipers. None of this was easy, great kudos all around to the US Navy!!





Roger that!!!!!
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I hope the Navy got it on video, and someone publishes it on Youtube. It would instantly become my new screensaver.

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