Devildog Shooters

Via Bracken, a brief pictorial on USMC snipers and their tools.

How many thousands of former Marines (both snipers and other MOS) currently reside in FUSA and retain enough of their youthful prowess to reliably hit man-size targets out to what range?

Now add the soldiers.

Now add the civilians.

Do you understand yet?

Food for thought for the boys and girls at the Federally-funded fusion centers to relay to their superiors, as the Permanent Government advances its coup d’état.

25 responses to “Devildog Shooters

  1. Centurion_Cornelius

    To my USMC Sniper Brothers: Make Carlos White Feather proud of you!

    He had 93 “confirmed” kills, but he guesstimated he killed 300+

    And to my Good Buddy now on that SEB Cali Swat Team and former USMC Sniper, you know well the score, My Friend–stay tuned.

  2. Northern Gunner

    Something like 550K Plus gun deer licenses sold here in Wisconsin for 2017 gun. A whole lot of scoped bolt action deer rifles !!!

    Disclaimer: I only bow hunt. Goon hunting was way to easy.

    • Amen! It took me 3 years to kill a deer bow hunting but the victory was that much sweeter. Nothing like getting that close and making a silent kill.

  3. With my 22-250 I routinely head shoot woodchucks out past 300 yards. I could probably hit them further out but I don’t have any longer shots available around here. I rabbit hunt with a .17HMR rifle and again, head shots so I don’t mess up the meat. Same with squirrels but with a .22LR. Most critters, including deer, never know I’m there. I’m mostly a bow hunter for deer and turkey. More of a challenge.

    I earned my NRA expert rank at 18. I’ve got over 30 years of hunting and shooting experience. Pretty much if I can see it I can kill it.

    I’ve killed hundreds of things both in the woods and on the farm. I gut them, skin them and butcher them myself. I have no problem dropping the hammer on anything that needs to be killed. Especially rotten, treasonous bastards. I’ve got a list… I know where they live…

    I know several people just like me. We hunt together. We shoot together. You might want to rethink coming to my area and looking for a fight.

    • 17 HMR through the neck would be a nasty way to go.
      Shocking to the morale of the other JBT watching you try to put a tourniquet around your wound as they get sprayed with blood.
      Help, gurgle gurgle.
      Spinal cord hits would be down and out.
      Crotch shots vicious too.

      Frangible 22LR could substitute inside of 100 yards.

      • Yeah, I know direct pressure would be better.
        The tourniquet idea would probably be attempted by someone though.

        So what would be the best way to deal with a serious neck wound?
        Administration of Last Rights?

    • Jimmy the Saint

      “You might want to rethink coming to my area and looking for a fight.”

      A valid point. That’s why we find house fires to be far more efficient than fighting.
      – Flame Broiling Innocents

  4. SemperFi, 0321

    Nice photo tour of the VN era sniper.
    I served with 1/9 S-2 Scouts in 73-74, we had 2 M40’s and 2 M-16A1’s with bipods and ANPVS-2 starlight scopes mounted. About 2 nights a week we headed off to the Camp Schwab rifle range in an old M151 jeep ambulance to shoot before and after dark. M40’s for daylight shooting and the M-16 for night time use, I think this was on account of no mounts to swap scopes for night use.
    We spent months in the S-2 shop plotting out emergency LZ’s for the evacuation of both Saigon and Phnom Penh while getting hourly reports of the Communist push to the south, and our job was to move a block or 2 away from the LZ’s and protect the helo’s from MG and RPG fire. I rotated back to CONUS a yr before the fall of Saigon, but still remember how tense those days were. We were constantly on alert and standby for Kadena airfield runs.

    • Good Morning SemperFi, 0321,
      Though going back a few years, I also served in 1/9. 81’s in ’66-’67. Memory took a jolt when I saw Sgt. Greene. Not really acquainted but do recall him from Prairie II. Not that I saw many, but only S/S I ever saw with an M-14.

      • SemperFi, 0321

        So you’re one of the original Walking Dead. You have my greatest respect and admiration for what you guys went thru. Friend of mine here was D 1/9 in ’67, only served a few months before he took a 7.62 thru the ankle.

        I started out in 106 Plt for 4 months as M274 mule driver, then transferred to S-2 Scouts. A lot more interesting and thrilling work. It’s what took me to Recon later when I got stateside.

  5. Interesting. Went through Marine Corps boot in 1967: shot a 249 out of 500 possible. Had been shooting since I was five (NRA training, hunting and such); typical crotch mentality, they made me shoot the final course again – only a 248 the second time. At 71 now in Southern NM a close shot is 400 yards and yes, I still consider shooting as a part of my life (along with reloading and such). I may not last long in a fire fight at my age but not going down easily either. Just my .02 – there are others out there like me.

  6. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  7. The Usual Suspect

    Always disliked being around snipers, they attract snipers.

  8. wendystringer48088

    Former USMC here also. Was 2ndMarDiv stationed at Swamp Lejeune in the late 70’s. Not in combat arms though – support services (in other words I was a REMF).
    Biggest problem for me would be transitioning back to living in the field after 40 years of civilian life (warm bed, hot food and coffee, Internet, etc.) so there would be a lot of inertia involved for me in making the change.
    However, if it was a choice between living in the field as a soldier or being a prisoner in a re-education / forced labor / liquidation camp anyway…

    • SemperFi, 0321

      I was at Onslow Beach w/2nd Recon for 2 1/2 yrs, 74-76.
      Nothing hard about going back to the field, I’m 63 and still backpacking the Wind River Range and YellowstoneNP every summer.
      Coming to the realization that you HAVE to do this to stay healthy is the first step. Then finding out it can be fun rather than a miserable trip to hell is the next part. I live but a few steps from the wilderness almost, and come spring I push myself to climb 2-3,000 vertical ft on day hikes, then by July I’m packing 35-40 lbs on a several day trip.
      If it turns to shit soon, at least you’re in shape.

      • wendystringer48088

        Ok, Thanks.
        If you were in Recon you are a true badass. 🙂
        I am just a bit younger than you and was in out of high school from ’74 (MCRD San Diego) and then to school at 29 Stumps California and then to Swamp Lejeune until I got out in ’78.
        Was at Courthouse Bay with the ‘tracks so got to see Onslow Beach from the ship to the surf to the shore a few times.
        Got to wear mostly fluff and buffs due to the desiel fuel and oil but had to dress up in the good set of starched green cotton sateens and spit shined boots for inspections. Let things slide since I got out, and that’s been a long time ago.
        Thanks for the encouragement. You are right. Getting out hiking and camping and hunting in the field is something you have to go do to stay healthy.
        I am not exactly a hopeless case these days (I’m still working and I do some martial arts training every week) but admit I haven’t been out backpacking and hiking and actually carrying my rifle in the field in over ten years. I do have several places to go about a day’s drive North of me in upstate Michigan.
        Will make the necessary adjustments and preparations over the Winter and start up with that in the Spring.
        Thanks again for the suggestions and encouragement.
        Semper Fi! 🙂

        • SemperFi, 0321

          I posted this vid of my friend Joey 2 weeks ago, but here it is again. I was in Bomber Basin last Friday, made it in 4 miles before we turned around due to postholing in knee deep snow. I spend a lot of time in this country since that trailhead is only 8 miles from house.
          I was up there 2 days before Joey went in, and then went in to Ross Lake the day after he came out. Caught a 23″ rainbow on the 4th of July.

  9. Anything from the M16 platform inside of 500y is a confidence target, last times I’ve checked. I sold the A2 version I had, which generally flipped the “y”s to “m”s as far as accuracy.
    For the scoped 700 in .308, that moves to 750y unless the winds are over 30MPH from 3 or 9, and I need a spotter shot or two.
    It’s been a bit over a year since I verified my zeroes, but I’ve got a friend who’s put in a 1000y range down on the border I need to go visit.

    And for those time-limited, you can make a 10y snap-in for 100 to 500y on posterboard with a sharpie for dry fire, and get a shit-ton of dry-fire snap-in practice in the back yard.

    At 10y standing in for 100y, the B modified long-range target is the end of a 2″x4″. 500y is 1/4″ x 1/2″.
    If you want high tech, get a laser boresight round and use you smartphone or a video camera to document where you are when the piece goes “click”.
    A dime flat across the front sight post detects a lot of trigger errors, and gravity and physics never lies.

    Once you’ve worked out the fundamentals kinks in dry fire, zero with the below at 25m (81.25′ if you’re using a tape measure or laser rangefinder).

    Zero the piece per instructions, and use the rear sight elevation numbers as needed, and from 0-500, all you have to worry about is windage.
    You’re now GTG.
    Then put an EOTech, ACOG, or one of the AR-series scopes on, and you’re lethal at all effective ranges, if you can dope wind.

    This is why any version of CW2.0 unpleasantness is going to be like massed troops finding out that rifled muskets firing minie balls were one helluva lot more accurate than obsolete Napoleonic tactics could cope with.

    • And kudos to CA for the mil cheater sheet above.

      Someone planning ahead might decide a good idea would be to measure the actual size of certain tires, like those found on a Crown Vic, Dodge Charger, Tahoe SUV, a Humvee, and the LTMV truck, and keep them on a notecard.
      They might, just for prudence, find out the exact width in inches for the most commonly-deployed red/blue lightbars in their AO, just to have that info on file.

      If you put in painted range rocks with numbers on your property that only face your windows, doors, and other potential firing positions, and “just happened” to staple barrier tape strips or small (4″x4″) plastic range markers surveyed to nearest 10y (i.e. “1.7 for 170 y) to utility poles or trees in your line of sight about 10” up from the ground, for wind streamers, well, you’re just a little over-achiever, aren’t you? It’s not cheating to turn any range into a square range, and it’s a great aid in distance and wind estimation every time you look out your window or stand on your porch.

      Then, make range cards.

      For every position.
      (No, you don’t need to keep them tacked to the wall. Laminate them, put ’em in an envelope, and pin them to the inside of the draperies, or tape them under the table or shelf nearby. No sense alarming the wimmenfolk or visitors.)
      Fortune favors the prepared far more than it does the merely bold.

      • Sorry, that was to be 10′ (or wherever visible, but not readily monkeyed with from the ground by others), not 10″.
        Plastic or tin For rent or For Sale signs, flipped over, trimmed down, and painted with white reflective paint and black numbers work best. I hear.

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