Putin Shoots Like A Pro

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  1. danbrennan

    danbrennan Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah, that's a real shocker. Who would have guessed? :crazy:

    Nice looking gun, though.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-shows-off-sniper-skills-firing-kalashnikov-rifle-194706079.html

    ""The target is set up practically at the maximum distance," Rossiya 24 television reported, saying that Putin appeared to be pressing the trigger while holding his breath and between heartbeats as professional snipers are supposed to do."

    "Putin "shot five times and hit the target more than half the time" the television channel reported."

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    Well, I guess that he can defend himself................or wipe out entire villages.
     
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    Would you expect anything less from him? If our POTUS did that the anti-gun people would be all over it!!!
     
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    if OUR POTUS could do that He probably wouldn't tweet so much.......;)
     
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    Without knowing what the "maximum distance" is, how large the target is and if it happens to be a moving or stationary target - I'm not impressed.

    Back during the Viet Nam war at basic training I shot a 97 out of 100 with pop targets from 25 to 300 meters using an M16 with open sights. An M16 is no sniper rifle - just a regular use standard army issue weapon. There was no time to "hold your breath and wait between heartbeats" - you had to spot the target when it popped up - aim - and shoot before it went down. IIRC, I had 10 seconds (hey, it was 46 years ago in September of 1972).

    Now if "maximum distance" is in fact much greater than 300 meters and the target is much smaller than a pop up target - getting 3 or 4 hits out of 5 with a scope and all the time in the world might be worth talking about.
     
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    Donald Trump is an alumni of the New York Military Academy and actually is a very good marksman.

    In August of 2016 Donald Trump took an M4 rifle and hit multiple bulls eyes in Lake Norman, NC police range.
     
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    I remember shooting at the 500 yard line in Boot camp. That is a long way with open sites. We had the M16A1. Feels like a toy but it is not.
     
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    the guy was head of the KGB . he can poison people too …
     
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    And closed.

    Keep the politics off nasty.
     
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