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Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by kev209, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    This stuff is out of my shot gun league.
    Read recently of the longest recorded snipper shot was by a pom who took a bloke out at something well over a mile away. It was not long ago.
    As said, the mathematics are incredible.
    Unbelievable.

    Noel.
     
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  2. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres
     
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  3. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I think that's the one I read. Couldn't get my head around it.
    Answered that without looking at the vid.
    The previous record would be what I saw.
    Noel
     
  4. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Noel no maths needed ...... have a look in the pic and you will see what I use for all this .
    The tablet has a ballistics program you just put in the atmospherics temp pressure wind strength direction and altitude, the green thing is a kestrel wind meter it does temp and barro as well and a temp gun for ammo temp the laser range finder is on the bonnet , you put all the data in to the tab and it gives you the elevation and windage in MOA (minute of angle) then just dial it up on the turrets and wait for the breeze to settle to the same that you felt when you took all the mesurments and then take the shot .
    We put up our targets at unknown ranges and see how long it takes to enter the data and get the shot off I'm down to under a minute on average......

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  5. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    That's somewhat different to my days at the traps tac.
    At best I used to get a second barrel away in .3 of a second.
    Of course that was faster than many other guys but it also had to hit the target.
    Most targets were lost by shooting behind. The most usual cause was slowing the gun. It had to be kept swinging, and mostly faster than the first barrel.
    Of course we never looked at the gun. They were built/modified until they simply pointed where you looked when mounted to your shoulder.
    Never was a rifle shot. Too deliberate for me. I had to shoot by reflex.
    Hence I could snapshot a duck in the gap between two trees. If I saw it coming half a km away, I'd likely miss it.
    My brothers were the opposite.
    Noel.
     
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  6. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    2 Australian Snipers fired simultaneously at a Taliban leader approximately 3079 yards away. One was a fatal shot, but it can't be proven which sniper fired that shot.
     
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  7. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Apparently line twist on Alveys can be reduced or totally eliminated with the use of swivels. As far as I'm concerned, one of the biggest disadvantages with the Alvey reel is having to guide the line on with your hand when you wind. I guess the line lay will be all over the place if you don't.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Lazy fisho!
     
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  8. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Swivels will stop line twist to a certain extent, but they can be useless after awhile through the wear and tear of the lake bed. I use swivels on my spinning reels as well.
    I only probably run my finger backwards on forwards every couple of turns or so on my Alveys. Making sure I don’t run up the lip of the spool and a fraction more higher at the back. With a fish on I just twist the rod back and forth sideways to lay the line right or wrong.
    • Wally
     
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  9. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Hate swivels unless trolling.
    My strongest belief:
    I never put anything on a fishing line if it can be used without it.
    Fanatical Old fisho Noel
     

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