No matter what round being used, there will be a tremendous amount of bullet drop at 3 miles. In order to "account" for that much bullet drop, the scope has to be elevated....a lot.That's quite a setup. Does that thing have a cup holder on it?
X2 I fully agree. The only thing I would add is that a military sniper's job includes avoidance of detection by the enemy. It can sometimes take snipers hours, most of the day, or even more than a day to crawl on his belly inches at a time to the place where he must take his long range shot, in order to avoid being detected. Just think about that. I'm pretty sure there is nothing glamorous about crawling on the ground i the dirt and the mud inches at a time for hours on end. Furtnermore, if he is detected by the enemy, his life is over. Likewise, he cannot take more than one shot per kill, since a second shot will almost definitely result in him being found by the enemy.To me, the thousand yard plus kill shots that Snipers make in the field....with an enemy shooting back at you....are exponentially more impressive than this circus shot.
I'm not sure how this can be considered the "shot of a lifetime" if it took him 8 shots to get on target.
Yep, I was thinking about the bathroom issue, (or lack thereof) as well as the food and water, (or lack thereof). However, I didn't even consider the possibility of encounters with snakes, skunks, rabid rodents, possums, etc. etc. Good point!Things not everyone realizes:
What do you think happens when the Sniper and his spotter (if applicable) have to go to the bathroom?
What do you think happens when critters crawling on the ground find the Sniper/Spotter?
How much food and water do you think the Sniper and Spotter consume during a stalk?
All of the above occur while trying not to get captured or killed.
Big thanks to all of our Military Members....past and present....who have put up with this for our Safety and Security.
I hear ya. I guess for me although I was never in the service, these type of reports of long distance shots always make me think about and admire what military snipers do.Oh I think everyone realizes that this is NOT a mil spec sniper, but a benchrest shooter Tony. Ones in "a lab clean room" , one stands facing the gates of hell . ZERO comparison, and ZERO need to.
Soldiers dont take 3 mile shots for bragging rights off kit we would NEVER take into the field. WE send laser-guided smart munitions!
Good shot tho!