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I thought it was interesting

Kinda like shooting big gophers
I am also a sceptic as to these types of video as I wonder if they are played with. Seems a bit excessive of a hit, but I know nothing about a 50 cal.
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I thought it was interesting

Gunny Ermey can say it better than I can...

http://www.moviesoundscentral.com/sounds/full_metal_jacket/deadliestweap...

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I thought it was interesting

guess my question is would a 50 cal do that to a 165lbs person at 2 miles away? Do you think these clips are for real.

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I seriously doubt the shots were taken from two miles. Most likely they were within 1000 yards.

As far as effects downrange go, consider that a military .50 BMG fires either a 668 grain or 750 grain bullet at a little over 2,900 fps and has over 12,500 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle. It also has a ballistic coefficient greater than 1.0 -- probably double anything commonly available for big game rounds.

Awesome shooting, considering the angle, distance, target size, and the fact that the wind always blows in Afghanistan.

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I've seen that video before. It's not a sniper shooting talaban, it's someone shooting prarie dogs. This video has been on other sites also.

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Thats kinda what I thought it was going to turn out to be. In the last clip you can kinda see it looks like a little rodent runs up on a rock then gets blasted. Still pretty impressive camera work if thats the case.

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Whatever it is, it ain't no more. I've seen that video before as well -- and always the same story. I thought the chunks didn't look quite right, but it kept coming back with the same story. Now that you mention it, it's pretty obvious, especially on the third shot. I've looked at that thing goodness knows how many times and saw a guy in a headscarf behind the rock each time; funny how your eyes play tricks on you and you see what you're expecting to see. But when you're looking for a rodent, there it is..

Dang! That's 3 more Taliban I have to worry about now!

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"little rodent runs up on a rock then gets blasted"

Rodent, Taliban? Is there a difference?

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well in my opion a rodent has some use, pretty sure taliban don't. Rodents give us something to do, as well as supply a food source for other predatators. Guess that makes them more useful.

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The diiference is,the good one have fur.

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