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Mark K

Pirate fail

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Maybe it was Welcome Wagon or kids selling cookies or Jehovah's Witnesses.

:P

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If it was Witnesses then I'd say the response was measured.

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This is my measured response to Jehova's Witlesses.....

who are kinda like pirates, but a little more polite

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first guy, with an entire ocean to shoot at, manages to shoot the guard rail with first couple of shots, and risk some nice ricochet 

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15 hours ago, Mark K said:

On the odd chance nobody posted this before...

Yeah that was posted before I am pretty sure.  I am still surprised by the lack of optics on the carbines.  Many a german or jap soldier has been killed with good old iron sights.  But from the ship, those are not CQB shots.  Even a good red dot or a 4x ACOG would have been really nice for that kind of work.  

Also the first screen of the posted link shows a guy with some kind of big long gun - .50 BMG or .338 Lapua - but nothing I saw on the video.  I would not rule out one of those for long range work.  But two things would work against it.  1) Hitting a moving boat from another moving boat would be a tough shot.  Not saying its impossible, but not for the faint of heart.  And 2) unless the ROE allowed zapping them at long range without positive ID or a hostile act, it would be pretty useless once they were close in.  And given the leader called for warning shots first, I doubt the long gun would be allowed.  I would definitely have it out though in case the skinnies tried to pop an RPG from long range.  

Personally, I would prefer a mounted Ma Duece on the rail or at a minimum a SAW.  Of course the Dillon Aero is always the crowd pleaser.....

 

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Doesn't look so much like getting owned as getting dead.

 

At least this leaves more oxygen for the rest of us.

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3 hours ago, Shootist Jeff said:

Yeah that was posted before I am pretty sure.  I am still surprised by the lack of optics on the carbines.  Many a german or jap soldier has been killed with good old iron sights.  But from the ship, those are not CQB shots.  Even a good red dot or a 4x ACOG would have been really nice for that kind of work.  

Also the first screen of the posted link shows a guy with some kind of big long gun - .50 BMG or .338 Lapua - but nothing I saw on the video.  I would not rule out one of those for long range work.  But two things would work against it.  1) Hitting a moving boat from another moving boat would be a tough shot.  Not saying its impossible, but not for the faint of heart.  And 2) unless the ROE allowed zapping them at long range without positive ID or a hostile act, it would be pretty useless once they were close in.  And given the leader called for warning shots first, I doubt the long gun would be allowed.  I would definitely have it out though in case the skinnies tried to pop an RPG from long range.  

Personally, I would prefer a mounted Ma Duece on the rail or at a minimum a SAW.  Of course the Dillon Aero is always the crowd pleaser.....

 

The problem with magnifying optics is you have to use them, pretty much, once they are on. As you say it's a moving platform trying to hit a moving, bigly bouncing target. From their bigly bouncing platform the broad side of a barn is fairly safe until until they get pretty darn close so nearly everything will be close. Until it's quite close it's a fishing boat too.

 Solution = Phalanx/iron sights/red dot and "spray".  

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Sights are generally not used in shotgun clay shooting. It's pointing, not aiming.

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