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djleisure
02-16-2009, 2:45 PM
Short, but interesting read on British snipers using the L115A3 Long Range Rifle. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1145667/Pictured-The-supergun-kills-mile--camouflaged-crackshots-using-Taliban.html)

69Mach1
02-16-2009, 2:50 PM
fires 8.59mm rounds

What is an 8.59 mm round? 338 lapua?

CSACANNONEER
02-16-2009, 3:00 PM
Dumb brits. Just look on a box of .22lr, they are dangerous to 1 1/2 miles!

lazuris
02-16-2009, 3:04 PM
Yes thats the AI 338 LM

Trench Broom
02-16-2009, 7:41 PM
Pretty cool lookin' ghillie suit.

Freagan
02-16-2009, 7:45 PM
How about a 20mm supergun?

http://www.vincelewis.net/20mm.html

bobfried
02-16-2009, 8:11 PM
There's only one Supergun:

http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/Images/bigbertha.jpg

75 miles baby.

Echidin
02-16-2009, 10:50 PM
There's only one Supergun:

http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/Images/bigbertha.jpg

75 miles baby.

Is this the German made gun named "Leopold"?

Spiggy
02-16-2009, 10:53 PM
There's only one Supergun:

http://www.jimwegryn.com/Names/Images/bigbertha.jpg

75 miles baby.
I hear they have to fire rounds inches bigger than the last just to keep up with barrel corrosion

Imagine launching a VW bug 75 miles away! :eek:

bplvr
02-16-2009, 11:04 PM
I hear they have to fire rounds inches bigger than the last just to keep up with barrel corrosion

Imagine launching a VW bug 75 miles away! :eek:

:Ivan: SPF

I'm gonna need help with the RR tracks.
CalGunners to the front of the lline, please. Yin's can fire it too !

.............................got VW bugs ?

Hey , It doesn't have a detachable mag so it isn't an AW .

sb_pete
02-16-2009, 11:12 PM
So... does "yuppie" have a different meaning in Brit English?

battleship
02-16-2009, 11:15 PM
Same meaning.

bigthaiboy
02-17-2009, 1:41 AM
Dumb brits. Just look on a box of .22lr, they are dangerous to 1 1/2 miles!

But will a 40gr bullet even pierce skin after 1.5 miles? Or will it do as much damage as someone shooting a spit ball at the back of your head at point blank range?