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supermario
04-16-2009, 7:41 PM
Hey guys, i am trying to find out what did the navy seal guy used to take out the pirates and what are the details on that whole ordeal?

speeddreamz
04-16-2009, 7:47 PM
guessin something like the m182 i think the barrett .50 cal? but since there was 3 of them just ready, Im thinking only 1 used that. The other probably were using something 5.56 or 7.62

Jicko
04-16-2009, 7:50 PM
guessin something like the m182 i think the barrett .50 cal? but since there was 3 of them just ready, Im thinking only 1 used that. The other probably were using something 5.56 or 7.62

hmmm using a .50 cal for 25yds engagement?

Technical Ted
04-16-2009, 7:52 PM
Probably the Mk 11, which is the designation for the KAC SR-25 .308 rifle.
http://www.dodbuzz.com/2009/04/14/seal-sniper-details-trickle-in/

Doheny
04-16-2009, 7:53 PM
Hey guys, i am trying to find out what did the navy seal guy used to take out the pirates and what are the details on that whole ordeal?

An accurate one.

Requiem
04-16-2009, 8:11 PM
search function is your friend...

AngelDecoys
04-16-2009, 8:11 PM
ABCnews.com suggests they were using M-4 rifles.

"Secondly, you know the weapon that you're shooting. The weapon is very important," he said. Their weapons were likely modified M-4 rifles, he said, since it wasn't a long distance shot.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/Story?id=7325633&page=2

speeddreamz
04-16-2009, 8:36 PM
oh... well for some reason I thought it was a lot farther out =D

supermario
04-16-2009, 8:38 PM
Hmmm, it seems nobody really knows what they used.. The SEALS are some bad Mofo's:thumbsup: Thank GOD they are American soldiers..

frigginchi
04-16-2009, 8:40 PM
fixed :)

Hmmm, it seems nobody really knows what they used.. The SEALS are some bad Mofo's:thumbsup: Thank GOD they are American Sailors..

cmace22
04-16-2009, 8:47 PM
ABCnews.com suggests they were using M-4 rifles.

"Secondly, you know the weapon that you're shooting. The weapon is very important," he said. Their weapons were likely modified M-4 rifles, he said, since it wasn't a long distance shot.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/Story?id=7325633&page=2


Ya Im trying to figure out who they are quoting? Who is Humphries? It doesnt say. If I were to gues it would be either MK11/12 or a variant of one. A standard M4 although accurate wouldnt be my first choice and since they had a few days to prepare for this, I would imagine that a possible sniper shot would have come to mind. If that were the case I cant imagine the seals saying "ill just use my M4"......"f" any possible barriers like glass, Ill use my trusty 14.5" M4.

Could of been though :shrug:


ETA: Humphries is a former Navy SEAL.

Darklyte27
04-16-2009, 9:21 PM
haha if the seals were using a 50 cal, they could shoot from the shore!

fairfaxjim
04-16-2009, 9:27 PM
This thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=174198 says:
On Easter Sunday night, at around 1530 I was making my hourly rounds through the hangar bay and heard four distant rifle reports and knew exactly what happened. There was an orange capsule being towed by Bainbridge.

Two SEAL snipers laying prone on the fantail with Barrett .50 cal rifles pointed at the small craft.

CAPT. Richard Phillips of Vermont was swimming toward the RHIB sitting close to the lifeboat.

When the Navy said that we want to see proof of life the good captain jumped into the water and started to draw fire from the pirates. The Snipers fired.

It is on the interent, it must be true! :)

AngelDecoys
04-16-2009, 9:52 PM
This thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=174198 says:


It is on the interent, it must be true! :)

http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/3/5/1/airmat/f_piratesm_8e16111.jpg

I'm sure at some point we'll know for sure (photo-shopped picture btw). I had thought it was something larger than a M4 myself. Whatever rifle is designated for the 'snipers.'

Manong0369
04-16-2009, 10:23 PM
I think Humphries is a former seal (page 1). You may be right about the Mk11.

X-NewYawker
04-16-2009, 10:31 PM
I can't see 50BMG at that range -- on TV they showed guys with M-4s when they talked about the "snipers."

BTW -- I need to know DEFINITELY.

sifuleo
04-16-2009, 10:32 PM
I heard it was a GSG-5

cmace22
04-16-2009, 10:34 PM
I heard it was a GSG-5


+1 on the GSG-5 from 500 not 50!



I guess with a .50, you wouldnt have to worry about penitration, well too little that is! :65:

stormy_clothing
04-16-2009, 10:50 PM
Ya Im trying to figure out who they are quoting? Who is Humphries? It doesnt say. If I were to gues it would be either MK11/12 or a variant of one. A standard M4 although accurate wouldnt be my first choice and since they had a few days to prepare for this, I would imagine that a possible sniper shot would have come to mind. If that were the case I cant imagine the seals saying "ill just use my M4"......"f" any possible barriers like glass, Ill use my trusty 14.5" M4.

Could of been though :shrug:


ETA: Humphries is a former Navy SEAL.

the MK11 I'm sure appears to most people as a modified m4 that dont know the difference.

And for reporting purposes they would likely just say modified m4

remember a wasr10 is an assault rifle and 223 is high powered :thumbsup:

There not going to use a 50 cal at that distance and for political reasons returning a body missing the top half is not very good, the snipers may have had them on hand to disable the vessel since that is there primary design but not to tear someone in half.

wcnones
04-16-2009, 10:54 PM
If I am not mistaken, the special ops boys have 1/7 barrels on their M4s, allowing heavier grain bullets designed turn heads into clouds of reds.

stormy_clothing
04-16-2009, 10:58 PM
yeah but they had time to set up for a sniper shot, combat rifles were not needed.

Ishoot
04-16-2009, 11:05 PM
2 of the snipers used slingshots and one flung a booger from his left nostril....they're Navy SEALS for god's sake...:chris: Whatever it was, it was the shooter(s) not the equipment that made it happen. I do tend to agree with some that the MK11 was the weapon of choice. :thumbsup:

Technical Ted
04-16-2009, 11:14 PM
If I am not mistaken, the special ops boys have 1/7 barrels on their M4s, allowing heavier grain bullets designed turn heads into clouds of reds.
1/7 is the USGI twist for the M16A2, M16A4, M4 and M4A1. M16 and M16A1 were 1/12 (Early AR15s--initial USAF procurement--were 1/14).

Tillers_Rule
04-16-2009, 11:22 PM
I heard it was a Red Rider Carbine action 200:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/Tillers_Rule/6a00d83451fc5a69e200e5508515408834-.jpg

slick_711
04-16-2009, 11:37 PM
It was most likely MK11s, 700s in .300WM, or a combination thereof. I'll let you know when I can find out for certain. It was a minimum of scoped .30 cal @ 30m though. It's impressive shooting but it's not the amazing feat TV makes it out to be.

RT13
04-17-2009, 12:10 AM
MK11's .308.

socomIInato
04-17-2009, 12:59 AM
boomerang

Soldier415
04-17-2009, 1:04 AM
Mini-14 :chris:

D53
04-17-2009, 1:21 AM
Ruger 10/22 FTW :thumbsup:

sonicbuff
04-17-2009, 1:56 AM
Spikes 22.

J_Rock
04-17-2009, 2:20 AM
No no no. You guys are all wrong.























































It was a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range :24:

KAVEMAN762
04-19-2009, 2:51 AM
They werent using M4's or sr25's or even m14 ebr's, they were using 300 win mags. Seriously.:chris:

ldivinag
04-19-2009, 3:06 AM
take it for FWIW:

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/320601935/m/2601071061/p/8

look for 0251_GUNNY's post almost at the bottom...

Tony.
04-19-2009, 9:27 AM
OLL built Mk11's with bullet buttons. Now CalGunners can build their clones and play commando once they are finished dominating the battlefields on Call of Duty.

gn3hz3ku1*
04-19-2009, 6:16 PM
stag model 2 on a 1st gen monster man grip?

slick_711
04-19-2009, 9:20 PM
take it for FWIW:

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/320601935/m/2601071061/p/8

look for 0251_GUNNY's post almost at the bottom...

They werent using M4's or sr25's or even m14 ebr's, they were using 300 win mags. Seriously.:chris:

lol that's what I was saying over a week ago but ya'll dismissed it. :thumbsup:

JoeC
04-19-2009, 9:29 PM
Freakin' Sharps 1874!
http://www.cherrys.com/pedpics/S774b.jpg

creampuff
04-19-2009, 9:32 PM
I'll say it because no one else has.

Krinker Plinker


How do I know? Because I was there :cool2:

KAVEMAN762
04-19-2009, 9:34 PM
lol that's what I was saying over a week ago but ya'll dismissed it. :thumbsup:

Sorry! I didnt read the whole thread. I know for a fact team 5 out of coronado used 300 win mags this last deployment from Ramadi(they had .308s to use if they wanted to). A team member from team 5 told me they are hot on the 300 winmags, and steared away from the .308s as they shoot flatter.

CrazyJeep
04-19-2009, 10:16 PM
Did someone say Krinker Plinker?

http://www.target-sports.com/Images/krinkerplinker.jpghttp://www.target-sports.com/Images/krinkerplinker.jpghttp://www.target-sports.com/Images/krinkerplinker.jpghttp://www.target-sports.com/Images/krinkerplinker.jpghttp://www.target-sports.com/Images/krinkerplinker.jpghttp://www.target-sports.com/Images/krinkerplinker.jpg

slick_711
04-19-2009, 10:22 PM
Sorry! I didnt read the whole thread. I know for a fact team 5 out of coronado used 300 win mags this last deployment from Ramadi(they had .308s to use if they wanted to). A team member from team 5 told me they are hot on the 300 winmags, and steared away from the .308s as they shoot flatter.

Yeah, I am casual acquaintance to a few of those guys, and am friends with one of their civvy employed weapons guys. That's a job I'm jealous of. :43:

4 Brigada
04-19-2009, 10:29 PM
The ACME ANTI -PIRATE GUN.

KAVEMAN762
04-20-2009, 12:26 AM
Yeah, I am casual acquaintance to a few of those guys, and am friends with one of their civvy employed weapons guys. That's a job I'm jealous of. :43:

Did your buddy or any other NSW tell you about the FN scar dissapointment in the tests theyve been doing? Melting issues, brittleness, etc.? We might still be using the M4 platform for a little while more....

slick_711
04-20-2009, 12:52 AM
Mentioned getting hands on with it a few times, that's about all. He's still fairly new to the job there.

Can't say I'm surprised though, the SCAR doesn't impress me from the few times I've handled it.

KAVEMAN762
04-20-2009, 12:58 AM
Mentioned getting hands on with it a few times, that's about all. He's still fairly new to the job there.

Can't say I'm surprised though, the SCAR doesn't impress me from the few times I've handled it.

:thumbsup: Agreed! But for a civilian version, with a different stock, Id love to add one to my collection. :) I just cant justify something you depend on melting on a rock, on a hot day, in about 2 hours. If it cant take that, then man...............

BlackReef
04-20-2009, 1:50 AM
Did your buddy or any other NSW tell you about the FN scar dissapointment in the tests theyve been doing? Melting issues, brittleness, etc.? We might still be using the M4 platform for a little while more....

KAVEMAN, how do you know the Team guys? PM me

Dr. Peter Venkman
04-20-2009, 1:53 AM
I bet they used Winchester 94s.

Q
04-20-2009, 3:06 AM
This thread still going...:D

My guess is mk12s with thermal scopes. The news show them shooting into the window but I figure they were watching the movements and who was armed with heat scopes like PREDATORS and just shot through the fiberglass hull.:43:

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/predator.jpg

KAVEMAN762
04-20-2009, 8:36 AM
KAVEMAN, how do you know the Team guys? PM me

PM sent:thumbsup:

brando
04-20-2009, 5:28 PM
Eh, this sounds like someone with an axe to grind, chuck in the pile of "take with a grain of salt."

capntroy
04-20-2009, 8:12 PM
This just sent to me by email from "reputable" source. Thought it might be interesting;....SNIP

Sounds about right, we can probably expect more of the same from this clown:rolleyes:

supermario
04-20-2009, 11:46 PM
I think they used Keltecs:D with wolf Ammo!

sonicbuff
04-21-2009, 1:48 AM
I think they used Keltecs:D with wolf Ammo!

That's doable in the hands of the trained professional.

Mall ninja just blow themselves up with that setup. :p

tango5
04-21-2009, 8:30 AM
Hmmm, it seems nobody really knows what they used.. The SEALS are some bad Mofo's:thumbsup: Thank GOD they are American soldiers..

Army=Soldiers
Navy=Sailors
Marines=Marines
Air Force=Airmen

Please use the correct verbiage for the branch of service. Some brave individuals who have served take it harshly to be called something they are not. I was once in an airport in my Class A's years ago traveling home on leave and was called a Marine by an overweight middle aged woman, i didnt like that.

Capt A Hole
04-21-2009, 9:01 AM
Hey guys, i am trying to find out what did the navy seal guy used to take out the pirates and what are the details on that whole ordeal?

They are not pirates! PLease call them what the are TERRIOIST!

X-NewYawker
04-21-2009, 9:34 AM
I REALLY need to know the real rifles for a project -- but the idea of Baretts at 75 feet is LUDICROUS! With the boat pitching, a near miss would have taken Capt Phillips head off. When anyone has a stone verification of the rifles used, let me know.

Cal-Irish
04-21-2009, 10:25 AM
I heard glocks.

GP3
04-21-2009, 10:31 AM
<--- another vote for the MK11. It's semi-auto function surely was a necessity.

cyphr02
04-21-2009, 10:53 AM
Don't the SEALS use KAC MK11's, AI AWM's in .338 Laupa Magnum, and Barret .50's as their spread for snipes? I'd figure .338 as they faced minimal "armor", but thats pure spec. on my part. All I know is that I'm glad I'm on the defended side of the SEALs, and not the defeated side of them!

gn3hz3ku1*
04-21-2009, 10:55 AM
wait they dont use gsg5s? WTF i'm sell mine then...

audiophil2
04-21-2009, 11:27 AM
The snipers all chanted "Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris". The pirates heads exploded immediately. No rifles required.

razorduc
04-21-2009, 1:26 PM
No, they were pirates. Just because they are not white and likely of Muslim background, does not make them terrorists.

They are not pirates! PLease call them what the are TERRIOIST!

24_minutes_to_1000
04-21-2009, 1:38 PM
I heard it was a Red Rider Carbine action 200:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/Tillers_Rule/6a00d83451fc5a69e200e5508515408834-.jpg


It's all fun and games until someone gets their eye shot out!

24_minutes_to_1000
04-21-2009, 1:40 PM
It's unfortunate that the Seals didn't go for the obvious irony of clubbing the pirates to death.

sonicbuff
04-21-2009, 2:14 PM
It's unfortunate that the Seals didn't go for the obvious irony of clubbing the pirates to death.

That's considered torturing, and might not be accepted by the new admin. :p

brando
04-21-2009, 2:31 PM
Don't the SEALS use KAC MK11's, AI AWM's in .338 Laupa Magnum, and Barret .50's as their spread for snipes?

They weren't guys from a normal SEAL platoon - they were Tier One folks, so it could have been just about any rifle platform.

supermario
04-21-2009, 3:10 PM
Army=Soldiers
Navy=Sailors
Marines=Marines
Air Force=Airmen

Please use the correct verbiage for the branch of service. Some brave individuals who have served take it harshly to be called something they are not. I was once in an airport in my Class A's years ago traveling home on leave and was called a Marine by an overweight middle aged woman, i didnt like that.


Please use the correct verbiage for pleasantly plump older women, some woman may take offense to being called overweight and middle aged;)
Take it easy buddy, I was only suggesting that we have a great Military.

supermario
04-21-2009, 3:13 PM
No, they were pirates. Just because they are not white and likely of Muslim background, does not make them terrorists.




Thankyou:thumbsup:, I am getting attacked because i used the word "Pirates" and "Soldiers".. Some people need to :chillpill:

supermario
04-21-2009, 3:15 PM
The snipers all chanted "Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris". The pirates heads exploded immediately. No rifles required.



:rofl: At least some people still have a sense of humor these days..

cmace22
04-21-2009, 3:19 PM
Army=Soldiers
Navy=Sailors
Marines=Marines
Air Force=Airmen

Please use the correct verbiage for the branch of service. Some brave individuals who have served take it harshly to be called something they are not. I was once in an airport in my Class A's years ago traveling home on leave and was called a Marine by an overweight middle aged woman, i didnt like that.





Get your point but....Wiki says different.

A soldier is a general English term that refers to a land component of national armed forces, soldier also means someone trained to kill. In most societies of the world, "soldier" is also a general term for any member of the land forces including commissioned and non-commissioned officers.

definition of soldier:

One who serves in an army.
An enlisted person or a noncommissioned officer.
An active, loyal, or militant follower of an organization.

definition of Army:


A large body of people organized and trained for land warfare.
often Army The entire military land forces of a country.
A tactical and administrative military unit consisting of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary forces.
A large group of people organized for a specific cause: the construction army that built the Panama Canal.
A multitude; a host: An army of waiters served at the banquet. See synonyms at

cyphr02
04-21-2009, 3:25 PM
They weren't guys from a normal SEAL platoon - they were Tier One folks, so it could have been just about any rifle platform.

oh yeah, I forgot about the super sneaky uber moto wonder SEALs...

AKman
04-21-2009, 3:31 PM
Army=Soldiers
Navy=Sailors
Marines=Marines
Air Force=Airmen

Please use the correct verbiage for the branch of service. Some brave individuals who have served take it harshly to be called something they are not. I was once in an airport in my Class A's years ago traveling home on leave and was called a Marine by an overweight middle aged woman, i didnt like that.

I always thought:

Army = Ain't Ready for the Marines Yet;)

brando
04-21-2009, 4:00 PM
US ARMY = Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet

Saigon1965
04-21-2009, 4:12 PM
I thank you for your's and everyone else's service - Not being in the military and familiar with each branch's jargon - I wouldn't know - So please when someone address you by the incorrect name why not just correct them instead of taking it harshly -

I am Vietnamese but have been called Chinese and everything under the sun - I take it in stride and simply let the individual know -


Army=Soldiers
Navy=Sailors
Marines=Marines
Air Force=Airmen

Please use the correct verbiage for the branch of service. Some brave individuals who have served take it harshly to be called something they are not. I was once in an airport in my Class A's years ago traveling home on leave and was called a Marine by an overweight middle aged woman, i didnt like that.

eighteenninetytwo
04-21-2009, 4:33 PM
bear in mind that these shots were taken at maybe 30 yards. I doubt that many Snipers have a rifle / scope combo which is zeroed in for that distance. I'd think they probably were able to use iron sights or red dot because of teh better sight picture needed in such a potentially confusing situation.

Twinspool
04-21-2009, 5:04 PM
The Marines are actually a department of the Navy; the men's department. :thumbsup:

brando
04-21-2009, 5:10 PM
bear in mind that these shots were taken at maybe 30 yards. I doubt that many Snipers have a rifle / scope combo which is zeroed in for that distance. I'd think they probably were able to use iron sights or red dot because of teh better sight picture needed in such a potentially confusing situation.

Not necessarily. Professional shooters like those guys can make adjustments to deal with a close range shot like that. It's not rocket science.

4 Brigada
04-21-2009, 5:22 PM
Professional shooters like those guys can make adjustments to deal with a close range shot like that.

I know guys at the range (retired guys ie old guys like me) that can put a string of 5 in your eyeball at 30 yards. So yeah I'm thinking a SEAL they can do that. Unless its a circus seal that honks the horn when they throw fish at it.

M. Sage
04-21-2009, 5:26 PM
2 of the snipers used slingshots and one flung a booger from his left nostril....

No, it was his right nostril. The left is for area fire.

Kestryll
04-22-2009, 11:28 AM
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Tony.
04-22-2009, 11:47 AM
bear in mind that these shots were taken at maybe 30 yards. I doubt that many Snipers have a rifle / scope combo which is zeroed in for that distance. I'd think they probably were able to use iron sights or red dot because of teh better sight picture needed in such a potentially confusing situation.

Professional shooters train years for these situations. Not being dialed in at 30yr does not prevent they from using a scope. Every hear of "come ups"? You know, those little knob thingys on top of the scope do serve a purpose. They don't just sight them in at 100yrd at forget it.

CLUTCH
04-22-2009, 1:24 PM
i wonder what would have happend if one or 2 of the snipers missed..