It’s my thought that you will never know that a real badass is a badass until you give them a reason to show you that they are a badass. Besides that, a real badass has no need to prove themselves to anyone by telling you all of what they have done over their career.
Not to mention that the few people I know who have a real record like this are humble. To them they are not doing anything especially brave or heroic, they are doing their job, and like most, do not really enjoy talking about their work when they don’t have to.
I ran out of RED FLAGS for that one. “top of his class”? “300 confirmed kills”? shit that the real deal wouldn’t talk about and who cares about the “top of your class” unless you are talking about college and going for a wall street job?
Top sniper is what caught my eye… You would think that “the top sniper in the US Armed Forces” would be a serving member and know that personal threats like that violate at least three federal laws and at least two that I can think of from the UCMJ right off hand.
Though, maybe their 300 confirmed kills are from Battlefield or MW3?
Sharky, I doubt any SEAL would tell you he graduated top of his class in “Navy Seals” rather than saying he was Honor Man of his BUD/S class. I have known several SEALs and none of them ever talked about going to “Navy Seal school”, they talked about BUD/S. However, the come back comment that BadgerOverdose wrote is FULL of win.
YatYas, unfortunately I just sent in an article RE: a Marine declaring war on Japan in a drunken rage after watching Pearl Harbor. I know it’s just a parody, but I couldn’t help myself because it’s based on my home station.
Hey, I just wanted you guys to know, this “quote” originated on the website for society’s shitbags, 4chan.org.
Posting the text is sort of an inside joke. Someone, somewhere, originally wrote it; not sure if they were trying to be funny or serious, but since then, people often copy + paste the message (see internet term ‘copypasta’) as a joke.
It’s considered funny because it’s so over-the-top that usually people don’t take it seriously.
Sadly Michael Clarke Duncan passed away not too long ago… everyone remembers him as Bear in the movie Armageddon…. He was also in Planet of the Apes, were you get to see some fierce Gorilla Warfare, Closed fisted-to-Unprotected skull combat
You’re a bit off, Ex-PH2. While Gilliand’s Sep 2005 shot was incredibly good, it wasn’t even the US record holder at the time.
Longest confirmed kill by a sniper now is over 2.8 km – 2,815 meters (3,079 yards). This was obtained by a 2-man Aussie team earlier this year in Afghanistan. Distance was confirmed by GPS, but it was not possible to determine which of the two shooters fired the fatal shot (2 shot simultaneously; 1 hit, 1 missed).
There have been 7 documented sniper kills of greater than 2km – including, interestingly enough, one during Vietnam using an M2 Browning .50 cal machine gun, presumably in single-shot mode. Additionally, there have been two others between 1,800 m and 2 km.
Yeah, source is Wikipedia. But whoever wrote that particular Wikipedia article actually seems to know what they’re talking about and to have done their homework. The sources seem to check out.
OK, Hondo, you got me. I was going on a documentary on snipers on the H2 Channel. (Couldn’t read my own handwriting, which means I should not take notes while wearing my specs.) But that was the H2 program’s statistic. They may have included the Vietnam sniper’s record and name on that program. That was a 2010 program, and I do not know how much research they did. I didn’t go to Wiki, though.
However, the clowndog subject of this faker-outing (above) claims he has 300 confirmed kills. I got a bit torqued about it, because I know he’s flatout lying. Just once, I’d like to see someone pound just one of these bozos. Just once.
Hondo that .50 cal shot was Carlos Hathcock using a Browning M2 with a scope mounted on a rail system of his own design. Some versions of the events suggest the .50 cal was converted to single shot, which isn’t necessary when all you have to do for single shot is lock down the bolt release with a twist of the bolt release lock.
Ex-PH2: yeah, sometimes the documentaries don’t do their homework. By 2010, the record was well over 2,400m and there had been been a number of kills over 2km. Only reason I looked it up is I though I remembered seeing an article about a 2400+ m shot a couple of years ago. I didn’t know about the latest one from 2800+ m.
In their defense, it appears the H2 documentary likely spurred disclosure and publication of some of those longer-range kills – many seem to have been first publicized in May 2010. But I’m kinda wondering how they missed the Vietnam .50-cal 2000+ yard shot in 1967 and the Norwegian 1380m shot in 2007. Those seem to have been first publicized in 2003 and 2008, respectively.
Not saying Carlos Hathcock didn’t make the legendary shot that took out a VC sniper through the scope, but the Myth Busters tried to replicate the shot, using the same rifle, round and the scope the VC sniper would have had, and they couldn’t replicate it. The sniper scope changed the path of the bullet too much for it to travel straight down the tube.
If I were an atheist, I’d have to call Hathcock’s claim BS, since acts of God/miracles don’t exist in atheism.
DaveO-I’ve seen that same (excellent) Mythbusters episode. The fans disputed their findings by noting that Hathcock could have used an armor piercing round and they revisited the myth and found it plausible. What actually happened, who knows. I mean it’s totally unheard of for the Marines to exaggerate an accomplishment for the Corps own purposes right?
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I have never been in the military but whenever I hear an interview or read about a SEAL, they never say “I graduated from the Seals.” It is always referred to as BUD/S. And sometimes they will add class number.
Sorry, I’m not done yet….I take SERIOUS OFFENSE, as a civilian, that this POS has the nerve to disrespect Chris Kyle with this mockery. Granted this probably came out before Mr. Kyle’s book and his untimely death but really?! 300 confirmed sniper kills?! WTF?!