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With probably more than 300 kills during the Vietnam War, Carlos Hathcock is the most famous sniper in United States History. The North Vietnamese put a $30,000 bounty on his head and called him “Long Trang” or White Feather. Hathcock was once accredited with hitting a NVA at 2,500 yards with a special scope-adapted .50 caliber machine gun converted to single shot operation.

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    averagejoe
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    averagejoe

    300 humans killed. What a fucking hero.

    RSIxidor
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    Yeah, but how ’bout that gun? Sweet looking, huh?

    #makecasemdsgreatagain
    Member

    So the question is where the fuck can we BUY one of this?

    jman
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    He was a hero. Those 300 deaths saved countless lives.

    Ben1605
    Member

    I bet Xerxes would have wanted that guy on his side against the Spartans.

    averagejoe
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    averagejoe

    @ jman:
    300 deaths is what it is. Nothing else but murder. If you fail to see that you’re a brainwashed idiot.

    dieAntagonista
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    Is something wrong with me if I’m not impressed by this?

    And @averagejoe: This is just a wild guess, but I think jman was being ¶sarcastic¶.

    Ben1605
    Member

    @averagejoe: It’s hard to tell on the internet, but I think jman was being sarcastic.

    titanzero
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    @ jman:
    u my friend r a dik! how can killing 300 people save lives? who’s lives did he save by killing 300 people? your life? well it that case i dont think it was worth it! u cant kill for peace. violence breeds violence, hatred breeds hatred and retarded comments like yours help no one.

    dieAntagonista
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    People, this is the symbol for sarcasm: ¶

    You shall it use it from now on to signify that you’re being humorous and don’t really mean what you’re saying.

    The great Luke has given us this gift, now do take advantage of it.

    Or else the barbarians will come steal your gold and rape your women.

    Luke Magnifico
    Member

    Something I have created has sorta kinda a little caught on a bit on the internet.

    ¶I am become God¶

    Luke Magnifico
    Member

    Also, for those of you who do not know, it is ¶not¶ alt0182

    Drunkin
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    @nobody knows: yeah same here. It would bring urban hunting to a whole new level with that.

    Luke Magnifico
    Member

    You could write your name on the MOON.

    Drunkin
    Member

    @LukeV1-5: I could. ¶Or I could fire upon my rescuers during the next hurricane. I mean, why the hell would I want me, or any of my neighbors to be rescued?¶

    ian356094
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    @ titanzero

    Killing the enemy saves lives, you hippy. Any one of those enemy soldiers has the potential to kill 300 of your buddies.
    War and Violence is natural. Learn to live with it. We’re not the only species to hate and wage war and murder innocent lives.

    Live with it, because war and violence will never ever go away.

    Drunkin
    Member

    @ian356094: ¶we all know only Americans create and wage war. All the way from the stone age and far into the future…thats right Americans are at fault. I’m used to it now. I stay true to my Irquois heritage and keep my blade sharp to scalp my enemies.¶

    Jeros
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    This fucking thread is exactly why I quit posting on this site. None of you bastards have ever been shot at. None of you knows what war is like. Even if you don’t agree with the war you’re stuck over there. Soldiers don’t get to decide if a war is just or not. Soldiers cannot quit simply because they don’t agree with the goals of the current administration. You signed a contract, gave an oath and swore your life to protect something you believe in. If you do go back on your word, break your oath you find yourself a… Read more »

    Luke Magnifico
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    You know who else was a hero?

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Paige

    You have to admit, that’s more impressive than this.

    Jus’ Sayin’.

    Also, Each one of the 300 that Carlos killed was going to try their hardest to kill Carlos and his friends.

    Carlos was better at it.

    That doesn’t make him a bad person.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    @Jeros:

    tl;dr besides this thread is about ¶ now.

    ian356094
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    @Jeros:

    You forgot to add these: ¶

    Hazard
    Member

    Goddamn I am so hot for snipers. This is ace.

    Zasz
    Member

    Scope on a .50cal. That’s up there with the howitzer on an airplane for awesome thinking.

    FlyingMantisShrimp
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    Nobody ever said war isn’t violent, and that killing in combat still isn’t “killing.” So what do all of you “peace will win the day” folks suggest then, eh? When faced with a people who are practically raised from birth to believe that dying a glorious death in combat against another, certain people will guarantee them a place in some eternal paradise, what do you think will win the day then? Talking to them? What do you think would happen to Israel if it just disbanded its military and told Hamas, “Hey guys. Let’s hug it out.”? If you think… Read more »

    MonkeyHitman
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    internet is too serious

    Puulaahi
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    @dieAntagonista: But I am a barbarian. Barbarians are badass.

    Sticky
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    @averagejoe: @titanzero:

    OMG GUIZ SRS FUCKING BIZNUSS

    WistfulD
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    Bla bla bla, yes war is serious business, war won’t go away, soldiers do what they do because the other guy is trying to do it to them (btw, we pretended we were fighting communism in Vietnam when all we were doing was defending european imperialism, we had no business there and a lot of very brave yound Americans just doing their duty ended up dead for no good reason). That aside, maybe someone more gun savvy than I can help me out. Why would you convert a .50 to single shot and use it as a sniper weapon? The… Read more »

    sylvanish
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    Carlos Hathcock is a perfect example of how there is no black and white in war. He demonstrates the blurry gray line quite well when for example, he had to occasionally shoot children who were being used as mules to transport guns on their bikes through american held territory. What would you do? Let the kid take a dozen rifles and ammo to the enemy, so they can shoot your fellow soldiers with them? Or take the shot? @WistfulD: They didn’t have .50 cal sniper rifles at that time. He sort of pioneered them with this. When he converted this… Read more »

    SumoSnipe
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    SumoSnipe

    @Jeros: sorry. yes I was in a war zone yes I have been shot at, by a religious fucking zealot that was supposed to be our ally. And I wasn’t even a combat troop. just A Squid on liberty. So no, not everyone here is a peace at all cost hippie. And to all the other vets from any country who hang out here: Hold your head high. ok serious rant part done. @LukeV1-5: I do not know how. please enlighten me as to how to create said symbol. @WistfulD: I’m gonna guess that very modified MA-duece was the forerunner… Read more »

    Drunkin
    Member

    @SumoSnipe: alt 0182

    SumoSnipe
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    SumoSnipe

    @dieAntagonista: Who made you Queen of the savage hordes? Me and mine don’t go out randomly raping and pillageing on just anyones say so, missy.

    Drunkin
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    ¶well next time to make everyone happy we shall use the Trident D5 missle. It will ensure destruction of the entire world in which case no one will be left to bitch about right and wrong.¶ War is hell. War at sea is hell. Think about the sea kittens!

    Drunkin
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    @dieAntagonista: Dusty Bottems and El Guapo
    El Guapo: Oh-ho, you…
    Dusty Bottoms: Jose!
    El Guapo: Together, we…
    Dusty Bottoms: Burned the village!
    El Guapo: Burned the village!
    El Guapo: And, uh…
    Dusty Bottoms: rrrrrrrrraped de horses!
    El Guapo: And we…
    Dusty Bottoms: Rode off on de wimmin!
    El Guapo: Rode off on de wimmin!
    El Guapo: And uh…
    Dusty Bottoms: Plundered!
    El Guapo: Plundered!
    El Guapo: And uh…
    Dusty Bottoms: Pruned!
    El Guapo: …pruned the, uh…
    Dusty Bottoms: Hedges!
    El Guapo: …hedges of…
    Dusty Bottoms: Many small villages!

    FlyingMantisShrimp
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    @WistfulD: First and foremost, and exemplified by that record-setting shot Hatchcock made, range. Like Sylvanish said, the U.S. military didn’t have any of the Barret .50’s at the time, as they weren’t invented yet. Firing 7.62 or smaller at something 2500 yards away just isn’t going to happen. Machine guns are relatively “inaccurate” because of automatic weapon fire, not because the weapon itself can’t possibly fire accurately. Hatchcock did not just “get lucky.” You don’t get 300 confirmed sniping kills out of sheer luck. The guy is practically a sniping demigod. Obviously, it took some time to convert the .50… Read more »

    sylvanish
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    @FlyingMantisShrimp: Two Canadians from PPCLI have beaten Hathcock’s record with TAC-50s

    But Lyudmila Pavlichenko is my soviet darling… 309 confirmed kills! that’s a hardcore chick!

    jman
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    Just to set the record straight:

    I WAS NOT BEING SARCASTIC…. CARLOS HATHCOCK IS A HERO.

    Luke Magnifico
    Member

    @SumoSnipe: Well, it’s quite obvious.

    Either you hld Alt and press 0182 on your numpad (or Alt + Fn if you’re on a laptop)

    OR

    You find someone who sucks less than you and you copy paste.

    Now, you’d better not be being sarcastic without using the sarcasm symbols.

    Because that counts as treason in some countries.

    Luke Magnifico
    Member

    @jman: Well duh. You didn’t use the sarcasm symbols!

    If you were being sarcastic, we’d probably have to report you to Tiki.

    SumoSnipe
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    SumoSnipe

    We rape the women and Slaughter the cows,
    But when we’re drunk it’s the other way ’round……..

    FlyingMantisShrimp
    Member

    @FlyingMantisShrimp: Yep. I know the record’s been broken, I was just saying that, at the time, it was a record setter. 🙂

    I had to dig up a link because I’m reminded of a British sniper team that made a shot at about 800 meters or so, but due to wind they had to aim exactly 56 feet to the left of their target to compensate. That right there pretty much shows how much these guys know about what they’re doing. Not exactly the distance of those Canucks, but that exact wind compensation is just awesome.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniper
    Under “Range”

    SumoSnipe
    Member
    SumoSnipe

    ¶-oooooooo so thats how you do that.
    @LukeV1-5: thanks luke. I’ll try. but do be warned, If I forget, I will back it up with a Sumo Slap.

    titanzero
    Member

    @every body who thinks war is natural…the atom bomb does not occur in nature…@every body who thinks war will never end…that is a little narrow minded and well just narrow minded. If humanity wants to survive we need to stop war, end poverty (easier said than done but we could at least make a start) and look after the only fucking planet in the whole universe (as far as we know) that can support our sorry violent narrow minded blood lusted asses. I think we have over history, and especially this over the last 100 years or so, seen that… Read more »

    Anonymous
    Member

    @titanzero… I think that war solves lots of problems. There is always going to be somebody out there that is going to try and take something that isn’t theirs. If all of the good guys don’t know how to defend themselves, then the world will fail a whole lot faster than you’d realize.

    Instead of blanketly decrying war, try being critical of stupid “warriors”, like George W Bush.

    sylvanish
    Member

    @titanzero: Umm, clans/tribes of chimpanzees actually war with other clans/tribes of chimps, for no discernible reasons (ie, in the presence of abundant food and without a direct threat to justify a claim of self-defense). They patrol the borders of their territory, they recon the “enemy” locations and plan grouped assaults, sometimes but not always they steal food and rape females after/as part of the attacks. Just food for thought. Consider and remember the fact that we as humans, no matter how many tools we develop nor how many barriers we place between ourselves and the elements, we are still a… Read more »

    SumoSnipe
    Member
    SumoSnipe

    @sylvanish: wow. Marry me?

    sylvanish
    Member

    @titanzero: I really can’t stand painfully ignorant people like you. Tell me what is a natural death that any human deserves? Helpless and shitting your diaper in the degradation of pathetic old age? Splattered grotesquely across the pavement in an accident? Rotted from the inside out by a disease? A sucking chest wound or slow painful death from a gut shot is still on the more merciful side of the immense pallet that Death has to paint our demise with. Try considering that death of ANY kind is a harsh reality we all have to face in one form or… Read more »

    sylvanish
    Member

    @SumoSnipe: FUCK AND DAMN HELL… maybe later. I’m not in the best of moods right now

    SumoSnipe
    Member
    SumoSnipe

    @sylvanish: understood. My timing sucks as always..

    titanzero
    Member

    @sylvanish…the most intelligent post on this topic so far…but u compare us to monkeys and alike and say that as humans we can only follow our most basic natural instincts without regard of the fact that we are (compared to the rest of the life on this planet) very intelligent. All i see around me is war. Our governments want us to war…it keeps them rich and powerful. I really am going to have to insist that reveling in and accepting war as our nature is short sighted, unevolved and will be our destruction. It is you my friend that… Read more »

    Dungholder
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    Dungholder

    So if I took that gun and killed 300 vietnamese guys I would be a hero? What if a vietnamese guy picked up that gun and killed 300 americans? Now what if I was in the army and I killed 300 vietnamese? I would still be a mass murderer but I would have a couple shiny badges saying that I was a hero. The army brainwashes you into believing that we’re the good guys… what do you think our enemies do to their recruits? I get grossed out when I see some guy in uniform walk past me. They always… Read more »

    sylvanish
    Member

    @titanzero: Clearly, *we* are not as intelligent as you’d like to believe. Some of us perhaps, but obviously not the majority. Not yet. We are still squabbling children, fighting, and you are the sibling in the corner crying because the other children are fighting. Your crying isn’t going to stop them. Where exactly do you live that “all you see is war”? -Maybe you should move- Please don’t make such blind judgments about me. You are only proving your own eyes are still closed, whether you say so or not, and you just come off as a preachy jerk. There… Read more »

    MonkeyHitman
    Member

    god i love you….i just love smart women. *finished eating popcorn* —– as i see slyvanish is correctomundo you cannot change something that has been happening to not only humans but all animals. i don’t want to understand how you can not see where there is peace there is war, there is always this balance. and everything has it’s balance. every matter has a balance. where in other topics if you kill all of one animal you will get imbalance of overpopulation.in weather. there is a balance. even thou i understand the whole sea currents but only in the Caribbean… Read more »

    Sticky
    Member

    And the award for Most Asskickingest Post goes to…

    *dramatic tension*

    sylvanish! *applause and music*



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