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    Does anyone know what weapon and caliber the seals used to take out the pirates? I am just curious. If anyone finds out for sure, please post it. I heard that there has been some experimentation with the use of the .338 Lapau (not sure if I got the spelling right).

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    They used the MK11, which is Knight's Armament version of the SR-25 (AR-10) in 7.62x51mm.

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    From the reports I heard the "snipers" took out the pirates at a whopping 30 yards. So I'm going to go with a.... P3AT

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    From the reports I heard the "snipers" took out the pirates at a whopping 30 yards. So I'm going to go with a.... P3AT
    Try it with moving targets, an unstable shooting platform, then see if you'd do just as good
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    I really disgree with this one! That means that we can have any yahoo running around with a gun with out the proper training. This really scares the hell out of me. Just my two-cents!
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    Joe Schmedlap out there with a loaded weapon thinking he's going to deter crime and he's not even trained to fire his weapon safely just kinda makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up.

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    I would have had 3 shooter per head...one aiming high, one low and one dead center. Then fired in unison. I don't know if they are going to give up any operational "secrets".

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    I have wondered about synchronized shooting, perhaps by use of a fire-permissive function trigger. The operator would depress his trigger as to fire while reasonably certain of a shot and release the trigger when the sight picture failed. When the whole team can be in fire permissive simultaneously then all slaved weapons would discharge simultaneously.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I have wondered about synchronized shooting, perhaps by use of a fire-permissive function trigger.* The operator would depress his trigger as to fire while reasonably certain of a shot and release the trigger when the sight picture failed.* When the whole team can be in fire permissive simultaneously then all slaved weapons would discharge simultaneously.
    From what I know, they count down from 5 in synch, then fire on the T of Two.

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    zigziggityzoo wrote:
    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I have wondered about synchronized shooting, perhaps by use of a fire-permissive function trigger. The operator would depress his trigger as to fire while reasonably certain of a shot and release the trigger when the sight picture failed. When the whole team can be in fire permissive simultaneously then all slaved weapons would discharge simultaneously.
    From what I know, they count down from 5 in synch, then fire on the T of Two.
    I've done it in the Marines.

    Ours was 5..4..3..2..BANG!

    Once you get used to the counters tone and pauses in between numbers, the group get's very tight.

    Although it's very hard to be exact.

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    Dustin wrote:
    Although it's very hard to be exact.
    That's why I was dreaming about radio synchronized simultaneity, requiring all linked mechanisms to be in fire-permissive, to allow even a tossing small-boat crew to be taken out simultaneously.

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    I read an article from "Small Arms Review" that Snipers, and Sharpshooters having to shoot on the water prefer a semi automatic .308 with either a Eotech or Aimpoint or a low power optic such as an ACOG to make up for the inconsistent nature of the moving water. Rifles such as M-14's, M-21's,SR-25's, MSG-90's, and G3's are prefered and make the most sense to me.

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    Dom wrote:
    They used the MK11, which is Knight's Armament version of the SR-25 (AR-10) in 7.62x51mm.
    Yup! Most likely the MK 11. http://www.navyseals.com/mk11-sniper-weapon-system-sws


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    Someone within the operation is friends with and called a radio host here in Denver, Gunny Bob, He said they used the .338 Lapua Mag maybe something like armalites AR-30. http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.asp...f-d045b91324c3

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    mk11 or AS-50 for LOOOONG range

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    Would it be possible that they were using 3 different weapons?

    Do military snipers have the option to use the weapon of there choice? It seems that, due to not everyone being totally comfortable (and therefore the most proficient) with the same weapon, that snipers would be able to deploy with the weapon they are the most accurate with.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I have wondered about synchronized shooting, perhaps by use of a fire-permissive function trigger. The operator would depress his trigger as to fire while reasonably certain of a shot and release the trigger when the sight picture failed. When the whole team can be in fire permissive simultaneously then all slaved weapons would discharge simultaneously.
    This makes sense to me. This technology is not hard to employ and these guys are lavishly equipped with whatever their hearts desire.

    Simply set up a logic circuit that fires all three weapons electronically when all three triggers have been depressed for a minmum time, say a few milliseconds. Each shooter only knows what his own weapon is aimed at; when the weapons fire it will be a surprise to all the shooters.

    This may be overkill, though. The other night a Marine sniper on 20/20 demonstrated this same shot at a dummy on a bobbing life raft from the stern of a bobbing boat at the same range using what looked like a Barret M82, and he scored ten headshots with ten rounds like it was nothing. Apparently with enough training fancy electronics are a luxury rather than a necessity.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I have wondered about synchronized shooting, perhaps by use of a fire-permissive function trigger. The operator would depress his trigger as to fire while reasonably certain of a shot and release the trigger when the sight picture failed. When the whole team can be in fire permissive simultaneously then all slaved weapons would discharge simultaneously.
    This makes sense to me. This technology is not hard to employ and these guys are lavishly equipped with whatever their hearts desire.

    Simply set up a logic circuit that fires all three weapons electronically when all three triggers have been depressed for a minmum time, say a few milliseconds. Each shooter only knows what his own weapon is aimed at; when the weapons fire it will be a surprise to all the shooters.

    This may be overkill, though. The other night a Marine sniper on 20/20 demonstrated this same shot at a dummy on a bobbing life raft from the stern of a bobbing boat at the same range using what looked like a Barret M82, and he scored ten headshots with ten rounds like it was nothing. Apparently with enough training fancy electronics are a luxury rather than a necessity.
    There's always the risk of a malfunction of such a system, too. You sure wouldn't want that to happen at a critical moment.

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    Task Force 16 wrote:
    There's always the risk of a malfunction of such a system, too. You sure wouldn't want that to happen at a critical moment.
    I tested nuclear reactors as a career. Failsafe coincidence circuitry is easy. I can sketch the circuitry even today.

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