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93 confirmed kills
on 28 September 2009
great book, excellent insight into the world of a vietnam sniper. Only thing i will say is that in the book he describes how he he shoots an enemy sniper after a stalking duel in the jungle, he describes that when they examine the dead enemy they found that hathcock shot the enemy sniper straight down the scope of his rifle and into his eye. Anyone familiar with the programme mythbusters might have watched the one were they tried to recreate the scene from saving private ryan where a sniper gets shot down his scope and into his eye. They discovered that no matter what the range, type of rifle,bullet or angle it is impossible due to the fact that the glass in the scope being slightly curved always caused the bullet to deflect slightly and so they never could get the bullet to reach the other end of the scope.Just makes me think about other claims in the book.