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3.0 out of 5 stars 93 confirmed kills, 28 Sep 2009
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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.
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Initial post: 26 Jan 2011 19:49:21 GMT
they have done a new test on mythbusters. this time it was was possible!! makes me think about the claims on mythbusters:)

Posted on 26 Jan 2011 19:50:14 GMT
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Posted on 26 Jan 2011 19:52:54 GMT
they have done a new test on mythbusters. this time it was was possible!! makes me think about the claims on mythbusters:)

Posted on 9 May 2011 00:22:00 BDT
The shot by Hathcock is not the only time this has happened. There are several recorded incidents of the same thing happening in WW1.

Posted on 7 Aug 2011 15:27:53 BDT
yes but in mythbusters they used a modern scope which has FAR more lenses than the scope of that period!!! Here is a episode which covers this story and they recreate it using real snipers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsZF3-KqTUM&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2011 16:24:53 BDT
AND, dear friends, think about the scope tube. Any bullet flying down the scope may or may not be deflected by the lenses, but would have such kinetic energy that the compression effect in the scope tube would keep it going until it emerged out of the other end and into the unfortunate viewer's eye! I really must read this book.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 09:19:38 GMT
I saw a programme recreating famous shots from movies. (I can't recall if it was mythbusters or not) Anyway, they looked at the shot in Saving Private Ryan where the German sniper got shot through the scope and debunked it as impossible because the stated range was 400yds and the bullet drop at that range would've been too great thus making the trajectory arc downward too much for it to have the right angle to go through the scope.

However, they also set up shots from shorter ranges (I think 100-150yds) which proved it WAS possible to pull off the shot. I suppose with more modern rifles with flatter trajectories the same shot could be achieved at greater distances.
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