I don’t care what Chuck Fowler said. I wouldn’t dispute that a .30 Weatherby can shoot, and kill effectively at 1200 yards. It’s just that a mediocre (or person of modest ability) shooter couldn’t hit the proverbial broad side of a barn at 1200 yards no matter what kind of scope or rifle he/she was using (except perhaps if the rifle were bench rested on a no wind day). If they could, they wouldn’t be mediocre!
Military snipers usually don’t feel comfortable past 800 yards and only the best can get a 2 inch group at a 1000 yards. Twelve hundred yards is a challenge for the top marksmen in the world (with a .30 caliber). We’re talking about hitting a target that is almost 3/4 of a mile away! A small amount of variable cross wind at that range is going to totally prevent a person of “modest ability” from hitting a human-sized target.p>I recommend you retract your implied definition of “mediocre/modest ability.” I think those are the words that have so many shooters’ pantyhose in a bunch. br> — LCDR Paul H. Doolittle , USNR /p> p> LOCKED OUT McCLINTOCK
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?