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    Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

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    Submitted by J, L, CR & TJ MORRISON

    A rifle-mounted scope designed to enhance enemy visibility on the battlefield saved the life of Sgt. Todd B. Bowers during a Sept. 17 firefight on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq.


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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    it's all the advance optics tech, that they dump into those scopes. still...... he was very lucky.

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Wow that something I just learned. I had no idea that the acog could fit on the M16A2!? That's awesome I thought it only worked with the A4s.
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Wow, very lucky indeed!


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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by River_Rat_459
    From the website strangemilitary.com
    Submitted by J, L, CR & TJ MORRISON

    A rifle-mounted scope designed to enhance enemy visibility on the battlefield saved the life of Sgt. Todd B. Bowers during a Sept. 17 firefight on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq.

    Very lucky indeed! Only problem with broken ACOGs they have to be handled by HAZMAT personel, because of the radioactive Tritium, used to illuminate the reticle at night.
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    it's all the advance optics tech, that they dump into those scopes. still...... he was very lucky.
    Have you ever used a ACOG on your personal weapon? Its simply amazing the clarity and accuracy. Its a both eyes open sight.

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    Wow that something I just learned. I had no idea that the acog could fit on the M16A2!? That's awesome I thought it only worked with the A4s.
    Yup you name it, Trijicon has probably made a mount for it.
    The Iraqi Army Recon platoon we where training even had a couple on their AKs with 7.62 reticles.
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    yep Db, the main fastener goes through that little hole in the Army handle that is seemingly useless

    I imagine it also fastens in some way to the rear sight aperture as well

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3
    yep Db, the main fastener goes through that little hole in the Army handle that is seemingly useless

    I imagine it also fastens in some way to the rear sight aperture as well
    why is it the "Army" handle?
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    lol just what they always referred to it in the Marines. Because only the Army is allowed to use it? We weren't allowed to even touch it unless we were cleaning it in boot camp.

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3
    lol just what they always referred to it in the Marines. Because only the Army is allowed to use it? We weren't allowed to even touch it unless we were cleaning it in boot camp.
    Amen. It definitely, and by all means, was at all times off limits to use as a handle. I was told the Army used it as one, but I wasn't sure if that was truth, or if it was another one of those interservice jabs.
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    So that's why they had scripture references inscribed inside those scopes! :shock:

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3
    yep Db, the main fastener goes through that little hole in the Army handle that is seemingly useless

    I imagine it also fastens in some way to the rear sight aperture as well

    Yes, I always thought wow what a useless hole they have here. I guess someone thought ahead while making these. It is true what your saying Max... We would not dare use that as a handle for our weapon that was definitely a no go... That and if you dropped your rifle you had to follow it with some push ups.
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusR3
    lol just what they always referred to it in the Marines. Because only the Army is allowed to use it? We weren't allowed to even touch it unless we were cleaning it in boot camp.
    Just to make some clarification, we were also threatened with our lives if we used that handle.
    That weapon is not a F'ing suitcase Soldier.
    So NO it is not OK even in the ARMY to use that handle.

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    I figured it was just more rivalry stuff as usual and that the Army probably called it the Marine handle or the Airforce handle or something

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy_2_Tones
    So NO it is not OK even in the ARMY to use that handle.
    Timmy hit the nail on the head with this one. Still dont see why they would call it the Army handle.
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Who uses iron sights anymore? pfffff even Fobbits get 68s now-a-days.


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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Iron sights can fun! I actually prefer to use the Irons on my M1A
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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by saviger
    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy_2_Tones
    So NO it is not OK even in the ARMY to use that handle.
    Timmy hit the nail on the head with this one. Still dont see why they would call it the Army handle.
    Yes, We got threatened in Ft. Benning about caring a 16 by it's handle.
    I don't know why anyone would think of caring their weapon like that. To me it's just common sense not to. :roll: There was always that damn simple minded f**k that would always get busted for it and get the rest of us smoked for it.

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    So how would you carry this wiener dog rifle into battle?

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by DaCajun


    So how would you carry this wiener dog rifle into battle?
    Yes, except that guy is holding it backwards!

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    Re: Rifle Scope Stops Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by River_Rat_459
    Quote Originally Posted by DaCajun


    So how would you carry this wiener dog rifle into battle?
    Yes, except that guy is holding it backwards!
    Yea when the shit hits the fan the shit will be hitting him.

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