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I started training yesterday on our large vehicle bomb countermeasure team. We use 125 grain training rounds which don’t like the 60mph winds we had out in the Northwest San Fernando Valley. I didn’t make any adjustments off the Leopould X3L20x56 which was set up for another tech who is pictured. Rem. 700 PSS rifles
Moving on to shooting batteries next time along with actually zeroing in my own scope.
 

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Shooting at what distance?

Building a .308 is on my bucket list.
 
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Really, training with ammo that you will not use in real scenarios... I hope I got that wrong...
Here’s the deal I’m not shooting at Bodies, I’m shooting at power units to take out a large vehicle bomb I can’t get into what type of round it is as it is something I’m not gonna post on the Internet (classified) Each round is about $30 for the real round. The training round gets me into the ballpark to take the shot. Every session starts with a cold shot with the specialized round to simulate a call out.
 
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Shooting at what distance?

Building a .308 is on my bucket list.
80 yards
Will be 100-200 yards and in for the real deal
Any decent size VBIED has a 2500 foot blast radius so I’m done at 400 yards just as well as 200
The classified round loses effectiveness over 200 yards for what it’s designed for
 
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How come your not training on .50 cal. That's a true anti material round.
Very true, to an extent. The .50 is actually anti Armor. A .308 will definitely chop up a normal, civilian car or truck. I would say out of a Bolt Gun, a .308 will chew up cars to 300yds. A .308 or 7.62 out of a 240G will chew up cars 800yds out.

OP, I'm a huge 700 Fan, in just about any configuration. :)
 

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How come your not training on .50 cal. That's a true anti material round.
Think power source defeat....
A .50 cal introduces hydrostatic shock which increases chance of a detonation
If I want to just fire the IED off I’ll just run down and slap a sock charge of C6 on it with time fuse and let ‘er rip
The object is to NOT high order , hence this technology/tool
 

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Here’s the deal I’m not shooting at Bodies, I’m shooting at power units to take out a large vehicle bomb I can’t get into what type of round it is as it is something I’m not gonna post on the Internet (classified) Each round is about $30 for the real round. The training round gets me into the ballpark to take the shot. Every session starts with a cold shot with the specialized round to simulate a call out.
Always gotta be one in the crowd. lol. Headed to the range in a bit to run reload drills. Should be about a $200 fun couple hours in ammo... can't compete with you high rollers.
 

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Always gotta be one in the crowd. lol. Headed to the range in a bit to run reload drills. Should be about a $200 fun couple hours in ammo... can't compete with you high rollers.
Big city big money
Every plane on the west end of LAX on Sunday (14), is paying the city a million a month for Parking spots.
Damn straight they can kick down some $ for that ammo lol!
 
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I have the same rifle w/ a Leupold scope but mine is for 223 it shoots great and is a fun gun.

i need to step up and get a 308. Sounds like your having fun and getting paid to shoot.

there are a lot of little thing you need to pay attention to when shooting longer distances
 

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I have the same rifle w/ a Leupold scope but mine is for 223 it shoots great and is a fun gun.

i need to step up and get a 308. Sounds like your having fun and getting paid to shoot.

there are a lot of little thing you need to pay attention to when shooting longer distances
Yes there is. Our D team guys are training 1000 yards and in and spend 20x more time in training. They deploy rifles on calls once or more a week.
We’ve used this system twice on calls in the ten years we’ve had it.
There is no wait around time for us, when we get to a scene where this is needed, the device will 70% of the time be on a timer so getting deployed quickly/hitting the power source is everything.
Less distance also means less variables to dial in when time is clicking down
 
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So the question I have is: how often do you see secondary power sources? I get the main external batts on a box or semi truck likely being the only source, but how do you rate your confidence in this scenario?
 

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So the question I have is: how often do you see secondary power sources? I get the main external batts on a box or semi truck likely being the only source, but how do you rate your confidence in this scenario?
Kinda where I was going with question. I know the range your at in pics and thank you for sharing.
Having known somebody who has done this for the military and honostly wouldn't comment on a forum like this and I'll bow out.
 

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Can’t comment other than the tool works and Bomb makers of VBIED’s are very consistent
 

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Always wanted a 700, but I think my next toy is going to be in 6.5 Creedmoor. Probably a Tikka
 
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