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2013-02-21 Caribbean-Latin America
Rantburg Tactical Note: Mexican top cop killed from 60m away by sniper using Barrett 0.50 caliber rifle
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Posted by badanov 2013-02-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [221 views ]  Top

#1 Was the target in an armored car? If so, that could explain the use of a Barrett.
Posted by tipover 2013-02-21 01:08||   2013-02-21 01:08|| Front Page Top

#2 You use what you got.
Over the top is good.
Posted by Skidmark 2013-02-21 01:48||   2013-02-21 01:48|| Front Page Top

A competent rifleman could make that shot over open sights using a smaller caliber modern rifle.

Hell, I could make the shot at 60m, which means an INCOMPETENT rifleman could do it.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-02-21 09:17||   2013-02-21 09:17|| Front Page Top

#4 At that range, it would literally tear the body apart. I think the ballistic effect, rather than accuracy, is what they were looking for.

Posted by Frozen Al 2013-02-21 09:38||   2013-02-21 09:38|| Front Page Top

#5 sounds like an Elmer Fudd cartoon. Where you could look through the hole and see the landscape on the other side
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-21 10:35||   2013-02-21 10:35|| Front Page Top

#6 Olympic shooting is done at 50m with a .22. The 10-ring is 10.4mm across.
Posted by Iblis 2013-02-21 11:04||   2013-02-21 11:04|| Front Page Top

#7 Because he could?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-02-21 11:24||   2013-02-21 11:24|| Front Page Top

#8 At 60 meters a .50 cal shot would make a very messy scene that would not be easily washed away and long remembered. Los Zetas dont just kill their enemies, they cut their head and hands off, disembowl them and other ugly events to show they dont play games. To shoot someone with a AR15 would leave a hole, some flesh and blood. Shooting a guy with a .50 at that range will leave a giant mess, message to the world sent.
Posted by 49 Pan 2013-02-21 13:39||   2013-02-21 13:39|| Front Page Top

#9 The "Z" are not known for their .... z-ubtlety.
Posted by Raider 2013-02-21 13:47||   2013-02-21 13:47|| Front Page Top

#10 Wonder where the Barrett came from?
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-21 18:38||   2013-02-21 18:38|| Front Page Top

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