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July 21, 2008, 09:09 AM
Hi: Yesterday I was watching the HISTORY CHANNEL, there were two soldiers at FORT BENNING, shooting a target at 1000 yards with a bolt action rifle. After they got the gun sighted in they said now we will shoot 5 shots rapid fire, and they shot the rifle like a semi-automatic. Did anyone else see this program? I am definetly missing something, what kind of rifle was this?

July 21, 2008, 02:37 PM
The way they filmed that scene was a little misleading.

He DID take a shot (maybe two) with an M40 (Remington 700). However, it looked to me like the rapid fire was done with a DMR.

The DMR is an M-14 that has gone through Marine gunsmith hands, specifically modified for sniper use.

Edit: here's a link to the wikipedia article on the DMR. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Marine_Corps_Designated_Marksman_Rifle)

July 21, 2008, 07:55 PM
Misleading is correct, I watched it twice, the second time I was completely sober, and I still couldn't figure it out. BOB

July 22, 2008, 01:27 PM
Yeah, they just spliced footage of the bolt gun going off so it sounded like a semi-auto.

James K
July 23, 2008, 09:54 PM
Any resemblance to history on The History Channel is pure coincidence. Their ignorance of guns is massive, like the time they showed an AK-47 and an SKS in a story about Bonnie and Clyde.


August 12, 2008, 09:53 AM
they were using the same 700 they just cut the footage so it was shot after shot i was stationed at the usmc mtu unit im familiar with that gun NOONE could fire five accurate shots at that distance in that time frame or even close to that time frame

James K
August 12, 2008, 03:33 PM
If they did fake firing a bolt action so it sounded like a semi-auto, you can bet the anti-gun gang will have those pics when they try to ban bolt guns as "assault rifles."

How can they lie? Let me count the ways.