85 years old veteran US Army sniper still got it

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85 years old veteran US Army sniper still got it

Post by Taskforce 58 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:09 pm

Ted Gundy, an 85 years old veteran US Army sniper who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge, proves that he still has his skills. He first scored 3 out of 3 on a target 300 yards away using a replica 1903 A4 rifle, the same model he used back in WW2. Then after a short lesson from two current US Army snipers, he used a modern custom Remington 700 and scored another 3 out of 3 on a target 1000 yards away, something he never dream to be able to do.

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Re: 85 years old veteran US Army sniper still got it

Post by Gunny » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:00 pm

God bless this man.
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Post by CharleyHotel » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:45 pm

Wow...just wow.

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Post by waspe414 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:07 pm

That's astounding.
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Re: 85 years old veteran US Army sniper still got it

Post by Venom » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:38 pm

This brought tears to my eyes. That is amazing.
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Post by Shutter » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:13 am

Wow. Guess it's like riding a bike to this guy, what a boss.

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Re: 85 years old veteran US Army sniper still got it

Post by Iceman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:36 am

This is why you don't mess with old people.

If you piss them off, they'll put one through (spelling fail) your head 5 times at 1k yards away.
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Post by SvenPhantom » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:51 am

I guess it's best not to mess with gunny then.
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Re: 85 years old veteran US Army sniper still got it

Post by Gunny » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:22 am

I am not old enough to be that good yet and I guess it true like a fine wine we get better with age. ;)
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