I believe a lot people had read about Sgt. James Gilliland who made the best shot in iraq. You guys might think of someone else better but this isn't important, because I just wanna know what weapn did sgt. Gilliland use for that shot. My guess is the m24, but there is a poster of Sgt. Gilliland http://mindlace.com/militarycom/sniper.jpg he is holding a m4 on his hand, confusing...
p.s. Does m4 equip to sniper team in the U.S. Army?
Can anyone reply for my 2nd question? "does M4 equip to Sniper squad?"
The M4 is issued to the sniper and the sniper's second hand man. They don't always carry the M4 - at least one of them does carry no matter what. As well notice the M4 with Sgt Guillard , it's suppressed.
That may not be a M4, maybe something akin to a SR 25 or AR10, Looks like a M4 but shoots a 7.62 Nato. Also slightly scaled larger. I could not tell from the photo.
Also read the state lower center it is a M 24 7.62 rifle which is a bolt gun, No kidding very confusing article.
The rifle the SGT is holding in his hands on the left of that picture is clearly an M4 carbine.
The silhouetted rifle visible to right is something different, but still a 5.56 caliber weapon, no SR-25/XM-110 - you can make out the curved 30rd magazine. The barrel seems to be 20", so it could be one the Marine Corp's SAM-Rs.
Where does it say in the article that the pics used are of actual kit? Everyone assumes that the photos attached are the items used. This is often the case with the media who generally know **** all about the specifics and could care less about authenticity in their photos with relation to the story. The photo with the M4 is obviously a promotional shot for the story.
It is poor reporting, Hell what about a article that is about a Abrams tank and has a Lamborghini in it instead? Good journalism would have the picture and the article in agreement with each other, this is not the case here.
But the best reply, was by Taco. "That's a long shot. Pretty cool."
alot of units paint there weapons. Very modest article best shot in iraq, no doubt that was a great shot by anyones standards but kinda bugs me for some reason. I probably couldnt hit water if i fell out of a boat
Well, maybe they just didn't have any picture avaible with him holding the M24.
Most people won't notice anyway, and those people who take interested in his Rifle can see exactly what he used in the infobox - From calibre to Scope and custom stock he used. It may be misleading for people who don't have any knowledge about different Rifles.