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70 Responses to 86-Year-Old Veteran Sniper Still Has Perfect Aim

  1. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Link: 86-Year-Old Veteran Sniper Still Has Perfect Aim - Ted Gundy gets awarded his black cap, then shows why he deserves the highest of honors.
  2. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Holy cow quickest post ever, I only submitted this a couple of hours ago, cheers guys.
  3. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:47 am
    Good grief! That old coot can SHOOT!
  4. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:48 am
    gorshramnit your going to make me cry...
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:55 am
    That was touching and fantastic.
  6. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Man what a legend.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Awww. v.v That almost made me cry.
  8. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:00 am
    Aw, I thought they meant perfect aim! Perfect aim is where you keyhole 2 bullets
  9. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:06 am
    @Byfield

    You don`t keyhole at 1000 yards that`d be a one in a million shot.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

    You call that an "impossible shot" ?

    I once hit the wall over my head !

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    silos12 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 11:17 am
    he is whats known as a bamf
  13. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 11:18 am
    @Byfield
    Male, 13-17, Europe
    Since you`re a European teenager whose only experience with guns is probably from video games, I think we can forgive you for your ignorance.
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    c3rv4 Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:18 am
    A living legend.
  15. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:20 am
    lets shoot some NAZIS!
  16. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:22 am
    Byfield, keyholing very rarely happens outside a covered range. I used to shoot .22 at 30 yards at a 92point average. Keyholing was not commonplace in my cards, let alone at a 1000 yards with a crosswind. Learn to shoot a rifle before you shoot your mouth.
  17. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6650 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:25 am
    We are seeing the last of the finest generation.
  18. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:33 am
    On a semi-related note, the last WWI veteran died earlier this week. End of an era.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2345 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:55 am
    BOOM! HEAD-SHOT!

    oh ya, and `gundy` perfect name!
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    zrawmutorcs Male 18-29
    25 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:57 am
    This man is my hero.
  21. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    It`s a good thing the old sharp shooter got the rifle after turning 86.. almost right in time for the dementia to kick in... wooohooo! Geezer in the belltower!
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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    881 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    "Aw, I thought they meant perfect aim! Perfect aim is where you keyhole 2 bullets"

    I hope your kidding. He hit a target from 1000 yards with a 5 inch grouping. That`s about as good as it gets.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    boom....headshot... boom....headshot...... boom.....headshot.... huh? who are you?
  24. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    That really touched me.

    An 84 year old vet being honored for all he did, and then seeing that he still has it, that`s really something to see.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Why is sniping turned into something so noble and emotional? you`re killing someone at range with no chance of self defense, for what purpose other than war? Disgusting. The american flags in the background don`t help.
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    drummerboy90 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    @lazyme484, sniper rifle or no, that man could jack you up. Don`t disrespect.
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    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    @LazyMe484, do you feel sorry for the cows who didn`t stand a chance when you dig into a hamburger? sure, war sucks, but you`re naive if you think it isn`t (at times) necessary.
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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    It was a five inch grouping but he was supposed to be aiming at the centre of the target NOT the head. I`d still be dead if he was shooting at me so i`m going to shut up now...
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    LazyMe484-
    it`s a target...
    plus, he fought for our country a long time ago, so yes, he is a hero.
    The nobility of it here is the honor of receiving the black cap for service and performance, not for slaughter, relax
    and given the situation of combat, I think I would prefer taking down the person from a distance rather than having them shoot at me, few people holding large guns in combat seem to have a change of heart mid attack...
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Perfect aim is when you kill your enemy before he kills you or your buddies. Bad aim is when you at least make him poo his pants.

    On a side note, keyholing is a very specific term in the firearm world that actually means your bullet is tumbling end to end and punches a `keyhole` shape from striking with the side of the bullet, not that the bullets are in a single hole.

    It is not a good thing, and we aren`t talking about robin hood.
  31. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Lazyme: All`s fair in war, Snipers save their fellow soldiers lives by eliminating the threats to them, those threats include enemy snipers.

    The lesson being, You do not fire on American soldiers unless you have a death wish.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    747 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Awesome.
  33. Profile photo of matherdon
    matherdon Male 18-29
    68 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    BOOOM, HEADSHOT!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Although modern equipment would make it easier, its still a very had thing to acheive, in the words of cod, KILL confirmed
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Yay! America, number 1! in killing.
  36. Profile photo of hoover321f
    hoover321f Male 40-49
    13 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    well done sir.
  37. Profile photo of buttsdowhat
    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    That guy is awesome. Good to see him so happy too. :)
  38. Profile photo of redspade
    redspade Male 13-17
    150 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    In real life, snipers are total bad asses. In the FPS world, however, they are huge pussies.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    ive heard his name even in Canada. cool to see this.

    now i know why
  40. Profile photo of deadbass72
    deadbass72 Male 18-29
    166 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    thanks to people like him, the United States was able to clean up Europe! =D
  41. Profile photo of Chidori-san
    Chidori-san Female 18-29
    105 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    oh boy, one letter off and this would be a whole different story!
  42. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    very very impressive....
  43. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    3 times headshot 1000 yards away...very impressive
  44. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    Watch out terrorists!
  45. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    I am very pleased at the fact that there are so few dickhead posts.
  46. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    @deadbass72
    Clean up Europe? read some history and dont stick with the movies please.

    Also, it is still pretty cool what this man can do, really impressive, 3 headshots with a rifle he had never used and at age of 86! Damn it!
  47. Profile photo of xlnc14
    xlnc14 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    that puts a smile on my face...it was awesome....time for CALL OF DUTY!
  48. Profile photo of mentott510
    mentott510 Male 60-69
    204 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    10-4. Time for Battlefield 2.
  49. Profile photo of noxert323
    noxert323 Male 18-29
    226 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    Concurred. Time for Delta Force 2
  50. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    you`re killing someone at range with no chance of self defense
    You don`t get bonus points in war for giving the other guy a chance to kill you first. Queensbury Rules do not apply.


    Also, this guy is cool. I`m glad he got a black cap. I definitely admire the way Americans treat their vets.
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    FUFtheKlown Male 18-29
    137 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    JFK`s real killer
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    the death of the last surviving WWII vet will be a sad day indeed
  53. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    he`s even got gun in his name
  54. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    the awkward moment when he misses
  55. Profile photo of Matholameu
    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
    493 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    I`m thoroughly impressed. Way to go old dude!
  56. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    "the death of the last surviving WWII vet will be a sad day indeed"
    ORLY? What about the survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Sure as hell didn`t hear poo when he died in 2010.
    http://bit.ly/hb1BBG
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    "In real life, snipers are total bad asses. In the FPS world, however, they are huge pussies."

    I LOL`d hard. Totally true.
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    Rheaonon Male 18-29
    363 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 12:54 am
    I would love to be able to sit and talk to this man for days.... and hear some of the stories he has to tell.
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    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 1:10 am
    God this is just the kinda crap the Army would pull. Seriously, a black baseball cap as the highest award they could give a sniper? You`re technically not even supposed to wear this thing in uniform?!
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    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 1:11 am
    But it`s at least awesome they are honoring this guy
  61. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 1:17 am
    and 300 yards with a 30-06 round?! Holy cow! Each of those three shots would probably have been fatal, even if they weren`t center mass.
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    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 1:30 am
    And forgive the flooding of comments, I watched the vid in segments. But they need to frame that target or something because I highly doubt ANYONE will EVER get three headshots in a 5 inch grouping at a thousand yards ever again. Dude just goes to show what someone who`s used to making precision kills with old equipment can do if allowed a run with modern equipment made for making such shots `easier`
  63. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 2:20 am
    That is what a real legend is capable of. Just the amount of time that has gone by since the last time he fired a gun like that is astounding but to see him still able to shoot like a pro shows he deserves to wear that hat.
  64. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 2:59 am
    @xlnc14 NO NO NO NO Time for Sniper Elite!
  65. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 6:39 am
    @MauserTM

    I suppose you think France freed itself and Italy, Japan and about half of Germany surrendered to the US because they thought they were being mean. You sould take your own advice.
  66. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 6:40 am
    I also want that gun they gave to him that`s really nice it`d go well with my M1 Garand.
  67. Profile photo of joemamma123
    joemamma123 Male 40-49
    46 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 6:55 am
    Skills... enough said.
  68. Profile photo of Komarov
    Komarov Male 18-29
    56 posts
    March 6, 2011 at 12:01 am
    Holy dear God. I couldn`t get a headshot at a thousand yards given an entire 440 round crate on my Mosin Nagant, and I`m willing to bet I couldn`t with the Rem. 700 even with luck on my side. Longest shot I`ve ever even HIT a human silhouette, probably by accident, is at 400 meters, much less a headshot/chestshot on the third freaking try...a true legend, a god among men. He really deserves every honor he`s given. We salute you, Ted Gundy.
  69. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    @McGovern1981
    Really? Ever heard of the Allies? It was a operation between many many countries. Please dont take all the credit for it, do please mention the brits, who did a great great deal of fighting.
    Now if were going to talk about defeating the germans, just use wikipedia and read, youll notice that the USSR did most the work, they single handled the eastern front from its beggining to its end (Operation Bagration anyone?)
    Basically they were able to take in all the damage made by the nazis, recovered, and attacked back.
  70. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    You guys sent help to the british army, did a good job, were not discussing that, and also fought japan. After germany was defeated (once again, the USSR did most of the job), only japan stood fighting. Without asking the rest of the allies, you droped 2 nukes killing about 250k of people (how many innocents?).
    After ww2 was over, you spent 40 years fighting the ones that really beat the nazis. Great job.
    So yeah, i do think "the United States was able to clean up Europe! =D" is a light expression, and should be corrected.

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