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daveshoot
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2019-09-15 07:10:30  

Check out the image at the top of this story about a cartel hit man turned vigilante assassin...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-mexicos-drug-cartel-country-a-murderer-who-kills-murderers-tells-his-story

It's a sad story about the miserable state of the narcocracy down south, but what caught my eye was the image at the top, with a silhouette of a sniper. It sure looks to me like the professional killer is pointing a break barrel air rifle, complete with muzzle brake, and I have to wonder which pellet is preferred for this line of work.


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stevevines
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2019-09-15 11:33:28  

Looks like a Hatsan to

 me


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JiminPGH
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2019-09-15 14:06:31  

Yeah, no.

Most likely a stock image used to sell the story.  But you're right, it does kinda look like a breakbarrel with a scope and a muzzle brake.  I doubt airguns had anything to do with this story, and I'm pretty sure only an avid airgunner would notice that.

I think we're safe on this one. 🙂


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trapshooterjoe7
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2019-09-16 15:47:06  

Thats a good story, we are so fortunate to live in the USA, California will soon be part of mexico if they keep progressing... 


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daveshoot
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2019-09-16 21:01:57  

Yes, being born in the USA is still pretty much winning the birth lotto, but I didn't want this thread to be about that.

It's just that the seriously deadly story header has this bad-a$$ silhouette of a dude, with what appears to my amateur eye to be a spring (or nitro) piston air rifle, I think. Kinda like James Bond brandishing the LP-53 in the movie posters, though at a lower profile.

If I was going to point this seriously awesome sniper thingie at mega-bad cartel members, I'd probably up the horsepower a bit, maybe to .177 Lapua or something?


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