Wow you don't even bother to get your facts right.bdee said:Anybody tried getting 3 shots in six seconds out of an Italian Carcano? Any tried to get those 3 shots to be accurate? How about getting three accurate shots in six seconds on a target 400+ yards away on a target that is moving away and to the right?
Now let's get a guy that had trouble getting through his markmanship qualification in basic to do it.
Now let's say we find the bullet that that killed him in pristine condition on the gurney as it fell out of his head.
First, your timeline is wrong.
Shot 1 (Missed shot) --- Z160 (approx.), could actually be earlier as Zapruder had just turned his camera back on..
Shot 2 (SBT shot) ------ Z224.
Shot 3 (Head shot) ----- Z313.
Total Time around 8.3 seconds
Second the rifle was accurate enough to group about 4 inches at 100 yards when the FBI tested it. Which from what I understand was about average for that type of rifle.
Thirdly the distance was estimated by The Warren Commission at 176.9 feet (53.9 m) to 190.8 feet (58.2 m) from the sixth floor corner window of the Depository when he was shot in the neck, and 265.3 feet (80.9 m) when he was shot in the head. That's a huge difference from 200 yards.
Fourthly Oswald managed to score sharpshooter in basic, which is not "trouble getting through his marksmanship qualification".
So he managed to achieve more than 210 points at ranges starting at twice the distance he shot at the president from.In Dec. 1948, a new rifle course with a possible score of 250 points was introduced, similar to the scoring system used today.
Weapons ranges aboard the Depot saw drastic changes in the years leading up to the Korean War. The contraction of concrete grenade pits, and an indoor .22-caliber rifle range were several that occurred, Alvarez writes.
Alvarez writes, recruits fired the .22-caliber rifle prior to firing the M1 Garand to qualify on the range and were also familiarized with the Browning Automatic Rifle.
The first week on the range was devoted firing with no ammunition while aiming at large black dots painted on white wooden posts. The second week recruits fired both the .22-caliber and M1 rifles, and worked pulling targets in the rifle range pits.
â€œRecord dayâ€ was a high point in recruit training and occurred during the third range week. Shots were fired in the standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions at the 200, 300 and 500-yard lines for a maximum score of 250 points. This system remained in place until 2007.
One hundred and ninety points were required to achieve the marksman's medal, 210 points for a sharpshooter, and an expert rifleman had to score 220-250 points, Alvarez writes.
Fifthly, the bullet found "pristine condition on the gurney as it fell out of his head." The only part of your statement correct is it was found on a gurney,Only it was Governor Connally's gurney after it worked its way out of his leg and it wasn't in Pristine condition, which you could tell if you looked at it end on...