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Photos From Syria

Postby MaDuce » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:44 pm

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Postby KingKoosII » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:59 pm

Amazing photos. How old do you think that kid is in pic 11?
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby doc_loliday » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:12 pm

Yes, great pictures. Sadly, I don't expect a happy outcome.
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Postby Waleis » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:15 pm

The defectors from the Syrian Army...those guys have got balls of steel. True patriots.
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby datchiso » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:39 pm

KingKoosII wrote:Amazing photos. How old do you think that kid is in pic 11?


I'd guess a little older. Thirteen or so. Wonder how this experience will form him, if he survives, as he becomes an adult.
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby Lemonade » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:08 pm

Dat Mosin M44 :worship:
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby WCMeyer » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:26 pm

Lemonade wrote:Dat Mosin M44 :worship:


I picked up an M1891/30 for $75 bucks two years ago. Fun rifle to own; I imagine they're effective man killers.
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Postby TheAmericanNomad » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:52 pm

Those pictures were amazing.


If anyone can find me full video of this I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby katsung47 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:39 pm

Syrian Rebels Captured With Israeli Weapons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgznlLHb ... r_embedded
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby MaDuce » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:33 pm

katsung47 wrote:Syrian Rebels Captured With Israeli Weapons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgznlLHb ... r_embedded


Syrian state TV says the Zionists are supplying their enemies?

I'm positively shocked! Shocked! :altshock:
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby navy62802 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:05 pm

WCMeyer wrote:I picked up an M1891/30 for $75 bucks two years ago. Fun rifle to own; I imagine they're effective man killers.

The Mosin-Nagant is probably the best value for a rifle I've ever seen. Throw a scope on that sucker, and you have a very effective sniper or hunting rifle. Even here in the US, the ammo is cheap ... not always easy to find, but it's cheap when you can find it. And the round that it fires (the 7.62x54R) is very powerful ... somewhere between a .308 and a 30-06.
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby datchiso » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:00 pm

A thread about children soldiers and the slaughter of civilians brought back around to your preferences of discount weapons you'll likely never use.

Sweeet. :innocent:
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby WCMeyer » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:16 pm

datchiso wrote:A thread about children soldiers and the slaughter of civilians brought back around to your preferences of discount weapons you'll likely never use.

Sweeet. :innocent:


A discount rifle that is incredibly effective relative to cost in the hands of folks trying to bring down an oppressive regime. This thread isn't about child soldiers, it's about 'freedom fighters' (in quotes, because as we've seen in some of the Arab Spring, not all of the factions are magnanimous in their aims). Fuck off, it's a good rifle.

Sweeeeeeet. :facepalm:
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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby datchiso » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:20 pm

WCMeyer wrote:
datchiso wrote:A thread about children soldiers and the slaughter of civilians brought back around to your preferences of discount weapons you'll likely never use.

Sweeet. :innocent:


A discount rifle that is incredibly effective relative to cost in the hands of folks trying to bring down an oppressive regime. This thread isn't about child soldiers, it's about 'freedom fighters' (in quotes, because as we've seen in some of the Arab Spring, not all of the factions are magnanimous in their aims). Fuck off, it's a good rifle.

Sweeeeeeet. :facepalm:


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Re: Photos From Syria

Postby WCMeyer » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:28 pm

navy62802 wrote:
WCMeyer wrote:I picked up an M1891/30 for $75 bucks two years ago. Fun rifle to own; I imagine they're effective man killers.

The Mosin-Nagant is probably the best value for a rifle I've ever seen. Throw a scope on that sucker, and you have a very effective sniper or hunting rifle. Even here in the US, the ammo is cheap ... not always easy to find, but it's cheap when you can find it. And the round that it fires (the 7.62x54R) is very powerful ... somewhere between a .308 and a 30-06.


I'm not a gun guy, but after firing a few rounds from my Mosin, I knew immediately it was a good piece. I adjusted the sights and found it was one of the most accurate rifles I own (beats out my M1 Garand and Ar-15...the only other rifles I own).
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