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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:28 PM #1
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Hathcock attempt at Oswald shot?

I heard Jesse Ventura promoting his Kennedy Conspiracy book the other day.
One thing got my attention, he stated Carlos Hathcock had tried to replicate the Oswald shot at JFK multiple times using a closely matched Carcano and could not repeat the accuracy in the time estimated by the government.
Has anyone else ever heard of this? I know Mr. Hathcock died in 1999, but couldn't find any reference to this "attempt". I just find this hard to believe.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:35 PM #2
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Bullsheet.

Oswald's shots have been replicated many times by many shooters.

I never heard of Hathcock doing it: I doubt he tried. But plenty of others have done it. It's really not that difficult.
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Bullsheet.

Oswald's shots have been replicated many times by many shooters.

I never heard of Hathcock doing it: I doubt he tried. But plenty of others have done it. It's really not that difficult.
^This, on all points.

I'd find it hard to believe that IF Mr. Hathcock ever HAD attempted to recreate the shots, that he would've had any great degree of difficulty doing so.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:50 PM #4
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Jesse Ventura should be glad that Chris Kyle is no longer around to recreate that punch in the mouth.
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I've been trying to find it on youtube, but haven't been able. One of the history or discovery channel affiliates recreated it years and years ago with one rifle.
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I don't doubt the ability to put rounds on target

I think whats always been questionable/suspicious is the "possibility" that a single shooter from the location Oswald shot from was able to make a couple bullets make so many right angle turns to cause all of the wounds it did

As I recall the ballistics support more than one shooter from more than one location.

But what do I know......
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When a bullet hits a target it deflects. At the end of effective range the bullet slows due to friction and this effect is exaggerated. Look up 5.56 ballistic tests in gelatin. The bullet tumbles causing massive damage. Or you could I dunno test it yourself hunting.
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When a bullet hits a target it deflects. At the end of effective range the bullet slows due to friction and this effect is exaggerated. Look up 5.56 ballistic tests in gelatin. The bullet tumbles causing massive damage. Or you could I dunno test it yourself hunting.
Ok, but we're not talking about a 55gr 5.56 projectile traveling at a relatively high speed

We're taking about a 6.5x52 round with ~160gr mass that has ballistics that are pretty close to a 30-06

Its really an apples and peas discussion.

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The cartridge was known to have inflicted many “through and through” wounds, just leaving a small wound channel. The bullet typically would not tumble inside its’ target unless it encountered something hard such as bone. When it did tumble the wounding effect is well known.
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Buy some tracer rounds (if there are any) and shoot at plate steel.
Or look at a car accident sometime. Two high mass objects, two relatively slow moving objects. And how often are they "glued" together after the accident?
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Mythbusters did it a couple years ago and the results were surprising.


   
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