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Sergeant Michael Dowell, a reconnaissance Marine serving with Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, sights in his .50 caliber rifle during a raid exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California , July 10, 2013. Dowell, 29, from Elko, Nev., serves as the sniper for his team as well as the pointman. 1st Marine Division. Photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney
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:iconthetnknownbrony:
thetnknownbrony Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is that a M107 or a M82A3?
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shot. :)
The M107 is a cannon of a sniper rifle. :saltue:
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:iconinvictus-koyote:
Invictus-Koyote Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Here comes the Boom XD
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:iconterrafirma16:
Terrafirma16 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Yup, time to wreck some terrorists day.
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Ofnir-1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dat M107 though.
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:icondatmine:
DatMine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thanks for standing still wanker.
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:iconworst-nightmare:
Worst-Nightmare Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Can see the wear and tear on that M107. Nice.
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:iconactionfigureart:
Actionfigureart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been wanting to join the army for a while but then I considered the fact that I wouldn't be able to do all that I want to do so I'm probably going to join the S.W.A.T. or something...
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:iconalexander-brandt:
Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Writer
What is it you'd like to do in the Army if you joined?
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:iconactionfigureart:
Actionfigureart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not too sure I know I just want to be a infantryman or something like that.
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:iconalexander-brandt:
Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Writer
Then why not just enlist as infantry?
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:iconactionfigureart:
Actionfigureart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I didn't plan on enlisting right now. More so in a few years.
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:iconalexander-brandt:
Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Writer
Well, I wish you luck.
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:iconactionfigureart:
Actionfigureart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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CommissarCain84 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
nice positioning and fantastic photo
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Mace2109 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Boom Head Shot!
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:iconkatarjin:
katarjin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
must suck luging that beast around but if ya want to reach out and touch someone...(ill shoot one someday just need to find a friend wiht one)
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   General Artist
:salute: :clap: x 1000 great pic
caption: "Which one are you looking at? And how can you tell she's hot? They're all wearing burkas." -- sorry, couldn't resist
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WildsideSky Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Photographer
great shot
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:iconpunkyitz:
punkyitz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:bulletred:Wanted to do sniper school so bad after my initial 4yrs. in the Army. The recruiter wanted me to sign up for at least 4 more. I was willing to do 2 because I had to finish college. F*c%ing awesome capture. :dalove:
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EyeforanEyestudios Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
From a U.S. Army Cav. Scout, LRSD. WHOA. Both nice shots.
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BeadedGreenLizard Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconjfkplz::iconexitplz:
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iblisregime Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
The Hurt Locker....Great Movie...Great Picure.
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shadow1012323 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy shysine its a flipping 50 cal
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Erbear159 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would be quite content if I never had to visit Pendleton again. I'm glad those days are behind me lol great pic!
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Totes-Mcgoats Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Agreed. This looks like around Las Pulgas area. 
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sharpshooterhawk Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
That's one big rifle there, Lou. me likey.
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:iconhopeless2012:
hopeless2012 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Democracy LOL =P (Razz) 
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:iconparzongrad:
Parzongrad Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Ok... Originally I had a problem with mass produced war glorification propaganda being passed off as art. -For the same reason I don't consider some booby lady's facebook pics art. But now I realize there is a far greater problem at work here... Spammers and their virus loaded links to scams!

Seriously... Where the hell do these scammers come from???
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hopeless2012 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not sure i understand what do you mean...
I said in my comment "democracy" what spam, scam, virus ? 
Confused 
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Parzongrad Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
You don't see all random ads that popped up in the comments box? :O
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:iconerbear159:
Erbear159 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ad-blocker :iconmnrthumbsupplz: 
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MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
win!  lol  He probably uses internet explorer...
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kristianbangsoe Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
That Barret M-98 is my favorite gun, nice pic.
MOAR
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arthuro12 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be a 107.
The 98b is a completely different model.
And it fires the .338 Lapua Magnum round not .50

I take it you play battlefield or something?

Composition of the picture is great although the entire scene being generic.. and kinda boring..

If I wanted pics like these I would go to Militaryphotos.net and not DeviantArt imo.
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Warlordzeddicus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
The 98b is bolt action only as well, correct?

As for the scenery, I found it really peaceful, contrasting, with two men simulating a raid, very well.  To each his own though.
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arthuro12 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, correct.

And yus, to each his own I guess =)
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Teeroy766 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Writer
Love the picture. The .50 cal has to be one of my favorite guns. Specifically this model. Snipers have my utmost respect.

Also, when did spam bots become a thing on DA? Or am I just now noticing it?
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bipole Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They've been perfecting their scripts for about a year now, and have proven dA's carelessness time and again.

Let's send these guys after 'em.
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mdthorn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
if you can see a sniper he has most likely seen you
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XsilverdawnwarriorX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
What color will my virus come in, blue or white? :D
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Parzongrad Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
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XsilverdawnwarriorX Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
XD LOLOL SCREENSHOT
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Exotice1911 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, as cool as that .50 looks, I would hate to be the poor bastard lugging it around.  They weight a LOT...
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hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
True, but the real poor bastard is the one on the receiving end of this behemoth.
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Exotice1911 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true.  Most times though, we would be told to fire those at vehicles since the .50 BMG is able to stop an engine with it's power alone.  Not that they aren't used on personnel, but with that much power, you know full well that you can stop even more than a human with it.
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