More than anything, I think engaging from an aircraft is a target-acquisition challenge, so the first issue for consideration is your optic. Due to its limited field of view and the exaggerated visual effect of aircraft vibration, I'd gauge the least effective optic as the lOx fixed scope found on most military sniper rifles. Perhaps with a great deal of practice, a really fine shooter could master his 1 Ox in a swaying helicopter, but most men find it extremely difficult. If you have a variable scope, crank it down to low magnification, both to enlarge the field of view and to reduce the visual disruption from aircraft movement and vibration. Better yet is a low-power scope, such as an ACOG, or the holographic EOTech sight.
When it comes to rifles, most shooters would agree that a boh gun is the last choice because follow-on shots are almost a certainty, and the combination of small magazine capacity and slow reloading are real hindrances. 1 think you're much better off with an assault rifle, either 5.56mm or, even better, 7.62mm. The SASS or M14 variants fit this co a tee.
Finally, ammo. It's difficult to observe the impact of ball or match ammo from a hovering
helicopter, even for a spotter using binoculars. The instant your engagement begins, nothing compares to the immediate feedback of tracer, which creates a closed loop for you to adjust your semiauto fire—fire-observe-correct-fire—repeated over and over, allowing you to finely adjust leads and holds until you're impacting perfectly.
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