Target Detection

est real-world account I've come upon is from World War II, via a 1953 article in American Rifleman, in which a spotter put a precision rifleman's fire on a target that he couldn't even see. Using a 20x spotting scope, Robert Sears could discern a German machine gun firing away at 800 yards with such deadly effect that an infantry company could not cross a river. He had a competitive rifleman comrade fire (using ordinary open sights) at what he called a "reference target"—a rock the rifleman could see, though he could not see the machine gun nest. Observing that bullet impact; Sears announced a sight change to put it closer to the machine gun nest—pay close heed—bin had the r if! on an fire again at the same rock, which was the only thing he could see that far away. So* using his powerful 20x optic, Sears twice more adjusted the rifleman's rounds; then, still aiming at that rock, the rifleman put fire right atop the machine gun position, "'either a hit or so close that the machine gunner went down in a foxhole."

That's about as slick as it gets.

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