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Online Charles Collins

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Speed and Accuracy
« on: September 08, 2023, 11:54:32 AM »
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Here is an impressive video that shows what practice can achieve. I know this doesn’t prove anything regarding the JFK assassination case. However, LHO did reportedly practice dry-firing his rifle at passing cars while on his screened in porch in New Orleans in 1963. And Robert Oswald said in his book “Lee” that LHO had very fast reflexes.

First, here is an image showing the targets. The size of the Gunslynger competition targets in relation to a US dollar bill. Left to right the targets are shot at 10 yards, 25 yards, 40 yards and 55 yards respectively.




The guns are single-shot pre charged compressed air pellet rifles. Each shot requires the shooter to not only cycle the bolt but to also pick up a tiny pellet and load it into the gun with the business end pointed towards the muzzle. Now let’s look at what real speed is. This is the final round of the single load PCP class, a Daystate against an Air Arms rifle. Nic Gregorias who wins is a shooting Machine! Twenty shots with no misses. It only took him about 48-seconds to make all twenty shots accurately. That’s an average of about 2.4 seconds each.



So many items seem to have coincidentally happened that ended in the assassination of JFK. LHO’s reported practice with dry-firing his rifle is just one of them. But I cannot help believing that the reported practice had a real effect on his speed and accuracy shooting on 11/22/63.

Offline Duncan MacRae

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2023, 01:44:49 PM »
I cannot help believing that the reported practice had a real effect on his speed and accuracy shooting on 11/22/63.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2023, 02:32:43 PM »
Oswald was also trained to shoot in the USMC.  He was not just some novice who bought a rifle one day without having a clue how to use it.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2023, 03:21:23 PM »
Oswald was also trained to shoot in the USMC.  He was not just some novice who bought a rifle one day without having a clue how to use it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2023, 03:39:06 PM »
Oswald was also trained to shoot in the USMC.  He was not just some novice who bought a rifle one day without having a clue how to use it.


One of his platoon mates, Gregg Hoegemeier, said he also remembers that Oswald seemed to know a lot about weapons, with knowledge gathered perhaps before joining the Marines. He said Oswald was the fastest when it came to taking his rifle apart and putting it back together, even while blindfolded. "Night action, firing whatever, you don't want lights on. So you have to be able to disassemble and clean your rifle and assemble it again blindfoldedly [sic]," Hoegemeier said. "And he always - out of 150 of us - did it. Seems to me, every time he came in with the least amount of time." Much has been written about what kind of a shot Oswald was, and there was no doubt Oswald had the ability to hit what he aimed at. He remembers that during rifle training Oswald was one of the best, even at 500 yards. "From 500 yards away. That's a long, long way. So I was in awe of people that could shoot that well. And he was one of them."


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Offline John Iacoletti

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2023, 08:18:15 PM »
However, LHO did reportedly practice dry-firing his rifle at passing cars while on his screened in porch in New Orleans in 1963.

Reported by whom?

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2023, 09:02:21 PM »
Bang ... Bang.Bang.

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2023, 12:54:59 AM »
Bang ... Bang.Bang.


More like Bang......Bang....Bang.Bang. Four shots. Oswald killed Kennedy as part of a mafia plot IMO, but what was the real purpose of the knoll shot? Maybe just a diversion to confuse everyone.