As CPT Kirk “The Legend” Freeman illustrates, a trained rifleman with M14, EBR, SASS or equivalent has the reach of a low yield atomic bomb with more infinitely better target discrimination.
I had an idea that might drive home the importance of Designated Marksman/EBR training for our EOD and Route Clearance brothers.
I found an old army air corps photo that represented the blast radius of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima which was 2900 meters.
The yellow innermost circle represents a 200 meter radius cordon.
The red middle circle represents a 800 meter shot taken from the cordon.
The orange circle represents a 1000 meter shot taken from the cordon.
So a route clearance unit that has well-trained riflemen armed with EBRs or the equivalent is equal to a low yield nuclear bomb with much better target discrimination. Anything in those circles are as good as dead.
The red circle also represents The Legend with M14 SN 557711.
Shoot like a Legend