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Rustontiger43
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Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?

My son shot a 315 in boot camp. He qualified as expert. How hard is this? Do most recruits usually obtain expert?
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Iona Fan Man
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?


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fightin tigers
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
Oswald scored a 212, so there's that.


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Kafka
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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My son shot a 315 in boot camp. He qualified as expert.


WOW

He could easily have fired three shots before the car left Dealey Plaza


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Grunt Actual
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
No. Your son can shoot congrats

What's his mos?


Rustontiger43
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
Aviation support. Fire/Rescue


USMCTiger03
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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My son shot a 315 in boot camp. He qualified as expert. How hard is this? Do most recruits usually obtain expert?

Pretty hard in boot first time, especially without prior shooting experience and sometimes even with.

Congrats to your son and you. And Ooh-Rah.


Grunt Actual
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
Oh well then it doesn't matter how well he can shoot.

Unless its a hose


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theantiquetiger
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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Pretty hard in boot first time, especially without prior shooting experience and sometimes even with.


When I was in Basic it seemed like the people who had never fired a weapon were better shots.


ByteMe
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
I was Army but I'm sure the qualifications are the same for all branches.

quote:

How hard is this?


I'm totally guessing here but I would say 1 in 20 get expert. He did you proud.



northshorebamaman
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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When I was in Basic it seemed like the people who had never fired a weapon were better shots.

Less bad habits, I guess. I never shot better than 'sharpshooter'(army version, medium score). I shot expert on the 203, but it's pretty easy.


Rustontiger43
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
Also, he shot pistols before with me but not once ever did he shoot a rifle. I bought him an AR-15 for graduation/Christmas. He graduates in 2 weeks.
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tketaco
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
But can he run shop on COD?


ByteMe
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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I never shot better than 'sharpshooter'


I got sharpshooter in Bacic, missed out on expert by 1. I made expert after Basic.


quote:

I shot expert on the 203


I'm fuzzy on the weapons. Was that the grenade launcher?


ByteMe
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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I bought him an AR-15 for graduation/Christmas.


He probably will not want to even look at that when he isn't in a military environment. You should give it to me, instead.


smash williams
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
No, that's really good in boot especially because all of the rifles are fricked up. I had to do some major adjustments on both my front and rear sight when I first qualified. After that its pretty much all about the breathing.


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northshorebamaman
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
I shot expert on paper before, but never on pop-ups. Course you can cheat on paper, and not take the 200m shots.

Yeah, 203 is the grenade launcher and it counts as a hit if it is within 5 meters, judgement of the cadre. Pretty easy. I had never fired one before, and got a chance to qual due to extra rounds(I was unit armorer, so I had to go to all the ranges) and hit expert first try. Super easy.
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Iona Fan Man
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ByteMe
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
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Yeah, 203 is the grenade launcher


That bitch has a hell of a kick. It surprised me the first time I shot it.


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ByteMe
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re: Any Marines out there that can answer a boot camp question?
What are you trying to say with that pic, Kash? I don't get it.


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