Sniper Country Duty Roster collective wisdom

Reducing the dust signature:

How about a Gooch n Bowcher discourse on reducing dust signature from the prone position.

bIg cITY, bY-GAWD USA - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 09:45:46 (EST) 

Dust signature blues: Ok, Iíll bit. A wet Drive-on rag works when placed under the muzzle on the ground. If you do not have the big OD rag that every troop seems to acquire from the medics, I suppose you could just pour water out of your canteen onto the ground under the muzzle. Down side of that is that once you bug out, you will have left a big wet spot for any reaction teams to find if they move fast to your now abandoned FFP. You could also use equipment to separate the muzzle from the ground. Terrain permitting, if the muzzle can be placed above your ruck or buttback, they would serve to stop the cloud from popping up in the wake of the bullet. You could use just about anything, BDU top or bottom, drag bag, even the observers back if you are desperate enough. Just remember to police up what ever you have to use!
Scott <>
Somewhere in, PA USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 11:38:28 (EST) 

Thanks for the tips, is that big rag you mentioned also called a cravat, or triangle bandage? Them I got lots of. I think they are a real good field carry item. Did you know they can be used as a slingshot (David & Goliath type) for killing WV arachnids? Wild Turkey too!

OFTA-WORK, BY-Gawd USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 16:43:21 (EST) 

peteR Re: Blast signature, like Scott(xring) says, cravat works BUT if not wet may fly up due to blast and the cravats lightweight. I used a old O.D. towel and when the new brown towels came out had it sewn to the green towel....different terrain different colors. Just remember that that solid color does present some problems with the spotters tring to scope you !!! Then again, a piece of cammo netting might also work..light easy to pack and versatile.

Will <>
USA - Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 02:34:23 (EST) 

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