TIL the famous scene of the sniper being shot through the scope in ‘Saving Private Ryan’ was based off a real event. Carlos Hathcock was pinned down by a sniper in the Vietnam War and killed his enemy by sighting the reflection of their scope and shooting them through it.

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  1. The White Feather spotted the Vietcong sniper the moment he spotted him, that’s how he managed to get such a shot through the scope. Not only was he incredibly lucky, he was just plain quicker.

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