I believe the suspect had a bolt action, because if you listen to hero’s (Vic Stacy’s) description, he says that after he shot the guy the first time, he “throw another shell in that rifle”, which he presumably wouldn’t have needed to do with a semi auto of any description. Stacy was almost certainly using a .357 Magnum pistol, and describes it as a “magnum bullet” and knew the officer had an “AR-15″, which the Sheriff described as an “assault rifle”. The sheriff did NOT describe suspect’s rifle with the same term.
He said “165 yawrds”. You don’t know the size of the RV park. I don’t find 165 yds all that hard to believe– 357, 41, 44 Mag or some such and a good shooter. Some of the newer magnum revolvers generate carbine velocities, and some have near carbine barrel lenght.
Turns out the it was a .357 magnum. First shot hit him in the leg.. The cops tried to take credit for killing the guy.. I suspect no one is buying that. He was holding the cop off with a 30/30 leveraction….
International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA) shooting has rams at 200 meters. Been to them and yes, 5 out of 5 rams at 200 yards are done by the good shots. And they don’t use scopes either!
165 yards, 4 hits, very good.
Shows you what a good man with a gun can do. he KNEW just where to hold the sights at that range. And that means he knew his gun very well case a .357 drops alot at 165 yards.