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|NSN: 1005 01 560 0130|
|ACIMIL-A2 MARINE CORPS:|
|NSN: 1005 01 584 7024|
|ACI KIT SB .50 Cal MARINE CORPS:|
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|ACI KIT SB 7.62 Cal MARINE CORPS:|
|NSN: 1005 01 584 5395|
|Manufacturers Part No.: ACIMIL-A2|
|GS - 07F - 0259N|
|CAGE: 1T5U0 or 3LQE0|
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Date added: 04/28/2011 British Sniper AZ ZUBAYR
Angle Cosine Indicator
BRITISH SNIPER CONTACT WITH IRAQ MILITIA IN
"AZ ZUBAYR" 24 MARCH 2003.
AT ABOUT 0900 ON THE 24 MARCH, MY C/S (call sign), 21E, WAS TASKED TO FIND AND TAKE OUT A SENTRY ON THE ROOF OF A BAATH PARTY H.Q. BUILDING, WHO WAS MANNING A 12.7mm HMG (heavy machine gun). OUR D.O.P. (drop off point) WAS ABOUT 2.5 Kms FROM THE TGT(target) AREA. AFTER OBSERVING THE TGT AREA FOR MOVEMENT, WE MOVED OFF AS A PAIR TOWARDS THE TGT.
THE GROUND WAS OPEN AND THE COVER WAS SPARSE. WE CREPT ALONG THE EDGE OF A ROAD, DOWN THE EDGE OF A SMALL OUT-LYING VILLAGE. WE GOT TO THE FRV (final rendezvous) WHICH WE HAD CHOSEN FROM OFF THE MAP. THE MAP DISTANCE TO TGT WAS ABOUT 1Km, BUT I WAS NOT A 100% SURE THAT THIS WAS THE CORRECT DISTANCE, SO I USED THE LEICA 1200 (laser rangefinder) I HAD PURCHASED BEFORE I DEPLOYED TO THE GULF, AND THE READING CAME BACK AS 1080m. I FIRED THE LASER TWO MORE TIMES TO CONFIRM THE RANGE. I THEN DECIDED THAT I REALLY NEEDED TO GET SLIGHTLY CLOSER, BUT MY OPTIONS FOR COVER WERE NOW VERY LIMITED, SO I ALSO MEASURED THE ANGLE/COSINE WITH MY ACI (ANGLE COSINE INDICATOR), IN CASE I WOULD HAVE TO TAKE A SHOT FROM MY CURRENT POSITION. AGAIN, I HAD PURCHASED THIS ACI BEFORE DEPLOYMENT, BEFORE THEY WERE ISSUED. WE MOVED OFF AGAIN, TRYING TO GET CLOSER.
HOWEVER, UNBEKNOWN TO US, A MILITIA PATROL WAS HEADING UP THE ROAD TOWARDS US. AT THE SAME TIME AS WE CLEARED A BERM (sand bank) ON THE EDGE OF THE ROAD, WE BOTH SAW EACH OTHER, AND OUR CLASSIC SNIPER TASK TURNED INTO A CLASSIC FIREFIGHT!
WE FIRED AT THEM, MY No2 GIVING A GOOD COUPLE OF LONG BURSTS. THE PATROL FIRED BACK AT US WITH AK 47s. THE GUY ON THE ROOF THEN FIRED HIS 12.7mm AT US. NEXT a 14.5mm AA GUN IN THE COMPOUND FIRED. THEN AN RPG (rocket propelled grenade) TEAM FIRED A ROCKET AT THE CHALLENGER TANK THAT CAME TO HELP US OUT - TO THIS DAY I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM, BUT THE ROCKET JUST FLEW RIGHT BY US, AND FOR GOOD MEASURE, THEY GAVE US A FEW MORTAR ROUNDS AS WELL. OUR TWO TANKS THEN FIRED INTO THE BUILDING TO RUIN THEIR DAY.
MY SNIPER TEAM ALSO GOT TO USE THE LEICAS, ACI AND THE KESTREL 4000 (weather meter), WHILST DOING A COUNTER SNIPING JOB IN BASRA PALACE.
WE ALSO USED THE PROCHRONO (chronograph) TO LOG AND RECORD MUZZLE VELOCITIES WHILST TRAINING IN KUWAIT, SO THAT WE COULD USE THE DATA WITH THE HANDSPRING COMPUTER AND "A TRAG" SOFTWARE.
ALL EQUIPMENT WAS SUPPLIED BY GLOBAL RIFLE/ SNIPER SYSTEMS WITH PLENTY OF INFORMATION SUPPORT.
- SNIPER PLATOON COMMANDER
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Date added: 04/28/2011 Sheep Hunt Hawaii
Angle Cosine Indicator
Sheep Hunt on Mauna Kea, Hawaii
To Whom It May Concern,
My son wanted me to relate to you of my making my longest shot. Thanks to my ACI that he had given me as a gift.
I routinely hunt for sheep on the slopes of Mauna Kea, on the island Hawaii. In the past I've made shots as far out as 540 yards, hitting a Sheep in the neck but on level terrain using a 7mm Rem. Mag.
On Occasions, I have missed shots at closer ranges all on either the upslope or downslope of the mountain. I usually hunt elevations between 9500-11500 feet. The Sheep are scarce, and trophy Rams are scarcer. So it is with great frustration when you miss a once in a lifetime Trophy at a close range.
A Trophy Ram is considered to be anything equal to greater than 25". On Wednesday, April 23, 2003, about 6:30am, I hunted my favorite area. I saw a group of Rams (6) about 700 yards downslope of me, at about 9,500' elevation. It was 37 degrees with the wind blowing downslope directly to the sheep.
Using a Leica Laser Rangefinder, I ranged the closest Ram to be 647 yards. I ranged it twice confirming the range. I chambered my Weatherby Ultra Light Magnum, cranked my 3.5-10 Leupold to maximum magnification and sighted on the closest Ram. I took a reading from my ACI, got 97%. I ranged the Ram again, confirmed 647 yards. The ballistics and sight-in for my 300 Weatherby for 625 yards (the corrected range per ACI) for dead on hold was +21 clicks. I clicked the scope up, rested my rifle on a lava rock, and held on the Ram just behind the left shoulder. I took my rifle off safety and touched off my shot. During recoil, even from that distance and with the wind blowing downslope, I heard a twack and knew I had hit home. The Ram ran about 75 yards and fell down dead. Upon recovery, the Ram measured 25" on both horns and the shot was exactly where I had aimed.
Thanks to your great product and my son for giving it to me, I have now been able to fulfill a rifleman's lifelong dream, that of making a perfect difficult long range shot.
Abraham Sakamoto, proud owner of ACI tool!
Date added: 04/28/2011 Sniper's Paradise Article
Angle Cosine Indicator
By Jacob Bynum
copyright Sniper's Paradise 2000
The wonders never seem to stop. It seems like every other day a company is releasing a new tool that makes our jobs and lives easier. Rifles and ammunition keep getting more refined and the complicated shooting formulas keep getting refined. I had the opportunity to talk with Ward about his invention, The Angle Cosine Indicator, about 6 weeks ago. At the time, he had several in production, but none to send me right away. One did arrive in the mail about 3 weeks later. I was quite surprised by the simplicity of this complicated device.
The Angle Cosign Indicator is designed to give you the angle of your shot as to correct for gravity on your bullet’s trajectory. Up until now, you would get the angle, look on a chart, run a calculation, set your dope, and then take the shot. With this unit, however, the extra piece of gear sits on your riflescope, and is not individually manipulated. The way the ACI is designed to be mounted, It sits in your line of sight while you look through the scope. This is important, because it will give you a direct reading while you are actually on target, not just "close".
My father was going to be the first to test this new unit, as he would be traveling to north British Columbia for a sheep hunt. Due to the simplicity of the unit, I was able to give him about 45 seconds of instruction on its use, and he was good to go. He would be shooting a Sniper’s Paradise designed 338 Lapua Magnum rifle built on a Weatherby action and topped with a Leupold 3X10 Long Range M-3. He is very well aware that angle will affect impact, and was delighted to have the opportunity to test the unit in a real world situation. As a hunter, he is not often afforded the luxury of time when faced with a shot opportunity. The shot he is presented may have a very short window, and time is always of the essence. He does realize the importance of a humane kill, and humane kills are dependant on one factor alone, that factor is highly precise shot placement. That correct placement is also important to his 60-year-old knees that do not really need to chase game animals, especially in the mountains. Over the years, my father has hunted all over the world, including Australia, Africa, Alaska, Canada, North America, and Mexico. The one thing he has learned is, "keep gear to a minimum," My father is positive of his equipments usefulness before he hauls it around the world and then all week in a dusty desert. Does that sound familiar to any one out there?
Back to the A.C.I. The first shot came at a time that he could actually get some use out of the indicator. His goat was at 230 yards and a 60-degree down angle. With the ACI mounted to the scope, my father aimed his rifle at the Mountain Goat, read the number, multiplied it by the range, and dialed the corrected range into the scope. The next movement was the recoil of the rifle as he let one fly. This resulted in a first round kill and took less than 3 seconds. There were only two rounds fired by my father on this trip, one was to convince the guide his rifle had not been damaged during transport, and the other was the killing shot on the goat.
The average temperature during the hunt was 21 degrees, and it was in rough terrain. The initial assessment is that "the unit worked as advertised," and that, "it will be a cold day in hell before I pull it off my gun." I guess I have to buy a new unit for more extensive testing!
I apologize for this review not being put up sooner, but there is nothing like a real world test, especially when that test comes from someone who can appreciate the value of any piece of gear. I have no doubt he has given me the correct information, since I bug him all the time about paying attention to the details so I can use them for our schools.
The Angle Cosign Indicator is a stand-alone unit, it mounts on your riflescope with an extra MKIV type ring you have in your shooting box. The ACI sits on your rifle all the time, it doesn’t get lost, it is rugged, it is accurate, and most importantly, it is easy to use. This piece of equipment is K.I.S.S. at its best. If you are in the position of needed precision on the angle shot, and time is a factor, the A.C.I. should probably be on your rifle.
Date added: 04/28/2011 US Marine Corps
Date added: 04/28/2011 US Army, Special Forces
Sniper Tools Angle Cosine Indicator (ACI).
SPECIFICS. The ACI is an excellent tool for the tactical shooter.
- CW3 - 1st SF, Ft. Lewis, Washington
Date added: 04/28/2011 British Special Forces