So this is 308 calibre rifle. So this is
the same calibre rifle I was trained on when I was a sniper in the marines. Um it’s a pretty
meaty bullet, packs a bit of a punch. This is probably something similar to the calibre
that would be used at somewhere like Gatwick or policeman marksman to take down that drone.
This range is now live so if everyone could move back When the drone reaches 300 metres
we turn its camera to face our position. I can hardly see the thing. You look at the
drone through the sight it’s incredibly small, at the minute its got a green backdrop so
we can see it and it’s still fairly difficult to see it’s tiny. If the sky is anything like
it is normally over the uk it’s grey and overcast like this, that drone at 300 metres or 200
metres you won’t be able to see it. Never mind shoot at it. Where is it? There we are.
I need to go a fair bit above it. When you fly a drone and it’s on GPS, the GPS is constantly moving it to keep it in position when the winds buffing it and that little movement
like that is enough for me to miss it. A moving drone at 300 metres is too tough to hit so
we bring it closer and stop moving it around so much. As if the operator paused to decide
what to do next. So what distance you got there?
200 exactly. 200. Let me do one more.
Yeah that will do. Got an error message on my drone, it says
motor obstruction. I mean I’ve shot it down yes but it was difficult,
it was harder, harder than I thought. On top of that, every single shot that I’ve taken
here the bullet has travelled into that bank for safety. This bullet here if I were to
fire it at that sort of angle there over that hill, could easily travel for 10 miles and
these will still kill on the way down. So really is it a viable option to shoot a drone
down? with a rifle I would say not very.