US hunters shoot down Google fibre

Andrew Kirch trelane at
Tue Sep 21 17:30:38 UTC 2010

  On 9/21/2010 12:29 PM, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, Reese wrote:
> Several years ago I heard of a Swiss ISP having the same problem. They
> built their network by running fibre along the earth conductor of high
> voltage transmission lines (like Energis in the UK). I was told that it
> was common for hunters to verify the setting of their sights by shooting
> at the lines.
> Tony.
I shoot competition rifle, and rifles just aren't that accurate.  You 
certainly CAN shoot out a fiber or utility line on the pole, from point 
blank, but it's not actually useful in diagnosing or correcting problems 
with the rifle.  A good rifle will shoot 1" groups (`MOA) at 100 yards, 
and most lines on the pole are smaller, fiber being much smaller.  There 
are rifles that exceed 1MOA, but most hunters quite frankly can't afford 
them, nor are they necessary for hunting.


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