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CLAYTON WHEAT, N.R.A. Director, Shooting Recreation ?


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Good Day.... On page 52F of the 12-6-63 Life magazine, author MANDEL writes (besides his flat out lying that the President's throat was exposed to the warrenatti, supposed, "lone nut" "sniper lair" for the throat shot) that CLAYTON E. WHEAT Jr., then the National Rifle Association Director, performed for Life magazine a shooting recreation sometime during the immediate 7 days after the President's murder.

Supposedly, WHEAT fired an identical MC rifle, with an identical scope, at a moving target over similar ranges for Life, and he scored 3 hits in 6.2 seconds.

Interestingly, xxxx MANDEL's article, "End to Nagging Rumors: The Six Critical Seconds," narrative details a shooting scenario of: 313 through President's head, 265 through Connally, 191 through President's throat.

Can anyone please reference any documents, and/or film detailing that WHEAT, actually, accomplished a Life mag sponsored shooting recreation? If done, did WHEAT perform only one recreation, or several? (results if several?) Etc., etc.... Thank You in advance.

Best Regards in Research,

Don

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Good Day.... On page 52F of the 12-6-63 Life magazine, author MANDEL writes (besides his flat out lying that the President's throat was exposed to the warrenatti, supposed, "lone nut" "sniper lair" for the throat shot) that CLAYTON E. WHEAT Jr., then the National Rifle Association Director, performed for Life magazine a shooting recreation sometime during the immediate 7 days after the President's murder.

Supposedly, WHEAT fired an identical MC rifle, with an identical scope, at a moving target over similar ranges for Life, and he scored 3 hits in 6.2 seconds.

Interestingly, xxxx MANDEL's article, "End to Nagging Rumors: The Six Critical Seconds," narrative details a shooting scenario of: 313 through President's head, 265 through Connally, 191 through President's throat.

Can anyone please reference any documents, and/or film detailing that WHEAT, actually, accomplished a Life mag sponsored shooting recreation? If done, did WHEAT perform only one recreation, or several? (results if several?) Etc., etc.... Thank You in advance.

Don,

this is from Pat Spear's website:

On 7-27-64 Chief Counsel Rankin receives yet another correspondence relating to Oswald’s marksmanship abilities, this one from J. Edgar Hoover. Someone at the Commission recalled the claim in the December 6 issue of Life Magazine that Oswald’s purported shots had been duplicated by someone at the NRA, and asked the FBI to look into it. The FBI report forwarded by Hoover is quite damaging to Life’s credibility. While Life claimed the shooter was an official of the NRA, it turned out the shooter had merely been recommended by the NRA. The shooter, Clayton Wheat, moreover, admitted that he’d had 8 or 9 practice shots and had used a 7.35mm Carcano in his tests, not the 6.5 mm Carcano purportedly used by Oswald. He also acknowledged that he’d fired on a moving deer target traveling slowly, 3-5 mph, right to left over 33 feet, and not at a human head and shoulders-sized target traveling 12 mph away on an angle over a distance of 100 feet or so. He also mentioned that that he’d fired at the target from a distance of 150 feet, from approximately 10 degrees above horizontal, as opposed to firing from a distance of 160-265 feet from approximately 22-16 degrees above horizontal for the purported shots on Kennedy from the sniper’s nest. In short, he didn’t reproduce the shots at all. While Wheat stood by his claim that he’d had three hits in 6.2 seconds on his first try, he admitted that he’d missed two shots in his five runs due to poor ammunition, and couldn’t remember the times of the other runs.
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Don,

this is from Pat Spear's website:

On 7-27-64 Chief Counsel Rankin receives yet another correspondence relating to Oswald’s marksmanship abilities, this one from J. Edgar Hoover. Someone at the Commission recalled the claim in the December 6 issue of Life Magazine that Oswald’s purported shots had been duplicated by someone at the NRA, and asked the FBI to look into it. The FBI report forwarded by Hoover is quite damaging to Life’s credibility. While Life claimed the shooter was an official of the NRA, it turned out the shooter had merely been recommended by the NRA. The shooter, Clayton Wheat, moreover, admitted that he’d had 8 or 9 practice shots and had used a 7.35mm Carcano in his tests, not the 6.5 mm Carcano purportedly used by Oswald. He also acknowledged that he’d fired on a moving deer target traveling slowly, 3-5 mph, right to left over 33 feet, and not at a human head and shoulders-sized target traveling 12 mph away on an angle over a distance of 100 feet or so. He also mentioned that that he’d fired at the target from a distance of 150 feet, from approximately 10 degrees above horizontal, as opposed to firing from a distance of 160-265 feet from approximately 22-16 degrees above horizontal for the purported shots on Kennedy from the sniper’s nest. In short, he didn’t reproduce the shots at all. While Wheat stood by his claim that he’d had three hits in 6.2 seconds on his first try, he admitted that he’d missed two shots in his five runs due to poor ammunition, and couldn’t remember the times of the other runs.

....Good Day Greg, and Pat.... Outstanding !!

Thank You for locating, and providing !

In the Long Run the only person(s) and/or organization(s) that a cowardly xxxx, temporarily, fools, is himself and, maybe, his/her current partner(s))/accomplice(s)............

Best Regards in Research,

Don

Don Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, "Big John," Plank Walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

T ogether

E veryone

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M ore

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