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Snipers - Weapons & Training

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    US Military Snipers using their POWERFUL sniper Rifles
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    Published on Sep 2, 2016
    A video of US Military snipers conducting training exercise
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. — He laid perfectly still as he concentrated on the target 600 meters in front of him. His spotter peered through the scope and jotted down a few things in his field notebook. The spotter leaned over and told the shooter the vital information needed to take out their target. Once the shooter was ready, he focused all his effort as he prepared to take the shot.

    Having to consider distance, elevation and weather conditions, shooters have to adjust their weapon to make sure the first shot is the last shot.

    The Army is fielding the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System to help snipers hit their target. The M110 SASS was dubbed by the Army as one of the inventions of 2007. The M110 SASS was tested by snipers in 5th Striker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Lewis, Wash., July 15.

    "Versions of this rifle have been out for a while now, but this is one of the newer models," said Sgt. James Clark, sniper section leader for 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. "The M110 SASS will be replacing the previously used SR-25."

    The snipers arrived at the range in the early morning and began prepping the weapons to be fired. After they made sure that all the weapons were ready for the task at hand, the snipers made their way to the firing line. The Soldiers got in position, pointed the rifles down range, and waited for their spotters to give them the correct windage and elevation needed to hit the target.

    Once they had all the information, the snipers opened fire. The Soldiers performed a few tasks with the M110 SASS such as zeroing the weapon and taking practice shots necessary to break in the weapon. For many of the Soldiers, it was the first time that they ever fired the M110 SASS and they were very pleased with the results.

    "So far, so good," said Clark, from Atlanta. "It just takes some time to get used to. It's pretty much shoots like an M-16."

    Not every Soldier gets the opportunity to fire this rifle or be a part of the two-man sniper team. The Soldiers who are selected to be snipers must go through series of events before they earn the right to be called a sniper.

    "The snipers are handpicked to have this job because of their skills and abilities," said Clark.

    Unit commanders handpick Soldiers who excel in marksmanship for sniper school.

    Pfc. Walter Williams, a sniper with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, recalled how he became a sniper. "One day the scouts were having a platoon day. We went out to the range and everyone shot M-4s. Whoever's shot group was the strongest and hit 40 out of 40 targets were sent to sniper school."

    Williams, from Panama City, Fla., was one of a handful of Soldiers in 5th Striker Brigade Combat Team who was able to shoot the M110 SASS.

    The M110 SASS is giving snipers across the Army the ability to make that one shot count.

    Video Description Credit: Pfc. Jarrett Branch

    Video Credit: Cpl. Clarence L. Wimberly

    Video thumbnail Credit: Lance Cpl. Krista James Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
     
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    Snipers One Shot, One Kill FULL DOCUMENTARY
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    Published on Jul 22, 2014
    In World War II, an average of 25,000 bullets were fired for each soldier killed. By Vietnam, that number had climbed to 200,000. Yet, on average, trained snipers expend only 1.3 bullets per kill. It s no wonder they are called the most hated men on the battlefield. From sessions at the Marine Corps Sniper School to the legendary battle between German and Soviet marksmen that inspired the film Enemy at the Gates, SNIPERS looks through the scope and takes aim at these specialized soldiers. Each of the four hours in this comprehensive set focuses on a different aspect of their training, missions and history
     
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    US and Australian Snipers Firing Powerful .50 Caliber Sniper Rifles
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    Published on Sep 17, 2015
    Australian, ANA and U.S. Army snipers training on their weapons in a training range.

    Other sniper rifles have been fired during this training session, like the XM2010 rifle. The M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle ESR , also known as M24 RSWS (reconfigured Sniper Weapon System) is a sniper rifle developed by PEO Soldier in the Army of the United States.

    It comes from the well-known rifle M24 SWS (Sniper Weapon System) and was developed just a substitute for such a weapon.

    After winning a competition, Remington Arms was awarded the production contract for the weapon. The manufacturer will procure 3,600 rifles.

    The most significant change in the passage between M24 and M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle is the conversion from 7.62 × 51 mm NATO to the more powerful .300 Winchester Magnum, which allows an increase in the range of over 50%.

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    Sniper - Deadliest Missions Full HD Documentary 2016
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    World's Deadliest Snipers introduces the world's top-ranking snipers, taking us on a personal journey through the deadliest missions that only the best can survive.

    The daring British Commandos, perfecting their use of camouflage and stalking, cleared the hedgerows at Normandy. The Red Army Snipers of Russia, known for their patience and stealth, helped to break the siege of Stalingrad alongside the men of the Red Army, the little-known women snipers proved themselves a force to be reckoned with, while the tools, tactics and techniques have all evolved, the world-class sniper's courage and instinct span time.
     
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    SAS sniper hero 'killed an ISIS terror leader who was about to incinerate hostages with a flame thrower by shooting its fuel tank from 1,500m'
    • A top ISIS executioner was moments away from burning 12 hostages alive
    • The SAS marksman fired a single 50. round at the flame thrower's fuel tank
    • Bullet caused explosion which killed the feared ISIS leader and henchmen
    • Rescue operation took place in village near Raqqa, Syria earlier this month


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3783943/SAS-sniper-kills-ISIS-executioner-moments-kills-12-hostages.html#ixzz4Jx2iiMeH
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    US WWI Sniping Rifles (USMC & Army)
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    Published on Sep 14, 2016
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1543-394/ (issued A5)
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3069-394/ (issued Warner & Swasey)
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3072-394/ (private target A5)

    The United States had two primary types of sniper rifles during World War One, although both were based on the M1903 Springfield rifle.

    The most common optic used was the Warner & Swasey "Telescopic Musket Sight", a rather clumsy prismatic optic mounted on the left side of the rifle, on a detachable rail. The model 1908 W&S offered 6 power magnification, which was reduced to 5.2x in the 1913 model in an effort to increase field of view. These optics were also used on the M1909 Benet-Mercie light machine gun.

    The second type is the Winchester A5 scope, an excellent commercial scope available at the time. Although usually associated with the US Marine Corps, several hundred of these were also issued by the Army. The A5 was a much more tradition type of optic, mounted centrally above the bore and preferred by competitive marksmen.

    The third rifle we are looking at in this video is a very interesting example of a competitive rifle from the pre-WWI period. It is a 1903 Springfield fitted with a commercial A5 scope and Mann bases. This is the sort of rifle that would have been used by the career military shooters for competition, and would likely have accompanied many such men overseas in the American Expeditionary Force. Woe to the German who found himself in the sights of such a man with a rifle like this!

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    WWI Periscope Trench Mauser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqrw9...
    Book Review - The Yanks Are Coming!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jekg6...
    Book Review - The 1903 Springfield Rifle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MThZa...
    WWI German G98 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmQpO...
    Book Review - A Rifleman Went to War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugwNn...
     
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    WWI German Gewehr 98 Sniper
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    Published on Mar 1, 2016
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    Did not sell at auction.

    Germany was one of the first nations to really get into the sniping business during World War I, and this is an example of their sniper rifle of the period. The base rifle is a standard Gewehr 98 in 8mm Mauser. Optics form a multitude of different commercial manufacturers were used, mostly 3x and 4x in magnification. There was no specific military scope pattern. Unlike today's much more developed telescopic sights, this type had its windage adjustment built into the mount instead of the scope, and used a BDC (bullet drop compensator) elevation dial which moved the reticle up and down in the scope's field of view.

     
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    2-Gun Action Match: WWII Snipers
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    Published on Aug 17, 2014
    This month for the 2-Gun Action Challenge Match, Karl and I square off with WWII snipers' rifles. I have a No4 MkI (T) Enfield sniper with a 3.5x No.32 scope, and Karl has a Mauser K98k with a 1.5x ZF41 designated marksman's optic. Both rifles are authentic, although both scopes are reproductions. The question is, will the ZF41 allow Karl to shoot faster, or will the greater magnification on the Enfield provide a bigger advantage?
     
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    Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper
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    Published on Jun 29, 2014
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    The Soviet Union produced more sniper rifles during WWII than any other country, and was one of very few to have a well-developed sniper program in place before the war began. Starting in the early 1930s, they developed a sniper variant of the standard M91/30 infantry rifle, with technical assistance from Germany (of all places). The early (PE) scopes had adjustable focus and 4x magnification, with a relatively large objective lens. Experience in the Spanish Civil War exposed a weakness in the adjustable focus ring of these scopes, and they were replaced by a new PEM version without that feature. By 1940, the plan was to replace the 91/30 with the new SVT-40 as the standard sniper's rifle. This plan fell apart when the SVT rifles proved to be inferior in accuracy to the Mosins, and not capable of meeting the requirements for snipers.

    In a scramble for a new solution, it as decided to just mount the PU scope onto 91/30 rifles. The PU had been designed for the SVT, as the older PEM scopes were too large to effectively mount on the Tokarev rifle. The PU was smaller, lighter, simpler, and cheaper to manufacture, and it made good sense to make use of the development work put into them. They has a smaller field of view and slightly reduced 3.5x magnification - a very pragmatic choice for a country that needed to mass produce weapons in wartime conditions. Starting in 1942, the 91/30 PU sniper rifles began flooding out of Russian factories - by the time major production ended in 1945 hundreds of thousands had been made.

    The 91/30 PU was given better fit and finish than the typical 91/30 rifles produced during the war, but they are still rather cruder than the typical Western idea of the custom-made and hand-polished masterpiece sniper's weapon. These were practical tools, and their design reflects that. Cheek welds in particular are difficult to maintain, because the comb is designed for the iron sights and no riser was provided to make up for the height of the scope. I don't find the stock particularly ergonomic, and the triggers are not particular outstanding. On the other hand, they can survive plenty of rough handling.

    Finding an original Russia PU sniper is difficult today - there are plenty of them out there, but they are hugely outnumbered by fakes. Because of the simplicity of the PU sniper and the price differential between stock rifles and snipers, a whole niche industry has developed in making them. There are new production mounts and scopes being made, and mounted to all sorts of 91/30 rifles. You may find all types of combinations of infantry rifles and ex-snipers (many PU snipers were torn down and returned to infantry configuration by the Red Army after the war), original and reproduction mounts, and original and reproduction scopes. It really take a lot of experience to distinguish the true originals, and I don't have enough experience to write a thorough article on that (yet). However, determining the validity of the rifle itself is a bit simpler than the scopes and mounts, so here are a couple starting guidelines: Any PU dated 1941 or earlier is fake. Also, any 91/30 PU with a hex receiver. Any Century import with a new serial number beginning with 9130S is a reproduction. They are real Russian 91/30s, but not originally snipers. A sniper made by Tula (star with an arrow in it) will have a cyrillic "СП" marking above the arsenal mark, indicating a sniper. Real ones without this mark do exist, but are very rare. A sniper made by Ishevsk will have the scope serial number marked on the left side of the receiver. If there is such a number crossed out without a new one added, it means the rifle started out as a sniper, but was decommissioned by the military (ie, an "ex-sniper"). If it has a scope on it now, it was assembled a commercial seller at some point.

    That being said, a reproduction 91/30PU can be a great way to get into the sniper rifle field, as long as you understand what you are getting. They are far less expensive than any type of authentic WWII sniper's rifle, but will still give you close to the same performance as the originals, if you get a good one.
     
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    did a "pause" on the 1st second of the video...

    ... shame that the USMC can't even use spellcheck....

    "intigrated".... (sic)
     
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    US WW2 Springfield Sniping Rifles
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    Published on Sep 16, 2016
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3070-394/ (Standard M1903A4)
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3067-394/ (Marine M1941 Unertl)
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1544-394/ (1903A4 w/ M84)

    The primary sniper rifle used by the United States in World War II was the M1903A4 Springfield, a version of the existing 1903A3 with the iron sights removed and replaced with a Weaver 330C scope (adopted by the military as the M73B1). This was a low-power optic, but was centrally mounted on the rifle to avoid and of the windage issues caused by prismatic scopes.

    The 1903A4 was the US' first truly mass-produced sniper rifle, with more than 28,000 being manufactured during just two years of the war (1943-44). The rifle was taken out of production when the M1C sniper adaptation of the Garand was formally adopted, although production of the M1C would be delayed until the end of the war. The 1903A4 would remain in service after WWII, with later scopes being approved as replacements for the M73B1 (in this video, we will take a look at one equipped with an M84, the optic adopted for the later M1D).

    The US Marine Corps, of course, had to be a bit different, and adopted their own sniper rifle variant in 1941, a 1903A1 fitted with an 8 power Unertl scope. These scopes were a tradeoff, being significantly more fragile than the M73B1, but also being much better for long range precision shooting. The USMC, taking much pride in their culture of marksmanship, was happy to make that trade, and the rifles served well throughout the war.

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    Japanese Type 97 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoeQ...
    US WWI Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWIC...
    Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFA5U...
    M3 Infrared Sniper Carbine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvfAB...
    M1D Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqcMw...
    ZF41 Scout Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNTK...
    2 Gun Action Match - WWII Snipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPOD...
     
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    M1C Sniper Garand
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    Published on Sep 18, 2016
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3071-394/

    The M1C was an M1 Garand with a telescopic sight, using a mounting system developed by the Griffin & Howe company of New York. It utilized a rail pinned and screwed to the left side of the receiver, coupled with a quick-release scope on top. The rails had to be installed prior to heat treating the receivers, which had the unfortunately consequence of preventing rifles form being chosen for sniper conversion based on their mechanical accuracy. Instead, accuracy would be tested only after rifles were complete, leading to a 60% rejection rate.

    The scope was offset to the left of the receiver so as not to interfere with the Garand’s clip loading, and issued with a leather cheek pad to give the shooter’s cheek weld a matching offset to the left. The scope used with the M1C was the M73B1, later replaced with the M81 and M82 scopes - all military versions of the 2.5x Lyman Alaskan hunting scope (which was a very good piece of equipment despite its low magnification)

    The M1C was adopted in 1944, but production and quality control delays would prevent it from seeing any action in WWII. It was in use during the Korean War, however, before being replaced by the M1D.

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    Japanese Type 97 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoeQ...
    US WWI Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWIC...
    Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFA5U...
    M3 Infrared Sniper Carbine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvfAB...
    ZF41 Scout Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNTK...
    2 Gun Action Match - WWII Snipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPOD...
    M1D Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqcMw...
    MC-1952 Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxsQS...
    M1903A4 Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kO86...
    M70 Vietnam Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYX4C...
     
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    Marine Corps MC-1952 Sniper Garand
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    Published on Sep 20, 2016
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3074-394/

    The MC-1952 was a variation on the M1C Garand sniper rifle, adopted by the US Marine Corps in 1952. The Marines were not satisfied with the low magnification of the Lyman scopes on the Army M1C, and after some experimentation they adopted their own version of the rifle using a 4x scope made by Kollmorgan (commercially sold as the Bear Cub). This scope had a larger tube and lenses, and offered both greater magnification and superior light gathering capabilities. It also was fitted with windage and elevation dials far better for precision shooting that the Lyman had, with clearly audible and tangible clicks.

    The MC-1952 was only made and used in small numbers, but it remains an interesting showcase of the difference in approaches to sniping between the US Army and US Marine Corps.

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    Japanese Type 97 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoeQ...
    US WWI Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWIC...
    Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFA5U...
    M3 Infrared Sniper Carbine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvfAB...
    ZF41 Scout Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNTK...
    2 Gun Action Match - WWII Snipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPOD...
    M1C Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8EE...
    M1D Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqcMw...
    M1903A4 Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kO86...
    M70 Vietnam Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYX4C...
     
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    M1D Garand Sniper
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    Published on Sep 22, 2016
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1557-394/

    The M1D was the final adopted form of John Garands sniper M1 rifle, originally the M1E8. It was intended to be a kit issued in the field to add optical sights to any rifle deemed worthy, and retained that capability in a slightly different form than originally intended. Garland’s initial plan was to design a sleeve that could fit over the barrel of a rifle, with a scope mounting bracket - the final production version instead used a new whole barrel with the scope mount integrally attached. However, this new barrel was still a part easily installed by a field armorer.

    The scope was offset to the left of the receiver so as not to interfere with the Garand’s clip loading, and issued with a leather cheek pad to give the shooter’s cheek weld a matching offset to the left. The scope used with the M1D was the M84, a 2.2x optic with a simple vertical post reticle and hinger metal covers to protect the windage and elevation adjustment knobs. Accuracy of the M1D was not substantially different from regular M1 rifles, with its advantage coming from magnified optics rather than improved mechanical accuracy.

    The M1D was adopted too late to see significant service in the Korean War, and would serve until replaced by the M14 and M40 rifles.

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    Japanese Type 97 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoeQ...
    US WWI Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWIC...
    Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFA5U...
    M3 Infrared Sniper Carbine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvfAB...
    ZF41 Scout Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNTK...
    2 Gun Action Match - WWII Snipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPOD...
    M1C Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8EE...
    MC-1952 Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxsQS...
    M1903A4 Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kO86...
    M70 Vietnam Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYX4C...
     
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    USMC Winchester 70 Sniper - Vietnam Era
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    Published on Sep 24, 2016
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3077-394/

    This Winchester M70 was a rifle owned by the Captain of the Camp Pendleton rifle team, and as such it is an excellent authentic example of the US sniper rifle of the early Vietnam era. It is chambered for the .30-06 cartridge, with a Winchester heavy target barrel and shorter stock. The scope is a 14x Unertl - quite high magnification, considering that the most recent official issue sniper rifle at the time was the M1D with a 2.2x scope. These rifles were used in a quasi-official capacity in Vietnam, and would ultimately evolving into the official M40 and M40A1 sniper rifles.

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    M1C Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8EE...
    M1D Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqcMw...
    MC-1952 Sniper Garand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxsQS...
    M1903A4 Sniper Rifles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kO86...
     
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    Sniper Rifle • Take The Shot
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    Published on Oct 2, 2016
    U.S. Military Snipers firing various sniper rifles. All footage filmed 2012 or later.

    Film Credits: Sgt Paul Robbins, SGT Fred Brown, Cpl August Light, SSG Vanessa Atchley, SSG Renee Wilson, Cpl Clarence Wimberly, Cpl Isaac Ibarra, SSgt John Archiquette, A1C Philip Bryant, SSG Elwyn Lovelace, Sgt. Alex M. Kesler, A1C Ashley Mikaio, Sgt John Lamb
     
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    Sniper Rifles & Pistols • US Marines & Romanian Soldiers
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    U.S. Marines and Romanian Soldiers shoot the M40A7 Sniper Rifle, plus Marines shoot the Beretta M9 handgun, at Babadag Training Area in Romania. Filmed on September 23, 2016 during exercise Platinum Lynx 16-5.

    Film Credits: U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz
     
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    Being a sniper takes a rare talent. I shot really well in my younger days, but being a sniper requires a second sense. Reading wind, humidity, how the round performs at what elevation, yadda, yadda...
     
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    That is why I buy ammo in bulk. "Why send one when two or more will do". :shit happens:
     
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    European Best Sniper Squad Competition 2016
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    Published on Oct 26, 2016
    The European Best Sniper Squad Competition 2016 is underway at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany from October 24-27. This year's Best Squad Competition includes competitors from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Best Sniper Squad Competition is an Army Europe competition challenging militaries from across Europe to compete and enhance teamwork with Allies and partner nations. The four-day competition will include approximately 30 events such as land navigation, advanced marksmanship, medical simulations and more. Germany won the 2015 competition, with Latvia placing second and the U.S. placing third.

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    WHAT No Canucks ? Last History Channel show claimed a Canadian holds the longest confirmed kill at a mile and a half +/-. :fire:
     
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    European Best Sniper Squad Competition 2016 • Norway Wins
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    Published on Oct 28, 2016
    The results for European Best Sniper Squad Competition 2016 are in and Norway placed first, Sweden placed second, and Belgium placed third. The competition included 11 nations and was held at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany from October 23 to 27. Nations participating were: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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    Marine Corps Scout Snipers • Aerial Sniper Training
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    U.S. Marine Scout Snipers conduct aerial sniper training aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on October 22, 2016. Unit - Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6).

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    Primed for action, the sniper who's logged 47 kills: Expert who targets suicide bombers has shot an insurgent from 1,650 yards away
    • A British sniper is one of the UK's deadliest trained killers and his weapon takes out a target one mile away
    • He is currently defending 250 British troop in Al Asad air base in Iraq from an attack by Islamic State
    • The sniper, who cannot be named, sits and waits for a jihadist to approach the heavily-fortified base


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    Type 99 Arisaka Sniper Rifles
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    The Japanese Army made significant use of snipers (or in today’s terminology, designated marksmen) as part of its infantry combined arms doctrine, and produced about 22,000 Type 97 sniper rifles for use in WWII and the Sino-Japanese War. In 1941, shortly after the adoption of the new 7.7mm rifle cartridge, it was decided that a sniper rifle variant of the Type 99 should be made in addition to the Type 97 (which was basically a scoped Type 38).

    Testing through 1941 determined that there was almost no practical difference in accuracy between scoped examples of the Type 99 long and short rifles, and so the short rifle was chosen to be the basis for the Type 99 sniper (the Type 99 long rifles would drop from production altogether pretty quickly anyway). About 1,000 of the scoped 99s were manufactured by the Kokura Arsenal using the same 2.5x scope as on the Type 97 sniper, while the Nagoya Arsenal instead used a 4x scope, offering more magnification at the expense of a narrower field of view. Nagoya would produce approximately 10,000 of these rifles, with 4x scopes except for a period between serial numbers 5,000 and 7,000 with 2.5x scopes (most likely the remainder stored at Kokura when that plant ceased production). The rifles made into snipers were given no special selection criteria; simply taken at random from normal production. The utility of the weapon in Japanese practice came not from it being mechanically more accurate than any other issue rifle, but rather from the optical sight allowing better exploitation of that standard rifle’s inherent accuracy.

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    Type 97 Arisaka Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvoeQ...
    German ZF41 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNTK...
    Swiss K31/42 & K31/43 Snipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Gtn...
    Gewehr 98 Sniper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmQpO...
    German MkB-42 w/ ZF41 Scope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0wzi...
    US WWII Springfield Snipers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kO86...
     
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    SV-98M Калашников СВ-98М sniper rifle 7 62x54R mm caliber Kalachnikov Russia firearms
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    Published on Dec 6, 2016
    The SV-98M is an improved variant of the Russian-made SV-98 bolt-action sniper rifle developed and designed developed in the early 2000s by Vladimir Stronskiy. The SV-98M was presented for the first time to the public in the new demonstration center of Kalashnikov Group during the International Military Technical Forum which was held in Russia in September 2016.
    Read full technical data sheet about the SV-98M at this link http://www.armyrecognition.com/index....

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    SVDM SVK Kalashnikov Калашников sniper rifle review interview Army 2016 Russia Russian firearms ma
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    News sniper rifle of Kalashkikov Group includes the new SVDM, an new modernnized version of the Dragunov SVD 7.62x45 mm sniper rifle. Another new product presented by Kalashnikov at Army-2016 is the new semi-automatic sniper rifle SVK. The SVK compact semi-automatic sniper rifle is being developed for two of the most common military rifle cartridges, the 7.62x51 NATO and 7.62x54R.

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