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Snipers - Weapons & Training

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    US Snipers Vs European Snipers: Sniping from Helicopter, Boat and Ground !
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    Published on Feb 25, 2017
    Footage of the 2016 EBSSC sniper competition. A total of 15 teams (U.S. Army, U.S. Marines and numerous European countries like Sweden, Belgium, Spain, etc...) strive for the title of the Best Sniper Squad. The Norwegian squad won this competition.

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    Who are the BEST snipers of the USA?
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    Published on Feb 28, 2017
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    Snipers of The Red Army - Soviet Sniper
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    Uploaded on Oct 30, 2009
    A short Clip with Pictures and Archive Footage showing Soviet Snipers of World War II.

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    Here's an interesting vid about what it takes to actually be a sniper.


     
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    Walther WA2000: The Ultimate German Sniper Rifle
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    Published on Mar 8, 2017
    The Walther WA-2000 has a reputation of being the ultimate German sniper rifle, with no expense spared in its design and construction. Designed in the aftermath of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, the WA2000 was intended to be a police sniper rifle, not a military arm. It is a bullpup layout and semiautomatic action, chambered for either 7.62mm NATO or .300 Winchester Magnum. Manufactured until 1988, less than 200 were made in total, as its incredible cost ($9000 list price in 1988) prevented it from being adopted by anyone outside the West German police.

    We will discuss the history of the gun, and the various elements of its design. Is it really the best sniper rifle ever? Well...it is a really magnificent gun, but exhibits a number of antiquated features by today's standards - like not having a free floated barrel. We will disassemble it (no simple task!) and then take it out to the range.

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    British L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle
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    Published on Mar 16, 2017
    Armament Research Services (ARES) is a specialist technical intelligence consultancy, offering expertise and analysis to a range of government and non-government entities in the arms and munitions field. For detailed photos of the guns in this video, don't miss the ARES companion blog post:

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    With the British military's return to Afghanistan in the Global War on Terror, it was found that the very long engagement ranges made it necessary to have a 7.62mm designated marksman's rifle, in addition to the 5.56mm scoped rifles in service. This was not unique to the British military; the US came to the same conclusion and addressed it by reissuing M14 rifles in new stock systems. The British, however, put out a tender for a new 7.62mm rifle in 2009 (the FAL being not sufficiently accurate to meet this need).

    The final contenders for the role were the H&K 417 and the Lewis Machine & Tool LM7 rifle - basically a Stoner SR25 or AR-10 using the original Stoner quasi-direct-impingement action. LMT was chosen as the winner and formally adopted as the L129A1 in October of 2009, with rifles entering field service by May of 2010.

    The L129A1 has proven effective and popular enough that the British military is currently looking to expend its role to that of sniper support weapon. This would involve a change in anticipated targets to enemies wearing body armor, which the current 7.62mm projectiles are not particularly good at defeating. A new projectile is in development with a steel penetrator tip (in principle similar to the 5.56mm SS109 projectile) to allow the L129A1 to fill this new role as well.
     
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    H&K PSG-1: The Ultimate German Sniper Rifle
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    Published on Mar 18, 2017
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    Developed in the 1980s, the H&K PSG-1 is one of the most iconic sniper rifles in popular culture, with a reputation for unmatched accuracy. It is, in fact, an excellent rifle, and today we will look at why.

    The PSG-1 was introduced in the 1980s and based on the German G3 rifle action. Onto this base, a heavy barrel was added, and stiffening bars welded to the sides of the receiver. A Hensoldt 6x42mm scope was added, with proprietary mounting points welded to the receiver. An adjustable buttstock was added (common today, but much more innovative at the time) allowing the shooter to change the comb height and length of pull. An excellent 3lb crisp trigger replaced the standard heavy and mushy G3 trigger. A forward assist was installed to allow for quiet closing of the bolt, and the extractor and locking rollers were redesigned.

    All of these changed made for a very accurate and very expensive rifle, and one which would find its way into popular culture as one of the ultimate sniper rifles ever made. Perhaps surprisingly, it does actually live up to much of this hype, and is legitimately an excellent rifle - although intended more for police use than military.

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    Scout Snipers • US Marines & JGSDF
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    Published on Apr 25, 2017
    U.S. Marine and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force scout snipers shoot a range during exercise Forest Light at Somagahara, Japan on March 10, 2017. The Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

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