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Discussion in 'Firearms' started by searcher, Sep 2, 2016.



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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
    Forgotten Weapons



    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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    BEST Sniper Books ~ Rex Reviews
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    Published on May 26, 2017
    By popular request, Rex reviews the top reads on the topic of long range shooting, ballistics, and the tactical application of precision rifle fire in real life. Enjoy!

    FM 23-10 SNIPER TRAINING

    THE COMPLETE .50 CALIBER SNIPER COURSE - HARD TARGET INTERDICTION by Dean Michaelis

    BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE OF RIFLE BULLETS by Bryan Litz

    MODERN ADVANCEMENTS IN LONG RANGE SHOOTING (Vol. 1 and 2) by Bryan Litz

    APPLIED BALLISTIC FOR LONG RANGE SHOOTING by Bryan Litz

    ACCURACY AND PRECISION FOR LONG RANGE SHOOTING by Bryan Litz

    ONE SHOT-ONE KILL by Charles W. Sasser and Craig Roberts

    MARINE SNIPER by Charles Henderson

    SHOOTER by Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman, with Donald A. Davis

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    SNIPER 101 Part 1 - Introduction - Rex Reviews
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    Published on Sep 9, 2012
    Snipers, hunters, target shooters, ladies and gentlemen... Finally, Rex Reviews releases this long awaited free online long range shooting / sniper tutorial. TiborasaurusRex will walk you through everything you will need to know about sniper ammunition and cartridge selection, rifle and equipment options, basic and advanced external ballistics, making effective ballistic charts, rangefinders and distance determination, long range marksmanship, shooter / spotter team dynamics and communication, choosing a FFP, making the shot, spotting the shot, and much more.

    This course goes far beyond what is covered in the U.S. Army FM23-10. So, if you can't make it to Quantico or the AMTU to learn these long range shooting skills, this video tutorial series will have you covered. We will get you set up to make amazingly accurate first round shots at 1 mile and beyond. Do you want to be able to zap that white tail buck at 1,275 yards and be confident it will be a nice clean kill? Watch this series! All law abiding men and women in the free world who treasure their rifles MUST have these long range shooting skills for the continuation of our shooting culture and for the future preservation of our wonderful nation! Peace is beautiful, insure it by sharing these marksmanship skills with your friends and families to exponentially increase our nations already robust defense stature against. Stay clean, obey the law, and keep smiling.

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    Female Snipers & Women in Combat
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    Published on Jun 11, 2017
    This video looks at women serving in the Soviet military during World War II. Many women who saw their villages emptied of husbands, sons, and fathers who would never again return home, decided to enlist to fight back Nazi invasion. While the vast majority of these brave women would become nurses or would engage in support roles, there were exceptions who would directly engage in combat as pilots or even snipers. Two such snipers were the renowned Lyudmila Pavlichenko and Nina Petrova. These exceptional women would win equivalent honors as the American 'Medals of Honor' and the world would hear of their bravery and combat effectiveness. Pavlichenko would kill 309 Nazi soldiers, 36 of whom were snipers. Petrova's confirmed kills would weigh in at 122, and she would add to her achievements a list of 500 snipers she personally trained. Despite the very difficult physical demands of combat, and the sociological hurdles which make it very hard for women to serve on the front lines, these warrior poets garnered the respect of all.
     
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    I'll just throw this in. I Larp sometimes. That is, essentially, dungeons and Dragons as adults dressed in medieval clothes/armour running about hitting each other with foam swords. It's therapeutic ... trust me. Well I'm not really one for the running and hitting bit ... so I play an archer. I will tell you .. even just armed with a 25lb bow and foam tipped arrows ... snipers are holy on the battle field. Feared as the hand of Gawd himself. I've personally held off a dozen guys in armour with one arrow. No idea how it worked, but I totally stalled a flanking attack just by standing there with bow drawn. Of course, they then realized what they were doing and charged, but by then my backup had arrived and they got smashed. The ability of your enemy to reach out from a distance and swat you down is a religious experience. Never underestimate it.
     
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    International Snipers Engage Targets with Ultra Powerful Rifles: L115a3, SCAR-H PR, M40a6, M110...
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    Published on Jun 25, 2017
    International snipers engage targets during the European Best Sniper Squad Competition at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 23-27, 2016. The European 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 Best Squad Competition includes competitors from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    The four-day competition, with approximately 30 events, will test multinational sniper squads on land navigation, advanced marksmanship, medical simulations and more.

    The Best Squad Competition is designed to project a dynamic presence, foster military partnership and promote NATO and partner nation interoperability.

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    Canadian Sniper 2.2 mile Confirmed Hit - SHOT ANALYSIS ~ Rex Reviews VERSION 2
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    Published on Jun 25, 2017
    Hit at over 2 miles! Pure luck or skill? Rex delivers expert scientific analysis of this historic record shot! According to media reports, a Canadian sniper set what appears to be a new record, picking off an enemy Kahlua-fudgebar fighter from 2.2 miles away using his McMillan Tac-50 with Schmidt and Bender PMII scope. What would a shot at over 2 miles look like? Rex and Colin Burns discuss the firing solution in full detail! PLEASE SHARE!

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