And you are a sniper? Jan 2, 2020 7:11:26 GMT
Post by Admin on Jan 2, 2020 7:11:26 GMT
And you are a sniper?
The possession of a 'sniper rifle' does not automatically make one a sniper.
A sniper rifle is a precision-rifle used to ensure more accurate placement of bullets at longer ranges than other small arms.The main purpose of the sniper rifle is to destroy valuable targets at extended ranges with aimed fire, and with as few ammunition as possible. In most cases, "the target" means the human being (enemy soldier, armed criminal, terrorist, president etc.), and the "as few ammunition as possible" often means "one shot". The range for sniper fire may vary from 100 meters or even less in police/counter-terror scenarios, or up to 1 kilometer or more - in military or special operations scenarios.
Some sniper rifles, mostly - large caliber ones, used also as anti-material weapons, to destroy, or, more often, render unusable or unoperable, targets such as radar cabins, jeeps, parked aircrafts etc.
A typical sniper rifle is built for optimal levels of accuracy, fitted with a telescopic sight and chambered for a military centerfire cartridge. The term is often used in the media to describe any type of accurized firearm fitted with a telescopic sight that is employed against human targets, although "sniping rifle" or "sniper's rifle" is the technically correct term for such a rifle.
The military role of a sniper (a term derived from the snipe, a bird which was difficult to hunt and shoot) dates back to the turn of the 18th century, but the true sniper rifle is a much more recent development. Advances in technology, specifically that of telescopic sights and more accurate manufacturing, allowed armies to equip specially trained soldiers with rifles that enable them to deliver precise shots over greater distances than regular infantry weapons. The rifle itself could be based on a standard rifle (at first, a bolt-action rifle); however, when fitted with a telescopic sight, it becomes a sniper rifle.History of sharp-shooting traces its ancestry well back into XIX or even into XVIII centuries. Early sniper rifles were standart issue army rifles, selected for accuracy, or privately purchased commercial target or hunting rifles. During WW I and WW II both sides used a lot of general issue bolt action rifles (such a Russian/Soviet Mosin M1991/30, US M1903A4, British SMLE No.4(t), German G98k etc.) fitted with some kind of telescopic sight. Some of general issued semi-auto rifles also were used in sniper role, such as Soviet SVT-40 and US M1 Garand.
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To even consider sniper school, you have to be an outstanding marine, minimum Lcpl. avg. cutting score of 4.5 or higher, rifle expert, above WS-1 swim qual, then your platoon leaders select you, and onto the battalion endoc where you compete with other marines trying for the quota. This is the hardest school next to DI school, I believe. There is no merit badge for snipers, that can be worn on your uniform like jump wings or bubbles. You get unique lifelong scar on your calf, so the next time you see a guy walk around with SS on his calf, then honor him. People who run long distance track and field and do moderateweigh training in High School are more likely to get pass the physical part, but it is not all book smart either, you have to be an independent individual who is self discipline in all of you life. Most of you by 11th grade have figured out that you want to join the Marines, there is a lot more to the Marine Corps with all of it's occupation, train hard now, once you get to the fleet keep training and those quotas will be available then it is up to you: Jump School, RASP, Pathfinder, Sniper, Combat Diver, Recon, Force Recon, ANGLICO, FAST, etc. Earn you brass and I am not talking butter bars.