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    Dear fellow snipers,
    I am a sniper from th australian army and have been in over fifteen years. I have been badged since 1997 and would like to make contact with some irish snipers to swap ideas and badges and learn from you.
    In the aussie army we use the accuracy int aw-f 7.62 mm and aw-50 cal anti- material. I have never met any one from the irish army however we have regular exchanges with the british and american army. Please feal free to contact me or post a reply and i will check back soon thanks

  • #2
    Suggest a Private Message to Fiannoglach as a starter....
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    • #3
      Irish Sniper Pics

      Sniper Training
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      • #4
        Sniper Training

        Kneeling
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        Last edited by Fianóglach; 9 December 2004, 02:26.
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        • #5
          Sniper Training

          Kneeling
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          • #6
            Sniper

            Bipod
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            • #7
              Good to see the PDF wearing Brit uniforms for sniping. Must like the bright colours

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              • #8
                Apparently the Brit Dpm is better suited to Irish terrain during winter.
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                • #9
                  Is this true or something you heard in pub? Could it be that the Irish pattern DPM was a bad choice in the first place? Fianoglach, any thoughts?

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                  • #10
                    In the days before we adopted DPM, snipers often bought a Brit DPM smock to make a gilly suit out of. Some of them still wear them. Irish DPM seems quite adequate to me. I just wish they had a fold away hood and a button at the bottom instead of f*****g velcro.
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                    • #11
                      The Seven Sniper Skills

                      Specialist training for Snipers is generally listed under "The Seven Sniper Skills". These are illustrated as steps, each one leading to the next. Every skill and step is important. For example, unless preparation and map study in selecting the route and hide is done well, the Sniper may not reach his objective to use the other skills. Shooting to kill with one shot does not diminish the importance of the other skills, but if a Sniper should miss, then the other skills will have been wasted. However, on occasion his task may be to observe, or to direct artillery fire, so no shooting by the Sniper is required. All skills are important and interdependent. The Sniper must be a master of them all.

                      1. Shooting: The telescopic sight is the Sniper's main aid to successfully engaging targets out to ranges in excess of those normally reached by a rifleman. It is therefore imperative that he can group consistently with this sight and it is accurately zeroed to the weapon.

                      2. Judging Distance: Accurate judgement of distance is essential to the success of a Sniper since he has few methods of measuring distance available to him. Practice is the only way to become competent at this all important skill. It is vital that the Sniper tests his judgement continuously against ranges under many and varied conditions.

                      3. Observation: The Sniper is an expert observer, and as such is able to make the best use of the observation aids, binoculars, telescope and the Kite Site. All have advantages and disadvantages. The Sniper must know which one will meet his requirements. The Kite sight further extends the Sniper's ability to operate in low light levels. It can be used for observation besides the engagement of selected targets.

                      4. Stalking: Movement violates a principle of concealment - but a Sniper must get within range to kill and then return safely; he must move into and out of his hide. Skilled stalking enables the sniper to move unseen. A Sniper is most vulnerable when he is moving. It is then that the enemy is more likely to see him and since the Sniper will be making best use of available cover, his view of the surrounding area will be restricted. In order to make each move as secure as possible, the Sniper must plan his line of advance and move as stealthy as possible.

                      5. Concealment : Concealment is vital to the Sniper as the enemy will be straining to locate him. Unseen, the Sniper makes his kill, and stays alive, if seen he becomes a priority target. Like the animal hunting and being hunted in the jungle, the Sniper uses stealth and blends with his surroundings to kill and survive. The animal has natural camouflage, the Sniper creates his own. Snipers best defence is his ability to remain unseen.

                      6. Map Reading: The ability to read a map quickly and accurately is a vital requirement of a Sniper. He must have sufficient confidence in his knowledge and ability to be able to rely implicitly on them and to know that his skill is such that others can share his confidence.

                      7. Sniper Knowledge: This groups together the miscellany of skills and knowledge the Sniper must have in addition to the specific skills. It will include:
                      a. The location, identification of targets including calling for mortar and artillery fire.

                      b. AFV recognition.

                      c. Combat survival, escape and evasion, resistance to interrogation.

                      d. A thorough knowledge of the group

                      The following picture is of a good friend and one great sniper !
                      And is found on the intro page of the Special Operations web site
                      Click here Special Operations
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                      • #12
                        Which Sniper Rifle?

                        does anybody know what sort of sniper rifle this is?i found this pic,its an army ranger but i dont know what sort of rifle it is!it looks .50cal!?anyone know?
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                        • #13
                          its the .5 version of the AI

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                          • #14
                            without really looking i almost said it was an an AR50 by armalite, but on closer inspection Muzzle is right, it is an accuracy international AW50
                            Last edited by I.T; 28 November 2005, 10:50.

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                            • #15
                              http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn25-e.htm

                              And Accuracy's new .5

                              http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn67-e.htm
                              Last edited by Dagon; 28 November 2005, 11:55.
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