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    GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi all
    A good fiction book about sniping is Gerald Seymour's "Holding the Zero". Lots of technical stuff and very good historical references. Worth a read for anyone interested in sniping.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Joshua
    Searcher :)

  • Joshua
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    Someone issue that man with a sense of humour.

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  • X-RayOne
    Lieutenant

  • X-RayOne
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    " if you get the version with titanium parts its only 28lbs"

    thats still heavier than the gpmg! titanium or not its still going to be a drag crawling around with that for hundreds of meters.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi all
    I've been reading a book about Stalingrad, by one Will Fowler, lately and it has a lot to say about the Soviet snipers and their system of training.Apparently, the famous "Nobel Sniper, Zaitsev" made several attempts to match the PTRD 14.5mm anti-tank rifle to a telescope and use it for very long range anti-personnel/anti-vehicle work. Also, he wasn't the highest scorer, by a stretch. Incidentally, he was Siberian and didn't look a bit like Jude Law.
    With regard to British camouflage, I'd be loath to criticize it as useless, by comparison with Irish DPM. Personally, I believe that it has more than proved it's worth.I don't believe that our terrain and weather conditions and Britain's are so radically different that our respective armies need two quite different camo schemes.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Guest
    Guest

  • I.T
    Guest replied
    Originally posted by Bosco
    heavy enough though would not like to be having to lug that thing around the place.
    if you get the version with titanium parts its only 28lbs

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  • Bosco
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    heavy enough though would not like to be having to lug that thing around the place.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    AS50..a 12.7mm slr....the mind boggles....

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  • Dagon
    Limited potential

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

    And Accuracy's new .5

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

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  • Guest
    Guest

  • I.T
    Guest replied
    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
    Guest
    Guest
    Last edited by Guest; 28 November 2005, 10:50.

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  • Muzzle
    Lieutenant

  • Muzzle
    replied
    its the .5 version of the AI

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  • pilatus
    Recruit

  • pilatus
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    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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  • Fianóglach
    CQMS

  • Fianóglach
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    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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  • Groundhog
    Chief of the Diet Tribe

  • Groundhog
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    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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  • strummer
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    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?

    Later.

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  • Chief Bubblewrap
    Colonel

  • Chief Bubblewrap
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    Apparently the Brit Dpm is better suited to Irish terrain during winter.

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