Discussion in 'Sniper' started by SgtUSMC8541, Aug 14, 2008.
Found this on another site. Does a great job of explaining how to shoot using a scoped rifle.
Plenty of helpful info in it
Yep thats really all there is to it. Just cycle the bolt and repeat.
great article. Thanks.
let me guess that came from sniper training and employment us army 1984ed
Good article, Mate.. thanks
I often flinch or close my eyes when I fire my 30.06 because of the recoil and noise makes me not focus on the target when I go hunting
Inexperienced Gun (Don't judge me haha)
Some nice info there, thanks.
pretty well across the board for good rifle marksmanship in general, appreciated!
And don't forget to focus on the reticle and not the target- it takes the place of a front sight post, although the reticle and target should close to being on the same focal plane.
I'm trying to recall the name of the effect when you fire a round and can see the rounds flight fly down range. The air is disturbed by the shot and can be seen. I was told some time ago by one of our RAR snipers as I'd observed it, but be damned if I can remember the term. Anyone?
QC, I think it's called seeing or reading the "trace". Board members correct me if I'm wrong.
Ok, thanks Viper, it's not like I have the amazing vision or anything but did observe the round as a kind of piercing the air thing.
Yeah it looks like something out of the matrix. I was pretty stoked the first time I saw it.
Well, OK, I haven't really seen it a lot since (but not looking for it either) I guess the conditions were right for it. First time I thought WTF izzat? And being a rookie, there wasnt too many people around to explain it.
IIRC is is easier seen in the morning, particularly when its a little damp out.
There are vids on youtube where you can see it really well.
My net is very slow and I cant see it, I think it's in this vid though. Look in the top left corner when he zooms in on the target.
Cheers mate, it's pretty hard to see but I searched You Tube and found something.
Vapor trail. Skip to the 33 second mark:
Thanks for the article. I wonder if they still teach, but not to snipers, using a sling and your off hand to support the front of the rifle in the prone position. It was pretty darn stable position for the M 14. Not as stable as this method, but still for the regular grunt and hunter a very fine position.
Thanks IJ, that's a pretty good example. That looks about 800m +.
Correct, good sir! It is very hard to see in the Sahara...