Snipers have been around for a very long time. It’s not often nowadays that you’ll get two snipers battling against each other such as in the film Stalingrad, but a single sniper can hold up a much larger force from advancing by keeping their heads down with timely shots.
They can also take out vital targets when you’re the unit that wants to be advancing. Sentries, outposts, IED planters and more can cause mass damage by relaying information and intelligence or planting bombs. A swift 7.62 to the body mass will soon end that.
It was Carlos Hathcock that held the record for the longest sniper kill for a long time (from 1967-2002) but that has now been broken. We see media reports of the most kills, longest kills and the like reported in recent times, with different names and units attached each time.
This isn’t going to be a deep post about sniping, I will cover more in time but I was watching a video (see below) of snipers in action and wanted to share it.
The Barrett M107A1 50 Cal rifle looks like a beast. Ignore the video title saying it’s SEALs, it’s not. It’s US Marines that are engaging the Taliban.
Remember, you can always run from a sniper, but you’ll just die tired. Check out the Barrett M107A1 in action…