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allout13 03-16-2010 01:45 AM

Marine Sniper Qualifications
 
Does anyone know the qualifications to become a sniper (Marine Sniper?) as far as qualifications, physical and shooting experience wise, as well as how long it would take and training needed? Any help would be appreciated, I am 18 and am interested in this as a career.

NymphoGnome 03-16-2010 01:55 AM

You must be heartless, cold blooded, and nerves of steel. It isn't easy as putting the cross hair on the target and pulling the trigger, as I am sure you know. I once heard, not sure how close I am going to get this, but 100 people try out and only 6 end up making it. It's not easy.

I never served, so I am sure more people here can give you more accurate information.

Shihan 03-16-2010 02:20 AM

Here is some basic info.
United States Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Association

Ubergopher 03-16-2010 02:24 AM

Crazy idea, go talk to a Marine recruiter.

Oh hell...

Let me google that for you

MoHawk 03-16-2010 02:25 AM

HAhahaha. I knew someone would do that. I agree though... Talk to a recruiter

Shihan 03-16-2010 02:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ubergopher (Post 249439)
Crazy idea, go talk to a Marine recruiter.

Oh hell...

Let me google that for you

That Google thing was cool. I like that.

Ubergopher 03-16-2010 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shihan (Post 249444)
That Google thing was cool. I like that.

Let me google that for you

Use it wisely my friend.

MoHawk 03-16-2010 02:34 AM

Let me google that for you


HAHAHAHA

Shihan 03-16-2010 02:39 AM

Bookmarked.

NymphoGnome 03-16-2010 03:57 AM

For inspiration check out, Carlos Hathcock's story, it was pretty incredible!

Interview part 1.
Part 2.
Part 3.


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