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Old 11-19-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default Took 1st place at a local sniper competition today.

Every year all of the Snipers in the 1st Ranger Batt and also Snipwrs from 3rd ID in Ft Stewart hold a "The Best Sniper/Spotter Competition".

Targets range from 150-1500 meters on a range owned by a local land owner near Ft Stewart. We use semi auto rifles, long bolt guns, and high powered rifles in three stages.

My friend and spotter took First Place in all three categories but won 2nd in the CQB "Fight &Hide".

This IS NOT a government sanctioned event nor is it ran by any clubs. Just a bunch of soldiers that get together for a day to see who is the best Sniper/Spotter Team.


If anyone has any questions just holler!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Yes, it's me and yes, I have a question. (As always)

What's a spotter? Please explain in detail what he does. Do snipers always shoot in teams like that?
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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Yes, it's me and yes, I have a question. (As always)

What's a spotter? Please explain in detail what he does. Do snipers always shoot in teams like that?
A spotter is the person who tells the shooter the range and where to aim to hit the target. They also tell them where the shots are hitting. As to if they always use them-they usually have them but there are some situations that a spotter is not operable. Things like a spotter dying. So all snipers are also trained to be a spotter and spotters are trained to be a shooter.
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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Yes, it's me and yes, I have a question. (As always)

What's a spotter? Please explain in detail what he does. Do snipers always shoot in teams like that?
A Spotter is, essentially, a qualified sniper himself. The Spotter "spots" targets, calls them out to the shooter. He also ranges the target, provides reference points for the shooter, calculates windage, elevation, air temperature, air pressure, etc etc etc and formulates a shot plan for the shooter. The spotter, essentially, tells the shooter how and where to adjust his sights, his scope, MOA figures, etc etc.

No, snipers dont ALWAYS shoot in teams, but I have always had a spotter next to me. There are times when things happen quickly so the shooter makes his own calculations on the fly....
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A spotter is the person who tells the shooter the range and where to aim to hit the target. They also tell them where the shots are hitting. As to if they always use them-they usually have them but there are some situations that a spotter is not operable. Things like a spotter dying. So all snipers are also trained to be a spotter and spotters are trained to be a shooter.
The Spotter dying is actually one of the very least likely scenarios, although it has happened. Like I said in my other posts, there are times when the shooter must make quick, decisive decisions without the input from the Spotter (multiple targets at close range, etc)
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And I didn't get a trophy or a plaque. Lol. Just the pool money ($1000) that every team put on the pot. Haha
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The Spotter dying is actually one of the very least likely scenarios, although it has happened. Like I said in my other posts, there are times when the shooter must make quick, decisive decisions without the input from the Spotter (multiple targets at close range, etc)
The spotter dying was the first one to come to mind, sorry if i caused a misunderstanding there. The spotters are usually very good at sciences and advanced math like trig/calculous
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Every year all of the Snipers in the 1st Ranger Batt and also Snipwrs from 3rd ID in Ft Stewart hold a "The Best Sniper/Spotter Competition".

Targets range from 150-1500 meters on a range owned by a local land owner near Ft Stewart. We use semi auto rifles, long bolt guns, and high powered rifles in three stages.

My friend and spotter took First Place in all three categories but won 2nd in the CQB "Fight &Hide".

This IS NOT a government sanctioned event nor is it ran by any clubs. Just a bunch of soldiers that get together for a day to see who is the best Sniper/Spotter Team.


If anyone has any questions just holler!
Congrats on 3 First Place finishes. How does the scoring work...best single shot, best group, etc?
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Every year all of the Snipers in the 1st Ranger Batt and also Snipwrs from 3rd ID in Ft Stewart hold a "The Best Sniper/Spotter Competition".

Targets range from 150-1500 meters on a range owned by a local land owner near Ft Stewart. We use semi auto rifles, long bolt guns, and high powered rifles in three stages.

My friend and spotter took First Place in all three categories but won 2nd in the CQB "Fight &Hide".

This IS NOT a government sanctioned event nor is it ran by any clubs. Just a bunch of soldiers that get together for a day to see who is the best Sniper/Spotter Team.


If anyone has any questions just holler!
That's because I wasn't there or any Marine for that matter....lol j/k. Congrats!
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