Sniper Country Duty Roster collective wisdom

Shooting from the stalk:

Dave: I agree, there is little point in employing a sniper under 400 yards unless to repell an
attack. Law enforcement of course has different goals and 70 yards is the norm. The
question I pose comes from having to stalk to within 200 yards or less (sometimes a lot less
depending on terrian) on a designated observer. This is typical of most military styled
sniper schools. To test your field craft you have to stalk unrealistically close to the
instructor/observer. You fire a round (blank) and he searches the area for you. If he can
not see you, a walker moves in your general direction and so forth and so on until the
observer/instructor has a pin point location on you. If he still can not see you, you take a
second shot. The idea here is, as stated above, that if you can do this up close and personal,
you should therefore be able to do it from afar. Getting this close can really tax your
camouflage as a ghillie does not make you invisible. As well, through a bino or a scope it is
easy to pick out the disk of the snipers scope or the muzzle of the rifle, as well as muzzle
flash and dust being kicked up by the blast. So I suppose me question is more geared
toward how to "fool" the observer. You'd not catch to many of us in an open field 150
yards from a platoon of AK equiped troops, looking for a fight! Can you spell death wish?

Scott <>
USA - Friday, September 25, 1998 at 15:32:52 (EDT)

On the stalk to 200 meters of an observer - The reason seems to have been lost with time.
The reason is because an objective deploys OP/LPs and you must stalk to within shoot
range. Ideally (for the defender) an OP is placed 150 to 200 meters from the perimeter
and your objective may be 100 meters inside the perimeter. Thus when added your stalk to
with 200 meters of the Observer (OP) is just to get within 400 to 500 meters of your

Rick <>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, September 25, 1998 at 21:33:14 (EDT)

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