British snipers?

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Re: British snipers?

Postby AndyT » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:46 pm

Andy in 22nd part of NWW2A has an original No.4T fully complete and with drop bag too-lovely piece of kit it is-very expensive too there was one for sale recently at over 2 grand....(mind you bear in mind every No.4 had been rebuilt by Holland and Holland and their shotguns go for crazy money). You can also use sandbags to break up your profile-every chap should have a couple in his pack.
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Re: British snipers?

Postby No1_sonuk » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:56 pm

Not necessarily. The early ones could be some of the worst, as the people making them were on the learning curve. Any gun made at any time could be a gem or a stummer.
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Re: British snipers?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:55 pm

chief chinthe wrote:I have done my phase one, its as boring as hell! :wink:


I passed as "sniper marksman" and then passed the Master Sniper course as well, with a distinction and I f***ing loved every minute of it, no trace of boredom whatsoever! No idea why you'd find it boring? It's not all that "one shot, one kill" bollocks, most of it is observing and reporting. Shooting just gives your position away! Once you've got that in your head, it makes more sense.

Unfortunately, airsoft "sniping" is totally different! (and a bit pointless frankly, given the limitations of the weapons).
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Re: British snipers?

Postby Wraith666 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:48 am

I don't know, at autumn mist I managed to snipe the German mortar crew whilst the rest of the allies just milled around and chatted!

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Re: British snipers?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:51 pm

There's a difference between shooting someone with a rifle at range and sniping. People always seem to refer to K98 users as "snipers" too, quite incorrectly.
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Re: British snipers?

Postby dieselmonkey » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:48 pm

Sgt.Heide wrote:There's a difference between shooting someone with a rifle at range and sniping.


Not for me there isn't, I can't do either. :lol:
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Re: British snipers?

Postby Sgt.Heide » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:12 am

Yes, it is. Far more worthwhile (and satisfying!) to be able to call in the artillery, or an airstrike, than it is to wait ages to shoot one man.

I think many who glamourise sniping would be deeply disappointed in the non hollywood reality of it. Shooting is only one seventh of the course, after all.
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Re: British snipers?

Postby BedsnHerts » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:58 am

dieselmonkey wrote:
Sgt.Heide wrote:There's a difference between shooting someone with a rifle at range and sniping.


Not for me there isn't, I can't do either. :lol:


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Nor can I.

I think a lot of people who call themselves airsoft "snipers" just don't like getting hit and prefer having a gun that keeps them out of AEG range. There's also that Lone Wolf L33t SniPa thing which seems to appeal to certain people but which goes against what I consider to be WW2 style game play.
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Re: British snipers?

Postby No1_sonuk » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:53 am

Hmm. I remember such a L33t sniper at an open day. He was very well camouflaged in his position, just before the game started.
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