Ultimate Sniper: Updated & Expanded Edition
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When John Plaster's The Ultimate Sniper was released in 1993, it was hailed as an instant classic in the sniping community, influencing an entire generation of military and police marksmen around the world. Now this revolutionary book has been completely updated and expanded for the 21st century. Through revised text, new photos, specialized illustrations, updated charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping - marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. Find out why professional snipers, sharpshooters and long-range riflemen consider this book to be the bible of their craft.
a sniper cape, which is an abbreviated version that conceals just the sniper’s head and body above his waist. The ones I’ve seen were simple pullovers made from army camouflage netting. Known humorously as an "ape cape," this half-size Ghillie-like concealment is popular in the 100+ degree temperatures of the Middle East and Southwest Asia. I also know civilian police snipers who’ve made sniper capes rather than G-suits and keep them stowed with their alert gear just in case. Ghillie Hats and
three-color camo because it’s too gray, although it’s not so bad that it won’t work. Plain tan or khaki isn’t bad either, especially when it’s enhanced with spray paint or local natural camouflage. When you tie the colors to your specific area, the results are always better. We’ve included brown Realtree mesh as a desert candidate because once the sun’s down, bright daylight patterns too readily reflect light and silhouette the wearer. Even if you can acquire only a darker jacket, this added
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first knuckle—the worst point for contact. The fingertip should be at least two-thirds of the way down the trigger to take advantage of leverage and to allow it the maximum arc while taking up slack. Once you’ve determined where to place your finger comfortably, do it this way consistently. Other than its tip, your finger should not touch the rifle so that your pull is straight and unhindered and does not push the stock in any way. Body Position Now we come to the last component of our
himself to regard each round fired in practice as a single, final event with an exact beginning, a definite end, and a precisely measured result. During range fire, he removes each round individually from its box, loads it individually, fires it as a single event, calls it to his spotter, observes the results of that one shot with a spotting scope, then records its exact point of impact in his record book. He analyzes the results of each shot so even the slightest inaccuracy is correctly