Snipers Succeed by Missing Their Targets

Zeroing involves shooting your rifle, observing where the bullet hit, making the appropriate adjustments and then repeating the process. To complicate matters, snipers need to continually readjust and shift their zero because changes in climate, wind, elevation and the temperature of the barrel will all affect the bullet's trajectory.

So snipers spend the majority of their time learning from their misses. A common quote is that snipers will shoot 5,000 shots in training for every one that counts in combat. Those 5,000 shots provide the sniper with invaluable DOPE on their gun (DOPE is an acronym for Data On Previous Engagements). One important distinction is that they focus on engagements - not hits or misses. Because both will happen over the course of sniping.>


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Posted: June 19th, 2010
at 5:15pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: weaponry,blogs,security

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