31 Jul '14, 1pm

Royal Marines Sniper Training

These core skills are then practised repeatedly in challenging and operational related conditions to achieve a highly refined level of competence. “The guys may have to operate in small teams, and he may have to brief senior officers. He needs to know what he’s talking about when it comes to maps and models and air photography.” The snipers also learn about foreign weapons, ballistics and the various night vision optics available to them. They also have to pass a long range shooting test using their L115A3 rifles which are accurate up to 1200 metres. Much of the course is spent on Woodbury Common refining their specialist skills in varied locations. Typical Day A typical day will start off with the sniper candidates doing a static map reading test. These normally start with the marine having to prove his position using a resection which is a reverse bearing from identifiab...

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