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Posted: 12/26/2003 6:12:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 6:35:47 AM EDT
While I think the Stryker itself is a mistake, one of the things they did well with the new interim brigades is beef up the sniper count.  I think there are 3 times more snipers than in a normal infantry unit.
Notice that this guy is in a line company.  In standard units, snipers are all in the Battalion HQ.  
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 6:43:23 AM EDT

Davis has taken most of his shote while on the move, from distances of 100-300 yards. On Dec. 20, he killed one sniper with a single shot from a .50-caliber XM-107 rifle from 750 yards away.

"This is the first time I have in ever been in a combat situation," Davis says. "Really, it was just like targets downrange. You just hit your target and acquire your next target.

"I thought I'd have a harder time shooting," he says. "Shooting someone is pretty unnatural."

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Link Posted: 12/26/2003 6:57:40 AM EDT

Great article.  I am glad to see that the author doesn't seem to have any problem with the way SGT Davis operates.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:06:21 AM EDT
Also another point of proof that skills of an individual rifleman will always be beneficial -even in these days of high tech weapons.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 11:02:33 AM EDT

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Link Posted: 12/26/2003 11:08:59 AM EDT
I don't know why these so called "experts" need a M14.The mouse gun is the most deadly platform known to man.

Just to clarify things I've got 3 mouse guns but I'm grabbing my M1A when the shit gets deep.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 11:45:16 AM EDT
Kinda gives me a warm fuzzy to know an old warhorse dinosaur is being dragged out of mothballs and put to good use.

The M-14, that is.
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