Originally Posted by Newjarheaddean
AHOY, more tactics, snipers also can be found under concrete slabs, these slabs can be raised with car jacks. They do not like to shoot at groups (don't cluster f..k though). Snipers well call in fire on structures to flush out targets. Sniperís radio more deadly than his rifle. Snipers used to delay the enemies pursuit during your retreat. Will position themselves between large units, to cause blue on blue shootings. I'll say this IMO the lack of sniper attack on NATO forces has to do with the fact that troops don't dismount without major UAV and other aircraft over head, everyone heres the jets and know the bombs will fall if a large caliber weapon takes an officers head off. And lets not for get CROW systems. My point is its all high tech no John Waynes or Rambos. I just wish the recuits new this up front, US teaches Crazy not Karate. G-day!
Wow!!!!!!! Okay!!!!! Scout Snipers have varied mission profiles and means of carrying out the assigned missions. There are Sniper Teams as well as Designated Marksmen deployed by the USMC, US Army and USAF (kinda Sorta) in A'Stan and Iraq. The enviroment, mission and activity and other factors are going to dictate how they deploy. Whether they are on a Fob or with a manuver element or actually on stalk is dependent to the mission. Not all S/S missons are stalk missions, most are force multiplier missions. Not every mission is a Gunny Hathcock belly crawl with a hide and a week waiting for your shot. Makes for good Hollywood but not sound reality.
There are Insurgent snipers. Armed mostly with SVD's and FN-FAL's with optics. However they are not what most militaries would consider trained Snipers. I don't know the level or type of training they receive but it generally comes down to a first shot miss clanging off a track or humvee, followed by the concentrated fire power of the target being poured into their position, or a one shot run away scenerio.