About Sniper requirements? Page 4
|January 28th, 2008||#31|
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Lol its alittle more complicated than that
|January 28th, 2008||#32|
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They dont, the general enlisted scout sniper is more expendable than a comissioned officer. Therefore if im not mistaken its training done by enlisted personel only.
|January 28th, 2008||#33|
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Armour don't need snipers, they generally have a 105mm on a stabilised platform (read Leopard) or a 25mm chain gun (read Lav) nearby which can reach a hell of a lot further than a 50cal. I know of one bloke taking the head off a roo at 4 Km.
If you want to be an officer you might get the chance in a recon platoon if your field craft is good enough, you might get qualled on the snipers wpn sys as a officer, but only so you can run their range practices and plot their safety templates, that's about it.
More people have failed their sniper cse through poor field craft than poor shooting. This is a task where the job picks the man not the other way around. If you are a regular hunter you will have an edge over city kids.
WRT your pie tin, put it out to 700m and if you can hit it consistently with your first shot, you'll certainly get the right attention.
If you can't, drop me a PM and I'll tell you where you can get your marksmanship up to speed.
Last edited by UBIQUE; January 28th, 2008 at 10:35..
|January 28th, 2008||#34|
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As said before, as an officer, you'll at best be the RSO for the ranges. If you're looking at becoming a sniper, you'll have to go the NCM (not NCO, that's for Cpl to Sgt) route. Do your BMQ, SQ, BIQ, and eventually, Sniper School provided you're still interested in it. I suggest doing a tour or two before making a full call on it, just so you know what it's like on the other side.
Oh, and whatever you do...don't walk into the recruiting center and say 'Sniper' when they ask you what trade you want to do. They tend to get a good giggle out of that and figure that you really didn't do much studying into the CF.
MCpl K. Steliga
Wing Operations/Air Traffic Control
14 Wing Greenwood
Royal Canadian Air Force
Per ardua ad astra
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