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Question 1 of 9
A sniper’s only target is a human target.
... A sniper’s target may include generators, radios, transmitters, or fuel and water supplies. Sometimes destroying the helicopter or transport’s engine block is just as effective as killing the driver.
Question 2 of 9
A sniper is a lone wolf, always operating alone.
... The only place a sniper works by himself is in the movies. In real life snipers are never alone; they travel in teams made of a sniper and a spotter.
Question 3 of 9
How do spotters track the sniper’s shot?
... High-velocity, long-range rounds like the kind used in a sniper rifle actually leave a vapor trail as they fly through the air. That’s how the spotter will track the sniper’s shot.
Question 4 of 9
A spotter’s job is to observe, thus they are rarely armed.
... Spotters are always armed. It is their job to protect the sniper. Spotters will usually carry an automatic assault rifle like an M-4 or an M-16. The added firepower can be important if the team gets caught in a firefight.
Question 5 of 9
Most sniper rifles are automatic weapons.
... Sniper rifles tend to be bolt-action rifles. These rifles are slower and more difficult to operate, but they don’t have as many moving parts as automatic rifles and are less likely to break down.
Question 6 of 9
How much do sniper rifles cost?
... The average sniper rifle will run you somewhere in the neighborhood of $8,000 to $15,000. For that money, you’ll get a rifle with a free-floating barrel and a fiberglass or composite stock.
Question 7 of 9
The word sniper comes from snipe, a bird that is very hard to kill.
... More than 200 years ago, soldiers in British India began using the verb snipe to describe shooting from a hidden place. They were alluding to the snipe, a game bird known for being difficult to hunt. Those who excelled at snipe hunting were called “snipers."
Question 8 of 9
What is the longest range recorded for a sniper kill?
... Craig Harrison of the British Army got his record confirmed kill in Afghanistan in November of 2009 using a L115A3 Long Range Rifle.
Question 9 of 9
What is a sniper’s camouflage clothing called?
... Ghillies were a special kind of game warden in Scotland. When his lord wanted to hunt, the ghillie would stalk the game by hiding in the grass and lying perfectly still. When the prey walked by, a ghillie would grab the game with his bare hands and then bring the prize back to his lord, so he could kill it in a “mock hunt.”