Does a sniper participate in close quarters activities like door kicking, breach and clear?
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I'll answer your question OP.
Snipers in the conventional sense (non-SOF units) are soldiers who make up half of a sniper and reconnaissance platoon. They do not belong to "line" companies and instead are tasked out to fulfill the battalions needs. The life and job description of snipers changes as much as it does for regular infantrymen based on what the battlespace and enemy movements dictate. As one anon said previously, snipers are infantrymen and there is no MOS in either the USMC or US Army for them. They are infantrymen first and foremost and can fulfill that role just like anyone else.
That being said, for the most part they will work as overwatch for line company operations, assist the recon section in observation, or set up SKTs (small kill teams) in areas with known enemy activity. Almost all snipers will not hold that title for long enough to avoid line infantry assignment. Like being a SAW gunner, snipers are just soldiers who were selected or passed some kind of test to get into their section.
>Does a soldier with a long range precision rifle trained to take aimed shots up to 1000 yards away participate in close quarters activities like door kicking, breach and clear?
fug i dunno mang
i guess that settles it.
can we have a sniper rifle/DMR thread?
Not quite sure what this qualifies as, but they gave it a scope so fuckit.
All sniper rifles should be made of wood
i kind of agree but i can see both sides of the argument
wood looks nice but wood plus damp environment can cause issues
polymer/synthetic doesn't care about water
Fuck I don't know. Only "snipers"I've ever seen actually do something is a dmr.
>TFW people are talking about the guy you're reading about
If you guys were to choose a type of "sniper rifle", what would it be?
>Sniper Rifle (regular)
>Sniper Rifle (50 cal)
Any specific snipers that just gets you hard and wet?
It's not a Grendel son, use the 140s
What in the fuck, I just looked up the price and it's in the tens of thousands range unless you're getting a used one. Not that there's anything wrong with used but they're still easily over $5k
Someone educate me plz
snipers spend most of their time as forward observers directing fire from artillery or providing intelligence.
they very rarely take a shot, marksmen shoot a fuck of a lot more than most snipers.
>snipers spend most of their time as forward observers directing fire from artillery
>regular ass sniper section
No. Snipers in regular infantry units are not trained as FOs and the only fires which can be directed are mortars. Anything else is a 13F, JTAC, etc.
>they very rarely take a shot, marksmen shoot a fuck of a lot more than most snipers
Why did you feel the need to say this when it is not contrary to the post you replied to?
>No fun allowed
This is correct.
source: spent 3 years in a scout platoon with one deployment to Afghanistan.
The Marines do have an MOS identifier for Scout Sniper. What I was trying to explain is that the job is not separate from infantry jobs. The 03 stem of MOSs in the Marine corps covers all infantry jobs and the second portion of it works more like an identifier. In the Army the number/lettter identifier that comes after the MOS (for example 11B1P) designates special assignments. More than anything I was trying to dispel the myth that snipers are an entirely different job that you can enlist into.
I don't know. It sounds like an entirely different MOS to me (requiring re-class or an enlistment contract), but I'm not a Marine and I know Marine Scout Snipers are infantry initially, just like the Army.
United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper (MOS 0317, formerly 8541) is a secondary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) designator of U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen and reconnaissance Marines that have graduated from a U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper School. Scout Snipers must earn the rank of Lance Corporal, be selected by their battalion to join the scout-sniper platoon, and complete an approved scout-sniper course in order to receive this designation.
> is a secondary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty)
> is a secondary
Here ya go. Google and wiki know all.