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  • someone skilled in shooting

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  • someone skilled in shooting

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A sniper is a person who is trained to shoot perfectly at things that are very small or very far away. The sniper's target is most often a human or non-human enemy. A military sniper has often been given special training to use a sniper rifle, a special type of gun. Most of the time, a sniper rifle has a telescope called a sniper scope to help the sniper see the target. Snipers are also trained to be stealthy. Snipers hide or use military camouflage such as a ghillie suit that looks like (and may include some of) the surrounding foliage so that it is hard for the enemy to see them. A sniper is also called a "marksman".

Experienced hunters often share many of the skills that snipers need to know. The two jobs are very similar. The word "sniper" came from Britain when highly accurate shooters would hunt–also known as "snipe"–birds that were very hard to see and shoot.



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  • This Old House® Names CAMO® Marksman Edge™ to the List of The Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2014
    This Old House® named the CAMO® Marksman Edge™ to its 4th annual “The TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. (PRWeb November 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12326413.htm Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'
  • Prosecutors: Marksman was on 'quest to kill'
    Prosecutors say murder suspect  Dinh Bowman used a fake name, bought a disposable phone and paid cash to cover his tracks after the murder of Yancy Noll.   Prosecutors played a recorded phone conversation of Dinh Bowman trying to arrange to get the passenger window replaced on BMW Z4 after the shooting.  It’s the first time the jury heard Bowman’s voice. M Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'
  • Guns, ammo found in Eric Frein's hangar hideout
    The survivalist marksman charged in a deadly ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks stowed guns including a Chinese-made sniper rifle and other gear in an abandoned airplane hangar near where he was captured after 48 days on the run, according to court documents released Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Marksman'

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