another sniper thread(COD4 gaming advice needed i think)

chunka munka

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i know this maybe a stupid question but i was just wondering if you knew for definate if colour blindness affected a sniper application.

i have very good normal vision but cant see the dots in the ishara plate test(sorry for poor spelling) and wondered would this be taken into consideration



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no specific extra medical standards for sniper, however you need to pass the sniper acquaint (see FAQs for the sticky)
 

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can i ask why everyone wants to be a sniper? .

I'm not being a kill joy but most of you guys ain't going to be snipers.
Even IF you all make it through training and that's a big IF being a sniper is a whole new ball game.
The Royal Marines consists of a vast majority of different skills and every one of you should experience life as a Marine in a Commando unit.
Take it one step at a time, enjoy it, get to know the Corps, its good points and its bad points.
And then some of you might even go on to make snipers:blink1:
Good luck.
 

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Call of Doody

It's certainly rather amazing that a video game can influence a career decision.

Then again, I suppose previous generations have been motivated by war movies which were the non-interactive predecessor.
 

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Sniper Vision?

Ok basically im VA1 without glasses and VA2 with glasses. As the requirement is only VA1 without glasses, can i apply?
Any help will be appreciated especially Ninja's:blink1:
 

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Ok basically im VA1 without glasses and VA2 with glasses. As the requirement is only VA1 without glasses, can i apply?
Any help will be appreciated especially Ninja's:blink1:

You seem to have just answered your own question there mate...
 

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Ok basically im VA1 without glasses and VA2 with glasses. As the requirement is only VA1 without glasses, can i apply?
Any help will be appreciated especially Ninja's:blink1:

hahahahahahahahahhaaaaa
 

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Im not sure though because if im Va2 with glasses then surely not, i really need some confirmation really
 

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i know this is going to sound like a stupid question but im just wondering how people would know if youwere a good or better than average shot before going into sniper selection as i assume to getpickedfor it you gota be *text deleted**text deleted* hot at shooting. would it go on the number of targets hit in training etc or the kill count??
 

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So your vision is worse when you wear your glasses?

No it gets better, but the bracket for va1 with glasses is 6:6 in each eye whereas mine is 6:5 in my right and 6:9 on my left. Without my glasses imm 6:6 in my right and 6:12 in my left, right on the boundary:wondering:
So can i apply as a sniper?
 

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If your uncorrected vision meets Visual Acuity standard 1, then you are OK.

If it doesn't then unfortunately you cannot be a sniper.
 

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going to optician today for a test would they know if i had va1 or not or is it up to the medical dept???
 

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If your uncorrected vision meets Visual Acuity standard 1, then you are OK.

If it doesn't then unfortunately you cannot be a sniper.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Im going to apply for a sniper, even though i stand little chance
aim high, win big
:biggrin:
 
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