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Snipers, the question answered.

Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by montfish, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. ruggedzero

    ruggedzero New Member

    Apr 12, 2010

    I was wondering do snipers have to work with a spotter or can they work alone ??? and how many people usualy sign up for the snipers spot ?? i would like to try when i join but i hear its a bit hard id try and do my best :bigsmile:
  2. SHUN

    SHUN New Member

    Dec 2, 2009

    No you can not go lone wolf on this one, I'm sure theres quite a few marines that apply for the sniper course and yes i think it is a bit hard but do your best and you will be fine.

    Worry about this later in your career, focus on getting into training and passing out first, its a mountain in its self.

    Good luck with you app
  3. alexterry

    alexterry New Member

    Apr 12, 2010
    i can see where you come from i however i do want to be a sniper not because of stupid kids playing Battlefield vietnam or call of duty but because my grandfather was a sniper and he taught me how to fire a rifle an old one at that i forgot the model XD but that why i *text deleted**text deleted** become a sniper
  4. Smith.m

    Smith.m Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    to be honest, i know i wouldn't be able to become a sniper as i do not have perfect vision uncorrected
    however, i cannot say in all honesty that i have never thought about the role as an option, in fact i did want to do it, knowing the rigours etc. not just for the glory of being a sniper and doing all of this hollywood *text deleted**text deleted**text deleted**text deleted* that some people associate with sniping...
    but due in large to the fact that it is a thinking mans proffession.
    not just a case of sit there for a few days and pull a trigger, the multitude of calculations required just to take the shot is something i have always been interested in.
    being able to do all of this, keep a cool head, and take soldiering and fieldcraft to the next level... i believe that is why i personally wanted to become a sniper.
    this will obviously not be true for others though.
    just one way of looking at it i suppose. :)
    i just want to get in the RM and work on from there.
  5. willdlm

    willdlm New Member

    May 25, 2010
    How many specialisation's can you do or can you only do one
  6. Dev

    Dev Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009

    Dev edit:


  7. DiiGiiTAL

    DiiGiiTAL New Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    I don't think lads realise just how hard recruit training is going to be, both mentally and physically. Guys, passing recruit training should be THE ONLY THING you need to worry yourselves with. When you are lucky enough to be in the situation where you can choose a specialisation then that's when you think about it.

    Personally, I couldn't think of a more boring job in the corps.
  8. Dixon.ZA

    Dixon.ZA New Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    @Dev, haha awesome post mate.
  9. razed

    razed New Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Regarding Specialisation...................

    After completing my initial training I want's to become a sniper. Can anyone tell me what to do and how long does it take. details please.

    Thanks a lot gent's
  10. Wilke

    Wilke New Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Welcome to the forum!

    This thread contains all you need to know - no-longer-validshowthread.php?t=12308[/url]
  11. Blazeftp

    Blazeftp New Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    I don't get the appeal of being a sniper.

    I had a friend, he was a US sniper.
    Says its a hard job not just doing all the calculations for one shot.
    But sitting in the same spot for a week not being able to move more than 1 foot per day.
    And living on Peanut butter.....

    I would love to get the opportunity to become "Anti Tank " with the LMG.
  12. X-Guard

    X-Guard Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    i don't really see the appeal either mate, i'd rather be in the fight rather than sitting in a bush somewhere waiting for a target to pop up
  13. MrRevolutionary

    MrRevolutionary New Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I didn't want to be one of the apparent many that have created a topic asking for questions like these to be answered so I thought it best to check here first..

    Boy am I glad I did!

    I'm only just beginning the selection process, so I have no fully fledged ideas on what I will do providing the RT is completed along with the 2 years before going specialist, but this information has been mighty helpful.
  14. rmsniper101

    rmsniper101 New Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Questions about Sniper? (Again..)

    Sorry i know people get annoyed with loads of people asking sniper questions on here but here goes: :doh:

    I am 14 so what skills should i work on like sketching etc.?
    How long do i have to serve as a commando before i can attempt the course?
    Is Sniping the mountain leader course?
    What would be more important: Muscles or Agile runner?
    What would all equipment weigh that a sniper has to carry?
    Do you need GCSE's to qualify as a sniper?
    How could i practice marksmanship at my age?

    I would be grateful if anyone could answer these questions
  15. C

    C Guest

    Right as you've probably read on here the best thing to do is concentrate on getting into the RMs first then worry about putting your sniper chit in.


    Straight from the horse's mouth.
  16. Rhys_92

    Rhys_92 New Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    How wasnt i surprised that your 14 when i read the title of this thread & your username. :notrust: :doh:

    Yeah snipers are cool etc id like to try for it myself at some point in my career but i dont even think about that yet, start recruit training soon so going to concentrate on getting through that first!

    Sniper isnt a full time job you need a specalisation aswell you dont become a sniper then not do anything through the day untill they need you to go shoot people.
  17. dnn

    dnn New Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Don't try and run before you can walk comes to mind. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to knock you for having ambition but as others have mentioned you should definitely concentrate on getting into and through recruit training first.

    For preperation though if you're not already part of one of them, do a bit of research into the Cadet forces in your area, they have various activities which can benefit you including weapons training, map reading, cross country and so on, if you're good enough you can represent them to a high standard and this will look good on your application. You don't need to do this but every little helps.
  18. JW1991

    JW1991 New Member

    Sep 7, 2010

    Alright lads I'm just wondering how to join straight as an sas sniper commando?

    ha sorry couldnt resist it. seriously though I was just wondering what is the attraction of becoming a sniper?
    I read all the time on this site of people wanting to become snipers and i just cant see why this is such an attractive trade? My take has always been lying their for days not being able to move around much and in more of an observation role as oppossed to an attacking role? But, as you are probably well aware, I'm not an expert so just wondering what is the fasination?
  19. CommandoNextYear

    CommandoNextYear New Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Because too many people are obsessed with call of duty, dressed up as a bush, and running around the world shooting bad guys and meeting captain price.

    Thank goodness I've not played my xbox in over a year!
  20. Joeledz

    Joeledz New Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    haha JW1991 your first question made me laugh