21st Century Sniper: The Complete Guide

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Sep 15, 2010 - History - 242 pages
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The twenty-first-century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.

 

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Contents

The History of Snipers
1
The 21stcentury Sniper Defined
65
BoltAction Rifles
77
Semiautomatics
93
Everything Else You Really Need to Know About Rifles
107
What Makes a Good Sniper Rifle?
123
Beginner Ballistics Effective Range and Potential Applications
143
Suppressors
171
Optics Ballistic Software and Other Cool Stuff
181
Lasers
207
Gear
211
The Morality of Killing
217
Appendix
235
ACknowledgments
243
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Brandon Webb is a former combat decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer. He served combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. His last tour of duty was as the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Course Manager, the same course that graduated Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle, where he graduated over three hundred SEAL sniper students. Glen and Brandon served together at SEAL Team 3 and trained together in the SEAL sniper program, where they became lifelong friends. Brandon is author of the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle . He lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he runs SOFREP.com and continues to write.

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