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Sniping in Vietnam: An Inside Look at USMC Snipers in 1967

Against one or two of the enemy, mortar fire is is ineffective. The military's answer to the problem is snipers.

The Military Model 70: A Forgotten Sniper Rifle

Although the “Rifleman’s Rifle” is unquestionably one of the greatest hunting rifles of all time, the Winchester Model 70's service in the U.S. military has been meager, and even then its success was limited.

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

From the American Rifleman Archives: U.S. Marine Corps M40-series rifles have earned their reputation as robust, precision battlefield instruments in the skillful hands of Marine scout-snipers.

Video—The Men and Guns of The Vietnam War, Part 3

In this third and final episode in the series, Major John L. Plaster, one of the world's foremost authorities on sniping, discusses Marine snipers in Vietnam, and American Rifleman Field Editor Wiley Clapp, who was a Marine captain in Vietnam, recalls the first time he and his men went up against the AK-47.

M1A—The M14's Successful Sibling

The military may not have liked the M14, but its brother, the semi-automatic M1A, has been loved by civilian shooters for nearly three decades.

Throwback Thursday: Snipers—Specialists in Warfare

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article from July 1967, the author emphasizes how, since the early 1500s, snipers have been changing the course of history.

Springfield Armory's M1A

With most semi-automatic rifles being made of polymer and aluminum these days, there’s still a retro streak among some shooters that clamors for steel and walnut. Based on the M14, Springfield’s M1A fills that niche well, delivering accuracy and reliability—as it has for more than 40 years.

GI Film Festival Salutes Veterans

The GI Film Festival, running now through May 25, showcases the stories of America's veterans past and present.

A History Like No Other

Maj. John Plaster's The History Of Sniping And Sharpshooting is the result of a lifetime of study and relies on more than 10,000 sources to relate its stories.

A Marine's Rifle

Mawhinney is a towering figure in the sniper community because of his combat record in Vietnam.

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