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Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles...

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...

D-Day's Forgotten Guns: 12 Firearms Used in June 1944

We all know about the M1 Garand and the Thompson submachine gun, but troops in...

Behind Enemy Lines: Guns of Vietnam's SOG Warriors

During the Vietnam War, the men of the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) carried an...

'Crack Marksmen': Canada's Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I...

Short Stories About Long Shots

The “proof in the pudding” of small arms marksmanship can be found in these stories...

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester...

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...

The AR-10 Story

Fewer than 10,000 original AR-10s were produced, and its true legacy is its spawning of...

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the...

A Look Back at the M14 Rifle

As World War II was winding down, armorers and inventors took a look at what...

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...

Cold War Warriors—The Men and Guns of Special Forces Berlin

While the Iron Curtain still stood, U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Berlin prepared for...

5 Facts About U.S. Marine Corps Firepower

"Every Marine a Rifleman" is mantra that represents the willingness and ability of every Marine...

How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United...

The Allies Strike Back: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 5

Without a suitable sniping rifle, and with no training organization in place, the Allies struggled...

From Civil War To World War: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 4

After the American Civil War, repeating rifles and smokeless powder revolutionized shooting. Accurate rifles that...

Doughboy Sniper Rifles

The ’03 Springfield, fitted with telescopic sights and fired by American soldiers and Marines, was...

The K98k Zf 41—The First Scout Rifle?

From the American Rifleman archives is the story of the K98k, equipped with the low-power,...
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