Sniping In Ukraine

Sniping In Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen a proliferation of snipers—equipped with a variety of rifles—on both sides. Here, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of military sniping takes a look at the combatants, along with their arms and ammunition.

The 3-Line Rifle: M1891 Mosin-Nagant

It’s best known as the Mosin-Nagant in the West. They refer to it as a Mosin in Russia, but when adopted by that country’s military, it was officially labeled the 3-Line Rifle.

​America’s First Sniper Rifle: The Telescopic-Sighted Krag-Jorgensen

The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.

Barrett Ships First MK22 Order for Army Precision Sniper Rifle Contract

Barrel Firearms has completed its first shipment of MRAD MK22 MOD 0 rifles for the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program.

M1903A4 Development: The U.S. Army’s Search For A Sniper Rifle

Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.

Sniping In Korea: 1950-1953

When U.S. forces rushed to stop the North Koreans from overrunning South Korea in 1950, there were almost no American snipers. As the battle lines stabilized, that would change, and the war would become ideal for the employment of well-equipped and well-trained snipers.

The L42A1: A Sniper Rifle To Remember

For most of the 20th century, Lee-Enfield rifles were the backbone of the British army. The last British service Lee was the L42A1 sniping rifle. Built on the World War II No.4(T), the reliable and accurate L42A1 was retired in the early 1990s.

This Old Gun: Swedish M/41B Sniper Rifle

Beginning in 1867, the Swedish military started fielding versions of the single-shot Remington Rolling Block rifle and carbine. In 1887, rifles—originally chambered in 12.7x42 mm R—were converted to the more modern, smallbore 8x58 mm R cartridge. The carbines, however, remained in 12 mm.

Barrett Awarded U.S. Army Sniper Rifle Contract

The U.S. Army awarded a five-year contract to Barrett for nearly 3,000 of the company's MRAD MK22 MOD 0 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 to the problem is snipers.

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