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World War II German Sniper Systems: Rifles, Optics & Ammo

Throughout World War II the Germans used and developed several variations of sniper optics and rifles that evolved throughout the course of the war.

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

Among the top snipers in the trenches of France and Flanders during World War I were Chippewa, Cree, Blackfeet, Mohawk, Iroquois and Inuit men who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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.

USMC Scout Snipers Choose Nightforce Optics

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Nightforce Optics (nightforceoptics.com) for its Advanced Tactical Riflescope (ATACR) to be included on the Mk13 Mod 7 rifle system chambered for .300 Win. Mag.

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the open warfare that followed cracking the German lines. The courage, sacrifice and marksmanship of trained American snipers made a difference on the battlefield.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Americans in World War I, Part 8; Winchester SX4 Shotgun; Mauser Model 98A

Tune in tonight as American Rifleman TV concludes its eight-part series on the Americans in World War I, with a look at the men and guns of the American Expeditionary Forces.

American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special Presentations, with Maj. John L. Plaster headlining with “Snipers In World War II.”

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 to sniping rifles. The result was the scope-sighted, bolt-action Mosin-Nagant, used with deadly effect against the Nazis on the Eastern Front.

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 States’ first sniper school at Camp Perry, Ohio. The skills taught there would soon be used in the trenches of France, and then wouldn’t be taught again for 60 years.

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 against German snipers early during the Great War. That changed—and then the Americans arrived.

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