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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2022 8:50 p.m. PST

…in a deadly 'game of cat and mouse'


"Snipers face countless threats on the battlefield. Ambush. Exposure. Separation from friendly forces. But, one of the most dangerous is being hunted by another deadly sharpshooter.


"It becomes a game of cat and mouse," US Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Rance, the sniper instructor team sergeant at the sniper school at Fort Benning, said in a recent interview with Business Insider. "You have to be very cautious."…"

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Tacitus07 Apr 2022 5:17 a.m. PST

Interesting. But not as exciting as when I thought it said "hunt enemy spiders"…

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2022 6:27 a.m. PST

"Staying in a position for an extended period of time, obviously it's difficult," Sipes told BI. "Patience is key. It's terrible when you're in that situation because it's incredibly boring and you're not moving. I've come out of situations with sores on my stomach and elbows and knees from laying there for so long."

That's probably the toughest part. Hathcock stayed on top of an ant pile for 2 days while waiting for a shot at an NVA General and was stung all over his body but did not move.

I went through a shortened sniper training program. I was selected because I was high shooter in my unit and used to hunt and stalk prey in the Everglades. We had an OV-10 flying overhead to spot us. We were there in one spot not moving in the summer NC sun for four hours. The instructor said if you had already pissed in your pants you could leave. If not you had to stay until you did. The shooting part was the easiest.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2022 3:22 p.m. PST

Thanks!


Armand

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