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Im fairly new to precision shooting, so far Ive had about 3 months practice going almost every week to the range which is only 100 yards. So far My groups average about .6 moa with a Remington 700p from prone position bipod supported with a 4lb trigger and $100 dollor bsa scope and millet rings and mount. I was think about getting to LE as a job, Im only 16 so ive got lot a long way to go still. I was wondering what the qualifications for professional snipers are at 100 Yards, possibly elite Le or military units ?
 

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theres a lot omre than just good marksmanship to sniping
attention, observation, stalking abilities which is actually the #1 reason recruits fail the Army/USMC sniper courses, physical fitness and endourance too, understanding of long range marksmanship (mat h)
in order to become a sniper you must master the M-16 first though
law enforcement snipers have to be on SWAT first and will require the same traits, just generally not as much training in long range marksmanship as their shots are generally taken at MUCH closer ranges
 

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To get on a sniper for LE, you will have to first become a police officer, once you have been on the force for about 3 years, they will let you try out for SWAT (or what ever they call it in that particular agency). If you make SWAT, you then will serve on the entry team for a while until a position opens up for a sharpshooter, and then you can try out for it.

Now, this is the "normal" way, certainly not the ONLY way. I've talked to sharpshooters who were drafted straight out of the rank and file, and various other ways. But what I mentioned above is more typical.

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you probably have to be a VERY good shot and have all the nessesary traits to be drafted straight from file... (not impossible just difficult)
 
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