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Hi guys, i was wondering if any of you guys out there know how to find out if there is any sniper courses that are open to the public or if someone not in the army or military can go to one of these courses. Oh! and i live in oahu, hawaii so yeah its kinda limited. thanks
 

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like I said above no cicvilians, if you want to be a sniper, join the Marines, Army, SEALs, SWAT and try out to be a sniper
 

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im sure you can find marksmanship training easily but thats about it
to get training in all the snipers skills your going to have to join the military or law enforcement
 

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ok!

yeah that makes a lot of sense especially giving the present situation and the past. I actually wanted to find out more about stealth and camouflage courses. Not too much maremenship courses.
 
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hmmm

Well, I was wondering the same thing.

I plan on joining the military in the near future, and I've been wondering if it's a good idea to take a nice bolt-action hunting rifle and put a scope on it, and practice with a bit of range shooting.
 

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I plan on joining the military in the near future, and I've been wondering if it's a good idea to take a nice bolt-action hunting rifle and put a scope on it, and practice with a bit of range shooting.
Thats how some of the very best snipers learned how to be great in their own right. By going out and hunting in the woods. And practice helps, be it at the range or out in the woods. Thats a great idea with a bolt-action rifle and go out hunting in the woods for deer or whatever.
 
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Yeah, I'm really thinking about getting a Remington 700 series rifle and puttin some optics on it. Of course I'd have to go get a liscense and all that.

*has never fired a firearm in his life*
 

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Well, no time like the present to learn!

Be warned though, once you start shooting guns, you cant stop! :shock: When I went through basic training at Sand Hill, most of the guys in my Platoon had never even held a gun in thier life, much less fired one. But, thats why you spend 2 weeks learning, firing, and cleaning your weapon.

For those that are "planning to be in the military," and want to get yourself a Rem. 700, please remember you wont be going straight from Basic to Sniper school. It takes a while (typically) to get slotted, so your best friend will be an M16, M4, or SAW for quite some time.

I however, personally believe tactical shooting is a lot like archery, trying to achive both mechanical and physical perfection. Which is what I love about it! I think most here would agree with that.
 

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Oh man, just the mention of "Sand Hill" brings back memories. (Thats at Ft. Benning, home of the infantry). C Co. 1-50th. Heheh great times.

Sub it right, you will become intimate with your M16 for several years before you get the opportunity to touch a M24. And, you must qualify expert with the M16 before you can go to sniper school. This is why I seriously suggest to all those interested, to take up small bore .22 competition shooting. Shooting with peep sites from 3 positions will teach you more about shooting then just about anything else. And its cheap and fun. If you are winning matches with a .22 comp gun, you will easily master the M16...

But, for the field craft side of things... just about nothing can beat hunting big game. Of course, an open site rifle for white tail hunting would be fantastic training in my opinion.

MEL

PS - on my way to one of my shooting spots on sat morning (about 8 miles from my home) I did run across some Elk... still really low for as hot as its been. Of course, saw about 50 head of deer too... just too many of those around here, my wife wants them all dead, they keep eating her flowers.
 
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Yes, I think it'd be a great idea for me to start out with something without optics, just iron sights:). I mean, what's the point of knowing how to fire a sniper rifle properly but not score good enough to attend sniper school?

Kind of funny if you ask me :).

So a small bore .22 competition rifle? Which rifles do you suggest?

and one more thing I've been wondering - does the military let you use your own personal rifle if you have one (if you were a sniper), or do you have to use your issued M24/M40 (depending on branch)?
 

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You will not be allowed to use your personal weapon, nor would you want to.

The M40A3 is made by Marines for Marines, which means it's virtually Marine (indestructible) proof. Your rifle wouldn't last the stress of training, or the weather conditions.
 

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for a .22 LR rifle
the Ruger 10/22 series would be a good start
all models would make excellent plinkers, other are deadly accurate out to 100y

you could get an AR-15 that is simliar to the M-16
Bushmaster makes good ones, i have their M4 Carbine, shoots great

i would get a .22 LR rifle to practice with first, it is best to learn to shoot on a .22
and yes you get addicted, ammo for the .22 LR is cheap
 

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I am Military from Brazil, and would like to know whether there would be a foreigner to join one of the sniper school courses ( Army, Navy or Navy SEAL ) in USA.
 
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